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Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service
available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and
veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially
poisoned pet. They have the resources and ability to help every poisoned pet,
with all types of poisonings, 24 hours a day. Their knowledge and expertise of
pet poisons will put your mind at ease when dealing with a potential
emergency, and help you manage the situation to provide the best chance at a
positive outcome.

This is a comprehensive list that has been assembled by the ASPCA and
contains plants that have been reported as having systemic effects on animals
and/or intense effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Please note that the
information contained in this online plant lists is not meant to be
all-inclusive, but rather a compilation of the most frequently encountered
plants. If you believe your pet has encountered a toxic plant, you should
contact your family vet immediately.

This website features detailed information about the dog and cat
licensing requirements for pet owners in the city of Vaughan. Residents can
visit the site to learn about the rules, fee structure and other local pet
ownership information. You can also renew existing licenses as well as
purchase new ones through this website.

This web site is intended to assist owners of dogs and cats that
suffer from diabetes. The site provides disease information on diabetes
mellitus. Advice about insulin treatment and suitable diets for managing
canine and feline diabetes can also be found. There is a separate page for
dogs and cats, each containing a wealth of helpful information for managing
this common medical condition.

The Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) is a professional
association representing over 3,300 veterinarians in the Province of Ontario,
working in private practice, government, academia, industry and public
service. The OVMA focuses its efforts on the areas of economic research,
continuing education and professional development, public relations and
government relations.

The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) has launched
campaigns to fight pet obesity within the veterinary medical community,
veterinary schools, and state and local veterinary organizations. They are
made up of dedicated veterinarians and veterinary healthcare personnel who are
committed to making the lives of dogs, cats, all other animals and people
healthier and more vital. Visit the APOP website for helpful weight loss
tools, as well as diet and exercise tips to help keep your animal companion
fit and healthy.

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is an independent
council of veterinarians, veterinary parasitologists, and other animal health
care professionals that was established to create guidelines for the optimal
control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets
and people. The Pets and Parasites website provides a wealth of information
for dog and cat owners and educational resources to help keep pets safe from
dangerous parasites.

The mission of CAPC is to foster animal and human health, while
preserving the human-animal bond, through recommendations for the diagnosis,
treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections. Visit the CAPC
website to learn everything you need to know about parasites that can affect
our animal companions and prevention tips for keeping your pet

Pet Insurance Review’s goal is to assist pet owners who are shopping
for pet insurance. The website provides information on benefits, pricing and
customer reviews, to help pet owners make the appropriate decision for
themselves and their pets. The website is not owned or controlled by any pet
insurance company. Browse independent reviews, compare insurance companies and
individual plans to find the right one for your specific needs.

No pet should have to suffer because of the inability of his or her
owner to pay for veterinary care. With Petsecure pet health insurance, pet
owners have the security of knowing their pets will always have access to
quality veterinary healthcare whenever they need it, whether it’s routine
preventative care or emergency treatment. Learn more about Petsecure or get a
free quote by visiting their website.

Trupanion is dedicated to providing the best pet insurance plan
possible in order to help easily and safely protect pets. They offer plans
that cover accidents, illnesses, diagnostic testing, surgeries, medications,
and lab work. They also offer fair premiums and customizable deductibles so
anyone can afford to insure their pets, regardless of budget. Visit the
website to learn more or get a free quote.

Comprehensive online resource to assist in dealing with the emotions
involved with losing a pet. You will find grief support and testimonials from
other users as well as memorials and ideas on ways to remember the life of a
beloved animal companion.

The University of Guelph Pet Loss Support Hotline is staffed by
University of Guelph students who are trained to listen and support callers
experiencing grief. They provide a non-judgmental forum in which a caller can
express their feelings surrounding the loss (or impending loss) of their pet.
The group also provides information resources for veterinarians, pet owners
and concerned friends and relatives of pet owners regarding pet loss,
euthanasia and memorialization of pets.

Gateway Pet Memorial provides a broad range of aftercare services
including communal and individual cremations, viewing and visitation
facilities, and a variety of memorial products. The Gateway website also
contains an area where visitors can create online memorials to commemorate
their cherished animal friends, and can share their stories with others who
are also experiencing the loss of a pet.

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO) regulates the practice
of veterinary medicine in Ontario to protect the public interest. While the
CVO is not a school or university, the organization licenses veterinarians,
inspects and accredits veterinary facilities and investigates complaints
against veterinarians. It is the Veterinary regulatory and licensing board for

Since 2001, the Farley Foundation has been assisting people in need
by subsidizing the cost of veterinary care for their beloved pets. Established
by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA), the Foundation has since
expanded to also assist the pets of at-risk women who are participating in
OVMA’s SafePet Program. The Farley Foundation honors the human-animal bond and
seeks to help those who truly benefit the most from pet ownership.

Forgotten Ones Cat Rescue is dedicated to the rescue and adoption of
homeless cats and kittens and providing support to keep cats in loving homes.
They do everything within their power to ensure that the cats in their care
are matched with the best possible homes based on their personality, history,
habits, and individual needs. Their mission is simple: to save lives. The
Forgotten Ones website contains information about the organization, ways you
can lend your support, and available cats for adoption.

Beware the “Experts” is a website created by Dr. Jeff Werber, DVM to
combat much of the misinformation that is going around about pet care. It’s
okay to get some baseline information from the web, the breeder, the rescue
volunteers, or the kid at the pet store, but before you panic and think the
worst or do something stupid, speak to your veterinarian—the true pet expert!
This website contains some excellent veterinarian-generated pet information to
help you make wise, informed decision in the care of your animal companion. If
you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call your
veterinarian – they are your best resource to ensure the health and well-being
of your pets.

If you see injured or abnormally behaving wildlife in Vaughan, here
are instructions to follow to protect yourselves and your pets.