Resources

This is an ever expanding area of knowledge that we feel would be helpful to our pet owners. Feel free to distribute to all of your friends and family.

Helpful Links and External Literature

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association is FULL of good medical information for pet owners:

http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/resources/animal-owners-guides

Similarly, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (Dr. Childs is an alumnus) also provides excellent information, for vets AND pet owners! http://www.usask.ca/wcvm/

UC Davis’ take on vaccines

http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/vmth/small_animal/internal_medicine/newsletters/vaccination_protocols.cfm
Chronic Kidney Disease
For your information about kidney health, please visit Cornell Feline Health Center’s excellent resource about kidney health and potential diseases.
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_information/kidneydisease.cfm

For information about blood pressure in cats:
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/health_information/hypertension.cfm

international renal interest society (IRIS staging)

http://www.iris-kidney.com/
Feline lower urinary tract FLUTD
http://www.vin.com/apputil/content/defaultadv1.aspx?meta=Generic&pId=11223&catId=31459&id=3859014
http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/prevention-of-feline-lower-urinary-track-disease-possible-in-many-cases

Dental Care

from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. Includes helpful information on preventative cleaning, dental disease, and potential treatments and solutions.
http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/bad-breath-can-be-prevented-in-pets
Feline odontoclastic restorative lesions

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=172

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=169
http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/can-cats-get-cavities
eyes and ears
http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/when-your-pet-can-t-hear
Anal Glands
http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/scooting-may-indicate-anal-gland-problems
vaccine recommendations:
http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/vaccines-for-cats
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/health_information/CW_Dentist.cfm
common viruses in cats:

Feline Leukemia virus infection in cats.

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/health_information/brochure_felv.cfm
http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/feline-leukaemia-virus-can-remain-undetected-for-years
http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/feline-leukaemia-virus-can-remain-undetected-for-years
Feline immunodeficiency virus:

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_information/CW_FIV.cfm

 

Virus testing

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/health_information/CW_FeLV.cfm
Diabetes in cats:
http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/diabetes-mellitus-in-cats

 

Helpful information on skin issues in pets:

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=648&S=2&SourceID=30

fleas

http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/fleas-continue-to-be-a-problem-despite-advances-in-prevention

internal parasites

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/health_information/brochure_parasite.cfm (cats only)

http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/prevention-the-key-to-dealing-with-intestinal-parasites

feline asthma

http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/animals-can-suffer-from-asthma

Behavior

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_information/Aggression.cfm

http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/repetitive-behaviour-can-be-a-sign-of-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
Insurance providers, not a comprehensive list but the most common providers in Canada. These companies are always changing policy specifics and thus owners should always get the most up to date and specific information possible before applying for any insurance.

http://www.petsecure.com/?&gclid=CP2hsdTN7cgCFUiGfgodtoQF-A

https://trupanion.com/canada/ppc/coverage?gclid=CIiXz9nN7cgCFUVufgodB-YONA

http://www.gopetplan.ca/?ADC=01_CAN_Pet_Insurance_Phrase_T1&ADG=Pet_Insurance_Variant&adpos=1t1&creative=89245814688&device=c&matchtype=p&gclid=CMGdxvnN7cgCFQVsfgodo8oC3g

https://www.petsplusus.com/pet-insurance?cid=ppc_google_pet-insurance_general&gclid=CPepk_7N7cgCFUhlfgod3M8LDQ

http://www.pcinsurance.ca/RocEn/PI_SEM.asp?&gclid=CMjiuvrN7cgCFRSEfgod580DqQ