The Internet has opened up a world of cheap, fast, and easily accessible data. With little more than a point and click, pet parents can access vast amounts of information about anything and everything related to pet health. The sheer amount of information can be overwhelming, and it’s often hard to separate the hype from the truth. For every site that touts a new cure, there’s a site that talks about the dangers of said cure.
I’ve found the following sites provide reliable and well-researched information about pet health topics:
VeterinaryPartner.com VeterinaryPartner.com provides up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world’s first and largest online veterinary database and community.
HealthyPet.com The American Animal Hospital Association, an organization of more than 29,000 veterinary care providers committed to giving you excellence in small animal care, has created this site for pet owners. AAHA knows that your pet is an important member of your family and is dedicated to help you make the most of the relationship between you and your pet. Among other items, the site contains an extensive pet care library, including articles on behavior issues.
The Cornell Feline Health Center of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is a specialty center devoted to improving the health and well-being of cats. The site has a wealth of information on feline health topics, including a series of educational videos.
While the above sites provide reliable and accurate information, your veterinarian is always your best source of information regarding your pet’s health and should be your first contact whenever you have any questions about your pet’s health.