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The Complete Collection of Vet-Recommended Resources for Pet Parents

The Complete Collection of Vet-Recommended Resources for Pet Parents

Alpha Paw Sale
May 21, 2021

The Vet Corner

Your go-to resource providing information to answer any questions you may have related to your furry friends health and wellbeing. Coming straight from the mouth of registered veterinarians, this resource provides reliable and accurate content that owners can trust.

Full disclosure – this is our own resource but we wouldn’t recommend it to pet parents if we weren’t so sure that all the information you’ll find here is of the highest quality and the most up to date!


Rover connects owners with other dog lovers to provide in-home dog boarding, pet sitting, dog walking, or daycare services. If you need someone to take loving care of your precious best friend for the day or even just a few hours, look no further than Rover. With Rover’s powerful search function, you can find the ideal candidate in your area to take care of your dog for any given time or date.
Rover also lets you become a pet sitter, perfect for if you’re not sure about adopting a dog of your own and want to try the doggy lifestyle.


Wag! is a service platform that aims to provide dog walking, dog sitting, boarding, drop-in visits, in-home or digital dog training, and veterinary advice all through one easy-to-use platform. Wag makes it easy to find the perfect match to look after your dog for a designated period of time. They also provide a 24/7 virtual veterinary care service which allows you to reach out to a veterinarian at the touch of a button to receive instant professional advice for any concerns you might have about your pet.


The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is a charity organization that is dedicated to improving the health and welfare of animals worldwide. They rescue animals that have been kept in inhumane conditions and their website offers fantastic expert-reviewed articles on a wide range of health and welfare topics to help owners ensure that they are giving their pet the best life possible.


BringFido is a fantastic travel planning tool for owners who wish to take their dog on holiday or a road trip with them while ensuring that each destination and attraction is pet-friendly. BringFido allows owners to compare hotels, restaurants, services, and destinations that will welcome your dog with open arms. Users can compare rates to find the cheapest deals available. BringFido will also display all nearby veterinarians, pet stores, pet sitters, and other pet services near your destination, allowing you to plan your trip with the peace of mind that there will always be veterinary attention nearby should an emergency occur.


The Massachusetts Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to protecting animals, relieving animal suffering, advancing animal health and welfare, and preventing animal cruelty. They provide a range of services including animal adoption centers, veterinary clinics, spay/neuter clinics, animal training, and behavior classes, and an online archive of pet resource articles with great information on how to best look after your pet.

Best Friends Animal Society

The Best Friends Animal Society is a non-profit animal welfare organization that aims to provide shelters for homeless animals, provide adoption opportunities for all animals, and prevent the unneeded death of any animals that deserve a second chance in life.


BarkBox is a fun and convenient monthly subscription that will send you a box of goodies to spoil your pup with every month. Starting at $23 per box, you will be sent a themed collection of toys, treats, and chews for your dog to play with. Great for keeping your dog entertained and stimulated, BarkBox will send you unique doggy gifts that your dog will love!

Pet Poison Helpline

The Pet Poison Helpline provides immediate professional advice via telephone for any concerns you have if your pet may have eaten something toxic. They also have a wide range of online resources regarding the most common pet poisons to inform owners of what they should and shouldn’t feed their dogs.

The sooner poisoning is addressed the higher the success rate, so if you are in doubt about a potentially toxic substance your dog may have eaten, then call their 24/7 pet poison control center on (855) 764-7661 immediately.


Petfinder is a powerful tool for matching you with your perfect future companion from a database of animals who need homes. It brings together pets from thousands of different shelters across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to increase public awareness of the availability of adoptable pets.

On Petfinder’s website, you will also find some great articles on what to expect when you adopt a new pet to allow you to provide the best care for the new addition to your family.


The VetStreet website delivers professional advice from veterinarians, trainers, and pet experts to provide trusted information for keeping pets healthy and happy. Their website is constantly updating with articles on caring for your pet and understanding pet behavior.

VetStreet also has a handy tool for locating your nearest veterinary clinic and how to make sure they are the right vet for you and your dog.

Dog Food Advisor

If you’ve wondered what brand of food you should be feeding your dog then look no further than the Dog Food Advisor. Providing the correct diet is extremely important for your dog’s overall health and wellbeing. What your dog should be eating is very specific to them and there is no one-food-fits-all for dogs; this website is regularly updated and ranks the best foods in each category from puppy foods to dog foods for sensitive stomachs. They even have sections on the best food for specific breeds.

Fetch by WebMD

WebMD is one of the most trusted resources for human healthcare information and Fetch is a branch of this that focuses on animal health. The Fetch website contains hundreds of guides on pet health covering topics from diet, training, and common diseases to look out for in your pet.

Fetch only provides the most up to date trustworthy information that is backed by experts in the veterinary field so you can be sure that the advice you find here is accurate.


1800PetMeds is a verified online veterinary pharmacy that provides high-quality prescription medication to pet owners. Often medication will be cheaper online then buying directly from your vet and many owners prefer the convenience of having their dog’s medication delivered directly to their front door. After obtaining a written prescription from your vet, you can send this to 1800PetMeds who will then send you the medication in the post. All products in their pharmacy are protected by a money-back guarantee.

National Poison Control Hotline

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) is a resource every pet parent should know about. If you are concerned that your dog has eaten something poisonous, you can call their pet poison control hotline at 1-888-426-4435 any hour of the day or night, and any day of the year including weekends and holidays.

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Dr. Alexander Crow, DVM

Member of Alpha Paw’s Board of Pet Experts

Dr. Alexander Crow is an RCVS-licensed Veterinary Surgeon currently practicing at Buttercross Veterinary Center, a small animal accredited veterinary practice in Nottingham, United Kingdom. He earned his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the Royal Veterinary College London. His special interests include neurology and soft tissue surgery, and he hopes to start his surgical certificate in the next year. When not working, he enjoys traveling to Europe, painting, and staying fit.

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