Informative Links

Animal Shelters and Rescues – Local:

  • Animal Guardians - No kill shelter for dogs in Plano, Texas.  Adoption days posted often where you can go and view the available dogs.
  • Dallas Animal Services - Information on adoptable dogs and cats, city registration, lost and found pets.
  • Feral Friends - for feral cats an aggressive TNR (trap/neuter return) program and an adoption program for tame cats.
  • Garland Animal Services - City of Garland Animal Services, info on adooption, lost and found pets, etc.
  • Gypsy Dogs Ops - Local Dallas based rescue organization dealing with urban dog rescues primarily.
  • Kitty Co - Garland feral cat rescue and spay/neuter organization.
  • Operation Kindness - No kill shelter for dogs and cats in Carrollton, Texas.
  • Plano Animal Services - City of Plano Animal Services, info on adoption, lost and found pets, city registration and wildlife rescue for Plano.
  • Richardson Animal Shelter - Information on adoptable dogs and cats, lost & found pets, city registration, injured wildlife pick up & rehab, live trap rental.
  • Wildlife Rescue and Rehab for Richardson - Richardson Shelter’s links for wildlife pick up and rescue.

Canine Enrichment Resources:

  • Purina PP5 Phone App - Phone app that has basic training and beginning agility training videos.
  • Urban Ball Herding – Good discussion of how to teach urban herding game, also nice links to Target training for games.

Canine Behavior Resources:

Tufts Behavior Clinic - Preventing Canine Behavior Problems.  Nice list of articles on the most common problems.

Canine Health Resources:

  • ACVS’s Surgical Disease Topics - American College of Veterinary Surgeon’s library of small animal surgical topics for owners.
  • Blind Dog Resource Guide - Nice listing of resources and information for owners of blind dogs.
  • DVSC’s Surgical Disease Library - Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center’s extensive surgical disease library.
  • Lifelearn Article Database - Our website’s Lifelearn database has a very extensive collection of articles on common canine diseases.  Just choose ‘dogs’ from the drop down menu and enter the disease you are searching for in the search field.
  • Pet Health Network – extensive website with quality articles designed for the pet owner on numerous health issues for dogs

Exotic Pets:

Feline Behavior Resources:

Environmental Enrichment Sources for Indoor Cats:

Behavorial Issues :

  • ASPCA Behavorial Issues – link to the ASPCA’s virtual behavior site for cats and dogs.
  • Cat Body Language – this article by the AVSAB (American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior) lists three other articles in the links at the end that have good pictures and discussions of what various cat body language positions mean.
  • Cat Communication - good pictures and nice discussion of routine cat communication, vocal and physical body language.
  • Behavior Issues and Cats - Fabcats.org link for their behavior articles.
  • Dr. Sophia Yin’s Behavior Blogs - has a nice section of cat articles to look through.  Good index.
  • Feline House Soiling Problem Guide - Feline Advisory Bureau site link.
  • Jackson Galaxy’s Words of Wisdom - The Animal Planet’s show “My Cat From Hell” hosted by Jackson Galaxy has several videos under the ‘Words of Wisdom’ tab.  Of particular note are “How to Properly Pet”, “How to Properly Play with”, “How to Handle Scared Cats”, “How to Bond with Your Cat”, “How to Introduce a Baby”.  Also some nice articles in the Cat Health Tab as well.
  • LifeLearn Article Database - Our website’s Lifelearn database has a good collection of feline behavior articles.  Just choose ‘cats’ and ‘behavior’ from the drop down menus and you can see the entire range of articles.
  • Reading your cat - Good discussion of cat body language
  • Tufts Behavior Clinic - Preventing feline behavior problems.  Nice list of articles on the most common problems.

Feline Health Resources:

  • ACVS’s Surgical Disease Topics - American College of Veterinary Surgeon’s library of small animal surgical topics for owners.
  • DVSC’s Surgical Disease Library - Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center’s extensive surgical disease library.
  • Lifelearn Article Database - Our website’s Lifelearn database has an excellent collection of articles on various medical and surgical problems.  Just choose ‘cats’  from the drop down menu and then use the search button to enter the disease you need information on.
  • Medicating your cat - Video by Cornell University on how to give a cat a pill, as well as numerous links on other types of meds and tips to give them as well.
  • Pet Health Network – extensive website with numerous articles written for the pet owner on a variety of health topics.
  • Subtle Signs of Illness in Cats - nice discussion of subtle signs of illness in cats.
  • Taking Your Cat to the Vet - excellent detailed pdf download about how to prepare the cat to be less difficult to transport.
  • Transporting Cat to the Vet Tips - short informative article with many good tips.

Pet Food Recall Links, Nutrition, and Veterinary Prescription Diets:

Poisons and Toxins in Small Animals:

  • ASPCA Animal Poison Control - link to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Hotline.
  • Pet Poison Hotline – Link to the Pet Poison Website, they have an extensive poison listing (top left link), also offer an iphone app.
  • Toxic Plant Listing - ASPCA’s poison control center extensive listing of poisonous plants complete with pictures of the plants.
  • Toxic People Food Listing - ASPCA’s poison control center listing of table foods which can be toxic or harmful to pets.

Travel With Pets:

Veterinary Specialists and Referral Centers:

Location

Phone: (972) 235-5215
Fax: (972) 644-9321

Office Hours
Monday8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 12:00pm
SundayClosed

*Doctors are at lunch from 12pm to 1pm.

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