These pet health articles are education tools for both clients and volunteers. They discuss some of the common issues (preventive and disease related) that may affect dogs and cats.

Note that this information should not be used as a substitute for veterinary care. If your pet is ill, please consult an emergency or regular veterinary clinic immediately.


The ASPCA offers an excellent site for education on dog, cat and horse behaviour issues.

Fear Free Happy Homes offers excellent resources and videos.

For professional resources on low stress animal handling and behaviour, Dr. Sophia Yin has an excellent blog and other resources.


Veterinary Partner provides extensive resources on the health of dogs, cats, horses, reptiles, birds and small mammals.

Vet Help Direct is a UK website that can help determine if your pet needs immediate veterinary care.


The American Association of Feline Practitioners provides excellent information on cat health, signs and symptoms to watch for, diseases and conditions, behavioural health, dental health, and senior care.

Ohio State University has a great site for cat owners with resources on indoor cat needs and common feline behaviour issues.

“Have we seen your cat lately?” is a site with feline facts, information on common feline illnesses, and other health & wellness tips.

CatHealth is another great site to learn more about cat health.

CatHealthy — a Canadian site! Great educational materials.


Pet Food Nutrition is a reputable site for answers to common pet nutrition questions and provides resources to learn more about the nutritional needs of our pets.

Pet Nutrition Alliance has both pet owner and veterinary resources, as well as current nutritional guidelines for pets.

AAFCO Talks Food — a great FAQ starter about how you can choose a food for your pet.


Both the ASPCA Animal Poison Control and the Pet Poison Helpline provide information and assistance in cases of animal poisoning.