Guide to Finding Credible Information on the Internet

We know that our clients use the Internet to find information about their pets. We want to help you so that you can be sure the information you read is accurate and credible. Remember, anyone can put something on the Internet; we don’t want you to take the advice of a group or individual that might not be good for your beloved pet. So, we’ve put together this list of websites that we know and trust. Please let us know whenever you have questions about your pet’s health. We’re here to help you and enjoy educating our clients.


ASPCA-American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Poison Control Hotline:
or Call (888) 426-4435 (a $65 consultation fee may be applied)

Toxic and non-toxic plants
Humane Society

Animal Funds/Donation
Companion Animal Fund MSU

Laser Therapy
Companion Laser Therapy

Veterinary Medical Associations/Education Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Michigan Veterinary Medical Association
American Veterinary Medical Association

Medical Care
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine:

Parasite Information


Pet Insurance
VPI Pet insurance
24Petwatch Pet Health Insurance (formerly known as Purinacare):

Dog Trainers/Behavior
Humane Training Sam Jones
Pine Meadows
American Kennel Club

Pet Loss
C.A.R.E (Companion Animal Related Emotions): (877)394-CARE (2273)
Counselors in Traverse City: Kim Trever, Ingress-Personal Psychiatry Services: (231)930-4689
Munson Hospice – To learn more about services offered, contact Dr. Barbara McIntyre,Coordinator of Art Therapy Services, or Patti Amalfitano, MSW, Bereavement Coordinator at (231)935-6520 or 1-800-252-2065

Support Groups: East Lansing: MSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Pet Loss Support Group – meets 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month @ 6:30pm in the Veterinary Medical Center. Free to attend

Pet Loss Support Page:

Pet Memorials:

Coupon & Rebate Offers
Frontline® Plus – protection against fleas and ticks recommended year round:

Frontline® Satisfaction Plus Guarantee™ – This one-of-a-kind offer is available only when you buy FRONTLINE Plus from your veteranian. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied with FRONTLINE Plus, we’ll give you your choice of a full refund, a replacement of your product, or a free home inspection by a pest-control specialist and home treatment if necessary.

Heartgard® Plus – Protection against heartworm disease and intestinal parasites – recommended year-round use

Interceptor® Flavor Tabs® – protection against heartworm disease – recommended year-round use.

Visit these other websites for specific offers:

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