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    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.

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    Veterinary Partner

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)

    The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) aims to improve the health and welfare of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education, and scientific investigation. The AAFP website features a variety of helpful resources, including a comprehensive list of cat health topics to assist pet owners.

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    American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)

    The mission of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is to improve the health and welfare of the horse, to further the professional development of its members, and to provide resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry. The AAEP represents an educated group of men and women who cover a broad range of equine disciplines, breeds and associations.

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    American Heartworm Society

    The mission of the American Heartworm Society (AHS) is to lead the veterinary profession and the public in the understanding of heartworm disease. Their objectives are to further scientific progress in the study of heartworm disease, inform the membership of new developments, and encourage and help promote effective procedures for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heartworm disease. The AHS website contains information about the society and its work, as well as a number of helpful resources for veterinary professionals and pet owners.

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    Your Dog’s Heart

    Your Dog’s Heart is a great resource that is dedicated to heart health in canines. There are a number of valuable resources available here, including information on heart disease, diagnosis and treatment information, heart health tips and “heartwarming” stories submitted by other pet parents. Click the link to learn more.

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    My Cat Has Diabetes

    With the increasing prevalence of diabetes in cats, more owners are discovering that their feline companions are afflicted with this very manageable health condition. If left untreated, diabetes can drastically lessen your cat’s quality of life and shorten its lifespan. Fortunately, diabetes can be treated and does not mean a death sentence for your beloved pet. By working with your veterinarian and using resources such as this website, your cat can continue to live a long and healthy life.

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    Lepto Info

    Leptospirosis (lepto for short) is a growing concern for dog owners. It is a serious bacterial disease that can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated early. This website contains a wealth of information about lepto, and more importantly, what you can do to protect your canine companion.

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    Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database

    Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database (FARAD) is a university-based national program that serves as the primary source for scientifically-based recommendations regarding safe withdrawal intervals of drugs and chemicals in food-producing animals. FARAD is a key resource for protection of our nation’s food supply, including meat, milk and eggs, against accidental contamination of animal-derived foods with violative residues of drugs, pesticides or other agents that could compromise food safety.

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    South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association (SDVMA)

    The South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association (SDVMA) provides its members with education, a legislative voice, industry information, a connection to stakeholders influencing the profession, and quarterly newsletters containing important industry information. The SDVMA website includes a variety of resources, including job openings in the veterinary field, upcoming events and more. Visit the link to learn more.

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