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Top 20 Pet Care Sites To Follow In 2015

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top-pet-care-site-2015-badgeThe web provides many unique and interesting pet care and pet education sites that sometimes it’s a bit too overwhelming to find the best ones, and once you actually do find them, which ones do you follow in the first place?!

Being a pet parent myself, I decided to curate a select list of 20 sites this year that are worth checking out and share them with you as they will definitely help with your career path of becoming a veterinary technician.

You can then pick and choose whichever one fits you and your pet best, and add them to your regular sites to visit or like I do, subscribe to their Twitter account or Facebook page for their updates.

Sounds good? Let’s go!

1. Pawcurious

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Known as a true family veterinarian, Dr. Jessica Vogelsang is well known in the pet world and has one of the post popular veterinary/pet blogs on the net. If you want a no nonsense approach to being a pet parent as well as a parent with children check her site. She dispenses wisdom on almost every topic related to pet education. Oh yeah, she is an author too! I havn’t had the chance to read her best selling book, All dogs go to Kevin, but I am planning too!

2. Keep The Tail Wagging

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Champions of raw food for dogs, this site is one of the most comprehensive sites on what to feed your dog, what natural supplements do give, and how to find out what your dog has intolerance for. I know of many pet owners that want to transition to raw food diet for their pup and this is the site they frequent to most.

3. DoggieBuddy

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DoggieBuddy should be called DoggieOwnerBuddy really. We so much information to dog owners it is one of my favorite sites to visit. They don’t post often, but when they do it sure those matter and well worth reading.

4. SoPets
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First we have the now famous SoPets, an online pet site giving solid tips on tending and caring for your, what else, pets! What makes this site so unique are pictures it uses to not only capture your attention for to drive the point its trying to make in each one of its published article.

5. Just For Pets

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I would call this place the Whole Foods for pets. If you want a more holistic approach to raising and feeding your cat, dog, rabbit, or any lovely pet you decided on, then this place is it. Make sure to browse  their resources page for additional pet education sites that are worth reading.

6. BringFido

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How many times you take sparky with you with your vacation only to find out dogs are not allowed. Well, fret no more! This site was made for this exact purpose. Next time you are headed to Paris, just check to so which hotels have what pet policy and you will never have to leave your pet home alone ever again! 🙂

7. Web Vets4

Besides proving an excellent service for many pet parents who do not know which veterinary care provider to take their pets too, this site as an outstanding pet care and education blog that will give you plenty of insights on being a pet owner. From how to give your pet their prescribed pills to what you need to know about your bird’s breed.

8. Pet University 

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With in depth articles from qualified pet trainers, this site give you the complete 411 of each and every type of pet you bring home. Whether it’s a four legged fur-ball or two legs with wings, Pet University has the videos, tutorials, and articles, to help you decide which one would fit your personality best and how to take care of the pet you already have.

Note: many have commented if it’s an actual university. Unfortunately no its not. Similar to “Subway University”, the name is just to imply a center of education and learning.

9. Cat Lovers Only

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As the name says, cat lovers only! Want to know more about our cat breed? Check. Interesting in the best cat food for you feline friend? Check. Want to learn about their behaviour, illnesses, or just share a picture? Check, check, and check! Happy browsing… meow.

10. Pet Health Care Gazette

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The Pet Health Care Gazette is set to be the voice to be the voice of pets! and I have to say she most definitely is and even more so. Any pet care topic you can think of is covered, from the exotic to house pets, you can read it all here.

11. Petfood Industry

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Not sure if that can of cat food is good for your furry friend? Well, this is where you can check the rating on food companies, food products, ingredients, sourcing, and everything pet food related before feeding your pet child that can from the sales aisle.

12. DogTipper

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DogTipper is run buy two professional writers that started their careers in the travel guide industry. After Adopting two beautiful rescue dogs they did start this website to share their tips and tricks with the skills of only a writer turn dog owner could do. Each post has something to discover, so make sure you spend some time browsing their site. Its loaded with useful information.

13. Canine Journal

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With out a doubt, one of the better pet blogs out there. But one of our favorite articles is their annual pet insurance comparison guide. With so many options too many new pet parent have a hard time deciding which pet insurance to get their dog or cat. Their list narrows it down to the best ones and lets you choose on your own from there depending on your needs and budget.

14. Animal Bliss

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Jeanne describes herself as an ordinary gal, but there is nothing ordinary about her and her extraordinary blog. She shares detailed tutorials on every pet she or her family get their hands on so we can all learn and save ourselves time and frustration in things as critical as training your cat to use the littler box to what to expect when your bearded dragon start its shedding process.

15. Go Pet Friendly

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This site is a must for any pet owner. Anytime I want to head to a new restaurant with Fido I make sure to check it here first and see if they are pet friendly. But They offer much more than that. They review hotels, retail stores, campgrounds, beaches and more! Definitely a site that should be bookmarked.

16. Stale Cheerios

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I have to admit, dog training is not my forte. Mary runs this site and she is a professional animal trainer who known her stuff well. What’s more you get to learn the inside scoop right from the horses mouth on what to do, and more importantly, what not to do!

17. Dog Shaming

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Whenever I want a quick laugh and just to browse other dog owners misfortunes to make me feel better about my own I come here. It is a great site to release your frustration with your pup’s latest shenanigans. Tobi ate your homework? No worries, take a picture and shame (or congratulate) him online. You almost start enjoying the little rascal’s extra curricular activities!

18. Dog Aware

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Unfortunately this site is not updated as frequently anymore. But I just had to mention it because there are so many gems of information, research, detailed posts, and all around pet care education, that if you haven’t come across this site before you need to at least be aware of it. Hopefully, Mary would still publish a post or two once in a while.

19. The Bark

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The Bark needs no introduction. With their success from the early publishing of the Bark magazine covering all dog health care and education needs they have continued their success onilne with their top rated dog blog. We have to say we are impressed. They have an excellent list of healthy guides and detailed dog care posts to help you better understand your life’s co-pilot.

20. Pawsitively Pets

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There is no other pet blogger I enjoy reading as much as Ann’s blog. She goes above and beyond to advocate for our furry friends and shares it all online. From wild and exotic to the stay at home canine. She has a mission to make world a better place for pets and humans alike.

That’s the list! We hope you enjoyed these select pet and veterinary sites as much as we did showcasing them.

If you are a veterinary student and are enrolled in either an online program or a traditional school, then I highly recommend subscribing to 2-3 of the newsletters from any of the vet specific sites above as they consistently shared insightful gems on a regular basis.

Many of you heard of most of them but a few that are lesser known are definitely worth checking out and deserve extra attention.

Plus, we like to mix things up!