Animal Poison Control Center
Resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
VIN – Veterinary Information Network Partner
Articles for pet owners about specific health issues with search capabilities
Pet Dental Health
Website about taking care of your pet’s teeth
Reference for information about heartworm disease
CHIC – Canine Health Information Center – OFA – Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
Providing a source of health information for healthy breeding & genetics
Explains the benefits of therapy laser treatment
website explaining in detail the PennHIP method for evaluating hips in dogs
AHVMA – American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
Find a holistic veterinarian in your area
AVCA – American Veterinary Chiropractic Association
website explaining veterinary chiropractic and requirements for certification
BICOM – Bioresonance therapy
website explaining about Bicom therapy
International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
website explaining acupuncture therapy in animals
Wisconsin Dog Rescue
Information and links to many different dog breed rescue organizations in Wisconsin.
Morris Animal Foundation
nonprofit organization that invests in science to advance animal health
The Senior Dog Project
A website dedicated to senior dogs
AKC – American Kennel Club
website related to purebred dogs and activities
CFA – Cat Fanciers’ Association
website about pedigreed cats
Grain Free – fresh ingredients
World class pet food – grain-free
“The power of nutrition
Refresh – Renew – Revive”
Grain free real pet food
“Minimizing Processing – Maximizing Nutrition”
website for BARF – raw diet for dogs and cats
website for whole food diet
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
website with multiple resources and pet bereavement counseling
Pet loss support
plus access to various resources
Reprinted from an e-mail we received & wanted to share
“Being a veterinarian, I was called to examine a 10 year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.
I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t help Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me that they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.
The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without difficulty or confusion. We sat together for awhile after Belker’s death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, “I know why.”
Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation.
He said, “People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life-like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right? Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”
"I first came to Countrycare with my female German Shepherd, Fina, who had been diagnosed with pancreatitis. I had left my previous vet's office with a bag full of pills, expensive cans of dog food and not much hope about Fina's future quality of life. I found Countrycare on the Holistic Veterinarian website. When I arrived at Countrycare I was treated with respect. Dr. Strickfaden listened to me and instead of handing me more pills she explained the various treatments that were available. I chose the Bicom treatments for Fina and within several weeks Fina was on the road to recovery. I now bring all my dogs to Countrycare for all their needs and for boarding. From the people who greet you at the front desk, to the technicians and the vets, everyone is very friendly, caring and professional. I wouldn't dream of taking my dogs to any other animal hospital."
- Susan H.J., Freedom