Resources for New Puppy Owners


West Kootenay Animal Hospital

Our clinic website. Learn more about the doctors and staff, access our handouts and resources,

check out the pet of the month, take a tour of the hospital and post a memorial about your pet.

Canine Inherited Disorders Database

A great resource on the incidence of genetic diseases in different breeds.

ASPCA Poison control

The American SPCA has a great website on poisons for pet owner as well as a poison control

hotline for emergencies (there is a fee to phone this service)

Hills pet food

Medical/Royal Canin Pet Foods

Veterinary Partner

A great website with information on diseases, medications and behavior problems written by

veterinarians for pet owners.

Companion Animal Parasite Council

The most comprehensive information and up to date guidelines for the control of parasites in

pets and people.

Doggone Safe

A website dedicated to dog bite prevention. Good tips on bite prevention for dog owners

Healthy Pet

A website by the American Animal Hospital Association for pet owners. A variety of articles on pet

care and also some instructional videos.


Before and After you Get your Puppy Dr. Ian Dunbar

The Monks of New Skete - How to be your dog’s best friend

The Art of Raising a Puppy