By now you’ve probably seen Woof Report’s Links We Love page. It’s a handpicked collection of the most useful links for pups and pet care. From top dog health and training resources to sites that will help you find a new activity or plan a trip with your dog, they’re all in one place.
Read on to see the latest additions, then visit Links We Love to see the complete list – with those below to be added within the next few days. Be sure to bookmark the page and check back often since new links are added as they’re discovered. Swing by the Blog Roll too for a peek at Woof Report’s favorite dog and pet blogs and sites.
Dog Disease Details
Find information about breed specific health concerns, along with disease descriptions, genetic testing information, and more at the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation site. With the mission of advancing the health of all dogs by funding scientific research and sharing information to prevent, treat, and cure canine disease, the organization provides a number of useful resources.
Crack the Window Myth
Now that temperatures are warming up, help crack the window myth by visiting MyDogIsCool.com. Learn about the dangers of leaving dogs in parked cars, just how quickly the inside of a car heats up even with a cracked car window, and how outside temperatures compare with the inside temperatures of an automobile. While you’re at the site, download “Don’t Leave Me in Here, It’s Hot!” flyers to have on hand if you spot a doggie in a parked car to help raise awareness of these dangers.
Find expert training tips online and free of charge with the Virtual Pet Behaviorist, the ASPCA Animal Behavior Center’s interactive online behavior library. Developed and maintained by a team of experienced behaviorists and trainers, it offers a wealth of knowledge, including 150 downloadable articles on training, behavior modification, enrichment, and more. Topics range from behavior problems like food guarding, separation anxiety, fear of strangers, and housetraining to teaching tricks and tips for bringing home a new pet.
Vet Search Made Easy
Visit MyVeterinarian.com to begin your search for a local vet or to find one when you’re traveling. The site was launched earlier this month by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and provides pet owners with detailed information about veterinary practices from around the country, including location and business hours (as well as 24/7 emergency service access), medical specialty services provided, the names of the veterinarians on staff and more. Note that not all of 80,000+ veterinarians the AVMA represents are included within the site at this time.
For Petite Pet Lovers
You’re committed to providing the best care for your pets and helping animals in shelters, and you want to make sure the next generation is too. And two websites created just for kids and teens make it easy to do. At NextGen, a site from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, there are separate sections for kids ages 5-8 and 9-12, and sections for teens, parents and educators. In each, you’ll find crafts and other projects, videos, games, online art galleries and more, all related to caring for family pets and helping animals. At ASPCA Kids, petite pet lovers learn the importance of treating animals with kindness and respect, and will find tips for caring for their own pets and helping animals. Share these sites with your family and friends to prepare the next generation of animal lovers!
See the full list of Links We Love at Woof Report.com. Bookmark the page so you have all the links when you need them, and check back since new sites are added as they’re discovered!
Thank you to Purprin on flickr for the photo.