- PetConnection is back. Also see PettedAndVetted (bloggers from the old PetConnection).
- Christie Keith writes articles on various topic. Examples:
- Suds over Drugs: Benefits of daily bathing to treat dogs with resistant skin infections and atopy (environmental allergies). Includes recommendations for the following products: Douxo (her biggest thumbs-up), Zymox (over-the-counter), and Vetericyn VF spray. Available at Amazon: Douxo, Zymox, and Vetericyn.
- Drug Resistant Staph Infections in Dogs and follow-ups:
- Xena and the superbug
- And the superbug bites again: More MRSI woes
- Kyrie and the Superbug, round three -- with a surprise
- Suberbug bites dog, the sequel
- Superbug bites dog, the Michigan edition
- Superbug bites dog: Biting back
- Also see: Managing MRSA, MRSP, and MRSS dermatologic infections in pets
- Also see below: Using medical grade honey to treat infections
- Ten holistic pet care tips you can trust
- So Your Dog Has Struvites
- Anesthesia-free dentistry for pets: Still a bad idea, Biting down on anesthesia-free dentistries and Anesthesia free dental cleaning revisited
- Your Whole Pet column for the San Francisco Chronicle
- Dogged Blog
- Speaking for Spot Veterinary blog by Nancy Kay, author of Speaking for Spot. Here's a good example:
- Fully Vetted Veterinary blog for pet lovers. Here's a helpful example:
- Your Pet's Best Friend A small town veterinarian talks about pet care, veterinary medicine, and what happened today. Example:
- Leo's Pet Care
General Health Information
- VeterinaryPartner Reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN).
- All Creature Care (2ndChance) Articles writte by Ron Hines, DVM, PhD.
- PetEducation Drs. Foster & Smith's source for expert pet information.
- PetPlaceVeterinary approved articles.
- VetInfo4DogsVeterinary information for pet owners.
- Information for Animal Owners & Caretakers from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
- Natural Pet Health Foundation Information about the use of natural approaches in both preventing and aiding in the treatment of pet health issues, by a veterinarian who practices integrative veterinary medicine (a combination of conventional and holistic therapies).
- Guidelines for Veterinary Clinical Practice Links to current consensus guidelines for veterinarians in the prevention and treatment of various conditions, including pain management, vaccinations, chronic valvular (heart) disease, leptospirosis, Lyme disease, atopic dermatitis (environmental allergies), antibiotics used to treat urinary tract infections, enteropathic bacteria (in the digestive system), and more.
Forums Where Vets Will Answer Questions
- VetLIVE Fees range from $17 to $50 for questions, chats, nutritional consultations, and second opinions from veterinarians.
- JustAnswer Charges a fee, commonly $15-$30, for a veterinarian to answer your question.
- AskAVetQuestion Fees range from $8 to $12. Answers to common questions provided on the site. Also see Need Help Paying for Veterinary Bills? for a list of resources.
- Med Help Scroll down to "Ask a Veterinarian" section under Pets on right-hand side.
- WebMD Pet Health Exchange
- AAHA Ask a Veterinarian
- Dr. Nancy Kay, author of Speaking for Spot, is now offering consultations.
Where to Buy
- Amazon - If you would like to support my site, use this link to Amazon, as I will get a small percentage of whatever you buy.
- See Shopping for more links.
- FDA Safety Reporting Portal Use to report problems with pet foods and medications online. See How to Report a Pet Food Complaint for more information.
- Tick Disease in Dogs
- The Dog Oiler: Using Essential Oils for your Dog and Pet Health Needs
- Veterinary World Comes to Consensus on Epilepsy Task force publishes diagnostic approach to epilepsy in 2015. For more information on canine epilepsy, see the following reliable sites:
- Guidelines for Treating Urinary Tract Infections
- Pet Insurance:
- Hospice Care:
- Resources to help with vet care:
- Keeping Your Pet When Money is Tight – Where to Find Help
- If You Need Help Paying for Veterinary Care
- How to Pay for Pet Care - Veterinary Financial Assistance
- Help exists for those struggling to pay veterinary bills
- HSUS list of pet financial aid-related organizations
- Help with pet veterinary costs
- GoFundMe and GoGetFunding (also see the article GoFundMe Helps Raise Money for Animals in Need)
- The Riedel & Cody Fund for helping dogs with cancer
- Chocolate Chart Find out how much chocolate of different kinds it takes to cause toxicity in a dog the size of yours
- Using medical grade honey to treat infection:
- Amazon If you would like to support my site, use this link to Amazon, as I will get a small percentage of whatever you buy.
- Interesting products -- these are things I've heard about that look promising, but I have not received any direct feedback about them. Please let me know your results if you try any of them.
You can contact me if you have any comments, but I regret to say that I can no longer respond to questions about individual dogs. See my Contact page for more information. My name is Mary Straus and you can email me at either or