Veterinary Resources

Health Education

Veterinary Partner:
An excellent search engine for veterinary medicine sponsored by VIN – an online veterinary community that we subscribe to.

Cornell Feline Health Information Center:
An excellent resource for researching cat diseases.

Indoor Pet Initiative:

Informative site on how to make your home environment conducive to your pet’s health.

Pet Behavior Information

Dalene McIntire: All Breed Obedience Classes
An excellent holder of obedience classes for dogs, with emphasis on German Shepherd Dog training in particular. Dalene comes recommended by many of our clients who have come to know her. She holds classes in Puyallup, WA.

Patricia McConnell:
Another excellent resource on pet behavior

Pet Bereavement

Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement:
Inspirational stories, grief counseling services, hotline number, and many other resources.

Microchipping Identification

Home Again:
Explore this site to see all of the benefits of microchipping and enrolling in this program.

Poison Control

The Washington Poison Control Center:, 800-222-1222
A resource if you suspect your pet has ingested a toxic substance. There is a modest fee for pet consultations.

Pet Health Insurance

Pet Health Insurance is an increasingly important topic and it is prudent to spend some time researching. To get an overview of some pitfalls read “Pet Health Insurance: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.” Another excellent resource is Pet Insurance University.

Parasite Control

Companion Animal Parasite Council:

Pet Travel Information

Great travel tips and requirements for dogs (and cats too!):