Pet care

You and your veterinarian make up the all-star team when it comes to keeping your pet healthy. But you're not just a Most Valuable Player on the team, you've got an opportunity to be a MPVO—Most Valuable Pet Owner. How can you do that? Educate yourself on proper pet care and pet health problems by asking questions and finding answers from reliable, trusted sources of information—such as your veterinarian, their staff and the pages on this site.

Responsible pet ownership

Microchips reunite pets with families
Selecting a pet for your family
Responsible pet ownership
Pets and foreclosed homes (FAQ)
Dog bite prevention
National Pet Week
Money tips for caring pet owners
Who's in charge of your animal's care while you're away?

Preventive care

Importance of wellness exams

Canine infectious respiratory disease complex (Kennel cough)
Canine Respiratory Coronavirus (FAQ)
Diabetes in Pets
External Parasites
Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease
Feline Panleukopenia
Heartworm Disease
Lyme Disease
Spaying and Neutering
Low-cost Spay/Neuter

Keep them healthy

Senior Pets
Your Pet's Healthy Weight
7 Things You Can Do to Keep your Pet Healthy
Getting Pet Health Information Online
Do You Need Pet Insurance?
When Your Pet Needs Anesthesia
Dogs' Social Lives and Disease risks: Tips for Canine and Human Safety
Got a Sick Fish?

Pet medications and prescriptions

Your Pet's Medications
Online Pharmacies
Prescriptions and Pharmacies (FAQ)

Keep them safe

First Aid Tips for Pet Owners
Pets and Disasters
Large Animals and Livestock in Disasters
Pet Food and Product Recalls/Alerts
Safe handling of pet food and pet treats
Safe Use of Flea and Tick Preventive Products
8 Ways to Protect Your Dog in the Summer
7 Foods You Should Avoid Feeding Your Dog or Cat
Reporting Adverse Events
Dry Pet Foods and Salmonella
Household Hazards

Holiday safety

July 4th Pet Safety
Halloween Pet Safety
Thanksgiving Pet Safety
Winter Holidays: Pet Safety

Out and about

Traveling with Your Pet FAQ
Who's in Charge of Your Animal's Care While You're Away?​
11 Ways to Make Road Trips Safer for You and Your Pet
Pets in Vehicles
Short-nosed Dogs and Air Travel (FAQ)
Run, Spot, Run!
Walking with Your Pet
Cold Weather Pet Safety
Warm Weather Pet Safety

Saying goodbye

End-of-life care for your pet
Coping with the loss of a pet

Additional resources