6 Toll free phone numbers all
pet owners should have ~
1. National Pet Recovery Hotline: 1-800-984-8638. Whenever your pet is lost, this is one of your first places of help to report your missing friend. This 24-hour service will help you to locate your pet. Members pay $25.00 for the lifetime of the pet or $55.00 to find the pet for free and non-members pay $50 and above.
2. Legal Hotline: 1-800-555-6517. I think my neighbors are abusing their pet. Can I do any thing to stop them? Animal Legal Defense Fund help with landlord-tenant issues, vet problems, neglect and any form of abuse.
3. National Animal Poison Control Center: 1-888-426-4435. In a life and death situation when every minute counts for your cat, dog or other pet, with a $45.00 charge for consultation.
4. Emergency Disaster Hotline: 1-800-227-4645. Provided by the American Humane Association, this number is your first point of call in earthquake preparedness for your pets or any disaster, what to do and where to go.
5. Pet Loss Support Hotline: 1-888-478-7574. Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine provides a source for emotional support for those who have lost an animal friend or are anticipating the loss of their pet. Veterinary students at the college man this free service.
6. Spay HeIpline:
1-800-248-SPAY. One way to prevent several unwanted lovely pets
from ending up in shelters or destroyed is to spay or neuter them.
Call them for an appointment and locations of over 950 programs
and clinic nationwide. Your local Shelters also help in providing
Dr. Olakunle Ayeni DVM
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Links to Feline Health sites
Yext Vets - A Guide to Cat Health
FeLv & FIV cat Shelters
LIVING WITH A DISABLED CAT
Just For Cats WebRing: Special Needs Pets Rescue Page Links
Vaccine Associated Feline Sarcoma Task Force (VAFSTF) Home Page
ABVT Home Page American Association of Feline Practitioners Home Page
The ACVA Home Page
ACLAM Home Page
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGISTS
American Medical Veterinary Foundation Home
Animal Health Information Pets with Cancer
CyberPet - your source for pet information - dogs, cats breeders, pet products and more.
Welcome to NetVet Veterinary Resources and the Electronic Zoo
Welcome to the Center for Veterinary Medicine Home Page
Feline Chronic Renal Failure Information Center
feline heart worms
FELINE INFECTIOUS PERITONITIS, A DEADLY DISEASE
Cornell Feline Health Center--Feline Leukemia Virus
Pets Need Dental Care, Too
Society Home Page
Glossary Page One weights, measurements, dosage covering tables
page 2 has Lab Normal for Blood, UA and other
page 3 is vaccination schedule
AAHA Healthypet Home Page
AVMA Pet Poison Guide
The ASPCA Animal Poison
for 24-hour emergency information.
PLANTS TOXIC TO CATS
Cornell Feline Health Center
How to interpret lab reports that your vet gives you -
Complete blood count (CBC)
- This is the most common blood test performed on pets and
people. A CBC gives information on hydration status, anemia, infection,
the blood's clotting ability, and the ability of the immune system
to respond. This test is essential for pets with fevers, vomiting,
diarrhea, weakness, pale gums, or loss of appetite. If your pet
needs surgery, a CBC can detect bleeding disorders or other unseen
Blood chemistries - These
common blood serum tests evaluate organ function, electrolyte status,
hormone levels, and more. They are important in evaluatng older
pets, pets with vomiting and diarrhea or toxin exposure, pets receiving
long-term medications, and health before anesthesia.
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