Links

The internet is a wealth of information – so much so that sometimes locating quality websites can be challenging. That’s why our staff has taken the time to find a few links to share with you that we think you’ll find helpful:

Healthy Pet by American Animal Hospital Association

A wealth of resources from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), including pet care resources, information on breed, behavior, disease, animal bond, nutrition, pet care tips, preventive care info, adoption, relocation and travel tips, as well as a section dedicated to children, which contains a variety of fun animal-related games and activities.

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American Veterinary Identification Devices (AVID)

Developed by a veterinarian, the AVID® FriendChip™ is an effective and safe way to identify your pet. The AVID FriendChip is a tiny microchip that fits through a hypodermic needle and is injected under the skin of your pet where it remains safely for life. This inexpensive procedure can be done anytime and, best of all, protects virtually any pet you love…dogs, cats, horses, birds, reptiles, exotics, even fish! Visit the link to learn more.

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Bark Busters

Bark Busters USA is a dog training company that was founded over 25 years ago and whose techniques have successfully been used to train the owners of over 1 million dogs. Bark Busters founders have refined a method of dog behavioral and obedience training that makes dog training easy and accessible to all. With Bark Busters, you work directly with a dog trainer in your own home using a method that takes into account the unique challenges you’re facing and then fosters a positive relationship between you and your dog. To learn more about Bark Busters, click the attached link.

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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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Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control

Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control is an “open admission” shelter with a small staff and corps of volunteers who help care for more than 3,000 animals per year. The shelter accepts all animals brought to us from the cities of Cedar Rapids and Marion. They work collaboratively with foster and rescue teams to ensure that animals are either reunited with their owners or are placed in new, loving homes. To learn more, including how to volunteer and support this great cause, please visit the website.

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Cedar Valley Humane Society

Founded in 1901, the Cedar Valley Humane Society helps place thousands of animals into new adoptive homes and returns hundreds of lost pets to their owners every year. They take in lost, abandoned, and owner-surrendered dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, ferrets, and mice. They actively work to place animals in new homes throughout the Eastern Iowa area and also provide animal control services to specified locations. To view available animals for adoption or learn how you can support this cause, please click the provided link.

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Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Center

Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Center functions as an extension of your family veterinary practice. Their team of board certified specialists and highly trained doctors and staff are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide advanced medical care for the thousands of patients referred to us each year. The Specialty Center functions like a human hospital, patients are referred to specialists by their primary care veterinarians and the emergency service is fully staffed and always ready for the unexpected. For more details, please visit the EIVSC website.

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Hills Pet Nutrition

Hill’s Pet Health is dedicated to helping pets reach their full potential through quality nutrition and healthcare. Find helpful resource on cat care and dog care as well as extensive information on each item in the product line offered by Hills.

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House Rabbit Society

House Rabbit Society (HRS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing abandoned rabbits and educating the public about rabbit care. They have over 120 licensed educators and fosterers and 30 local chapters across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia. To date we have rescued and found adoptive homes for over 25,200 rabbits. The HRS website contains a wealth of information about rabbits and their care, including articles, links, pictures and much, much more.

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Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine Small Animal Clinic

The depth of expertise found at the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (part of ISU) cannot be matched elsewhere in the state. The school’s health care team consists of board-certified veterinarians, veterinarians with practice limited to a specific specialty area, residents and interns, fourth-year veterinary students, and registered veterinary technicians. The Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital at Iowa State University is an American Animal Hospital Association accredited hospital. Click the link to learn more.

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Iowa Wildlife Rehabilitators

The Iowa Wildlife Rehabilitators’ mission is to serve and educate Iowans about the diverse wildlife resources, their habits, and habitats so as to ensure positive interactions with wildlife and the sustainability of the area’s rich wildlife heritage. Visit the website to learn about Iowa’s wildlife, where they live, and how you can manage your property for wildlife – from the backyard to the back forty and beyond.

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ASPCA Animal 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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Pack Leaders Dog Training

Pack Leaders Dog Training offers one of a kind, in-home and group training sessions for canine family members in Cedar Rapids, Marion, and surrounding areas. Train your dog how to come when called, sit on command, stop jumping, stop nuisance barking and much more. They also offer dog boarding. Check the link to find out more.

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Pet Insurance by Trupanion

Trupanion wants make pet insurance simple and easy to understand. Their comprehensive pet insurance policy covers surgeries, diagnostic tests, medications, treatments and hospital stays if your pet gets sick or injured. They also reimburse from your actual veterinary bill so you don’t have to worry about a predetermined benefit schedule. Learn more about Trupanion and request a free quote by visiting their website.

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Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement is a group of compassionate volunteers who are professionally trained in pet bereavement counseling. The APLB is unique, and its services are free and available to anyone grieving a beloved pet. The website incorporates the collective wisdom and experience of all of the members of the online community. It offers a wealth of information and resources meant to assist in dealing with the grief of losing a pet.

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Nationwide Pet Insurance

Nationwide Pet Insurance has earned a reputation as the most trusted pet insurance company in the nation with every pet they’ve insured—one million and counting. They offer flexible options to fit every budget and you decide what kind of coverage you want for your pet. Visit the Nationwide pet insurance website to view plans and coverage, compare rates, read customer reviews and get a free quote.

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Pet Poison Helpline

Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. They have the resources and ability to help every poisoned pet, with all types of poisonings, 24 hours a day. Their knowledge and expertise of pet poisons will put your mind at ease when dealing with a potential emergency, and help you manage the situation to provide the best chance at a positive outcome.

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