The internet is a wealth of information – so much so that sometimes locating quality websites can be challenging. That’s why our staff has taken the time to find a few links to share with you that we think you’ll find helpful:
Healthy Pet by American Animal Hospital Association
A wealth of resources from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), including pet care resources, information on breed, behavior, disease, animal bond, nutrition, pet care tips, preventive care info, adoption, relocation and travel tips, as well as a section dedicated to children, which contains a variety of fun animal-related games and activities.
The Veterinary Partner website provides pet owners with information about general pet health and care, nutrition, behavior, first aid and emergency preparedness, medications and various medical conditions. Whatever you’re looking for, if it’s information that will make your pet happier and healthier, you’ll find it here! Try browsing around in the Pet Connection with nationally syndicated pet expert and author Gina Spadafori. You can even submit your question to be answered by a veterinary professional.
Petplace.com is the premier web destination for people who love their animal companions. More than 85 veterinarians, including many veterinary specialists, have written for Petplace.com, building an ever-growing library of over 10,000 veterinarian approved articles to peruse and select from. Petplace offers the most comprehensive resource for pet health and wellness articles, as well as over 4,000 heartwarming pet stories that will make you, laugh, cry and feel good inside. If you are “PetCrazy”, then Petplace.com is for you!
ASPCA Poison Control
This is an excellent online resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center provides a helpful quick reference list of common plants that are known to be poisonous to pets. It also provides further information regarding symptoms and the degree of toxicity.
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement is a group of compassionate volunteers who are professionally trained in pet bereavement counseling. The APLB is unique, and its services are free and available to anyone grieving a beloved pet. The website incorporates the collective wisdom and experience of all of the members of the online community. It offers a wealth of information and resources meant to assist in dealing with the grief of losing a pet.
Animal Rescue Center of Shawnee
Animal Rescue Center of Shawnee (ARC) is a non-profit organization that tries to get the pets adopted from the Shawnee Shelter. All donations to ARC go directly toward support their low income spay/neuter program, help with veterinarian bills, and provide food to rescues and individuals in need. Donors can even specify which one of these they wish to have their donation allocated toward. To learn more or lend your support, visit the ARC website at the link provided.
Adopt Meow Rescue
Adopt Meow is a local organization that is dedicated to finding “forever” homes for abandoned kitties in the greater Oklahoma City area. To learn more about the organization, or to take part in one of their many fundraising events, click the link to visit their Facebook page.
Red Dirt Boxer Rescue
Red Dirt Boxer Rescue has been providing loving families with grateful wiggle-butt dogs since 2007. They are a group of dedicated volunteers who make it their mission to find safe, loving homes for homeless or displaced boxers located throughout the State of Oklahoma. Red Dirt Boxer Rescue exists to serve the breed that they adore and the families that love them. Check out the website to see boxers available for adoption, donate, foster or volunteer.
DogStarDaily.com is a free website for dog lovers. It includes a daily magazine filled with news, blogs, and articles all about dog behavior, as well as a comprehensive digital dog training textbook with everything you need to know about how to train your puppy or dog. The folks behind DogStarDaily so strongly believe that puppy husbandry and training information is so important that it should be freely available to all, with the hope that dogs (and their humans) will be happier and healthier because of it. Visit the website at the link provided to learn more.
Texas Tripe is a raw pet food company that specializes in the nutrition and wellbeing of dogs and cats. Check out the website to view their extensive inventory and learn about their delivery schedule. There’s also an education center that offers more information about the company and their product offerings. Click the link to learn more.
The Doggie Spot
The Doggie Spot is where problem behaviors are fixed – naturally, through positive, professional training that taps into your dog’s instincts and intelligence. They are a full service pet care provider offering everything from professional training to grooming to retail pet supply products and more. They also offer two 100% FREE onsite classes. No charge, no obligation, and no worries. Enjoy a complimentary sneak-peek at what The Doggie Spot can do for you and your dog. Visit the website to learn more.
Natural Awakenings Oklahoma
Natural Awakenings Magazine is Oklahoma’s healthy living magazine. Their mission is to provide insights and information to improve the quality of life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Natural Awakenings provides the latest health and wellness information available through feature articles written by nationally-recognized authors, as well as articles by local experts. Visit the Natural Awakenings website at the link provided to learn more.
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) explores and supports alternative and complementary approaches to veterinary healthcare, and is dedicated to integrating all aspects of animal wellness in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. Visit the AHVMA website to learn more about the various areas of medicine covered and how the association is encouraging more and more veterinary professionals to embrace holistic care in their own practices.
The Parsemus Foundation works to create meaningful improvements in human and animal health and welfare by advancing innovative and neglected medical research. From nonsurgical dog and cat sterilization to breast cancer and male contraception, the Parsemus Foundation has been a voice for neglected options not likely to gain the attention of pharmaceuticals. Click the link and visit their Pet Health section to learn more.
The Water Bark Canine Aquatic Center
The Water Bark is OKC’s first canine aquatic center and the only center that offers certified aquatic therapists. They offer various different swimming options for dogs, including assisted swimming for therapeutic purposes as well as recreational swimming to deal with things like anxiety and boredom. The center features two heated indoor pools, drying rooms, a play area and more. Check out the link to find out more and talk to your vet to see if aquatic therapy would be a good fit for your dog.
Ninth Street Barking Lot
Ninth Street Barking Lot is an urban dog daycare located in the heart of Oklahoma City. The Barking Lot provides a unique, indoor/outdoor, free flowing, enjoyable experience for dogs and owners alike. Their team has a lifetime experience with dogs and consider them as a part of the family. The Barking Lot is conveniently located in the heart of downtown OKC near I-235, making it accessible for quick drop-off and pick-up. To learn more or to book a visit for your pup, click the link provided.
HoliDog Inn Room Groom
HoliDog Inn offers full service boarding, day care and grooming. All aspects of HoliDog Inn Room and Groom operate under the belief that holistic is the only way to go. It is all about the dog and the experience they get. The dedicated staff at HoliDog treat their own dogs as if they were their children, and believe your dogs deserves the same. Visit the website to learn more about the services at HoliDog Inn or to book a grooming appointment, day care session or boarding stay.