Here are links to websites that provide great information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and cat health care.
General Cat Health
- Cornell Feline Health Center – Free easy-to-understand videos that give cat owners step-by-step instructions for trimming nails, brushing teeth, giving oral medication, and more.
- The Indoor Cat Initiative – A great resource for finding ways to enrich the life of your indoor cat. Designed by a veterinary nutritionist at The Ohio State University Veterinary School.
- Have We Seen Your Cat Lately?– A website devoted to helping you keep your cat healthy. Sponsored by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
- Veterinary Partner – A website sponsored by Veterinary Information Network where you can find information on many cat (and other animal) related topics.
- Tufts Behavioral Clinic – Tufts Veterinary School website for preventing and solving behavior problems in cats.
- Cats International – A non-profit educational site developed to help you better understand cat behavior.
- The Cat Community – A great place to learn about cat behavior and diseases. Also sponsored by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
Specific Cat Diseases
- Heartworm Society – Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!
- Chronic Renal Failure – Information on this common condition seen in older cats. Also see another CRF link.
- Feline Diabetes – Learn how to take care of your diabetic cat.
- Revolution – This site is sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, the makers of Revolution for cats and kittens. You will find valuable information about protecting your cat from their worst enemies: fleas, heartworms, earmites, hookworms and roundworms.
- Pet Health Insurance – Information on Pet Heath Insurance with many owner reviews.
- Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement – We have all experienced the pain of losing a pet. The Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement has set up this site for support during this most difficult time. You will find inspirational stories, grief counseling resources, hotline number and many other resources.
- Rainbow Bridge – Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.
Toxicities / Poison Control
- National Animal Poison Control Center – This is the website of the National Animal Poison Control Center. It includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center.
- Plants Toxic to Animals, Vet Med Library, University of Illinois – A lot of information about toxic plants can be found here. You can search under common name or scientific name of the plant.
- American Board of Veterinary Practitioners – Read and learn more about veterinary board certification!
- American Veterinary Medical Association – This site is a good starting point to learn more about a variety of topics, including feline injection-site sarcomas and the latest subjects in veterinary medicine.
- American Association of Feline Practitioners – The AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors, and has lots of good information regarding feline health.
- Centers for Disease Control – CDC – The CDC website has a good, accurate information on diseases transmitted from animals to humans (called zoonotic diseases). Find out how you can keep your cat (and your family!) free from zoonotic diseases.