Pet Resources

Please use these resources for more information. Feel free to contact Blue Cross Animal Hospital if you have further questions or concerns at (612) 822-2149.

Veterinary Partners

Veterinary Partners is a reliable source of veterinary information - providing insight to animal health, medications, therapies, surgery, behavior, and safety from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), which is the world's first and largest online veterinary database.

Pet Poison Helpline

Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals. They offer assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet and offer great informational resources on most toxins.

The American Heartworm Society

The American Heartworm Society offers educational articles to help further the understanding of heartworm disease to both veterinary professionals and pet owners. Their website provides information already known in the veterinary community as well as newer scientific developments.

Tick Encounter

The Tick Encounter Resource Center at the University of Rhode Island is an outreach program that provides information for tick control and tick-bite protection. They provide wonderful insight on how to stay active and enjoy nature while protecting your pet from tick-borne diseases.

Animal Humane Society

The Animal Humane Society offers education and training resources for owners and pets. They provide both online resources as well as on-site training courses.


Traveling with your pet? APHIS provides all animal health requirements specific for every destination. This includes time frames for obtaining a health certificate, updating vaccinations, diagnostic testing, and administration of medications/treatments.

American Veterinary Dental College

The AVDC provides insight into periodontal disease in cats and dogs and offers education both treatment and prevention of periodontal disease in your pet.

Consumers Advocate (Pet Insurance)

Many different companies offer coverage, researching and comparing policies to find the right fit is a great way to help keep your pet healthy and your check book happy. For a non-comprehensive review of plans, and to visit direct websites, please visit Consumers Advocate.

*Please understand, Blue Cross Animal Hospital does not promote or research any of these companies, rather we strive to provide the best possible opportunities to care for your pet.

Lastly, consider self-insuring your pet by starting a pet savings account. Insurance policies can be restrictive, but with a private savings account your saved finances can be used toward any treatment at any time.