In addition to the Pet Health Care Library, we have provided the following links to websites that provide some great information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care. We will update this page frequently, and would love to hear your ideas on links that you would like to see us add to this page to share with other pet owners. Feel free to send us your favorites. If we like them, we will add them to our list!
This web site was created to support our veterinarians in the care and health of your cat.
Cornell Feline Health Center
The Cornell Feline Health Center is a veterinary medical specialty center devoted to improving the health and well-being of cats everywhere by: finding ways of preventing and curing diseases, educating veterinarians and cat owners about feline health, and aiding veterinarians when new or unknown feline diseases occur.
Care for Cats
Step-by-step instructions about caring for your cat. Clear, easy to understand explanations featuring live-action videos and animated details. This is another great tool from the Cornell Feline Health Center to help improve the lives of cats! www.felinevideos.vet.cornell.edu
Winn Feline Health Foundation
The Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit organization, affiliated with The Cat Fanciers Association,
Inc., which supports health related studies into medical problems affecting cats.
Healthy Cats for Life
Did you know your cat could be sick and you may not know it until its too late? Cats are masters at hiding illness and this website can help you look for subtle signs of illness in your feline friend
ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
This organization was founded over 130 years ago in New York City by Henry Bergh. He was the son of a prominent shipbuilder who founded the ASPCA to fight for the welfare of animals in the United States. This organization is based on England's Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals. This website has information on employment opportunities, available animals, and disaster preparedness.
This organization is the Houston Chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. This shelter has animals available for adoption and the website has information about a variety of pets and health issues.
American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP)
The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners promotes and recognizes the highest standards of veterinary clinical practice. The Diplomates of ABVP have a common desire and willingness to deliver superior, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary medicine to the public. Find out more about the requirements for this certification at this website. (Both Dr. Folger and Dr. Pittari are ABVP certified.)
American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)
The American Association of Feline Practitioners supports professional growth and fellowship by providing outstanding continuing education, research and outreach programs intended to improve the health and well-being of cats. All three doctors at Memorial Cat Hospital are members of this organization.
This website contains pet health articles to help you understand your cat's disease. The message board is open to all cat owners and someone is available to help you through your frustrations and to celebrate your victories.
Pet Obesity Prevention - An estimated 93 million US dogs and cats are overweight or obese. Learn what the primary risks of excess weight in your pets can cause.
Nutritional Cat Food Information - "Binkys Food List"
Please visit these sites to find the carbohydrate content for both canned and dry foods. Memorial Cat Hospital carries the following brands of food for your convenience; Hill's, Innova/EVO, Purina, Iams Veterinary Diets, and Royal Canin.
Canned Food List
Dry Food List
Chronic Renal Failure Information
This site offers information and support for anyone whose cat has been diagnosed with chronic renal disease or failure.
Feline Heartworm Disease
This site contains information on feline heartworms, give information on signs, and also FAQ's.
Indoor Cat Initiative
The Indoor Cat Initiative was created to help people understand the unique personalities and behaviors of cats and provide ideas to enrich the lives of indoor cats.
The Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB) is a charity dedicated to promoting health and welfare of cats through improved feline knowledge. This site contains information on almost every aspect of feline health and well-being.
Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement
We have all experienced the pain of losing a pet. The Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement has set up this site for support during this most difficult time. You will find inspirational stories, grief counseling resources, a hotline number and many other resources.
National Animal Poison Control Center
This is the website of the National Animal Poison Control Center. It includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center.
Plants Toxic to Animals, Introduction -- Vet Med Library, UIUC
A lot of information about toxic plants can be found here. You can search under common name or scientific name of the plant.
The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA)
The Cat Fanciers' Association website has lots of pictures, as well as information on cat breeds, cat care, upcoming cat shows, and much more.
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
The USDA maintains this website with information on a variety of animal health related topics,
including the latest news on such things as Mad Cow Disease, foot and mouth disease, and many other things.
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.
American Veterinary Medical Association
This site is a good starting point to learn more about a variety of topics, including feline injection-site sarcomas and the latest subjects in veterinary medicine.
Veterinary Information Network
VIN is the world's first and largest online veterinary community. Visit our Pet Library for a link to VIN's client education area.
Association for Pet loss and Bereavement
This website if filled with information for when the time comes to say goodbye.
Friends of Moose
An established nonprofit organization to financially assist pet owners, who meet criteria, seeking emergency treatment for their animal. One by one friends are gathering to join in this endeavor. This organization is actively seeking donations. For more information visit the website.
Taking the family pet along for the ride is a part of the vacation plans
of families across the nation. These trips can be quite memorable and
enjoyable—but only if you take the proper safety precautions for your
animals. This guide will help you travel safely and comfortably with
your favorite pet.
The CATalyst Council's vision & mission are to ensure all cats are
valued & cared for as pets. This will be accomplished by raising the
level of care & welfare of cats, supported by the highest quality
veterinary care, preventative medicine & cat specific products.
Cat Diseases A - Z: Cat
Select from an A - Z list to read all about a disease or condition in one comprehensive overview.