We encourage our clients to seek out additional information about their pet’s diagnosed conditions.  As there is a wealth of information available on the internet, we have provided some reliable and trusted veterinary website links.



  • Veterinary Partner    www.veterinarypartner.com   Part of the Veterinary Information Network accessible by clients and is a very good reference site.
  • Pet Health Network.  Information on dogs and cats.
  • Winn Foundation – This foundation is dedicated to improving feline health on several fronts. This site is a good source of information on current feline health issues.
  • Companion animal care and wellness by Ohio State University at indoorpet.osu.edu
  • For dog lovers from Dogster (Dog Fancy) Magazine dogster.com
  • For cat lovers from Catster (Cat Fancy) Magazine  catster.com



  • PetFoodology – this is an excellent, informative site managed by the Clinical Nutrition Service at Tufts University Veterinary Medical Center.  Topics range from food selection for your new puppy to tube feeding and critical care in geriatrics.  Also check out The Best Food For Your Pet from Tufts nutritionists.
  • If you are interested in home cooking your pets meals, we highly recommend BalanceIt.com – a site with homemade pet food recipes that are screened by veterinary nutritionists.
  • Is your dog or cat looking fit or fat?  Professionals use a Body Condition Score to help determine if a pet is at their ideal weight.  Check the Body Condition Chart for DOGS and CATS here.
  • These days 56% of dogs and 60% of cats are overweight or obese.   The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention has weight loss tools that can help.
  • Update on Grain Free Diets – they sound appealing, but may not be healthy for every pet.  We are keeping up to date on the current research surrounding this complicated issue.



A variety of links, videos and tutorials can be found on our Behavior Resources Page!



  • Follow this link to the American Animal Hospital Association list of common pet toxins.
  • We often get questions regarding pet safe house plants.  This will direct you to a list of many resources for plants and other poisons.
  • These web sites are very informative about potential toxins, house plants and pet safety.For pet poisonings, please call us first before poison control as we are familliar with many common poisons.  If possible have the container at hand.  If needed we will direct you to poison control.







  • When is it time to say goodbye?    Lap of Love is an in-home veterinary hospice and euthanasia service.  At this time they only reach larger metro areas, but their website is a wonderful resource for questions about Quality of Life and end-of life decisions.
  • Tufts University offers a Grief Support Hotline and articles regarding the loss of a pet.
  • The Ohio State University – Honoring the Bond.   Ohio State has a very detailed and helpful Quality of Life scoring chart.  This can help clarify end of life decisions and shed light on signs of decline that may not be easily apparent.
  • Old World Stones  Custom engrave river stone pet memorials
  • Custom paintings from photos of your pet.  By local artist Malia Wiley paintingsbymalia.com
  • Urns available when you arrange to have your pet cremated can be view at this [link]
  • Rainbow bridge [link]




  • Stray/Found Pet Options: If you have found a stray dog or cat in the Mankato area, or surrounding counties and municipalities, this Impound Resources page can tell you who to call based on the location where the pet was found.