The following resources are meant to provide you information regarding the commitment of pet ownership and how to be a responsible pet owner.*
Pet Care| ASPCA: An extensive collection of resources about caring for your pet including such topics as nutrition, health, poison control, grooming, and vet care.
Animal Poision Control | ASPCA: A valuable resource for any animal-poison related emergency.
American Animal Hospital Association, Healthy Pet: This resource provides numerous articles relating to the health care of pets including such topics as pet health, caring for your pet and behavior.
PBS: WOOF! It’s a Dog’s Life – Training Tips: This web site offers information on ways to train your dog and gives important insight into the effort required to train a dog.
Dog Infomat: Before You Get a Dog: This article covers many of the general questions that should be answered prior to dog ownership including why do you want a dog and responsibilities of dog ownership.
American Kennel Club: Be a Responsible Dog Owner: 101 suggestions for potential dog owners to consider including topics such as think first, make the commitment, get ready, bring your dog home, keep your dog healthy, keep your dog safe, and train your dog.
Petfinder: Things to Consider Before You Adopt a Dog: This article covers dog adoption considerations such as the age of your family members, who will be the primary caretaker of the dog and cost.
Center for Disease Control: Healthy Pets Healthy People: The site contains health related information including tips on how to keep you and your pets healthy and a searchable list of diseases that animals carry. The site also provides health prevention tools and information on how to limit your risk of disease.
* KVAS does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completion of information contained on a linked website or those listed on this website. KVAS does not endorse the organizations sponsoring these websites and KVAS does not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer or reference.