Pet Care Resources for Omaha Pet Owners
Emergency Preparation & First Aid Kit Resources
- FREE Pet First Aid Mobile App from the American Red Cross: Download to Your Phone
- Pets and Disaster Safety Checklist from the American Red Cross
- Emergency Preparedness Tips from the Humane Society of the U.S.
- Tornados: Keeping Pets Safe from the Humane Society of the U.S
- Make a Disaster Plan for Your Pets from the Humane Society of the U.S.
- Cat and Dog First Aid Instruction Manuals sold by the American Red Cross
- Cat First Aid, an American Red Cross book sold on Amazon.com
- Dog First Aid, an American Red Cross book sold on Amazon.com
General Veterinary Resource Websites:
These sites cover a variety of veterinary topics, with the primary focus on pet owner education regarding common veterinary disorders.
- “State-By-State Guide to Moving with Your Pets” at goodcall.com provides excellent information for those who are moving across state lines. You may not know it by there are animal import laws that vary by state. If you don’t know and follow the appropriate laws, you may be subject to fines or other penalties.
- Common Dog and Cat Diseases Use the search function at www.petplace.com to access information on common dog and cat diseases. These articles are written by veterinarians, for clients.
- “Teach Your Kids To Be Good Pet Parents” is an article at www.mypet.com that suggests how to teach kids about pet care and the responsibility of caring for a pet.
- “Bringing a Baby into a Dog’s World” is another article at www.mypet.com that talks about the steps you should take to introduce your new baby to your dog and ways to ensure the safety of both.
Veterinary Cancer Resources:
- This link takes you to the cancer center at the University of Pennsylvania site, a comprehensive resource for veterinary cancer information.
- For more information about cancer in pets, check out Colorado State University’s veterinary cancer site.
- For information about pet cancer tumors and more, visit Ohio State University’s veterinary cancer site.
Chronic Kidney Disease:
- Although the website www.felinecrf.com is not written by a veterinarian, it provides excellent information on Pet Kidney Disease in an easy to understand format, covering everything from common symptoms to how to administer subcutaneous fluids.
Pet Dental Resources:
- The Veterinary Oral Health Council VOHC®, www.vohc.org, is an organization that is dedicated to awarding their Seal of Acceptance to dental products that have met their standard for effectiveness in retarding plaque and tartar.
- General oral health information for keeping your pet’s mouth happy and healthy can be found at www.petdental.com, a website sponsored by Hill’s®Pet Nutrition.
Cat & Dog Diabetes Mellitus:
- Advice about insulin treatments and suitable diets for managing canine and feline diabetes can be found at www.cat-dog-diabetes.com.
- For owners of cats with feline diabetes, check out www.felinediabetes.com, especially if you want to try home monitoring.
- www.fritzthebrave.com is an excellent, comprehensive site covering all aspects of asthma in cats.
- Sponsored by the makers of AeroKat®Inhalers, this site has a video on how to administer inhaled medications to your cat (yes, it can be done!).
Greyhound Wellness Program:
- You’ll find a wonderful resource for Greyhound owners or those considering Greyhound adoption at vet.osu.edu/vmc/ghwp.
Nutrition & Diet for Your Cat or Dog:
- Check out these client information sheets from the UC Davis Veterinary Hospital on dietary management of obesity, kidney disease, liver disease, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes mellitus, and urinary bladder stones.
- “Homemade Diets” with recipes can be found at www.petdiets.com, a good resource for owners that want to make their pet’s food at home.
- Royal Canin® is “a global leader in pet health nutrition. In an industry that continues to adapt to popular trends in cat and dog food, our mission will remain the same; to constantly bring, through Health Nutrition and shared knowledge, the most precise nutritional solution for cats’ and dogs’ health nutrition needs…”
- Purina One® is “the first brand in grocery and mass retail stores to offer pet food with real meat, poultry, or fish as the #1 ingredient, starting in 1987. We have continued as a leader through our development of targeted nutrition…”
- Does Your Dog Need to Go on a Diet? This article at www.mypet.com may help you answer the question.
- The Fat Feline, Tips for Overweight Cats at www.mypet.com gives you suggestions on exercise and diet to help your puffy pussy cat lose necessary pounds.
- Policies and prices for medical insurance for your pet can be found at Trupanion®, www.trupanion.com.
Pet Loss Support:
- Rainbow Bridge is the Nebraska Humane Society’s cremation service. If you are in need of some extra grief support, Teresa Freeman, of Freeman Counseling in Omaha, is a therapist who specializes in grief and pet loss. She has helpful information available that can make a difference. To contact Teresa, email [email protected]
- Free grief counseling and resources also can be found at the Argus Institute Counseling and Support Services coordinated by the Colorado State University Veterinary Hospital.
- Resources for pet owners making end-of-life decisions for their pets and those coping with the loss of a pet are available at “Honoring the Bond, Support for Animal Owners,” coordinated by the Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital.
Zoonotic Disease Information:
Access this website www.wormsandgermsblog.com at the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College, to learn about diseases that you might catch from your pets.