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Dr. Google doesn’t have his Pennsylvania license…..

The World Wide Web is a wonderful innovation that has changed the world. My father worked in Research and Development for a major computer company for most of my childhood, so I was exposed at an early age to the wonders of computers. However, with the 24 hours, 7 days a week access to information comes access to misinformation as well. Almost anyone can say anything on the internet, whether it is based in facts or not. Unfortunately, this has led some of our well-meaning clients to make poorly informed decisions based on misinformation from the internet. When you are researching a question about your pet’s health, it is important to know where the information is coming from. Veterinary schools, veterinarians, breed organizations, and kennel clubs often have great sections on health related topics on their websites. Our staff is also very willing to answer any questions you may have about your pets, so please do not hesitate to call us if you have any concerns. Below I have listed some of the websites that offer great advice from reliable sources:

1. Pet poisonings –                  http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control
2. General health questions – http://www.veterinarypartner.com
http://www.vet.upenn.edu
http://www.avma.org
3. Canine health –                    http://www.akc.org
4. Feline health –                     http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc
http://www.catvets.com
5. Equine health –                    http://www.aaep.org

Happy surfing,
Ann E. Bastian, V.M.D.

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