Websites

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Canine Rehab Institute
CRI trains veterinary and physical therapy professionals in canine rehabilitation therapy.

The University of Tennessee
The University Outreach and Continuing Education program trains veterinary and physical therapy professionals in canine rehabilitation therapy.

Animal Health Websites

AKC Canine Health Foundation
CHF develops resources for basic and applied health programs, with an emphasis on canine genetics, to improve the quality of life for dogs and their owners.  Be sure to check their Articles and Newsletters and Grants pages for information on the latest research results.

American Veterinary Medical Association
A nonprofit association representing veterinarians and the veterinary profession with useful research data on its website, including access to the Journal of the AVMA (JAVMA) and the American Journal of Veterinary Research (AJVR).

Catnip
Published by Tufts University’s Cumming School of Veterinary Medicine, this monthly newsletter presents feline medical and behavioral information. All articles are reviewed by board members affiliated with the school and its hospitals.

EveryCat Health Foundation
A nonprofit dedicated solely to feline health research, EveryCat features groundbreaking information on feline medicine. Be sure to click the Cat Health Research Library tab under Education for the latest research papers on feline health.

Morris Animal Foundation
This is the world’s largest nonprofit foundation dedicated to funding research studies to protect, treat, and cure animals.

VeterinaryPartner.com
A part of the Veterinary Information Network, the go-to information resource for veterinarians, this site is geared toward pet owners and has excellent information about pet health, including nutrition, behavior, dentistry, and medications.

Whole Dog Journal
A subscription-only newsletter with well-researched, well-written articles about natural dog care and training.

Your Dog
Also published by Tufts University’s Cumming School of Veterinary Medicine, this monthly newsletter provides information on canine medicine and behavior. All articles are reviewed by board members affiliated with the school and its hospitals.


Animal Health Websites by Discipline

GENETICS
Canine Genetic Diseases Network
Dedicated to providing information on research being undertaken at colleges and institutions searching for genetic mutations that cause disease and suffering in dogs.

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
For information on orthopedic and genetic diseases of animals.

HOLISTIC AND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
American Veterinary Holistic Medical Association
The AVHMA explores and supports alternative and complementary approaches to veterinary health care.  Excellent resource for links to other veterinary associations, including those dedicated to homeopathy, acupuncture, veterinary chiropractic, herbs, and supplements.

NEUROLOGY
Dr. Clare Rusbridge
A European specialist in veterinary neurology, Dr. Rusbridge has created a website that is a comprehensive resource on veterinary neurological illnesses, injuries, and conditions, including neuromuscular disorders, movement disorders, spinal disorders, neuropathic pain, vestibular disease, brain disease, syringomyelia, and seizures and epilepsy.

ORTHOPEDICS
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
For information on orthopedic and genetic diseases of animals.

University of California, Davis Veterinary Genetics Lab
For information on genetic diseases of animals, including

Animal Health Websites by Condition or Disease

ARTHRITIS
AIS PennHIP
Information on the leading radiographic screening method used to assess canine hip quality, allowing veterinarians to more accurately predict the onset of osteoarthritis, a hallmark of hip dysplasia.

AKC Canine Health Foundation
Always a reliable resource for information, this time about canine arthritis.

American College of Veterinary Surgeons
An excellent resource with the latest information about osteoarthritis in dogs, including guidance on choosing the appropriate radiographic screening process for your pet (OFA vs AIS PennHIP).

Canine Arthritis
Good overview of canine osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and idiopathic polyarthritis, including treatments.  However, current research news cited in article is dated.

BLINDNESS
BlindDogs.net
Excellent resource for anyone with a blind pet.

CANCER
Morris Animal Foundation
The world’s largest nonprofit foundation dedicated to funding research studies to protect, treat, and cure animals.

DEAFNESS
Deaf Dog Education Action Fund
Tips and resources for people who share their lives with deaf and hearing impaired dogs.

DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY (DM)
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
For the Degenerative Myelopathy gene test.

University of California, Davis Veterinary Genetics Lab
For the Degenerative Myelopathy gene test. 

University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center
Dr. Joan Coates at the University of Missouri pioneered research into Degenerative Myelopathy, a neurodegenerative disease in dogs of many breeds, and this website is still one of the best for up-to-date research being done.  Use the search bar within the website for more information on DM.   

DYSPLASIA (HIP AND ELBOW)
AIS PennHIP
A good site for good information about canine hip dysplasia in general and the PennHIP radiographic screening process that assesses canine hip quality.

American College of Veterinary Surgeons
An excellent resource with the latest information about canine hip dysplasia.

American Kennel Club
As always, the AKC is a go-to site for many canine health topics, including hip dysplasia.  Here you’ll find solid information about canine hip dysplasia, from an overview of the disease to current research papers and studies. 

EPILEPSY
AKC Canine Health Foundation Epilepsy Research Initiative
A reliable resource for webinars, podcasts, white papers, websites, articles, publications, and current studies on canine epilepsy.  The Epilepsy Research Initiative not only funds comprehensive studies of the disease, but also gives dog owners and veterinarians the latest research and resources for dealing with canine epilepsy.

Canine Epilepsy Website by Vetstream
Peer-reviewed website offering a comprehensive source of information on and communication about canine epilepsy, including emerging research into its etiology and management.

FELINE INFECTIOUS PERITONITIS (FIP)
Sock Fip
A volunteer-run organization dedicated to raising money for research at the UC Davis Center for Companion Animal Health into the cause, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and cure of feline infectious peritonitis and to share information gained from that research with cat lovers everywhere.

GERIATRIC ONSET LARYNGEAL PARALYSIS POLYNEUROPATHY (GOLPP)
College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University
Solid information about GOLPP, including definition of the disease, etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISEASE (IVDD)
AKC Canine Health Foundation
CHF develops resources for basic and applied health programs, with an emphasis on canine genetics, to improve the quality of life for dogs and their owners. This page offers a good overview on IVDD, particularly in dachshunds.

American College of Veterinary Surgeons
An excellent resource with the latest information about IVDD.

Dodger’s List
For information on dogs with IVDD, particularly dachshunds.

Lifetime Care Planning for Pets

2nd Chance 4 Pets
A nonprofit organization that provides pet owners nationwide with valuable information about lifetime care solutions for their pets should the owners die or become disabled.

Dog and Cat Wheelchair Manufacturers

Doggon Wheels
K9 Carts East
Dewey’s Wheelchairs for Dogs
Eddie’s Wheels

    Pet Hospice and Pet Loss Resources

    (Many of these resources are courtesy of Grief Counselor and Certified Thanatologist Bonnie Goodman.)

    PET HOSPICE
    International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care
    Excellent information, including resources and referrals, for pet hospice care.   

    The Nikki Hospice Foundation for Pets
    Helping pet owners make personal choices for their terminally ill pets while maximizing quality of life. 

    ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
    Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement
    A centralized registry of professionally trained volunteers in pet bereavement counseling with pet loss chat rooms.

    Rainbows Bridge
    The Grief Support Center offers a Pet Loss Forum, Pet Loss Chat Room, and one-on-one grief counseling.

      PET LOSS WEBSITES
      Morris Animal Foundation
      This is the link for their Grief Support Resources page.

      Rainbows Bridge
      The Grief Support Center offers a Pet Loss Forum, Pet Loss Chat Room, and one-on-one grief counseling. 

      Financial Assistance for Veterinary Care

      American Veterinary Medical Association
      The AVMA’s webpage with lists of organizations that offer financial aid for pets in need.

      CorgiAid
      Financial help for Corgis.

      FACE Foundation
      FACE provides financial grants to animal owners in San Diego County, CA who are unable to partially or fully cover the cost of their pet’s emergency or critical care.

      Help-A-Pet
      Financial assistance for veterinary medical care for pet owners who are physically or mentally challenged, senior citizens, or children of the working poor.

      The Humane Society of the United States
      An excellent resource for pet owners who cannot afford to care for their pets or cannot pay for needed veterinary care.

      International Association of Assistance Dog Partners Veterinary Care Partnership Program
      Emergency veterinary fund for US IAADP members whose assistance dogs require high-cost veterinary care.

      Land of Pure Gold Foundation
      For working dogs (eg, K9 unit, Search & Rescue, Assistance dogs) who have been diagnosed with cancer. All breeds and mixed breeds are eligible.

      Magic Bullet Fund
      A program of The Perseus Foundation, the Magic Bullet Fund provides financial assistance for canine cancer treatment only when the family is financially unable to provide treatment.

      The Mosby Foundation
      Nonprofit specializing in paying emergency medical expenses for sick, abused, and neglected dogs.

      New York SAVE 
      (for New York City area residents only)Provides aid and assistance to low-income pet owners living in one of the five boroughs of New York City for emergency veterinary care.

      WestieMed
      Assistance for West Highland Terriers.