Your Internet Information Prescription
There is a lot of information available online, and we want to share with you reputable, trustworthy sites for the most accurate and up-to-date information.
Our goal is to educate pet owners with essential knowledge about pet health concerns and pet care. In addition to our own website, we would like to share the following entertaining and educational websites concerning pet wellness. The links are grouped into several categories to provide quick access to information you find most important.
Here are some additional helpful tips for searching online for pet healthcare topics:
- You have heard the warning: "Don't believe everything you read." This is especially true for pet-related information you find online. The internet can be a great resource when you want to learn about a specific disease or health condition, but unfortunately, some websites offer misinformation to unsuspecting pet owners.
- To avoid unreliable pet care advice and information when you are surfing the internet, ask yourself three questions: Where did this information come from? How current is this information? Who is responsible for the content of the website?
- Health related websites published by the U.S. government (.gov), Non-profit organizations (.org), or colleges and universities (.edu) are often the most reliable sources of information because for-profit groups, such as drug or insurance companies, usually don't support them.
- Websites with ".com" addresses usually represent companies that use the internet to sell products or services. Be critical of the information you read on these sites.
(Adapted from Dr. Robin Downing)