Related Links and Information

Dog-Related Sites

Basic Dog Care from Purina.

The Senior Dogs Project. A website devoted to looking out for older dogs.

The American Kennel Club's list of dog breeds from A to Z.

Learn About Heartworm Disease in Dogs.

Cat-Related Sites

The Cat Fancier's Association has information on cat shows, cat breeds, cat care, as well as a showcase of top winning cats.

Cat care tips from Purina

Cornell University Veterinary School's Feline Health Center website contains information on medical topics relating to cat health care.

Ohio State University's Indoor Cat Initiative provides information related to enriching the lives of indoor cats.

Information about Feline Hyperthyroidism

The Internet Guide to Feline Diabetes.

Heartworm is not only a disease for dogs; cats can get Heartworm, too. Learn more by visiting The Feline Heartworm Society.

General Pet Sites

The ASPCA exists to promote humane principles, prevent cruelty and alleviate fear, pain and suffering in animals.

Visit the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center website for any animal poison-related emergency.

If animals were able to talk, you would find their voices at The Humane Society of the United States. The Humane Society promotes the protection of all animals. Here you will find many wonderful animal-related stories and lots of valuable information on pet care, pet adoption and animal welfare issues.

Learn more about the human-animal health connection at the Pet Partners.

A Source of Information for You and Your Pet.

Solutions to your Pet's Behavior Problems provided to you by the ASPCA.

Are you looking to adopt a pet? Are you looking for a lost pet? You can do both at PetFinder.com.

Recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of parasite infections.

Are you worried your that your pet consumed something dangerous? The Pet Poison Helpline can help.

Visit Great Pets for expert pet advice.

For information on West Nile Virus, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Pet Adoption for Seniors: Benefits, Care, and Risks

Pet Loss Information

The University of Florida offers a Grief Support Hotline plus some articles on coping with pet loss.

Tufts University offers a Grief Support Hotline and articles regarding the loss of a pet.

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine's Pet Loss Support Hotline

The University of Illinois Grief Support Hotline

Traveling With Your Pet

Visit DogFriendly before you plan your trip.

Basic information on domestic and international travel of pets by the US Department of Agriculture

 

Pet Parks

Ramapo Reservation - Route 202 near Ramapo College, Wahwah, NJ

A large area with many trails, plus a beach for dog swimming and diving.


Bark Park - Foothills Park on West Parkway, Pequannock, NJ

Dogs must be registered, and a current license, rabies vaccination and homeowner's or renter's insurance are required. Go to www.peqtwp.org for information.


Montville Dog Park - Changebridge Road at Kramer Road, Pine Brook, Montville, NJ

A dog park pass is required, and there is a small fee for non-residents.


Wantage Dog Park - 128 Route 628, Wantage, NJ 07461 973-875-4141

This is New Jersey's largest dog park with swimming areas and cold refreshments on hot days.


Wayne Township Dog Park - Intersection of Pompton Plains Crossroads and Black Oak Ridge Rd, Wayne, NJ

A tag is required that verifies license and Rabies vaccine of pet. Tag is obtained through the Health Dept of Wayne. http://www.waynetownship.com/health.html


West Milford Dog Park - Pequannock Feed, 85 Marshall Hill Rd, West Milford, NJ 07480

The park is free, but donations will be gladly accepted to help maintain the property.

Getting a Cat into a Carrier

The most common reason for not bringing a cat to the veterinarian is difficulty getting the cat into a carrier. Here are some tips to reduce stress to your cat and scratches to you.

Get the carrier out at least two days before you need it. Wipe the carrier clean and if the hinges are stiff or squeaky, oil them with vegetable oil; it is more pleasing to the cat than motor oil.

Place the carrier in the center of a main room with the door open and soft bedding and a couple of treats inside. Spray with carrier with Feloway cat pheromone (we have it at the office). This allows the cat to get comfortable with the carrier.

The night before your appointment, spray Feloway on a paper towel or tissue and rub it on your cat's head and face.

When you are ready to catch your cat, quietly bring the carrier into the room where the cat is, place the carrier on its back end with the opening facing upward (or use a carrier that opens on the top) and close all doors to the room. Grab your cat by the scruff of the neck with one hand and support the hips with your other hand. Lower your cat into the carrier back end first, close and latch the door and gently return the carrier to the normal position.

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