Veterinary General

53217 Hayes
Shelby Township, MI 48315

(586)992-3810

veterinarygeneral.com

    Can't find information using our searchable Pet Library or our blog?  We can help, the internet is a great place to find good information on your pet's health; however it is also easy to find bad information as well.  We are sharing some of our favorite pet health links!  

Alternative Treatments

Companion Laser Therapy Find out more information on our cold laser therapy unit from Companion.  This non-invasive treatment option is not only great for older, arthritic pets but also promotes faster healing of wounds, strains and sprains.  

Acupuncture  This site is a great introduction into acupuncture on pets as well as people. 

Behavior and Training

ASPCA Virtual Pet Behaviorist  Have a behavior question?  Just type it in related articles are brought up instantly or simply browse the collection of behavioral related articles.

Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)  CCPDT is an independent certifying organization for professional dog trainers.  To become certified a trainer must log their training hours, submit letters of recommendations, and pass a certification test.  Once certified the trainer then must attend continuing education classes every year to maintain their certification.  Their website offers a search for their certified trainers.    

Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)  This national organization allows clients search for trainers in their national database.  APDT believes in positive training methods and has educational articles explaining their methods on their website.

Ultimate Puppy  The Ultimate Puppy is a great resource for all puppy owners.  This site contains information on socialization, house training, basic obedience, prevent unwanted behavior, puppy development and how dogs learn.  A week by week guide gives you a training plan that covers multiple areas.   

Cats

American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)  The AAFP improves the health and welfare of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education, and scientific investigation.

Cat Fancier's Association Looking to learn more about cat breeds?  The Cat Fancier's Association is the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats.

Cornell Feline Health Center A veterinary specialty center devoted to cats!  Check out their wealth of information and even sign up for their cat health newsletter.

Feliway This site is full of information on cat behavior and Feliway Natural Spray for cats.  Tools include stress level tests, videos, articles, and rebates on Feliway products.  

Dental Health

American Veterinary Dental College  The AVDC is the clinical specialist organization for veterinary dentists.  This website has great information for veterinary staff and owners.  

Dogs

Canine Good Citizen  The CGC is a certification program designed to reward dogs with good manners at home and in the community.  The CGC is also the first step for dogs to become therapy dogs.

American Kennel Club and United Kennel Club These clubs are the predominant dog registries in the United States.  Find out more information on dog breeds and sports you can do with your dogs!

Dog Breed Information Center  This site has great dog breed information include description, estimated size of adult dogs, temperament, exercise requirements, grooming, and more.   

General Health

The Pet Health Network  A great source of information for pet health and preventative health.  

Vet Info  Healthcare information for dog and cat owners.

Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP)  Presented by veterinarians dedicated to reducing pet obese, this site has information on pet weight loss, surveys, and food/calorie charts.

Tick Encounter  Found a tick on your pet?  Use the University of Rhode Island's Tick Encounter website to identify it.  This website is also a great website for education on tick life cycles, and diseases carried by ticks.

Companion Animal Parasite Council  Informational site on parasites that effect our pet?s health as well as pet parasites that can effect human health.

CDC Healthy Pets Healthy People  The Center for Disease Control put together this educational site about the health-related risks of owning and caring for animals.

Healthy People, Healthy Animals, Healthy Planet  The Animal Health Institute presents information on how healthy pets can help keep people healthy.

Heartworm Society  Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!

Kids

How to Love Your Dog, A Kid?s Guide to Dog Care  This site is kid friendly!  There are fun games, jokes, and activities for kids alone or with their dogs.

Local Businesses

Rocko's Pet Depot  Located at 21 and Hayes, Rocko's is a local favorite for their wonderful selection of pet supplies.  

Pet Taxi Plus  Pet Taxi Plus offers transportation services in the Metro Detroit area.  Delivery is available to veterinary centers, emergency and hospital transfers, daycare centers, and grooming shops.  

Bark-A-Bout  Bark-a-bout, located on 23 Mile and Hayes, offers boarding, daycare, grooming, and training.  They also have Michigan's only indoor pool for pets for great exercise all year round. 

Wags -N- Tails  Wag -N- Tails, located on 26 Mile Rd and Mound, offers boarding, daycare, and grooming.  They also offer a wide variety of positive training classes including basic obedience to trick classes to dog acting. 

Scentcerely Yours, Inc.  Scentcerely Yours offers pet sitting, dog walking, and transportation.  All members of the staff are trained in Per First Aid and classes for pet owners are offered as well.

Deer Creek Dog Training  Deer Creek breeds quality German Shepherd Dogs and offers group or private training classes in Obedience, Confirmation, Schutzhund, Tracking, and Personal Protection.  

Anchor Bay Professional Pet Sitters  ABPPS, located in Anchor Bay, offer pet sitting services within 15 miles of the New Baltimore area.  They also offer puppy socialization, house sitting (with or without pets in the home), and more.

Miscellaneous

World Wide Pet Names Project  Looking for a name for a new pet?  Check out this site with 7500 names on file.  Don't see your pet's name?  Add it to the list!

ASPCA Poison Control  The ASPCA poison control center has veterinary toxicologist on call to assist pet owners and veterinarians in the treatment of inappropriate ingestion of chemicals, plants, etc.

HomeAgain Microchip  Home Again is a great way to re-unite you and your pet should your pet ever become lost.  Up to 90% of pets without identification won't be returned home, microchips are a permanent form of id.  

Care Credit  Care Credit is a credit card with a revolving line of credit to help pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses.  Care Credit is can help with veterinary bills as well as medical expenses for people including dental care.  

Pets For Patriots  Pets for Patriots works to unite members of the U.S. military, veterans, and service members with adult companion pets (who are less likely to be adopted) at little or no cost.     

Pet Insurance

PetInsurance.org  This website is a pet insurance guide with information for owners and profiles of the major pet insurance companies.  Their goal is to assist you find a pet insurance that fits your needs as well as your budget.

Pet Insurance Review  Pet Insurance Review is a website dedicated to owner reviews of pet insurance companies.  Along with reviews you will also find profile information including average ratings for individual companies.

Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI)  The nation's oldest and largest pet health care provider.  They offer four plans to fit your needs and your budget.

Trupanion  Trupanion keeps pet insurance simple by offering a single plan for accident and illness and has the fastest claim time for pet insurance companies today. 

Pet Loss Support

Paw Prints Grief Support  The Michigan Humane Society Support Group meets the first Saturday of the month (except major holidays).  This is an open group with no time limit, and is free of charge.  Advance registration is required.

Association for Pet Loss & Bereavement  Professionally trained bereavement counselors are available at no charge to anyone grieving for a beloved pet.

Pet Loss Help  This site is devoted to helping those grieving over the loss of a pet.  Information includes stages of grief, tribute pages, and more.

Wildlife

National Wildlife Rahabilitators Association (NWRA) This site is great for finding a local wildlife rehabilitator in your area.  They have great guides on what to do if you find a baby or injured animal until a licensed rehabilitator is available.  The most common is birds and small mammals

The International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council  Another great resource for finding a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.  

 

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