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Resources

Local Animal Resources

Adoptions https://www.trurovet.com/adoption-resources/
Nova Scotia Lost Dog Network http://ns.lostdognetwork.com/

Nutrition

Complete And Balanced http://completeandbalanced.com/
Every Pet Everytime http://www.everypeteverytime.com/docs/en-us/Pet_Nutrition_Ref_Manual.pdf
Royal Canin Canada www.royalcanin.ca
Hill’s Pet Nutrition www.hillspet.ca
Purina Veterinary Diets www.purinaveterinarydiets.com
Pet Food Nutrition www.petfoodnutrition.com
Pet Food Nutrition petnutritionalliance.org
Vet Nutrition http://vetnutrition.tufts.edu/petfoodology/
Calorie Calculator for dogs and cats: petnutritionalliance.org
Information on making healthy homemade diets http://completeandbalanced.com/
Petfoodology by Veterinary Nutritionists at Tufts University http://vetnutrition.tufts.edu/petfoodology/
The Savvy Dog Owner’s Guide: Nutrition on the Internet: https://wsava.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/The-Savvy-Dog-Owner-s-Guide-to-Nutrition-on-the-Internet.pdf
The Savvy Cat Owner’s Guide: Nutrition on the Internet: https://wsava.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/The-Savvy-Cat-Owner-s-Guide-to-Nutrition-on-the-Internet.pdf
Dr Jackie Parr Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist. www.kibblequeen.com

General Medical Information

AAHA https://www.aaha.org/pet_owner/lifestyle/default.aspx
Veterinary Partner www.veterinarypartner.com
Cannabinoid Medicine: cavcm.com
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/animal-owners/default.aspx
Human-Animal Bond: Thepeteffect.org
Veterinary Partner veterinarypartner.vin.com

Behaviour

Fear Free Happy Homes: fearfreehappyhomes.com
Gentle Leader www.gentleleadercanada.com
Dr. Sophia Yin – The Art and Science of Animal Behaviour drsophiayin.com
Karen Overall https://puredogtalk.com/dr-karen-overall-temperament-vs-geneticspure-dog-talk/
Positive Dog Husbandry positivedoghusbandry.com/
Protocol For Relaxation https://www.boulderhumane.org/sites/default/files/ProtocolforRelaxation.pdf
St John Ambulance Dog Therapy https://www.sja.ca/English/Community-Services/Pages/Therapy%20Dog%20Services/default.aspx
Therapy Animal Registration: https://petpartners.org/volunteer/volunteer-with-pet-partners/
How to train to treat ears – go to resources – videos of: Domesticatedmanners.com (search ear treatment)
Fear Free Happy Homes: fearfreehappyhomes.com
Training to like nail trims and grooming: positivedoghusbandry.com/
Training to have ears treated – You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_VzNv7TC9U

Cannabinoid Medicine:

Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine: cavcm.com

Disease People and Pets share (Zoonosis)

Companion Animal Parasite Council: capcvet.org
Worms and Germs – Dr Scott Weese: wormsandgermsblog.com/

Parasite Management

Bayer Parasite Solutions www.bayerparasitesolutions.ca
Companion Animal Parasite Council www.capcvet.org/
Disease Contagious to Humans:  wormsandgermsblog.com/
Elanco https://www.elanco.com/
Zoetis https://www.zoetis.ca/

Insurance

Petcare http://www.petcareinsurance.com/index.asp
Trupanion http://trupanion.com/canada
24 Pet Watch http://www.24petwatch.com/Canada/
Petsecure: http://www.petsecure.com/ Petsecure Recommended_badge

Nail Trim Donation Charities

Lost Souls Fund – Truro Vet Our Community Page
Australian Wildfires https://www.australiawildlifefund.com/
Atlanitc Canadian Dashshund Rescue https://www.atlanticdaxrescue.com/
Elder Dog http://www.elderdog.ca/
MSSDS http://www.maritimeservicedogs.org/
CARMA https://www.ca-r-ma.org/
Maritime Greyhound Adoption Program http://www.greyhoundadoption.ca/
Golden Retriever Rescue & Friends http://www.nsgrr.ca/
Animal Rescue Coalition http://www.animalrescuecoalitions.com/
Bullmastiff Rescue of Canada https://www.facebook.com/CanadianMastiffClubRescue/
Higglety Pigglety House and Food Bank.

Various Subjects:

Blind Dogs Facebook Group – Support group for people with a blind dog https://www.facebook.com/groups/126150894067756
Life Style and Safety Assessment: https://www.aaha.org/pet_owner/lifestyle/default.aspx
Many Articles with a subject search at Veterinary Partner:veterinarypartner.vin.com
Covid 19 and your pets: https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/search.aspx?usterms=covid
FaceBook Group for info on Purebred Dogs “CKC Dog Breeders in the Maritimes”

Local Animal Resources

Adoptions https://www.trurovet.com/adoption-resources/
Nova Scotia Lost Dog Network http://ns.lostdognetwork.com/

Nutrition

Complete And Balanced http://completeandbalanced.com/
Every Pet Everytime http://www.everypeteverytime.com/docs/en-us/Pet_Nutrition_Ref_Manual.pdf
Royal Canin Canada www.royalcanin.ca
Hill’s Pet Nutrition www.hillspet.ca
Purina Veterinary Diets www.purinaveterinarydiets.com
Pet Food Nutrition www.petfoodnutrition.com
Pet Food Nutrition petnutritionalliance.org
Vet Nutrition http://vetnutrition.tufts.edu/petfoodology/
Calorie Calculator for dogs and cats: petnutritionalliance.org
Information on making healthy homemade diets http://completeandbalanced.com/
Petfoodology by Veterinary Nutritionists at Tufts University http://vetnutrition.tufts.edu/petfoodology/
The Savvy Dog Owner’s Guide: Nutrition on the Internet: https://wsava.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/The-Savvy-Dog-Owner-s-Guide-to-Nutrition-on-the-Internet.pdf
The Savvy Cat Owner’s Guide: Nutrition on the Internet: https://wsava.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/The-Savvy-Cat-Owner-s-Guide-to-Nutrition-on-the-Internet.pdf
Dr Jackie Parr Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist. www.kibblequeen.com

General Medical Information

AAHA https://www.aaha.org/pet_owner/lifestyle/default.aspx
Veterinary Partner www.veterinarypartner.com
Cannabinoid Medicine: cavcm.com
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/animal-owners/default.aspx
Human-Animal Bond: Thepeteffect.org
Veterinary Partner veterinarypartner.vin.com

Behaviour

Fear Free Happy Homes: fearfreehappyhomes.com
Gentle Leader www.gentleleadercanada.com
Dr. Sophia Yin – The Art and Science of Animal Behaviour drsophiayin.com
Karen Overall https://puredogtalk.com/dr-karen-overall-temperament-vs-geneticspure-dog-talk/
Positive Dog Husbandry positivedoghusbandry.com/
Protocol For Relaxation https://www.boulderhumane.org/sites/default/files/ProtocolforRelaxation.pdf
St John Ambulance Dog Therapy https://www.sja.ca/English/Community-Services/Pages/Therapy%20Dog%20Services/default.aspx
Therapy Animal Registration: https://petpartners.org/volunteer/volunteer-with-pet-partners/
How to train to treat ears – go to resources – videos of: Domesticatedmanners.com (search ear treatment)
Fear Free Happy Homes: fearfreehappyhomes.com
Training to like nail trims and grooming: positivedoghusbandry.com/
Training to have ears treated – You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_VzNv7TC9U

Cannabinoid Medicine:

Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine: cavcm.com

Disease People and Pets share (Zoonosis)

Companion Animal Parasite Council: capcvet.org
Worms and Germs – Dr Scott Weese: wormsandgermsblog.com/

Parasite Management

Bayer Parasite Solutions www.bayerparasitesolutions.ca
Companion Animal Parasite Council www.capcvet.org/
Disease Contagious to Humans:  wormsandgermsblog.com/
Elanco https://www.elanco.com/
Zoetis https://www.zoetis.ca/

Insurance

Petcare http://www.petcareinsurance.com/index.asp
Trupanion http://trupanion.com/canada
24 Pet Watch http://www.24petwatch.com/Canada/
Petsecure: http://www.petsecure.com/ Petsecure Recommended_badge

Nail Trim Donation Charities

Lost Souls Fund – Truro Vet Our Community Page
Australian Wildfires https://www.australiawildlifefund.com/
Atlanitc Canadian Dashshund Rescue https://www.atlanticdaxrescue.com/
Elder Dog http://www.elderdog.ca/
MSSDS http://www.maritimeservicedogs.org/
CARMA https://www.ca-r-ma.org/
Maritime Greyhound Adoption Program http://www.greyhoundadoption.ca/
Golden Retriever Rescue & Friends http://www.nsgrr.ca/
Animal Rescue Coalition http://www.animalrescuecoalitions.com/
Bullmastiff Rescue of Canada https://www.facebook.com/CanadianMastiffClubRescue/
Higglety Pigglety House and Food Bank.

Various Subjects:

Blind Dogs Facebook Group – Support group for people with a blind dog https://www.facebook.com/groups/126150894067756
Life Style and Safety Assessment: https://www.aaha.org/pet_owner/lifestyle/default.aspx
Many Articles with a subject search at Veterinary Partner:veterinarypartner.vin.com
Covid 19 and your pets: https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/search.aspx?usterms=covid
FaceBook Group for info on Purebred Dogs “CKC Dog Breeders in the Maritimes” https://www.facebook.com/groups/697827043882862
Human-Animal Bond Website: Indoor Pet Initiative: https://indoorpet.osu.edu/home
Therapy Animal registration: https://petpartners.org/volunteer/volunteer-with-pet-partners/

Grief Support

We know that animal owners often experience profound grief, when preparing for an impending loss and when their pet dies. Those emotions can be intense for many people, and if you are experiencing an immediate mental health challenge or are contemplating suicide, here are a list of resources:

Crisis Services Canada Call 1-833-456-4566 Text 45645 Visit www.crisisservicescanada.ca
Centre for Suicide Prevention Visit www.suicideinfo.ca
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention Visit https://suicideprevention.ca/need-help/
Newfoundland and Labrador Crisis Hotline: 1-888-737-4668
New Brunswick Crisis Hotline: 1-800-667-5005
Nova Scotia Crisis Hotline: 1-888-429-8167
Prince Edward Island Crisis Hotline: 1-800-218-2885

Online Communities:
These are communities for people who have lost a companion animal to come together
and share their thoughts and feelings. Several offer additional resources.
http://www.rainbowbridge.com
http://www.chancesspot.org/pet-loss-support/index.php
http://www.letterstopushkin.com

Online Grief/Bereavement Resources:
http://www.helpguide.org/articles/grief-loss/coping-with-pet-loss.htm
http://www.everlifememorials.com/v/pet-loss.htm#articles
http://www.petsatpeace.ca/grief-resources/
http://www.pet-loss.net

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement


http://www.petloss.com/petlossbooklist.htm
https://riedelcody.org
http://www.pragmaticmom.com (Books for children)
http://childparenting.about.com/cs/emotionalhealth/a/childgrief.htm
http://www.journeyofhearts.org/grief/help2.htm
https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/pet-loss/helping-your-child-when-the-family-pet-dies

Human-Animal Bond Website: Indoor Pet Initiative: https://indoorpet.osu.edu/home
Therapy Animal registration: https://petpartners.org/volunteer/volunteer-with-pet-partners/

Grief Support

We know that animal owners often experience profound grief, when preparing for an impending loss and when their pet dies. Those emotions can be intense for many people, and if you are experiencing an immediate mental health challenge or are contemplating suicide, here are a list of resources:

Crisis Services Canada Call 1-833-456-4566 Text 45645 Visit www.crisisservicescanada.ca
Centre for Suicide Prevention Visit www.suicideinfo.ca
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention Visit https://suicideprevention.ca/need-help/
Newfoundland and Labrador Crisis Hotline: 1-888-737-4668
New Brunswick Crisis Hotline: 1-800-667-5005
Nova Scotia Crisis Hotline: 1-888-429-8167
Prince Edward Island Crisis Hotline: 1-800-218-2885

Online Communities:
These are communities for people who have lost a companion animal to come together
and share their thoughts and feelings. Several offer additional resources.
http://www.rainbowbridge.com
http://www.chancesspot.org/pet-loss-support/index.php
http://www.letterstopushkin.com

Online Grief/Bereavement Resources:
http://www.helpguide.org/articles/grief-loss/coping-with-pet-loss.htm
http://www.everlifememorials.com/v/pet-loss.htm#articles
http://www.petsatpeace.ca/grief-resources/
http://www.pet-loss.net

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement


http://www.petloss.com/petlossbooklist.htm
https://riedelcody.org
http://www.pragmaticmom.com (Books for children)
http://childparenting.about.com/cs/emotionalhealth/a/childgrief.htm
http://www.journeyofhearts.org/grief/help2.htm
https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/pet-loss/helping-your-child-when-the-family-pet-dies

Info for Cat People

What is a Feline Friendly Practice? https://catvets.com/public/PDFs/CFP/Brochure%20-%20CFP%20Cat%20Owner%20Brochure%202019.pdf

The Vet Visit

Veterinary Care https://catfriendly.com/veterinary-care
Your Role at the Vet Visit https://catfriendly.com/role
Why to Visit the Vet https://catfriendly.com/why-to-visit-the-vet
When to Visit the Vet https://catfriendly.com/when-to-visit-the-vet

Getting Your Cat to the Veterinarian https://catfriendly.com/cat-to-vet
Cat Carrier Tips https://catfriendly.com/carrier-tips
Choosing the Perfect Carrier https://catfriendly.com/cat-carriers
Cat2VetDay Flyers https://catfriendly.com/cat2vetday
How to Keep Your Cat Calm https://catfriendly.com/calm

Vaccinations for your Cat. https://catvets.com/public/PDFs/ClientBrochures/Vaccinations_Handout_2020_Web.pdf
What Veterinarians Look For During Exam https://catfriendly.com/what-vets-look-for

Behaviour

What Your Cat Needs to Feel Safe and Secure https://catfriendly.com/environmental-needs
Not Using the Litter Box? – https://catfriendly.com/litter-box
How To Feed A Cat -https://catfriendly.com/how-to-feed
Environmental Needs https://catfriendly.com/environmental-needs
Life Stages https://catfriendly.com/life-stages
Kittens https://catfriendly.com/kittens
First Year of Life https://catfriendly.com/first-year
How to Feed your Cat. https://catvets.com/public/PDFs/ClientBrochures/How_to_Feed_Client_Brochure.pdf
Playing with Your Cat https://catfriendly.com/play
Showing Cats Affection https://catfriendly.com/affection
Basics – Daily Essentials https://catfriendly.com/the-basics
Adopting a Cat https://catfriendly.com/adopting
Setting Up for Adoption Success https://catfriendly.com/adoption-success
Introducing a Cat https://catfriendly.com/introducing-a-cat
Lifetime of Care https://catfriendly.com/lifetime-of-care
Making the Commitment https://catfriendly.com/commitment
How to Pet & Handle Cats https://catfriendly.com/handle
Playing with Your Cat https://catfriendly.com/playing
Cats & Kids https://catfriendly.com/cats-kids
House-Soiling https://catfriendly.com/house-soiling
Scratching Education https://catfriendly.com/scratching
Alternatives to Declawing your Cat. https://catvets.com/public/PDFs/ClientBrochures/AlternativesDeclawing-WebView.pdf

Health Care at Home

Routine Veterinary Care https://catfriendly.com/routine-veterinary-care
How to Care for Your Cat’s Teeth https://catfriendly.com/care-cats-teeth
How to Brush Your Cat’s Teeth https://catfriendly.com/brush-teeth
Cat Care at Home https://catfriendly.com/cat-care-at-home
What is Normal https://catfriendly.com/normal
Nursing Care https://catfriendly.com/nursing-care

Anesthesia

Feline Anesthesia. https://catvets.com/public/PDFs/ClientBrochures/AAFP-Anesthesia-Client-Broch-Web.pdf

Senior Cats

Senior Care https://catfriendly.com/senior
The 10 Tips for Your Senior Cat https://catfriendly.com/10-tips
Friends for Life, Caring for yourOlder Cat. https://catfriendly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Senior-CareBrochure-WebView.pdf

PAIN and our Tough Cats

Feline Musculoskeletal Pain Index (FMPI) https://painfreecats.org/the-fmpi
How Do I Know if My Cat is in Pain?- https://catfriendly.com/pain
Degenerative Joint Disease https://catfriendly.com/djd
Pain Management https://catfriendly.com/pain
NSAIDs https://catfriendly.com/nsaids

Disease Management

Nursing Care for your Cat. https://catvets.com/public/PDFs/ClientBrochures/NursingCareHandout.pdf
Feline Diabetes. https://catvets.com/public/PDFs/ClientBrochures/AAFP-Diabetes-Brochure-Web.pdf
Chronic Kidney Disease https://catfriendly.com/ckd
Hyperthyroidism https://catfriendly.com/hyperthyroidism
Feline Leukemia virus https://catfriendly.com/felv
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus https://catfriendly.com/fiv
Periodontal Disease https://catfriendly.com/periodontal-disease
Dental Evaluations https://catfriendly.com/dental-exam

Toxins and Cats

Toxins & Poisons https://catfriendly.com/toxins
Permethrin Poisoning https://catfriendly.com/permethrin

Zoonosis

What Can I Catch from My Cat?
https://catvets.com/brochures
https://catfriendly.com/zoonoses

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