covering a range of topics
We know it can sometimes be tough to research a new topic, so the staff at Windcrest Animal Hospital have gathered useful resources for you.
Delaware Animal Services (DAS) – DAS is the community service and enforcement unit of the Delaware Division of Public Health Office of Animal Welfare (OAW). DAS serves residents and animals statewide in the areas of animal cruelty enforcement, animal control, dangerous dog management, dog licensing, and rabies control.
Veterinary Partner – Do you have questions about animal health, medications, therapies, surgery, behavior, or safety? Our veterinarians suggest you visit this site to learn more about a health issue concerning your pet.
CATalyst Council’s Cat-Friendly Practice – CATalyst Council’s Cat-Friendly Practice is a combined effort to educate veterinary teams about ways to enhance feline visits to the veterinarian. This link has a presentation that offers steps to help your cat’s trip to a vet be less stressful, including getting the cat into a carrier.
The Feline Musculoskeletal Pain Index (FMPI) – This is a pain-scoring tool (in this case, a questionnaire), it measures the relevant clinical features of a cat’s mobility, agility, and disposition that are associated with chronic pain. Developed by NC State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, the FMPI is the only clinically validated instrument for diagnosing and monitoring feline chronic pain arising from degenerative joint disorders.
Traveling with Pets – The USDA provides information necessary for traveling with your pets, including vaccination requirements, alerts, etc. It also provides information about International Health Certificate requirements and links to various nations so you can see their requirements.
Traveling by Car or Truck with Pets – Taking the family pet along for the ride is a part of the vacation plans of families across the nation. These trips can be quite memorable and enjoyable—but only if you take the proper safety precautions for your animals. This guide will help you travel safely and comfortably with your favorite pet.
Waggies by Maggie – Waggies by Maggie & Friends is a non-profit dog treat company whose mission is to employ persons with intellectual disabilities. Our all-natural, vet-approved treats are made with the finest ingredients and contain no preservatives. A purchase of Waggies rewards your dog while supporting employment for members of the community who want to be part of the workforce. It’s a winning combination!
Live Like Roo Foundation – supports dogs and their owners through a cancer diagnosis by providing financial and emotional assistance. We also love senior dogs. Live Like Roo provides dogs and their families with financial assistance after review of their application. Our goal is to help as many dogs as we can. We will also pay for biopsies and any kind of cancer-preventative when warranted. Simply hit the “Apply for Assistance” button.
Transparent Nutrition Pet Food – Transparent Nutrition is recommended by veterinarians across the country because it has the highest quality ingredients and we test every batch of food for heavy metals, molds and bacteria – and share the results of the testing with you!