For many, a pet is someone’s best friend, whether it is a dog, cat, rabbit or pig a companion animal becomes a member of the family.
In a perfect world every story would have their furry sidekick filling each day with laughter and joy. But let’s face it, people get sick, and just like their walking, talking counterparts; animals get sick too. Luckily science has progressed and vets are able to offer treatments for these illnesses that weren’t available just a few years ago.
Did you know that animal care has become just as specialized as human care and that there are board certified doctors in arenas such as ophthalmology, neurology, dermatology, cardiology and many more. Animals needing rehabilitation after surgery or a neurological event can benefit from therapy from a certified rehabilitation specialist. This page is designed to help you find resources for animals in need of specialized medical care or resources to help you with special needs animals.
Find a Medical Specialists in your area– http://www.acvim.org/Animal-Owners/Animal-Education/Board-certified-Small-Animal-Specialists
Search tool for Board Certified Veterinary surgeons- https://www.acvs.org/
Find a rehabilitation therapist in your area- http://www.caninerehabinstitute.com/Find_A_Therapist.html
Find a Veterinarian http://www.vetstreet.com/find-a-veterinarian-animal-hospital/
Prescription help for your pet
Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life
Disabled animals resources
Link to Scouts House video for bladder expression http://scoutshouse.com/videos/video_bladder.html
Causes of Lameness- http://www.newmanveterinary.com/lameness.html#Inroduction
Eddies Wheels- Wheelchairs and Carts for handicapped Pets http://eddieswheels.com/
Yahoo group with others that have disabled dogs https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/DisabledDogs/info
Canine Cancer resources
The National Canine Cancer Center- http://www.wearethecure.org/canine-cancer-library
Radio Pet Lady Network Canine cancer Podcasts with Dr. Sue Ettinger- http://www.radiopetlady.com/archives-pet-cancer-vet.htm
The Dog Cancer Blog- http://www.dogcancerblog.com/
Canine Cancer Financial Assistance and Resources- http://www.caninecancer.com/nutrition-1/
Prosthetic and other related links (braces):
Acupuncture in Pets – Downloadable file
Cold Laser Therapy -Downloadable file
Urinary Incontinence – Downloadable file
Spay and Neuter assistance programs
Additional assistance options:
vetbilling.com is a company where you can request your veterinary practice to join and set up payment option for medically necessary treatments. Requests are submitted and worked through this company. You can also check to see if local vet are already set up with this program.
Other Financial assistance programs