Links - Litchfield Veterinary Hospital - Litchfield, CT

Litchfield Veterinary Hospital

289 Torrington Road
Litchfield, CT 06759


In addition to the Pet Health Care Library, we have provided the following links to websites that provide some great information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care. We will update this page frequently, and would love to hear your ideas on links that you would like to see us add to 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!

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

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

  • Catalyst Council Cats and Carriers: Friends Not Foes Video - Learn ways to make your cat's carrier more Cat Friendly and reduce your cat's stress and yours when traveling with your pet.

  • Heartworm Society    Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!

  • Behavior problems We are dedicated to helping others experience the same joy we share with our own pets. Our insight into the animal’s point of view and awareness of how all our interactions affect them allows us and our pets to have fun and enjoy life together every day.

  • National Animal Poison Control Center This is the website of the National Animal Poison Control Center. It includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center.

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

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

  • USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service The USDA maintains this website with information on a variety of animal health related topics, including the latest news on such things as Mad Cow Diseases, foot and mouth disease, and many other things.

  • Novartis Animal Health This site is sponsored by Novartis, the makers of Sentinel, Interceptor and Program, and has useful information on heartworm prevention and flea control for pet owners.

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

  • West Nile Virus This site is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, and has the latest information on the spread of West Nile Virus in the US, as well as information on disease transmission, symptoms, etc.

  • American Veterinary Medical Association This site is a good starting point to learn more about a variety of topics, including feline injection-site sarcomas and the latest subjects in veterinary medicine.

  • AVMA - Animal Food Recalls and Alerts This link provides up to date reports from the Food and Drug Administration FDA and/or manufacturers.

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

  • Veterinary Partner This site allows pet owners to search for information on many medical and surgical conditions of pets.

  • USDA International Health Certificates Visit this website prior to international travel to find out specific country regulations and print out international (bi-lingual) health certificates to bring with you to appointment. 

  • Pet Insurance Review This site allows you to research pet insurance.  You can read reviews, compare rates and get free quotes. 

  • Dog Bite Prevention- This information is provided by the AVMA and contains articles and tips to aid in responsible pet ownership, prevention of dog bites, and understanding dogs behavior.
  • Pet Poison Helpline - If you suspect your pet has ingested a poisonous substance or plant, contact the helpline.  View a list of potentially toxic substances/plants.
  • ASPCA Animal Poison Control - Contact if you suspect your pet has ingested a potentially harmful plant or substance.  Learn more about which plants and substances may be toxic.