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Below are various links/articles to pet information sites that you may find useful. If your pet has a health issue, please contact your vet.
This is an article written by Dr. Klein, AKC CVO. The article "HEALTHY DOGS, SICK DOGS - DOES BREED TYPE MAKE A DIFFERENCE?” addresses recent articles questioning the relative health of Purebred dogs: click HERE for Dr. Klein's article.
National Organizations/Pet Medical Sites
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
8 Potentially Deadly (and Preventable) Diseases
Learn about main dog diseases and how to prevent them.
Bereavement--for pets and people
When you lose a pet, your other pets get depressed too.
A general information website from the American Animal Hospital Association.
American Kennel Club
Parent club of all breed kennel clubs.
Dog Show Superintendents - clubs hire superintendents to take care of the 'details' and entries, although there are exceptions. Find a list of AKC approved superintendents that most clubs use here.
Senior Dog Dementia Signs
Learn why your oldster does some of the things it does.
AKC Reunite - Register your pet's microchip with the AKC. No annual fee. (877) 718-6183.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
MedVet in Columbus, Ohio - 24 hour emergency veterinary service.
Ohio State University Vet Medical Center - 24 hour veterinary service.
An excellent veterinary medical website with an extensive library resource.
Veterinary Cancer Society
Pets With Diabetes
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)
Orthopedic and genetic disease of animals.
Ohio Dog Law - Code 955. Know the state's current dog laws. Learn your county, township, city, and subdivision laws too.
Promotes animals helping people to improve health, independence and quality of life.
Eastern Veterinary Blood Bank
Canine Health Foundation (CHF)
Canine Health Information Center (CHIC)
Dog Food Advisor - learn about the best, and worst, dog foods, ingredients, and what to be aware of.
In-Home Euthanasia and Vet Hospice - sadly self-explanatory, but losing our beloved family pets is a fact of life.
The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
A non-profit organization dedicated to helping people suffering from the bereavement of a pet.
Seasonal Pet Safety Tips
Provides info about holidays, fireworks, etc., to keep your pet safe.
United Kennel Club
Oldest kennel club; recognizes many rare breeds; many class offerings for mixed breeds; owner-handlers only.
Safari Handling and Training - learn how to handle and show your own dog.
Columbus All-breed Training Club - training, agility, and more.
Elissa O'Sullivan, Animal Behaviorist. Group or private classes.
Sky Dogs - offering a variety of classes
The Number 1 rated Pet Insurance company, Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, offers one pet insurance plan covering everything that matters including injuries, illnesses, genetic conditions, and emergency care. If your pet needs treatment for any accident or illness, and it’s not a pre-existing condition, you’re covered. It’s that simple! For additional information and online policy application refer to this web link http://www.mariposapwd.com/coverage/
Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI)
Petshealth Care Plan
Pet Friendly Parks in the Columbus Area
Greater Columbus Area Dog Park Information/Maps
Maps and articles on top-10 dog parks for 2017 in the Greater Columbus area