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Pet Care Resources for Omaha Pet Owners

Emergency Preparation & First Aid Kit Resources

 

General Veterinary Resource Websites:

These sites cover a variety of veterinary topics, with the primary focus on pet owner education regarding common veterinary disorders.

 

Veterinary Cancer Resources:

 

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.

 

Feline Asthma:

  • 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.

 

Pet Insurance:

  • 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.