In the News...
June 2019: FDA names most common foods associated with canine heart disease (DCM) in dogs
Follow this link to read the latest information from the FDA about diet related heart disease in dogs. Included is a list of the most common brands of diets involved.
FDA publishes Alert about possible toxic levels of Vitamin D in some dog foods
This is an updated alert from the FDA. It has a lot of information as well as a list of recalled diets.
It’s Not Just Grain-Free: An Update on Diet-Associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy
The latest on Diet Associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy
UC Davis Investigates Link Between Dog Diets and Deadly Heart Disease
This is really important, given a large percentage of marketed canine diets are labeled as "Grain Free".
This resource has current information about the Canine Influenza Virus, how the virus spreads, the illness it causes, and steps you can take to help prevent your dog from getting infected
Emergency/After Hours Care
ASPCA Poison Control Center
Important information on toxins and poisons dangerous to our pets.
Solano Napa Pet Emergency Clinic
Clinic in Cordelia recommended for emergency and after hours care
Sage Centers for Specialty and Emergency Care
Clinic in Concord recommended for emergency and after hours care
Specialty Referral Centers
Sage Centers for Specialty and Emergency Care
A privately run specialty referral center with an office in Concord
VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County
A privately run specialty referral center located in Rohnert Park
The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital of the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
UC Davis' Veterinary School's teaching hospital is located in Davis, Ca.
PetCare Veterinary Hospital-Santa Rosa-East
A privately run specialty referral center with offices in Santa Rosa
Animal Ophthalmology Services
A privately run Ophthalmology referral center with an office in Vacaville.
Veterinary Schools/UC Davis Map
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
With links to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine
Information for pet owners on various animal health topics!
Map and Directions to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at UC Davis
The most up-to-date directions and map for getting to the Teaching Hospital at UC Davis
American Veterinary Medical Association
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
A top notch resource for pet health information!
California Veterinary Medical Association-Main site
Animal Welfare Organizations
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Home Pet Care Topics
Pets with Heart Disease-Tuft's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
This is an excellent resource for owners with pets that have heart disease. Especially helpful is the list of low sodium diets and treats. Select "Diet" from the homepage menu, then select "Reduced Sodium Diet and Treats List"
The American College of Veterinary Nutrition
A widely respected resource for objective, factual, non-commercial information about your pet's nutrition
U.S. Food and Drug Administration-Animal and Veterinary site
Official FDA site with information about Animal Health Literacy, consumer Information including drug/diet recalls and withdrawals, and much more.
Home Testing of Blood Glucose for Diabetic Cats
Watch a video on collecting a blood sample from your cat for a blood glucose measurement
Insulin Administration in Cats
Information on how to safely give your cat its insulin injection.
Insulin Administration in Dogs
Information on how to safely give your dog its insulin injection.
From the Veterinary Information Network this companion site has a vast library of articles about the health of your pet. Very reputable and accurate information!
Financial issues and possible financial assistance for veterinary care costs
Among the many responsibilities of owning a pet is the commitment to provide them with health care, and pet health care comes at a cost. This resource, published by the American Veterinary Medical Association, can help pet owners learn ways to keep pet health care costs under control. Additionally, some links are presented to organizations that may be able to help families with financial needs.
Pet food and product recalls
The American Veterinary Medical Association web site for timely alerts on recalls and notices about pet foods and other animal-related products.
Vallejo Dog Training Club
Founded in 1949, Vallejo Dog Training Club Is AKC sanctioned and a member of the Associated Obedience Clubs of Northern California. VDTC offers obedience classes from beginners to advanced competition levels. New location in Benicia!
Pet Loss and Grief
Bubbling Well Pet Memorial Park
For over 30 years we have worked closely with Bubbling Well Pet Memorial Park in Napa, Ca. for services related to the final handling of pets after they have passed away. Many options are available and we encourage you to visit their website to learn more.
Pet loss and grief support resources
This link is a wonderful resource with suggestions for books, online resources and support groups. Find resources to help with addressing the sensitive subject of pet loss and grief with children. Also find out about ASPCA's Pet Support Hot Line.
ASPCA Pet Loss Support Hotline: (877) 474-3310
Available 7 days a week
SPCA of Solano County Pet Loss Support Group
Our local SPCA chapter offers a support group that meets the first Tuesday of each month at the SPCA of Solano County. See the link for details on times and location. There is no cost to attend. Donations always appreciated.
Traveling with Pets
USDA site on traveling with pets
Information on regulations when traveling internationally with pets.
Pet Travel Specialist
American Veterinary Medical Association Guidelines for Traveling with your Pet
Whether you're traveling with your pet across town, across the country, or even internationally, this excellent resource will help assure safe passage for all involved.