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 and trusted source of veterinary information. The veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) provide insight into animal health, medications, therapies and many other topics. VIN 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.

Consumers Advocate (Pet Insurance)

Researching and comparing pet insurance policies is a great way to find the right fit in order to help keep your pet healthy and your checkbook happy. For a non-comprehensive review of plans, and to visit direct websites, please visit Consumers Advocate.

You may also want to 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.

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB)

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB) is an association of professionally trained volunteers on pet bereavement counseling. They offer support groups, education and counseling training, and live chat-interaction to help you through all stages of pet loss.

For more information on Children and Pet Loss specifically, please click here.

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.

Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC)

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is an independent council of veterinary professionals that created guidelines for optimal control of both internal and external parasites. These veterinarians, veterinary parasitologists, and other animal health care professionals offer expertise in parasitology, internal medicine, public health, and much more.

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.

American Veterinary Dental College

The AVDC provides insight into periodontal disease in both cats and dogs. It also offers education on both the treatment and prevention of this disease to help you provide the best dental care for your pet.


Traveling with your pet? APHIS provides information on 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.

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.

Please understand that 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.