Pet Health

We share the same goal – ensuring your pet is healthy and happy! Google has made it easy and fast to find health-related information. Although much of it is valuable, sometimes it may be inaccurate or out of date. You need properly documented and approved information to make the best choice for your pet. South Bay Veterinary Hospital is pleased is to provide a library of professionally written articles updated by practice experts and reviewed by practitioners to bring you the most up-to-date, trustworthy pet health information. Please feel free to browse our library of topics or quickly find the article you need by using our easy-to-use search.

Choosing a new puppy

This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy

Breeds of Dogs

A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed’s characteristics.

Heartworm Society

Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!

Behavior problems  

Founded by Brian Kilcommons and Sharon Wilson, best-selling authors and recognized experts on animal training and behavior, this site is a terrific resource for advice on a variety of behavioral problems. If you want to learn more about feline house-soiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem, check this one out!

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.

The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA)

The Cat Fanciers’ Association website has lots of pictures, as well as information on cat breeds, cat care, upcoming cat shows, and much more.

Veterinary Schools in the US  

This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States.

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 things.

Advantage Flea Control

This site is sponsored by Bayer Animal Health, the makers of the new K9 Advantix for dogs and Advantage flea control for dogs and cats. It is loaded with information about fleas and flea control.

Novartis Animal Health

This site is sponsored by Novartis, the makers of Sentinel, Interceptor, and Program, and has useful information on heartworm prevention and flea control for pet owners.

Rainbow Bridge

Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members

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.

American Veterinary Medical Association

This site is a good starting point to learn more about a variety of topics, including feline injection-site sarcomas and the latest subjects in veterinary medicine

American Association of Feline Practitioners

The AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors and has lots of good information regarding feline health

Veterinary Information Network

VIN is the world’s first and largest online veterinary community

eVetSite Systems

This site makes it easy for veterinarians or their staff to create a professional and educational veterinary hospital website. eVetSite Systems makes website design easy and affordable!