Mountainview Animal Hospital


The internet is a big place and it is often difficult to find reliable information on it. Here is a list of reputable sites that might help make your search easier and information more accurate. Of course, you should verify the validity of any information you have found on the internet concerning your pet’s health care with your veterinarian before acting on it.

Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA)

This site will provide you with general interest, pet health information and current topics in the news.

Ontario Veterinary Medical Association

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)

This site will provide you with general interest, pet health information and current topics in the news.

Animal Health Care

Pet Insurance

Pet insurance gives pet owners peace of mind; it gives them the reassurance that if their pet needs emergency care due to an accident or illness they will be able to afford the cost of treatment. We have provided links to two of the insurance companies that we believe are worth investigating.

Pet Care Insurance
Pet Secure Insurance


Medicard is a financing company that offers a variety of financing terms with convenient monthly payments. They provide financial assistance for veterinary care, dental and cosmetic procedures. For those pet owners that do not have the funds or credit immediately available we suggest Medicard.

Medi Card


Through microchipping lost pets can be quickly reunited with their families. Microchipping is the only way to provide a permanent, non-alterable or easily removable means of identification that cannot be lost or fade with time.

24 Pet Watch

Avid Microchip

Microchip 4 Solutions

Dogs in Canada

Dogs Annual in Canada is an annual magazine publication that provides general pet health and breed information, lists Canadian Kennel Club registered breeders of both dogs and cats, and provides a list of recognized pet rescue associations.

Dogs in Canada

Health Canada

This government run site provides fact sheets on West Nile Virus, Rabies and other topics of public health interest.

Health Canada

Dog Training Classes

Here in Georgetown there are several dog training facilities. Each of these places follows their own philosophy and training techniques to help you socialize and obedience train your dog. It is important to contact each of them to find the best match for you and your puppy’s personality.

Pets at Home

Pet Loss and Bereavement

Pet Loss Support Hotline, Ontario Veterinary College

University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1
Phone: 519-824-4120 ext 53694
Tuesday – Thursday 6:00pm – 9:00 pm
Answering service is available outside regular hotline hours.
University Of Guelph

Mississauga Pet Loss

The Canadian Centre for Pet Loss Bereavement
Telephone: 647-885-1175 – Contact via email

Gateway Pet Memorial

Memories in Glass

Rainbow Bridge Poem

Pet Charities

Many people enjoy donating money as part of their contribution to the betterment of society. Some people even do it as part of a memorial for a lost friend. There are many wonderful charities out there. Here are two of our favorites.

OVC Pet Trust

The OVC Pet Trust Fund promotes the health, health care and quality of life of companion animals. They support studies and special projects that improve the quality of pet care and lead to advances in veterinary medicine. Their donors say that supporting Pet Trust is a loving way to cherish the memory of a beloved pet, or to celebrate a special animal or animal lover.

The OVC Pet Trust Fund helps explore vital companion animal health issues, develop new diagnostic and treatment techniques and examine the human-animal bond. Pet Trust studies range from cardiology to neurology; from orthopedics to ophthalmology. Many of these studies also have applications in human health.

University of Guelph

The Farley Foundation

The Farley Foundation helps sick and injured pets that belong to low-income seniors and people with disabilities. The Foundation offers financial assistance to veterinary clinics in Ontario to help cover the cost of providing necessary veterinary care for pets belonging to seniors receiving the Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) or people with disabilities who receive the Ontario Disability Support Payment (ODSP), and who cannot otherwise afford treatment for their pets.

Farley Foundation

Humane Society

You’ll find information about animals available for adoption, their newsletter, happy endings, a virtual tour of the shelter, animal care tips, and much more.

Upper Credit Humane Society

Mississauga Humane Society

Oakville Humane Society

Toronto Humane Society

Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The Ontario SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is one of the largest, most responsive animal welfare organizations in the country, providing care and shelter for tens of thousands of animals every year. As a non-profit charitable organization, the Ontario SPCA is unique amongst animal welfare organizations in Ontario: the Ontario SPCA Act mandates the Society to enforce animal cruelty laws and provides Society Branch and affiliated Humane Society investigators with police powers to do so.

Ontario SPCA


Royal Canin

Medi-Cal/Royal Canin Veterinary Diet supplies a wide range of lifestage and therapeutic diets, each one with its own indications based on an individual pet’s nutritional and medical requirements. This site will familiarize you with Royal Canin’s diets, how and why they are designed, and offers feeding guidelines appropriate for each diet.

Royal Canin

Science Diet / Hills

This site will inform you about Hills’ diets, the conditions they were designed to prevent or treat and how to feed them.

Science Diet

Veterinary Partner is here to support your veterinarian and you in the care of your companion animals by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world’s first and largest online veterinary database and community. It will answer your questions about animal health, medications, therapies, surgery, behavior, and safety.

Veterinary Partner

Indoor Cat Initiative

Many indoor cats develop behavioural problems as a result of boredom. This site is part of the Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine initiative to enrich the lives of indoor cats. They developed a “resource checklist” and some suggestions for making changes to the daily routine of our feline friends.

Indoor Cat

The Cat Fanciers Association

At this site, you’ll find information on cat shows, cat breeds, cat care, and a showcase of top winning cats. You’ll also find the latest news about CFA and their Web site, a tour of CFA’s history, structure and goals, as well as the latest issue of Fanc-e-Mews, their free online magazine, and the Fanc-e-Classifieds, a shopping place for all your feline needs.

Cat Fanciers


The Ontario Rabbit Education Organization is a registered non-profit organization, established to promote the health and well-being of domestic rabbits in Ontario.

This site provides educational resources and support to rabbit caregivers.

Ontario Rabbits

Toronto Wildlife & Procyon Wildlife

Toronto Wildlife is a charitable organization that rescues wildlife in distress, and provides care and medical treatment to sick, injured and orphaned wild animals. It also teaches people about wildlife and wildlife issues via the Wildlife Hotline, presentations and other educational venues. Their site will educate you about their organization, how to make donations, and what to do if you find a sick, injured or orphaned wild animal.

Toronto Wildlife Centre

Procyon Wildlife Centre

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A cat’s arching back is part of a complex body language system, usually associated with feeling threatened. The arch is able to get so high because the cat’s spine contains nearly 60 vertebrae which fit loosely together. Humans have only 34 vertebrae.