The internet has fantastic resources for pet owners but sometimes it can be hard finding a website that you can trust. That’s why we’ve taken the guess work out and compiled a list of sites that we commonly refer to and direct clients to.
Veterinary Partner – www.veterinarypartner.com
Pet Poison Helpline – http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/
Merck Pet Health Manual – http://www.merckvetmanual.com/pethealth/index.html
American Animal Hospital Association – https://www.aaha.org/pet_owner/default.aspx
Feline Friendly Resources
Feline practicioners – http://www.catvets.com/cat-owners/caring-for-cats/
Indoor Pet Initiative – https://indoorpet.osu.edu/
Hills Veterinary Diet – http://www.hillspet.ca/en-ca/products/prescription-diet.html
Royal Canin Veterinary Diets – https://www.royalcanin.com/products/vet
Rayne Veterinary Diet – http://www.raynecanada.ca/homepage-launch/
When choosing websites here are some things to consider…
Site Ownership – Who is the site’s owner or producer? Do you recognize the name? Are they reputable?
Currency – How often is the site updated or revised?
Audience – Who are the primary users or target audience?
Perspective – Is there a bias or unbalanced orientation? Is the goal to educate, sell products, or promote an opinion?
Content – Is the content informative, timely, well balanced, documented (e.g., sources of information are given), and accurate?
Authorship of Content – Are the authors’ credentials known (e.g., DVM)?
Overall Quality – Are there any obvious or known errors, faults, or inconsistencies?
Style – Is the site user-friendly and attractive? Is it easy to follow? Is there a built-in “search” feature?
Organization – Is the site well organized?
Stability – Is it a reliable and established site?