We have gathered important resources for your convenience. If you’d like to learn more, please read below.
Adoptable Dogs and Cats
Furkids is Georgia’s largest no-kill shelter located on Pleasantdale Road in Atlanta. The Sandy Springs Petco, located across the street from Trusted Friend Animal Clinic, is one of their Adoption Centers.
Petfinder allows you to search for adoptable dogs and cats in your area by connecting you with local rescue groups.
Having your pet microchipped will help you reunite with your pet if he or she ever gets lost.
- Interview with Dr. Ron Schultz – Video
Behavior and Training
- Indoor Pet Initiative: This website contains a wealth of information on environmental enrichment and reducing stress in our pets.
- Dumb Friends League: This links to a page with great behavior tips for cats and dogs.
- CATalyst Council Resources
- Perfect Puppy in 7 days by Sophia Yin
- For the Love of a Dog by Patricia McConnell, PhD
- The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell, PhD
- Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor
- Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson
- Bones Would Rain from the Sky by Suzanne Clothier
There is no single characteristic that will identify all counterfeit products. Some of the issues that have been found include:
- Differences in weight between the outer package and the product inside
- Lack of directions in English
- Products not packaged in child-resistant packaging
- Missing directions for use
- Product in the container is not appropriate for the animal or size of animal pictured on the outside
- Stickers on the box to hide the foreign labeling
- EPA registration number is missing
- Foreign labeled products with stickers containing some U.S. information
- Foreign-labeled products
The image below is of a counterfeit medication package side by side with the real product.
As you can see the counterfeit is missing important information from the front of the package, also the weight range is incorrect for the product.
Ask your veterinarian if they know anything about the site you plan to use.
Watch for red flags, such as not requiring a prescription, not listing an address and phone number, or not having a pharmacist available to answer questions.
Always check for site accreditation, such as from Vet-VIPPS.
Report problems and suspicious online pharmacies. They suggest reporting any issues first to the manufacturer, and then to the F.D.A.’S Center for Veterinary Medicine.
Educate yourself about online pharmacies.
WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee: Guidelines on Selecting Pet Foods
Pet food labels include a lot of required and useful information for veterinary teams and pet owners. They may also include marketing images and phrases that are designed to promote product sales rather than relay nutritional information.