The American Association of Feline Practicioners (AAFP) is an organization dedicated to feline health topics.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is an organization of veterinarians that has established standards for best veterinary practices. AAHA has created a website, "Healthy Pet", just for pet owners that provides lots of information like pet care, travel, and pet events.
The Animal Poison Control Center website provides instructions for pet owners who think their pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance. If you think that your pet may have ingested a medication, plant, food, or other substance they should not have, call our office or one of the emergency care facilities in our area to consult with a veterinarian.
You may be instructed to call the ASPCA sponsored, Animal Poison Control Center. 1-888-426-4435 **Charges may apply.**
AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) website contains a library of information, in English and Spanish, covering topics such as pet care, emergency care, public health, animal welfare, and more. We are members of the AVMA, an association that sets the education standards for all 28 veterinary colleges in the U.S.A., develops drug-usage guidelines, participates in legislature involving animal care and abuse, and closely monitors the environment for early signs of health risk.
"Healthy Pets Healthy People" (HPHP) is a website that the CDC has dedicated to keeping pets and people who live together healthy. This website provides numerous resources such as journal articles, hotlines, and organization all designed to keep pet owner informed about zoonotic diseases. Zoonotic diseases are ones that are transmissible from pets to people.
The CVMA is dedicated to the health and well being of animals through its nurturing of the human animal bond. As members of the CMVA we have opportunities for professional enrichment and collaboration and quality continuing education. The CVMA website for pet owners offers pet loss support, local humane associations, local pet friendly areas, and other local news.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has informative animal related topics, including guidelines for online pharmacy use, legislative topics, safety recalls, and animal regulations.
The Fox Valley Dog Training Club (FVDTC) is the dog training facility we recommend. FVDTC offers a complete range of classes; puppy, confirmation, and obedience. Members are also involved in agility, tracking, wter rescue dog, and herding training. The club welcomes pure and mixed breed dogs and has programs were all can win titles and qualify for awards.
The Fox Valley Wildlife Center is a private, not-for-profit organization in Elburn, IL. The FVWC is state and federally licensed, and is the only rehabilitation center in Kane County to care for orphaned or injured wildlife. The FVWC provides hospital care for wild animals who need help and have been impacted by humans in some way. The goal of the FVWC is to release these animals back into the wild because they deserve a second chance.
The ISVMA monitors veterinary practices and licensing within Illinois. We are members of the ISVMA. Their website geared toward pet owners gives tips of choosing a pet, choosing a veterinarian, pet health, pet loss support, rabies, and disaster planning.
The "Pet Health" section of the WebMD website contains an article about almost anything that may concern a pet owner about their pet. This page puts a modern twist on pet health by utilizing fun slideshows, interesting weekly newsletters, and even a Q&A message board with an AVMA veterinarian.