CareCredit

CareCredit offers special financing and low monthly payment options, no up-front costs, and no-prepayment penalties so you can keep your pet healthy and happy. CareCredit can be used to pay for any or all of your pets’ veterinary services, from routine care to emergency visits. Visit the CareCredit website to learn more and apply.

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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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Advanced Veterinary Internal Medicine (AVIM)

Advanced Veterinary Internal Medicine (AVIM) is Orange County’s only specialty practice exclusively dedicated to providing expertise in internal medicine. They are focused on getting to the root of the problem as quickly as possible. Their specific experience, coupled with the use of sophisticated diagnostic technologies, gives them the ability to select and implement the most practical and effective solutions. Critical care is also available at AVIM. Visit the website for more information.

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American Kennel Club (AKC)

Founded in 1884, the AKC® and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, support the advancement of canine health and wellbeing and work to protect the rights of all dog owners as well as promote responsible dog ownership. The American Kennel Club website provides a wealth of information and resources for owners, future owners and breeders as well as detailed information about each designated breed.

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ASPCA Pet Loss Support

Losing a pet is never easy. They are more than just animals. They are a part of the family. Nobody understands this more than our friends at the ASPCA. To help ease you through this difficult time, they have compiled a list of pet loss support resources. Get information about how to call their support hotline and access articles about coping with the loss of your four-legged friend, including how to help your children deal with their feelings of grief.

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Washington State MDR1 Testing

The Partnership for Preventive Healthcare is an initiative jointly sponsored by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Together the two associations offer a set of Canine and Feline Preventive Healthcare Guidelines. One of the important recommendations is that dog owners use genetic testing – like the MDR1 (multidrug resistance gene) test – as part of an overall healthcare plan for their pets. Click to learn more.

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AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup

Microchip identification helps to reunite lost pets with their rightful owners every day. In an effort to support this important pet safety initiative, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has created a universal online tool where microchip numbers can be entered and the microchip company associated with them retrieved. Visitors simply type in the 9, 10 or 15 character microchip number and click submit. It’s that easy!

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Morris Animal Foundation

The Morris Animal Foundation is running a lifelong study on 3,000 Golden Retrievers in order to gain insight on the particular health risks of the breed, with the goal of optimizing nutrition, preventing cancer, and minimizing other diseases. If you have a pet you’d like to enroll, or are simply interested in Golden Retriever health, please click the icon to the left.

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Pets & Parasites

Your pet can be exposed to internal and external parasites that can potentially affect the health of both your pet and your family. Click the icon to the left to see what parasites are of concern in the places where you live and travel.

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Pets for Patriots

Pets for Patriots is a not-for-profit charity that helps match hard to place shelter pets with retired and active duty members of the military. They then help them defray the costs of pet ownership by partnering with veterinary clinics, like Blue Cross Veterinary Hospital and other organizations, which provide discounts for medical and basic pet care. If you’d like to see if you are eligible or to donate to this great cause, click the icon to the left.

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Pet Nutrition Alliance

This is a credible website regarding pet nutrition. We want to promote the importance of proper pet nutrition.

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