At Olympia Pet Emergency, we believe that education is a lifelong pursuit. Veterinary science and medicine is constantly changing and evolving, allowing us new insights into best practices for pet care and new strategies for ensuring that our pets live long and illustrious lives!

For your convenience and to ensure that you have complete access to some of the best resources available, we’ve compiled the following materials to help you learn more about pet health! From Acupuncture to Senior Pet Care and beyond, you’ll find dozens of resources here that will help you to gain insight into the well-being of your pet, with tips to make sure they stay happy and healthy all year-round.

Of course, if you want to learn more about these topics, or wish to contact us directly, you can do so by emailing us at olympiapetemergency@gmail.com or calling us at (360) 455-5155.

While pet emergencies are our specialty, we believe in a holistic approach to care, each and every day!

Check out some of the resources
below to learn more:

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

http://smallanimal.vethospital.ufl.edu/clinical-services/acupuncture/

Acupuncture in Animals

http://smallanimal.vethospital.ufl.edu/files/2011/09/WhatAcupunctureCanandCannotTreat.pdf

Behavior in Cats

Biting and Scratching

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/cat-care/bitingscratching.html

Bringing a New Cat Home

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/cat-care/bringing-a-new-cat-home.html

Cat Aggression

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/cat-care/cat-aggression.html

Cats and Their Litterboxes

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/cat-care/litterboxes.html

Correcting Unwanted Behavior

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/cat-care/unwanted-behavior.html

Feline Social Behavior & Selection of a New Kitten

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/small_animal/community_practice/feline_social_behavior.aspx

Improper Bathroom Behavior

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/cat-care/improper-bathroom-behavior.html

Prevent Your Cat from Scratching the Furniture

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/small_animal/community_practice/feline_furniture_scratching.aspx

Scratching Posts

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/cat-care/scratching-posts.html

Spraying

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/cat-care/spraying.html

Training Your Cat to use a Litterbox

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/small_animal/community_practice/train_cat_to_use_litterbox.aspx

Behavior in Dogs

Barking

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/dog-care/barking.html

Basic Training

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/dog-care/basic-training.html

Bringing a New Dog Home

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/dog-care/%09http:/www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/dog-care/bringing-a-new-dog-home.html

Crate Training

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/dog-care/crate-training.html

Destructive Behavior

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/dog-care/destructive-behavior.html

Dog Bite Prevention

http://www.mspca.org/programs/humane-education/adult-education/dog-bite-prevention.html

Housetraining

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/dog-care/housetraining.html

How to Be Safe Around Dogs

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/dog-care/dog-safety.html

Jumping

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/dog-care/jumping.html

Leash Pulling

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/dog-care/pulling.html

Leave It/ Drop It

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/dog-care/leave-itdrop-it.html

Nipping

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/dog-care/nipping.html

Puppy Socialization

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/dog-care/puppy-socialization.html

Separation Anxiety

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/dog-care/separation-anxiety.html

Submissive Urination

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/dog-care/submissive-urination.html

Why Does My Dog Eat Poop?

http://vetmed.illinois.edu/petcolumns/petcols_article_page.php?PETCOLID=2409&URL=0

Bird Care

Bird Health and Veterinary Care

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/bird-care-adoption/bird-health-and-veterinary.html

Canary Care Guide

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/bird-care-adoption/bird-care-guide-canary.pdf

Cockatiel Care Guide

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/bird-care-adoption/bird-care-guide-cockatiel.pdf

Finch Care Guide

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/bird-care-adoption/bird-care-guide-finch.pdf

Lovebird Care Guide

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/bird-care-adoption/bird-care-guide-lovebirds.pdf

Parakeet Care Guide

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/bird-care-adoption/bird-care-guide-parakeets.pdf

Cat Care

Cat Care from AAHA

http://www.healthypet.com/petcare/catcare.aspx

Feline Diabetes

http://www.mycathasdiabetes.com/index.html

Toxoplasmosis (AVMA)

https://ebusiness.avma.org/EBusiness50/files/productdownloads/toxoplasmosis_brochure.pdf

Disaster Preparedness

FEMA Pet Emergency Preparedness

http://www.fema.gov/plan/prepare/animals.shtm

Pet Emergency Preparedness

http://www.pettravelcenter.com/page_items/itemList/56

Pets and Disaster Safety Checklist

http://www.redcross.org/www-files/Documents/pdf/Preparedness/checklists/PetSafety.pdf

Red Cross Pets and Disaster Safety

http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.86f46a12f382290517a8f210b80f78a0/?vgnextoid=7d4994eeef052210VgnVCM10000089f0870aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default

Disease and Treatment

Types of Cancer and Treatment

http://smallanimal.vethospital.ufl.edu/clinical-services/oncology/types-of-cancer-and-treatment/

Exotic Animal Care (Rodents, Aquatics)

Dental Disease and Certain Exotic Pets

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/_docs/small_animal/zoological_medicine/zoological_medicine_201102_dental_disease_rabbits_guinea_chinchilla.pdf

Gerbil Care Guide

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/small-animal-care-adoption/small-animal-care-guides/gerbils.html

Grieving the Loss of your Exotic Pet

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/_docs/small_animal/zoological_medicine/zoological_medicine_201102_exotic_animal_grief.pdf

Guinea Pig Care Guide

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/small-animal-care-adoption/small-animal-care-guides/guinea-pig-care.html

Hamster Care Guide

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/small-animal-care-adoption/small-animal-care-guides/hamsters.html

Importance of Wellness Exams for Exotic Pets

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/_docs/small_animal/zoological_medicine/zoological_medicine_201102_wellness_exams.pdf

Maintenance of Water Quality for Healthy Fish

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/_docs/small_animal/zoological_medicine/zoological_medicine_201102_water_quality_fish.pdf

Mouse Care Guide

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/small-animal-care-adoption/small-animal-care-guides/mice.html

Pond Dynamics and Aquatic Residents

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/_docs/small_animal/zoological_medicine/zoological_medicine_201102_pond_dynamics.pdf

Rabbit Care Guide

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/rabbit-care-adoption/the-perfect-home-for-a-pet.html

Rat Care Guide

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/small-animal-care-adoption/small-animal-care-guides/rats.html

Reptile Care

http://www.anapsid.org/

Eye Care (Ophthalmology)

Cataracts and Cataract Surgery

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/_docs/small_animal/ophthalmology/ophthalmology_201102_avco_cataracts.pdf

Glaucoma

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/_docs/small_animal/ophthalmology/ophthalmology_201102_avco_glaucoma.pdf

Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye)

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/_docs/small_animal/ophthalmology/ophthalmology_201102_avco_kcs.pdf

Progressive Retinal Atrophy

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/_docs/small_animal/ophthalmology/ophthalmology_201102_avco_pra.pdf

Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/_docs/small_animal/ophthalmology/ophthalmology_201102_avco_sards.pdf

Ferret Health and Behavior

Ferret Adrenal Disease

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/_docs/small_animal/zoological_medicine/zoological_medicine_201102_ferret_adrenal_disease.pdf

Ferret Care Guide

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/small-animal-care-adoption/small-animal-care-guides/ferrets.html

Ferret Insulinomas

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/_docs/small_animal/zoological_medicine/zoological_medicine_201102_ferret_insulinomas.pdf

Vaccinations Schedule for Ferrets

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/_docs/small_animal/zoological_medicine/zoological_medicine_201102_ferret_vaccination_schedule.pdf

For Kids!

Animal Doc: A Site Just For Kids!

http://www.vet.uga.edu/vpp/animaldoc/index.php

General Pet Care (Lodging with Pets/Entertaining and Informative Articles)

Lodging for You and Your Pets

http://www.petswelcome.com/

Pet Columns (Topics on Everything and Anything Pet Related!) University of Illinois

http://vetmed.illinois.edu/petcolumns/

Healthy Living and Nutrition

Body Condition Score

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/_docs/small_animal/community_practice/community_practice_201102_body_weight_scale.pdf

Choosing a Pet Food

http://smallanimal.vethospital.ufl.edu/clinical-services/nutrition/choosing-a-pet-food/

Helping Your Pet Live Longer

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/small_animal/community_practice/help_pet_live_longer.aspx

Nutrition and Pets

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/dog-care/nutrition-and-pets.html

Pet Obesity is a Growing Problem

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/small_animal/community_practice/pet_obesity.aspx

What Should You Feed Your Dog?

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/small_animal/community_practice/what_to_feed_dog.aspx

Heart Disease

Pets with Heart Disease

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/small_animal/cardiology/heart_disease.aspx

Hygiene

Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/small_animal/community_practice/pet_dental_health.aspx

Clean and Medicate Your Pet’s Ears

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/_docs/small_animal/dermatology/dermatology_201102_ear_flushing.pdf

Oral Health FAQs

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/small_animal/dentistry_oral_surgery/questions.aspx

Trimming Your Cat’s Nails

http://www.catvets.com/healthtopics/wellness/?Id=170

Trimming Your Dog’s Nails (AAHA)

http://www.healthypet.com/PetCare/PetCareArticle.aspx?art_key=1e6320fa-ab8e-49fb-b312-84e69583d78d

Neurology

Neurology FAQs

http://smallanimal.vethospital.ufl.edu/clinical-services/neurology/neurology-faqs/

Parasites and Zoonotic Disease

Common Intestinal Parasites in Cats and Dogs

http://www.vet.k-state.edu/depts/VHC/PDF/common_parasites.pdf

Companion Animal Parasite Council (Directory of All Known Parasites)

http://www.capcvet.org/

Fleas Infesting Pets and Homes

http://www.vet.k-state.edu/depts/VHC/PDF/MF760.pdf

Ticks in Kansas

http://www.vet.k-state.edu/depts/VHC/PDF/mf2653.pdf

Why is it important to protect your pets from parasites?

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/small_animal/community_practice/protect_pets_from_parasites.aspx

Zoonotic Potential of Common Cat/Dog Intestinal Parasites

http://www.vet.k-state.edu/depts/VHC/PDF/intestinal_parasites.pdf

Pet Loss Support

C.A.R.E. Pet Loss Helpline (University of Illinois)

http://vetmed.illinois.edu/CARE/index.html

Coping through Holidays and Special Event Days

http://smallanimal.vethospital.ufl.edu/client-services/pet-loss-support/coping-through-holidays-and-special-event-days/

Coping with Guilt

http://smallanimal.vethospital.ufl.edu/client-services/pet-loss-support/coping-with-guilt/

Experience of Pet Loss

http://smallanimal.vethospital.ufl.edu/client-services/pet-loss-support/the-experience-of-pet-loss/

How to Support a Loved One Who Is Grieving

http://smallanimal.vethospital.ufl.edu/client-services/pet-loss-support/how-to-support-a-loved-one-who-is-grieving/

 Pet Loss Support

http://smallanimal.vethospital.ufl.edu/client-services/pet-loss-support/

Rainbow Bridge Poem

http://smallanimal.vethospital.ufl.edu/client-services/pet-loss-support/the-rainbow-bridge/

Reactions of Other Pets in the Home

http://smallanimal.vethospital.ufl.edu/client-services/pet-loss-support/reactions-of-other-pets-in-the-home/

Self- Care During the Grieving Process

http://smallanimal.vethospital.ufl.edu/client-services/pet-loss-support/self-care-during-the-grieving-process/

Signs that you are Healing

http://smallanimal.vethospital.ufl.edu/client-services/pet-loss-support/signs-that-you-are-healing/

Ways to Memorialize Your Pet

http://smallanimal.vethospital.ufl.edu/client-services/pet-loss-support/ways-to-memorialize-your-pet/

Prevention of Animal Cruelty

What is animal cruelty?

http://www.mspca.org/programs/cruelty-prevention/animal-cruelty-information/

Safety

Animal Poison Control Center

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/

Common Poisonous Household Plants

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WndJLJD8R9k

Everyday Items That May Be Toxic to Your Pet

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/_docs/small_animal/community_practice/community_practice_201102_posionous_household_items.pdf

Pet Travel Tips

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/living-with-pets/pet-safety-tips/pet-travel-tips.html

Preparing Your Home for a New Dog

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/small_animal/community_practice/prepare_for_new_dog.aspx

What is an Emergency?

http://www.healthypet.com/PetCare/PetCareArticle.aspx?art_key=8a11b01b-3b74-4073-a6f9-8fc82237ba67

Seasonal Pet Safety Tips

Enjoy the Holidays While Keeping Your Pet Safe

http://csuvth.colostate.edu/small_animal/community_practice/critter_corner_201110_holiday_hazards.aspx

Holiday Safety Tips for Pets

http://www.cvhs.okstate.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=753:is-it-a-good-idea-to-give-a-pet-as-a-gift&catid=27:small-animal-questions&Itemid=315

Is it a good idea to give a pet as a gift?

http://www.cvhs.okstate.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=753:is-it-a-good-idea-to-give-a-pet-as-a-gift&catid=27:small-animal-questions&Itemid=315

Summer Tips for Pets

http://smallanimal.vethospital.ufl.edu/2012/04/27/summer-tips-for-pets/

Senior Pet Care

Caring for an Older Pet

https://ebusiness.avma.org/EBusiness50/files/productdownloads/SeniorPets_En.pdf

Senior Pet Care Tips

http://www.mspca.org/programs/pet-owner-resources/pet-owner-guides/dog-care/senior-pet-care-tips.html