Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened - Anatole France
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For the purposes of his book Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity, philosopher Richard Rorty borrows Judith Shklar's definition of liberals as "people who think that cruelty is the worst thing we do." While I would label myself liberal under an even broader definition, this is the crux of my politics, my economics, my humanity. Cruelty is the worst thing we do. And the knowing, avoidable infliction of suffering is the cruelty defined.
Clearly, the capacity to suffer is not limited to human. While arguments can be made that some of the least complex living creatures—bacteria, plants, insects, some sea life—lack the capacity to suffer (at least as we know it), those arguments lose cogency…
Most of us would agree that cruelty is unhealthy. And so a recent failure to act by the California legislature gives us a window into another way in which we are a very unhealthy society.
The Animal Health Institute (AHI) represents companies with an interest in veterinary health. Our members develop and produce the medicines that help our pets live longer, healthier lives and contribute to safe food by keeping food animals healthy.
Animal Planet lets you explore cat breeds, dog breeds, wild animals and pets. Get exclusive photos and video, watch full episodes, play games and more!
Welcome to Animal Planet LIVE, your online home for the most interesting live animal cameras. On this channel, check out the best of Animal Planet's programming.
At Animal Wellness Magazine, we believe the foundation of optimal wellness and happiness is built upon FOUR PILLARS – Natural Health, Natural Nutrition, Positive Training, and Active Lifestyle. Each of these Pillars plays a supporting role in providing your animal companion with the longest, best quality of life possible.
BringFido.com is a dog travel directory that provides unbiased reviews, detailed pet policy information, and online reservations at more than 25,000 pet friendly hotels through a partnership with Travelocity. Information is also available on thousands of bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals, and campgrounds that welcome pets in 150 countries worldwide.
This website is dedicated to Dr. Pol's passion for education people on all creatures great and small.
Timely news coverage of pets and veterinary medicine.
The Poisonous Plant Guide is constructed to enable location of a plant by either knowing the common or botanical name of the plant.
Looking for a healthy way to look after your pets?... Interested in holistic veterinary care for your dogs or cats? Want a different approach for your pet's future wellbeing? You're in the right place! At HomeVet, thousands of pet owners are discovering the best way to care for their pets, just like you.
We specialize in natural and holistic approaches to pet care and human health.
Morris Animal Foundation is a nonprofit organization that invests in science that advances veterinary medicine for companion animals, horses and wildlife. We are a global leader in animal health science, and our funding helps more species in more places than any other organization in the world.
News on petproductnews.com consists of reporters that specialize in covering the pet industry and its communities. News is supplemented by Pet Product News International magazine’s team of editors, photographers and writers who specialize in all-things pet-related. Pet Product News International is the top monthly business newsmagazine that informs, educates and entertains the professional pet industry.
By providing vet-approved services, products and educational resources, PetCoach is committed to making it easier for you to be the best pet parent possible.
PetMD.com is committed to providing broader access to comprehensive pet health information and pet care resources that will help pet owners take a more active role in managing their pet's health. Current trends in pet health and nutrition, decision support services, symptom checkers, treatments options and a growing list of pet care providers are just a few of the features you'll find at petsMD.com.
Petplace.com is the definitive web destination for PetCrazy people. We know that the number one priority of PetCrazy people is their pet''s health and well being.
Since 2000 Pets.ca has been building an online community for pet lovers from Canada and around the world. Currently, Pets.ca receives thousands of daily visitors from every continent. Most of our visitors are from the USA, Canada the United Kingdom and Australia.
PetWave.com is the first pet care website to combine a comprehensive pet health library based on today’s veterinary care standards with a full-featured suite of community and pet health management tools. PetWave allows pet owners to leverage the knowledge of established veterinary science, collective experiences of others, and interactive web technology to provide pet owners with relevant answers.
We are here to support you in the care of your companion animal by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from experts in the field of natural health.
Commonly asked questions about animal health answered here!
VaccinateYourPet.net is an animal health initiative sponsored by Merial, the maker of the most recommended and requested flea and tick control product, FRONTLINE® Plus, and heartworm preventive, HEARTGARD® Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel).1,2,3 Merial also produces advanced and targeted vaccines for cats and dogs.
Comprehensive Pet Meds Information & Comparisons... Pet Insurance Reviews & Resources... Pet Health & Pet Products News & Articles...
VetAgenda - a comprehensive database of veterinary congresses, conferences and courses worldwide.
Your pets deserve the best healthcare. A sick or injured pet is scary, but finding a local veterinarian shouldn't be. Veterinarians.com makes it easy for you to find the best care for your pets. We do the research, all you have to do is search for your zip code. Visit for detailed listing about local vets in your area, resources for pet owners, and more.
VIN continual education courses are unlike any CE you've experienced. Most VINners don't need the CE credits, but look to VIN CE as the place where they can truly learn -- rather than just attend CE for credit.
Most current veterinary information for common pet health problems.
VeterinaryPartner.com is here to support your veterinarian and you in the care of your companion animals.
We provide veterinary health information relating to dogs and cats.
Vetstreet.com is a new site dedicated to giving you the most accurate information possible, so you can keep your dogs and cats healthy. Our articles are written, developed, and reviewed by leading veterinarians, professional journalists, and animal health experts, so you get the most current advice and thinking on everything from finding the right puppy or kitten to dealing with serious medical conditions.
Wag! makes dog ownership easier by connecting dog owners with dog lovers in their community they can hire on-demand for dog walking, dog sitting, or dog boarding services 7-days a week. Wag! is like having a trusted dog-loving neighbor or friend at your beck and call!
Zoetis, formerly the animal health business of Pfizer, is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, support and education. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.
A comprehensive guide to holistic pet care.
The mission of American Humane Association is to ensure the welfare, wellness and well-being of children and animals, and to unleash the full potential of the bond between humans and animals to the mutual benefit of both.
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” While there are SPCAs and humane societies all over the country, the ASPCA is not directly affiliated with them. However, the ASPCA works nationally to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with many shelters across the country
Educate yourself on proper pet care and pet health problems by asking questions and finding the answers from reliable, trusted sources of information — such as your veterinarian and their staff, or these pages.
Veterinary Services (VS) protects and improves the health, quality, and marketability of our nation's animals.
Studies have shown that the bond between people and their pets can increase fitness, lower stress, and bring happiness to their owners. But there’s something else you should know. Pets sometimes carry germs that can make people sick. The diseases people get from animals are known as zoonotic (zoe-oh-NOT-ic) diseases.
At Kansas State University, the College of Veterinary Medicine is a tremendous resource for news articles.
The mission of CAPC is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human-animal bond, through recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections.
Comprehensive coverage of the world of veterinary medicine.
Go Pets America is both an information resource for dog, cat, pet and horse owners.
Hello! I'm Dr. Karen Becker, a proactive and integrative wellness veterinarian. On behalf of myself and Dr. Mercola, I'd like to welcome you to MercolaHealthyPets.com. My goal is to help you create wellness in order to prevent illness in the lives of your pets. This proactive approach seeks to save you and your pet from unnecessary stress and suffering by identifying and removing health obstacles even before disease occurs. Unfortunately, most veterinarians in the United States are trained to be reactive. They wait for symptoms to occur, and often treat those symptoms without addressing the root cause.
Hill's Pet Nutrition is dedicated to helping pets reach their full potential through quality nutrition and healthcare. Our unrivaled devotion to healthy, happy pets drives everything we do.
Comprehensive website covering the veterinary industry.
Medi-Vet Animal Health began out of a need to provide affordable veterinary care and products to local humane societies, animal rescue groups and to the people they serve. With ever increasing costs of pet health care, many clients were finding it difficult to provide for all the needs of their pet, especially when they became ill or required special medications.
MediVet Biologic’s mission is to offer innovative, safe and effective biologic treatments in regenerative medicine & oncology solutions, to assist millions of animals needlessly suffering in pain.
The mission of NAIA is to promote the welfare of animals, to strengthen the human-animal bond, safeguard the rights of responsible animal owners. One of our most important tasks is educating the public about the critical difference between animal rights and animal welfare.
The goals of National Pet Week are to promote responsible pet ownership, celebrate the human-animal bond, and promote public awareness of veterinary medicine.
Nzymes.com is dedicated to the health and welfare of pets and people all over the world.
At Only Natural Pet, our mission is to support long and healthy lives for your pets by providing truly natural products based on our strict ingredient standards. We do the research on what is and is not healthy for your pet, so you don’t have to. Choosing Only Natural Pet brand products ensures your 4-legged family members get only healthy, natural pet supplies.
Partners in Animal Health, a collection of innovative, reliable resources for veterinarians and pet owners.
PetLink is the cornerstone of Datamars' 24/7/365 pet registry and pet recovery service. Microchipping is the only unique, unalterable, tamper-proof, permanent form of identification that owners can provide for pets. Once microchipped, owners are encouraged to register their pets so that their contact information is on record in the event that their pet is ever lost or stolen. A microchip, together with PetLink - give your pet a silent voice and give owners peace of mind that your beloved pet will always find its way home.
We're America's largest pet pharmacy with over 10 million satisfied customers. Just as you feel comfortable with the medication dispensed to you and members of your family by your own pharmacy, we want you to feel comfortable with the medication we dispense to you for your pet.
PetMedsOnline.Org was created by pet lovers, for pet lovers to provide an unbiased source of information for pet medications, pet health and general pet care.
At PetSmart, we believe pets make us better people. That's why we create more moments for people to be inspired by pets.
Equine Avian (Bird) Canine (Dog) Feline (Cat) Puppy/Kittens Ferret Holistic veterinary work aims to make your pet as healthy as he or she can be and gradually build up their body to the best that it can be. The holistic approach treats the whole animal, ignites the body's internal healing force and stimulates the body's natural abilities to heal itself.
An online current awareness journal.
Canine genetic disease detection services, it is the mission of VetGen to improve the health of all purebred animals, by providing informative and valuable services to animal breeders, owners, and care providers.
Created for the Veterinarian and Veterinary Pets. We have expanded our service to include the whole Veterinary Community
Often people feel they must give up their pets for various reasons. On these pages, you'll hopefully find some alternatives and be able to keep your animal.
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