We believe an informed, well-educated owner is the best pet advocate. These are trustworthy resources, important organizations, and local groups we want to share:

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Southwest Missouri
www.evcspringfield.com/
he Emergency Veterinary Clinic is open weeknights, weekends and holidays to treat any illness or trauma that your pet may experience when your veterinarian may not be available.


The Cat Community
www.catfriendly.com

Powered by feline vets, this site gives cat caregivers reliable educational information on topics ranging from cat behaviors to how to take great care of a cat, as well as answers to common questions.


AAHA Healthy Pet
https://www.aaha.org/default.aspx
Pet care resources from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) featuring articles, blogs, ask-a-vet, adoptable pets, community events and more.


Pets & Parasites
www.petsandparasites.org

The pet owner’s complete independent resoource on parasites. Check out their interactive parasite prevalence maps!


ASPCA Poison Control Center
https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control
Your best online resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Pet Food Recall Alerts
https://www.avma.org/News/Issues/recalls-alerts/Pages/pet-food-safety-recalls-alerts.aspx

This page shows recalls and alerts announced by the U.S. FDA and/or manufacturers in the last 90 days. You also can view all alerts from the last 365 days or report an adverse event.


Veterinary Partner
www.veterinarypartner.com

A series of client education articles on various animal health, medications, therapies, surgery, behavior, or safety concerns produced by the Veterinary Information Network.


Veterinary Oral Health Council
www.vohc.org

The Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) recognizes products that effectively help control tartar and gingivitis in dogs and cats. Products are awarded the VOHC Seal of Acceptance following testing and review.


Harrison’s Bird Resources

www.harrisonsbirdfoods.com

Reliable resources for parrot owners, including nutritional advice, tips for feather-plucking, and species-specific brochures.


Indoor Pet Initiative
indoorpet.osu.edu

The Indoor Pet Initiative is here to help you make every day your pet’s best day! By giving caregivers the information and tools needed to recognize thriving in their pets, and to create an environment that permits them to thrive across the lifespan, we aim to sustain the highest quality relationship between pets and their owners possible.


Selecting Pet Foods
http://www.wsava.org/sites/default/files/Recommendations%20on%20Selecting%20Pet%20Foods.pdf

Use this resource to help sift through the incredible amounts of information (and MISinformation!) available when selecting your pet’s diet.


Pet Diabetes – Videos & Support
www.prozinc.us/videos_and_support.html

Find everything from a handy, downloadable Home Care Diary to treatment tips, answers to common questions, video demonstrations, and more.


Pet Epilepsy Network

www.canine-epilepsy.net

A thorough guide to seizures and epilepsy in pets, including advice for living with epileptic pet, information on various treatments available, and a comprehensive discussion on the seizure itself.


Report Abuse, Neglect, Dog Fighting or Animals in Distress

www.hsmo.org/animal-rescue/reportabuse.html

If you suspect an animal is being abused or neglected, contact the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force. Information will be treated as confidential.

Report abuse or neglect by phone: (314) 647-4400


CATalyst Council

www.catalystcouncil.org

The CATalyst Council is working to change society’s image of cats as aloof and not needing human contact or care. Their vision is to raise the level of care and welfare of cats by cat owners – one that any owner will embrace through the human-animal bond and can achieve – supported by the highest quality veterinary care, preventative medicine, and cat specific products.


House Rabbit Society
www.rabbit.org

Bunny-related information – care, FAQs, rescue information on a site maintained by the House Rabbit Society, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that rescues abandoned rabbits and educates the public on rabbit care.


Tri-Lakes Humane Society
www.tri-lakeshumanesoc.org

Tri-Lakes Humane Society is a non-profit, no-kill shelter located in Reeds Spring, Missouri, that was established in 1978 in order to provide shelter for lost, abandoned, and unwanted animals while actively seeking loving, permanent homes.


Shepherd of the Hills Humane Society
www.bransonhumanesociety.com

With an adoption center, two thrift shops, and a furniture store, the Shepherd of the Hills Humane Society serves the needs of homeless dogs and cats in the Branson, Missouri area.


Taney County Animal Control

http://www.taneycounty.org/index.php?section=departments&department=3

Animal care and control services protecting the public and providing for animal safety with education, sheltering and pet placement.


Cornell Feline Health Center

www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC

Learn about feline health and behavior disorders, nutrition, vaccines, infectious diseases, health hazards, and medications.


International Cat Care’s Wellness Advice
www.icatcare.org/advice

What your cat and your vet would want you to know! Happy, healthy cats require good owner knowledge and understanding. On this page, you will find everything you need to know about keeping your cat happy, healthy and safe.