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  • The Air Travel Consumer Report is a monthly product of the Department of Transportation's Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings. The report is designed to assist consumers with information on the quality of services provided by the airlines. An airline is required to submit a report for any month in which it experienced a loss, injury or death of a pet during air transportation. Copies of the reports appear on this website.
  • This site contains an extensive collection of articles to help readers learn why their cat or dog is acting the way he / she is and how best to resolve behavioral issues.
  • This website, provided by The Humane Society of the United States, offers practical advice to consider when choosing a veterinarian.
  • The Animal Welfare Information Center has compiled links in regard to traveling with companion animals. You'll find links to compare various travel policies of major airlines and international pet regulations, as well as general links on caring for the traveling pet.
  • Consultant is an online diagnostic support system for veterinary medicine, from the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. User is able to search by diagnosis or signs and retrieve citations for related veterinary medicine articles.
  • Information for cat owners and veterinarians, including fact sheets covering several conditions and syndromes. Also noteworthy is the series of feline health videos. This series provides instruction on such things as how to take a cat's temperature, give medicine, brush a cat's teeth etc. Videos are viewable on computers with high speed Internet connections and Macromedia Flash Player.
  • Search the online databases available here, for information on FDA approved animal drug products. Provided by The Drug Information Laboratory, operated by the Veterinary Medical Informatics Program at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
  • The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) offers an easily searchable database of AAHA-accredited hospitals all over the United States and Canada.
  • The Federal Aviation Administration provides information on flying with your pet. Here you'll find information on pets in the passenger cabin, transporting live animals, and getting your pet through security checkpoints.
  • Use this site, created by the American Animal Hospital Association, to find up-to-date information on your pet's health. Use Healthypet's Hospital Locator to find a veterinary hospital near you.
  • On this website you can check if a person is licensed by the State of New York to practice in a certain field. Many health professions are listed including nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, veterinary medicine and many others. The website is maintained by the New York State Office of the Professions.
  • Use this site to find an array of full-text magazine articles on various pet topics.
  • Interested in adopting or fostering a homeless NYC dog or cat? Look here for all the not-for-profit animal care groups working to place NYC's dogs and cats. You'll also find information on adoption days, shelter fundraisers, and other animal events happening in New York City.
  • This site provides a compilation of current and authoritative links on pets and pet health. MedlinePlus is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
  • Although written as a concise and reliable reference for animal health professionals, consumers may find this online version useful as well.
  • Looking for a veterinarian? The New York State Veterinary Medical Society provides an online database that allows users to search for a veterinarian or veterinary hospital in New York by city, zipcode or county. Click on "Public Section, Find a New York State Veterinary Hospital."
  • Confused about the NYC bureaucracy as it pertains to your pet? You need look no further than this handy page created by the ASPCA. This page will direct you to the appropriate agency for every pet related need. Who can you call for help deciphering your pet's baffling behavior? Who do you call to report animal cruelty? Who can you call for pet loss support?These questions and many more will be answered on this website. This site also includes a summary of NYC companion animal laws.
  • "NOAH provides access to high quality full-text consumer health information in English and Spanish that is accurate, timely, relevant and unbiased." This particular section of NOAH is the pet health section.
  • This website provides over 5,000 veterinarian approved articles on medical, behavior, and wellness issues, written in layman's terms. Also includes a drug library where pet owners can read about the possible side effects of medications.
  • Are you looking for a pet sitter? Are you wondering what qualities to look for in a pet sitter? This site provides a searchable database of pet sitters in your zip code as well as a list of quality standards you should consider before hiring a pet sitter.
  • The Humane Society of The United States provides a vast array of valuable information for today's pet owner. Includes everything from general pet-care guidelines, hints on finding pet-friendly rental housing, information on the importance of spaying or neutering, or advice on coping with the death of your beloved companion.
  • The American Veterinary Medical Association has provided tips on traveling by air, car, bus or train with your pet. Also included are general pet travel health tips.
  • This is a tremendous resource for the NYC dog enthusiast. Everything related to dogs and NYC can be found here includes information on local dog runs, training issues, hound health, hound shops and services, and gives you a chance to chat with other NYC dog owners through a lively message board.
  • Use this site to verify that your veterinarian or veterinary technician is licensed by New York State to practice veterinary medicine. Users are able to search by name within a profession. Once a licensee list has been retrieved, users will find more detailed information, such as if there has been recent disciplinary action against a veterinarian, by clicking on the licensee number to the left of the veterinarian's name. Since 1891, the Board of Regents and the New York State Education Department have overseen the preparation, licensure, and practice of the professions.
  • This website provides contact information for the 20 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)recognized veterinary specialty organizations. A veterinary specialist, as recognized by the AVMA, is a graduate veterinarian who has successfully completed the process of board certification in an AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organization.
  • Pet health information provided by the Veterinary Information Network, Inc., an online veterinary community. You'll find behavioral, health, disease, and drug information for dogs, cats, reptiles, and small animals.
  • This site, provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association, explains what a veterinarian is, provides a copy of the veterinarian's oath and offers suggestions on how to find a veterinarian.

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