Pets — Wilton Library
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Pets

Pet Care

  • ASPCA: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
    (http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer)
    Information about programs offered by the ASPCA, such as pet therapy, pet loss counseling, volunteering, their cruelty task force, and more.
  • Care for Pets
    (http://www.avma.org/care4pets/)
    From the American Veterinary Medical Association, advice on veterinarian selection, pet selection, pet health, pet loss, and traveling with your pet.
  • Healthy Pet
    (http://www.healthypet.com/)
    Searchable information on pet behavior, common health problems, the human/animal bond, nutrition, care tips, and preventive care.
  • PetFinder.com
    (http://www.petfinder.org/)
    Over 165,000 adoptable pets from shelters across the U.S.
  • PetStation
    (http://www.petstation.com/index.html)
    PetStation, a division of RS Enterprises, Seattle, Washington, is an electronic forum dedicated to furthering awareness of natural and enlightened pet-keeping; increasing appreciation and respect for companion animals and their place in human society; and assisting in the improvement of conditions related to these pets.
  • VetCentric
    (http://www.vetcentric.com/)
    Veterinary medical information and services.
  • Vetinfo
    (http://www.vetinfo.com/)
    Dog and cat veterinary information with encyclopedias for each

Traveling with Pets

  • DogFriendly.com
    (http://www.dogfriendly.com/)
    Travel with your dog made easy.
  • Pets on the Go
    (http://www.petsonthego.com/)
    All sorts of information and links for vacationing pets and their owners.
  • PetsWelcome.com
    (http://www.petswelcome.com/)
    Over 25,000 hotels, B&Bs, ski resorts, campgrounds, and beaches that are pet-friendly.

Cats

  • About: Cats
    (http://cats.about.com/)
    Articles on everything from cat nutrition to litter box behavior, and a forum where you can discuss your ailurophilia with others of like mind. From About.com
  • The Cat Fanciers’ Association
    (http://www.cfainc.org/)
    Information on cat shows, care, and breeds.
  • CatChannel.com
    Cat Fancy magazine and information on the care of cats and kittens.
  • Cats! Wild to Mild
    (http://www.sdnhm.org/exhibits/cats/index.html)
    Describes the evolution, biology, history, behavior, and life of cats, both wild and domesticated (from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County).
  • Cornell Feline Health Center
    (http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/)
    From choosing your cat to information on individual feline disorders.
  • Fanciers Breeder Referral List
    (http://www.breedlist.com/)
    Lists over 2,000 breeders working with 54 breeds of pedigreed cats in the U.S., Canada, and more than 20 countries worldwide.
  • 2,000 Cat Names: Naming Your Kitten
    (http://www.petrix.com/catnames/)
    Choose the purrrrfect name for your puss.

Dogs

  • About: Dogs
    (http://dogs.about.com/)
    Articles on all aspects of dog ownership, and a forum where you can meet other dog enthusiasts. From About.com
  • American Kennel Club
    (http://www.akc.org/)
    Photos and complete descriptions of the 150 recognized dog breeds, current registration statistics, as well as upcoming events and several publications.
  • American Rare Breed Association
    (http://www.arba.org/)
    Information on rare and exotic dog breeds, those not currently recognized by the American Kennel Club.
  • Digital Dog
    (http://www.digitaldog.com/)
    Information on the temperament and possible physical or behavioral flaws of various dog breeds.
  • Dog Breed Info Center
    (http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/)
    Breeds listed alphabetically, and more information in other categories.
  • DogChannel.com
    (http://www.dogfancy.com/dogfancy/)
    Dog Fancy magazine, breed profiles, articles, and more for the dog enthusiast.
  • DogHoroscopes.com
    (http://www.doghoroscopes.com/home.html)
    No further comment necessary.
  • DogLuvers.com
    (http://www.dogluvers.com)
    Browsable and searchable for hundreds of dog breeds with additional information on medical conditions, training, development, etc.
  • Dog Owner’s Guide
    (http://www.canismajor.com/dog/thlthvet.html)
    Articles on all aspects of canine disease and health.
  • 2000 Dog Names: Naming Your Puppy
    (http://www.petrix.com/dognames/)
    At a loss for the perfect name? Try this list!
  • Woof! It’s a Dog’s Life
    (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/woof/home.html)
    From the PBS series “WOOF! It’s a Dog’s Life” with Matthew Margolis — answers to your questions using simple and effective dog training techniques and his trademark philosophy of “love, praise, and affection.”

Other Pets

  • The American Gerbil Society
    (http://agsgerbils.org/)
    Ownership laws, show and breeder locators, classifieds, pet store information, and more for the gerbil lover.
  • Dr. Jungle’s Animal-World: Basic Reptile and Amphibian Care
    (http://animal-world.com/encyclo/reptiles/information/reptilecare.php)
    Information resources for pets, animals, and aquariums.
  • Exotic Pets
    (http://exoticpets.about.com/)
    Articles and links from About.com.
  • Fish Information Service (FINS)
    (http://fins.actwin.com/index.php)
    An archive of information about aquariums covering both freshwater and marine, tropical and temperate.
  • Freshwater Aquariums
    (http://freshaquarium.about.com/)
    Articles and links from About.com. See also Saltwater Aquariums.
  • The Hedgehog Welfare Society
    (http://www.hedgehogwelfare.org/)
    Hedgehogs are becoming increasingly popular exotic pets. The HWS is committed to the well-being of pet hedgehogs through education, rescue, and research.
  • TheHorse.com
    (http://www.thehorse.com/)
    An online guide to equine health and care.
  • ParrotChronicles.com
    (http://www.parrotchronicles.com/)
    An online journal dedicated to the parrot lover with articles, tips, news, and stories.
  • Petfish.net
    (http://www.petfish.net/)
    Aquarium keeping is made simple and easy at this site that offers articles, tips, and tricks.