Shiloh Veterinary Hospital has collected useful and information links, more will be added over time. Some have found the following sites helpful but we cannot endorse their products or policies.
- AAHA Homepage of the American Animal Hospital Association
- Pet Health Network A very informative pet information website. Provides info about pet health, behavior, and care. The Pet Health Network is organized and maintained by IDEXX Labs.
Safety with Kids & Dogs
- Dogs & Storks A very extensive & informative website about introducing a new baby to your dog(s). In order to keep babies & toddlers safe as well as minimize stress in your dog, it is extremely important to learn how to read your dog’s body language
- Information about dog bite prevention from the American Veterinary Medical Association
- Living with Kids & Dogs Many articles & an advice column about safety with kids & dogs as well as a book for sale by Colleen Pelar, Certified Pet Dog Trainer and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (which requires a Masters Degree as well as at least 1500 hours
Fear Free Vet Visits Start at Home
At SVH, all of our team members have undergone special training to become Fear Free certified – it’s a priority for us to make your pet’s visit as low-stress and relaxed as possible. But as we all know, pets can get anxious about the vet long before they arrive at our hospital. You can help prevent this by starting at home! Here are some helpful links you might want to check out:
- Fear Free Happy Homes – the best place to start
- Catisphere Facebook page – lots of great information about cat behavior:
- Blog post by Dr. Berlin on giving anti-anxiety medications before your visit
- Adaptil/Feliway pheromone products
- How your dog can have a fear free experience
- How your cat can have a fear free experience