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General Resources
www.vetmed.wsu.edu/ClientED/categories.aspx
Go to the Pet Health Topics site at Washington State University's Veterinary Hospital and find information on common diseases and other veterinary related topics.

www.acvim.org/PetOwners/AnimalEducation/FactSheets.aspx
Fact Sheets: Diseases and Symptoms from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).

Cancer
www.oncolink.com/types/section.cfm?c=22&s=69
A link to the cancer center at the University of Pennsylvania. A comprehensive resource for cancer information.

www.csuanimalcancercenter.org/patient-information
A link to Colorado State University's excellent veterinary cancer site.

www.vet.ohio-state.edu/1362.htm
More information from the Ohio State University's veterinary cancer site.

Chronic Kidney Disease
www.felinecrf.com
Although this web site is not written by a veterinarian, it provides excellent information in an easy to understand format, covering everything from common symptoms to how to administer subcutaneous fluids.

Dentistry
avdc.org/AFD
Information about anesthesia free dentistry.

wellpets.com/anesthesia-free-vet-dentistry/
Information about risks with anesthesia free dentistry.

Diabetes Mellitus
www.cat-dog-diabetes.com
Offers advice about insulin treatments and suitable diets for managing canine and feline diabetes.

www.vetsulin.com
Product information for Vetsulin insulin.

www.felinediabetes.com
Helpful site for feline diabetic owners, especially those who want to try home monitoring.

Feline Asthma
www.fritzthebrave.com
An excellent, comprehensive site covering all aspects of asthma in cats.

www.aerokat.com
Sponsored by the makers of AeroKat inhalers. They have a how to video for administering inhaled medications to your cat (yes, it can be done!)

Infectious Diseases
Leptospirosis
AVMA Brochure
Information about leptospirosis.

Plague
Facts About Plague

Tularemia
Facts About Tularemia

Rabies
Rabies Fact Sheet

Rabies Vaccination Info
Information about rabies vaccination and who should receive it.

Batty About Bats
Information about bats and rabies prevention.

Algorithm for Rabies Management of Domestic Pets Exposed to Wildlife
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment flowchart for determinig treatment and quarantine requirements.

Algorithm for Managing Cat, Dog, and Ferret Bites in Colorado
Flowchart for determining if rabies propylaxis is needed after an animal bite.

Nutrition

Handout with Pet Nutrition and Weight Loss Resources
Body Conditioning System - Dog
Body Conditioning System - Cat
Body Condition System to help assess if a dog or cat is overweight, underweight or at an ideal body weight.

http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/vmth/small_animal/nutrition/client_info_sheets/weight.cfm
Client information sheets from the UC Davis Veterinary Hospital on dietary management of obesity, kidney disease, liver disease, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes mellitus, and urinary bladder stones.

http://vet.osu.edu/vmc/home-made-diets
Use the "Diet Search" tool option at this Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital site to enter in your pet's dietary needs and find what appropriate commercial diets are available.

www.petdiets.com
A great resource for owners that want to home cook their pet's food from Veterinary Nutritional Consultations (see "Homemade Diets").

Zoonotic Disease Information
www.wormsandgermsblog.com
Access this website at the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College, to learn about diseases that you might catch from your pets.