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Montgomery County SPCA
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
A No-Kill Rescue Group
Serving Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC since 1973

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Medical Information About Your Pet

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This page is divided into several parts.  You can click on the part you would like to see, or just keep scrolling.

bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Emergency Telephone Numbers
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Let us convince you how important it is to take your pet to the vet!
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Order Pet Fact Sheets from the MCSPCA
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) See a list of feline medical resources on the Web.
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) See a list of canine medical resources on the Web.
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Thinking of giving up your pet?  Check here first!

 

Emergency Telephone Numbers

bullet.gif (1235 bytes) MEAC Rockville, MD 301-770-5225
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) VMVES Alexandria, VA 703-823-3601
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) BEAH Glenn Dale, MD 301-464-3737
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) EAC Hyattstown, MD 301-831-1088
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) National Animal Poison Control Center 1-888-426-4435 $45/incident
1-900-443-0000 $45/incident

 

Why should you take your pet to the vet?

Disease rates in cats compared to humans

Based on VMDB - Veterinary Medical Database - at Purdue University.  Number of diagnoses in the population of 20696 cats seen by veterinary teaching hospitals. Rates for AIDS, Heart Disease Deaths, and Measles from U.S. Center for Disease Control.  Malignancy diagnoses from American Cancer Society.

These charts demonstrate that disease is much more common in felines than in human beings.  If you see your doctor once a year, it certainly make sense to get your pet to the vet once a year too.

Make sure to...
Take your pet to the vet at least once a year for a checkup
for your pet's sake!

Some links to feline medical resources on the Web

bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Client Information Brochures from the Cornell Feline Health Center
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Information about Declawing Your Cat
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Feline Hip Dysplasia Awareness Web Site
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Brochure from the Cornell Feline Health Center
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) FAQ by Erin Miller
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) Brochure from the Cornell Feline Health Center
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) FAQ by Erin Miller
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) Brochure from the Cornell Feline Health Center
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Feral Cat Information
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) General Cat Care
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) General Medical Information about cats
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) List of Poisonous Plants
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Litter box Issues
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Internet Vet Column
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Ten Tips for a Poison Safe Household
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Toxoplasmosis from Cornell University
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Toxoplasmosis from PetPath
   
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Cornell Feline Health Center -- an outstanding source of information
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Internet Vet Column -- articles from the vet
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) rec.pets.cats FAQ Homepage -- yet another great site

For more general links, go check our Links Page.

Some links to canine medical resources on the Web

bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Canine Epilepsy
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Canine Mammary Tumors
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Canine Urolithiasis
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Dog's Diet
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Dog Owner's Guide
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Heartworm Disease
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Hip Dysplasia
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) List of Poisonous Plants
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Lyme Disease
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Ten Tips for a Poison Safe Household
   
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Dog Owner's Guide -- Everything about your dog
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) How To Prevent Dog Bites - by Dana Fedman
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Internet Vet Column -- articles from the vet
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) rec.pets.dogs: Canine Medical Information [Part 1/2] FAQ
bullet.gif (1235 bytes) Time Warner's Pet Path -- another great source of info

For more general links, go check our Links Page.


If you have any questions, please email us and we'll answer you as soon as possible!  You can call the MCSPCA at 301-948-4266, but for the fastest response, please use our email address.   For info on how to write to us, see our contact page.
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