The Animal Hospital of North Charleston

Pet Health Links

We are pleased to provide the following links to websites that provide some great information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care. We would love to hear your ideas on links that you would like to see on 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!

Advantage Multi for Cats

Advantage Multi for cats protects your cat from fleas, ear mites, heartworm disease and many other parasites. Their site contains plenty of information on the preventative itself as well as parasites and why they are dangerous for your cat.

Advantage Multi for Dogs

Advantage Multi for dogs protects your dog from heartworm disease, flea infestations, roundworms and many other parasites. Their site contains plenty of information on the preventative itself as well as parasites and why they are dangerous for your dog.

AAHA – American Animal Hospital Association

The purpose of the American Animal Hospital Association* is to enhance the abilities of veterinarians to provide quality medical care to companion animals, enable veterinarians to successfully conduct their practices and maintain their facilities with high standards of excellence, and meet the publics needs as they relate to the delivery of small animal veterinary medicine.

AAFP - American Association of Feline Practitioners

The AAFP is the American Medical Association for cat doctors, and has lots of good information regarding feline health.

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center

Resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435.

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, hotline number and many other resources.

AVMA – American Veterinary Medical Association

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 78,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.

Breeds of Dogs

A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed's characteristics.

Care Credit

Synchrony Bank offers health care payment plans for treatments and procedures including veterinary care. CareCredit works just like a credit card, but is exclusive for healthcare services. And, it’s better because you get No Interest financing every time you use it.


The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) website has lots of pictures, as well as information on cat breeds, cat care, upcoming cat shows, and much more.

Choosing a New Puppy

This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy.

Companion Animal Parasite Council

The mission of the CAPC is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human-animal bond, by generating and disseminating credible, accurate and timely information for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections.

Companion Therapy Laser

Companion Therapy Laser is the new leader in the development of high-technology Phototherapeutic laser systems exclusively for the treatment of Companion Pets. Designed to give your pet fast pain relief and improved healing times, the Companion Laser Therapy System is the most powerful laser therapy system available today.

Economics of Pet Ownership

This is a serious commitment: many pets can live for more than 10 years, leaving some pet lovers unprepared for the price tag attached to owning and caring for an animal in a responsible manner. If you're thinking about getting a pet, you should be ready to back up your good intentions financially. This article looks at some of the basic costs of pet ownership.

Growing Up With Pets

An educational program devoted to bringing parents a resource for information and advice on how to help them foster strong, healthy relationships between their children and their pets.

Heartworm Society

Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here.

Info Dog

Dedicated to the sport of Dog Shows and we remain today - the most comprehensive and reliable web resource available for information on AKC Dog Show statistics and schedules, and quality dog products and services.


From pharmaceutical drugs and biological vaccines to wellness products, Merial develops smart solutions for a range of species and animal health issues. Their products include Frontline, Heartgard and Nexgard.

Penn HIP – University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program

PennHIP is a not-for-profit program, wholly owned and operated, by the University of Pennsylvania. PennHIP's mission is to develop and apply evidence based technology to direct appropriate breeding strategies aimed at reducing in frequency and severity the osteoarthritis of canine hip dysplasia.

Rainbow Bridge

Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.

Remind My Pet

Simply register basic information about you and your pet (it takes about a minute), and we’ll automatically send you an email or text message whenever it’s time to give your pet’s medication. We’ll even alert you when your supply is about to run out.

Royal Canin

At Royal Canin, we start with the animal. We put the cat and the dog at the heart of our innovation process. Only once we fully understand what the animal needs do we attempt to maximize his health through nutrition. This radically different approach helps us deliver radically different diets.

Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter

Operated by Mary Ellen Rogers since 2007, located on Oak Island - gives sick and injured birds a chance both to heal and to fly and find food again.


Trifexis is a parasite preventative for your dog. Their website contains information about the their product, as well as fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites.

Veterinary Partner

Here to support you and your veterinarian in the care of your companion animals by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world's first and largest online veterinary database and community.

Veterinary Schools in the US

This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States.

VIN - Veterinary Information Network

The VIN Consultant and Associate Editor team -- 215 of the most dedicated and talented leaders in veterinary medicine -- monitor and facilitate clinical discussions that teach all VIN members to be better clinicians.

Veterinary Support Personnel Network

For veterinary support staff working with, for, or in the field of veterinary medicine, under the direction of a licensed veterinarian.

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