Animal Care Resources

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New Pet Owners

Selecting an Amphibian (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Selecting a Bird (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Selecting a Cat (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Selecting a Dog (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Selecting a Ferret (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Selecting a Fish (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Selecting a Horse (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Selecting a Rabbit (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Selecting a Reptile (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Selecting a Pet Rodent (pdf)
Source: AVMA

What to Consider Before Buying a Horse (mp3)
Source: OVMA

Zoonotic Diseases & Your Pets
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Responsible Animal Ownership

Animal Bite Prevention Kit
Source: Animal Safety is Fun!

Declawing Alternatives (pdf)
Source: American Association of Feline Practitioners

Disposing of Unwanted Medications (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Dog Bite Prevention (pdf)
Source: OVMA

Environmental Needs of Cats (pdf)
Source: American Association of Feline Practitioners

Giving Pets as Gifts (mp3)
Source: OVMA

Getting Your Cat to the Veterinarian(pdf)
Source: American Association of Feline Practitioners

Help Control Pet Overpopulation: Spay/Neuter Your Pet (pdf)
Source: OVMA

Hold Your Horses! What you need to know about buying a horse (pdf)
Source: OVMA

Household Hazards (pdf)
Source: AVMA

International Travel with your Pet
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Keeping Your Best Friend Active, Safe and Pain Free (pdf)
Source: FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine

Microchipping Your Pet (mp3)
Source: OVMA

New Pet Health Checklist (pdf)
Source: OVMA

Pet Insurance Quotes/Comparisons

Pet Ownership (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Pet Poisons List
Source: Pet Poison Helpline

Pet Turtles: A Source of Germs (pdf)
Source: FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine

Preventing Zoonotic Diseases (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Proper Pet Identification (pdf)
Source: OVMA

Questions to Help You Choose a Pet Insurance Provider (pdf)
Source: DVM360

Senior Pets (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Travel Tips for Pet Owners (pdf)
Source: OVMA

Vaccinations (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Animal Care & Wellness

How to Brush Your Pet's Teeth
Source: DVM360

Importance of Pet Dental Health (pdf)
Source: OVMA

Indoor Cat Initiative (mp3)
Source: OVMA

Pet Obesity & Weight Management (pdf)
Source: OVMA

Rabies Awareness (pdf)
Source: OVMA

Pet Food/Products Recall Alerts
Source: OVMA

Your Cat's Environmental Needs (pdf)
Source: American Association of Feline Practitioners

Behavioral Concerns

Feline House Soiling: Useful Information for Cat Owners (pdf)
Source: American Association of Feline Practitioners

Illness & Injury

Cancer in Animals (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Canine Influenza (pdf)
Source: OVMA

Canine Parvovirus (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Canine Parvovirus Type 2c
Source: AVMA

Canine Distemper (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Degenerative Joint Disease in Cats
Source: American Association of Feline Practitioners

Diabetic Pets (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Euthanasia: Making the Decision
Source: American Humane Association

Feline Hyperthyroidism (pdf)
Source: American Association of Feline Practitioners

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Feline Panleukemia (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Harmful Algal Blooms: Protect Your Pets and Livestock (pdf)
Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Heartworm Disease & Prevention
Source: American Heartworm Society

How Do I Know if my Cat is in Pain?
Source: American Association of Feline Practitioners

Leptospirosis (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Parasites: External (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Parasites: Internal – Cats & Dogs (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Parasites: Internal – Horses (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Poisoning: What to Do if Your Pet is Poisoned
Source: Pet Poison Helpline

Rabies (pdf)
Source: OVMA

Toxoplasmosis(pdf)
Source: AVMA

West Nile Virus
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zoonotic Disease Prevention (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Safety & Emergency Planning

Emergency Preparedness Checklists
Source: Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness

Hot Weather Safety (pdf)
Source: OVMA

How to Make a Disaster Plan
Source: Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness

Pet Medications Safety (mp3)
Source: OVMA

Pets & Fire Safety (pdf)
Source: OVMA

Saving the Whole Family (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Taking Steps to Prepare for Emergencies (mp3)
Source: OVMA

What to Include in a Disaster Supplies Kit 
Source: Ready Campaign

Veterinary Care

Choosing a Veterinarian (pdf)
Source: AVMA

Find a Veterinarian
Source: OVMA

Getting Your Cat to the Veterinarian (pdf)
Source: American Association of Feline Practitioners

Honor Your Vet for Helping Your Pet!
Source: Ohio Animal Health Foundation

Importance of Regular Veterinary Care (pdf)
Source: OVMA

Veterinarians' Role in Food Safety (mp3)
Source: OVMA

Why Should I Trust My Veterinarian? (pdf)
Source: OVMA

Backyard Poultry

Avian Influenza in Birds
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Biosecurity for Birds
Source: USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Breed Selections of Chickens (pdf)
Source: OSU Extension

Chicken Keeping QuickFacts (pdf)
Source: Franklin County Economic Planning Department

Poultry Diseases of Concern in Ohio
Source: Ohio Department of Health

Ohio Backyard Chicken Ordinances
Source: BackyardChickens.com

Ohio Poultry Veterinarians
Source: OSU Extension

Salmonella Risks from Backyard Poultry / Baby Poultry
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

General Resources

American Animal Hospital Association — Pet FAQs and finding accredited hospitals

American Veterinary Medical Association — Resources for pet owners & general public

Catster — Online resource for cat owners

CDC: Healthy Pets Healthy People — Zoonotic diseases and prevention

Dogster — Online resource for dog owners

Healthy Pet Checkup — How to get the most out of veterinary care

My Veterinarian — Find veterinarians in your area and what they treat/specialize in

Ohio Animal Health Foundation — Charitable arm of OVMA that supports research and welfare programs

Pet Poison Helpline — 24-hour animal poison control service 

Web MD Healthy Pets — General pet information

 

 

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