A very useful source of information for pet owners. You can look up hundreds of medical conditions, medications, and general health topics. There are also additional helpful links on this site.
Partners in Animal Health
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine site for pet owners. Some very useful information in video format including how to brush your cat's teeth, trim nails, give medications, a guide to kidney disease, and a guide to diabetes.
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
Charges may be incurred for help with a poisioning incident. The site has information about household hazards, poisonous plants, and some general health information.
American Association of Feline Practitioners
Cat specific behavior and medical information.
The Indoor Pet Intiative from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine
Information focused on enriching the life of your pet and their environment. There is also some training and medical information.
Animal Rescue Organizations
Looking to adopt a new pet? Volunteer? Here are a few local organizations to consider.
Animal Friends Rescue Project
Based in Pacific Grove with adoption centers in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties, they are dedicated to finding good permanent homes for abandoned, stray, and abused companion animals and ending the pet overpopulation crisis through focused spay/neuter programs.
Peace of Mind Dog Rescue
Peace of Mind is dedicated to finding new loving homes for dogs whose senior guardians can no longer care for them due to illness, death, or other challenging circumstances, and to finding homes for senior dogs in animal shelters.
Unconditional Love states: our mission is to rescue animals from euthanizing shelters, in some cases saving animals with less than one hour to spare. Currently we rescue predominantly cats, and will welcome dog foster homes so we may include more dogs in our circle of love each year.
SPCA for Monterey County
Santa Cruz SPCA
Dr. Maria Kuty Housecall Veterinarian is a mobile veterinarian providing services to Santa Cruz County and the south Bay Area, including: Aptos, Aromas, Ben Lomond, Bonny Doon, Boulder Creek, Campbell, Capitola, Corralitos, Day Valley, Felton, Freedom, Happy Valley, La Selva Beach, Live Oak, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, San Jose, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Saratoga, Scotts Valley, Soquel, Watsonville, Willow Glen.