Veterinary Resources

Emergency Resources:

If you believe your pet may be having an emergency and it is not within our hours of operation, please use the following resources. Please CALL and DO NOT EMAIL if you believe there is an emergency.

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control website has some important information on plants, food, and the dangers of other poisons regularly found in our homes. Some you would not suspect! They also have a phone number for their poison help line if you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance. It may cost $65 for the call, but that is billed to the ASPCA directly over the phone and is in no way affiliated with Friendship Animal Hospital.

These are the Emergency Clinics we recommend.

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Carolina Veterinary Specialists (CVS)

Online Pharmacies

If your desire to shop online is out of convenience, and you want to have your pet’s prescriptions delivered to your door, please use our own Home Delivery Pharmacy. Our Team constantly monitors this pharmacy and keeps a record of what medications and/or supplements your pet is taking. Another level of safety that we provide for you and your pet.

There are many online pharmacies and other resources where you may find your pet’s medication or supplements. Did you know that only 3% of online pharmacies are in compliance with U.S. pharmacy laws and practice standards? Here are some links to organizations and information you should know before making the decision to support these entities and some dangers you need to be aware of.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, created a program called BeSafeRx to raise awareness of the dangers of buying prescription medicines from online pharmacies.

Other Great Resources:

Friendship Animal Hospital is aware of the vast amount of information available on the Internet. Our team has taken the time and evaluated the following sites. We trust the information the listed websites provide to you, our client, and member of our family.

Pet food recalls: This page shows recalls and alerts announced by the U.S. FDA and/or manufacturers in the last 90 days.

Choosing a new puppy: This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy.

Pet-proofing your house: This is a great article about how to keep your house and yard safe for dogs and cats and a must read if you getting a new puppy or kitten.

Pet Insurance Comparison: This informative article can help you better decide which pet insurance plan is best for you! Or, you can find it in a chart if that helps you.

American Heartworm Society: Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!

Behavior problems: Founded by Brian Kilcommons and Sharon Wilson, best-selling authors and recognized experts on animal training and behavior, this site is a terrific resource for advice on a variety of behavioral problems. If you want to learn more about feline housesoiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem, check this one out!

The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA): The Cat Fanciers’ Association website has lots of pictures, as well as information on cat breeds, cat care, upcoming cat shows, and much more.

Veterinary Schools: This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States, the Caribbean and Europe.

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: The USDA maintains this website with information on a variety of animal health related topics, including the latest news on such things as Mad Cow Diseases, foot and mouth disease, and travel requirements within the United States and abroad.

Rainbow Bridge: Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): This site is a good starting point to learn more about a variety of topics, including feline injection-site sarcomas and the latest subjects in veterinary medicine.

American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP): The AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors, and has lots of good information regarding feline health.

Veterinary Partner: Here to support your veterinarian and you in the care of your companion animals by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network.

Tick Abundance In Your Area: Take their “At Risk” assessment to see which ticks are most prevalent in your area. In addition, learn which illnesses they can carry.

Pet Health Network: Answers from vets about your pet.

FIV, FELV, and Feline Heartworm Disease In Your Area: The more you know, the more likely you can protect your best friend. They can help you find out how common these infectious diseases are in your area.

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