The Internet is a wonderful place to learn more about your pet. It can also be a frightening place where misinformation and information overload take over. Below is a list of credible educational resources hand-picked by the professionals at Hickory Flat Animal Hospital. These online resources should serve as a good companion to the health and wellness plans designed by you and your vet.

American Heartworm Society

This website offers pet owner resources and information about canine and feline heartworm disease.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

Pet care resources from the ASPCA include an animal poison control center, pet care videos and a virtual pet behaviorist.

APHIS Pet Travel Information

Information on animal health requirements when traveling with your pet including time frames for obtaining health certificates, vaccinations, diagnostics, and required medications/treatments.

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

This website is run by professionally trained volunteers in pet bereavement counseling who offer free resources for anyone grieving a beloved pet.

Canis Major Dog Owner’s Guide

Here you’ll find breed profiles and dog selection advice, training tips and articles about shelters, rescue, dogs and the law.

Cat Health Topics from the American Association of Feline Practitioners

Cat Health Topics are short guides created by members of the American Association of Feline Practitioners to assist your search for online cat resources.

FDA Pet Food Recall Products List

This website provides a compiled list and searchable database of all pet food recalled since March 2007.

Indoor Pet Initiative

Includes information for cat and dog owners about their pet’s basic needs, stressors and problem solving.

Veterinary Partner

This website is here to support your Hickory Flat veterinarian and you in the care of your pets by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world’s first and largest online veterinary database and community.