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Friendship Springs Veterinary Care serving Flowery Branch, Braselton, and Buford since 2006.
Your best friend's veterinarian and animal hospital.
In addition to the Pet Health Care Library, we have provided the following links to websites that provide some great information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care. We will update this page frequently, and would love to hear your ideas on links that you would like to see us add to this page to share with other pet owners. Feel free to send us your favorites. If we like them, we will add them to our list!
General Veterinary Medical Information
Veterinary Partner This is the best website for pet owners for veterinary medical information for their pets for two reasons. The first is that it is unbiased; the authors of the website are not trying to sell anything or sway anyone to use an service or product. The second is that all of the information on the website was either written or reviewed by specialists so the information is without peer.
Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) This website has some good general information about dental care, but more importantly it has a list of all the products that have received the VOHC Seal of Acceptance. This Seal is an indicator that a product with a dental claim has been proven by research to be effective at significantly helping to reduce plaque, tartar, or both on your pet's teeth, and also that the product is safe. Our philosophy here at Friendship Springs Veterinary Care is to recommend only those products that have this Seal. We never recommend any product that does not have this seal.
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service The USDA maintains this website with information on a variety of animal health related topics, including the latest news on such things as Mad Cow Diseases, foot and mouth disease, and many other topics. Also, if you are traveling to another country with your pet, you can check here for important travel information.
VIN News Service (VNS) This is the news arm of the Veterinary Information Network, a non-profit and unbiased resource for veterinarians and pet owners. This site provides information about a variety of topics of concern to all things pets.
FDA Resources For You This is a pet owners resource site provided by the FDA.
VetzInsight An offbeat, inside look at animal issues.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) This is a link to the CDC homepage where you can search for primarily human topics, but veterinary pet topics are often to be found if they are deemed to have potential impact on human health.
Parasitology, Infectious Diseases, and Preventive Medicine
Heartworm Society Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here.
Dr. Flea This is the website for Michael Dryden, DVM, PhD, a nationally recognized, leading expert in flea parasitology and control on pets.
West Nile Virus This site is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, and has the latest information on the spread of West Nile Virus in the US, as well as information on disease transmission, symptoms, etc.
CDC Roundworm & Hookworm Recommendations Important information from the CDC about Roundworms and Hookworms in pets. These are zoonotic parasites which means they are capable of spreading to humans.
Veterinary Oral Health Council This group looks at products for pets that bear a dental claim. If research on the product shows that it makes significant impact on dental disease in pets in a safe manner, then that product can be awarded the VOHC Seal of Approval. Frankly, we do not recommend using any pet dental products if they do not have the VOHC Seal of Approval.
AAHA Canine Vaccine Guidelines These are the guidelines upon which our vaccine recommendations for dogs are based.
AAFP Feline Vaccine Guidelines These are the guidelines upon which our vaccine recommendations for cats are based.
National Animal Poison Control Center This is the website of the National Animal Poison Control Center. It includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center. This is the only website we recommend for pet poison information because it is the only one that is animal specific.
Pet Poison Helpline This is another website similar to the ASPCA Poison Information Center.
Drug and Food Recall Information
Veterinary Information Network (VIN) News Service (VNS) Drug and Recall Center The purpose of the VNS Drug and Food Recall Center is to provide information and links about drugs and food recalls that affect veterinary practices and the clients and patients they serve.
FDA Animal and Veterinary Food Recalls and Withdrawals Similar to the VNS Drug and Food Recall Center their purpose here is to provide information and links about drugs and food recalls that affect veterinary practices and the clients and patients they serve.