Great Websites for Pet Parents - Veterinarian Approved! 


by Dr. Michael Shaff

Staying up to date with the latest reliable pet health information can be a daunting task. 

We know that most of our pet parents turn to “Dr. Google” to get easily accessible 24/7 information about pet health. There are great resources available, but there is also a vast amount of information about pet health that  is not only untrue, trying many of the suggestions could actually harm your dog or cat. 

For example, many websites say that feeding a dog onions will cure worms. This is untrue and can harm or kill your pet: onions and related bulbs like garlic and shallots are poisonous to dogs and cats!  A 45-pound dog would only have to eat one medium-sized onion to experience dangerous toxicity levels. 

So what websites can you trust? 

We have pulled together a list of website that we find have excellent and medically accurate information. We believe you can trust the information you will find here. You can also click on our Useful Links page in the menu bar to see other great websites, including local pet regulations and hurricane preparedness links. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, we are only a phone call away, 954-421-2244. 

Click right on each name to visit that website:

The Indoor Pet Initiative, Ohio State University site about health and care of indoor pets. 

Veterinary Partner, with general advice and information on pet care, medications, and more. 

American Veterinary Medical Association Public, animal care and news for pet owners. 

Pet Place provides searchable, veterinarian-approved articles on many topics.

Worms and Germs is a blog from the University of Guelph that offers great articles and myth-busting facts about safe pet ownership. 

First Aid Tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement, aid for pet owners coping with the loss of a fur family member. 

Pet Loss Grief Support, Ed Williams has run this website since 1995 for those whose pets have passed away.  

Pet Cancer Center, a comprehensive site covering nearly every topic possible related to cancer in dogs and cats. offers common sense advice for owners to help keep cats happy and healthy. has been helping diabetic cats have a better life since 1996. Exceptional information. is an incredible resources for owners of dogs diagnosed with diabetes. Exceptional information. 

Tanya’s Guide to Feline Chronic Kidney Disease, is an incredible and supportive site for those whose cats have been diagnosed with kidney disease. Exceptional information. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a U.S. government agency that offers great information on human and pet health, including current pet food recalls.

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