Veterinary Partner: Reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world's first and largest online veterinary database and community.

Care Credit: Healthcare payment option that covers an important range of needs, including veterinary costs for dogs and cats.

Parasite Control Products

Oral Products (chewable):

Comfortis: Flea prevention (dogs & cats)

Trifexis: Flea, heartworm, intestimal worm prevention (dogs)

Topical Products

Vectra 3D: Flea, tick, mosquito prevention (dogs)

Vectra for Cats: Flea prevention (cats)

Dental Home Care Products and Online Resources

CET Products: Chews, toothpaste, rinses, toothbrushes

Veterinary Dental Articles: Excellent articles regarding dental care for dogs and cats

Veterinary Dental Videos: Helpful educational videos showing toothbrushing techniques

American Veterinary Dental College: Information for pet owners on oral health for pets including home care, dental diseases, and other common dental health topics

Behavior Information

The Indoor Pet Initiative: Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine has an entire site dedicated to helping people understand the physical and behavioral needs of companion cats and dogs, as well as recommendations for managing common behavioral issues

Association of Pet Dog Trainers: dog/cat specific information, dog park and safety information and lots of great free online webinars!

Online Digital Dog Training Textbook: A great informational site for dog owners. Dr. Dunbar is a veterinarian, behaviorist, and trainer known among the veterinary and dog training world. His online textbook has training starting before you bring your puppy home, to puppy training, adult training and behavoir problems. Also check out his podcasts and other training/behavoir media.

UCDavis Companion Animal Behavior Program: Resources on dog and cat behavior, problems, and human-animal interactions


American College of Veterinary Nutrition: FAQ page that answers common pet nutrition questions

Nutrition Support Service: Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine has some great information on calories, choosing a diet, comparing pet foods

Reading Pet Food Labels: FDA explaination on how to read and interpret pet food labels

Home-made Diet: Here are two websites that will assist and provide you and with diet recipes and reliable diet supplements so you can create balanced diets for your pet(s) at home:

Microchip Lookup: AAHA has now launched a site to aid in microchip identification. The purpose is to identify which registries should be contacted if a lost pet is found to have a microchip since there are multiple registries, not just one.

Local Specialty Practices, Trainers, Kennels

Animal Surgical Group
1562 W Branch St
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-1818
(805) 474-1988

Central Coast Pet ER
1558 West Branch Street
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 489-6573

Veterinary Ophthalmology Services Inc
118 N Mason St
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 473-3332

Lucky Dog Pet Resort
526 N Oak Glen Ave
Nipomo, CA 93444
(805) 929-5825

Kennels Of Springdale
1731 Corbett Canyon Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 549-9832

Advanced Veterinary Specialists
414 East Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 729-4460

Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group
2199 Sperry Avenue
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 339-2290

Gentle Touch Pet Training
1886 Dear Canyon Rd
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 481-1490

Creekside Pet Boarding
1298 Noyes Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 481-7711

Other Useful Links

Inherited Disease/Disorder Database: Two good databases online

  • Pet CARE Television Network: Educational HD videos - this programming is very informational and the company also provides take home DVDs if you're interested

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