Resource Guide
for Pet Owners

Bracken Ridge Veterinary Hospital – Bedford, PA

At Bracken Ridge Veterinary Hospital, our staff is pleased to provide the following informative links to educational resources that we believe may be of value to you as you care for your pet. If you enjoy these materials, please share them so that others may benefit as well. As a dedicated pet caregiver, we understand that you are interested in learning more about how to provide the best for your new companion. It is our hope that you find something of value below as you continue searching for ways to enrich the life you share with your pet.

Humane Animal Shelters Organizations

General Pet Care


  • FDA Pet Food Recalls – Get information straight from the source at the USDA recall site.
  • Pet Poison Helpline – Great info including list of poisonous substances to avoid, how to recognize the signs of poisoning, and what to do if you think your pet has been poisoned (fee for service call)
  • Animal Poison Control Center – Information and mobile app from the ASPCA detailing common plant, household, and food poisons. (fee for service call)
  • Disaster Preparedness for Pets – Learn what you can do not to help keep your pet safe during a disaster

Parasite Management

  • American Heartworm Society – Resources about heartworm disease prevalence, how it is transmitted, and how you can protect your pet
  • Pets & Parasites – Maps of current parasite outbreaks, modes of transmission, and other valuable tools from the Companion Animal Parasite Council to help protect your pet from internal and external parasites

Cat Care Resources

  • Cat Friendly – Information presented by the American Association of Feline Practitioners with excellent information about maximizing cat health, understanding cat behavior, how to be a cat-friendly caregiver, and more.
  • General Cat Care – Overview of basic cat care guidelines for new cat caregivers courtesy of the ASPCA

Dog Care Resources

Exotic Pet Resources

  • Backyard Chicken Health – Recommendations on maintaining the health of your backyard flock from the CDC
  • Basic Bird Care – Essential care information for pet birds from From the Association of Avian Veterinarians
  • Signs of Illness in Companion Birds – Learn how to easily tell if your feathered friend may be sick from the Association of Avian Veterinarians
  • Basic Rabbit Care – Rabbit feeding housing, handling, and basic care tips
  • Spaying and Neutering Rabbits – Rabbits are one of the most prolific breeders in the world. Learn more about why you should consider this procedure for your pet.
  • Sugar Glider Care – Essential information and care guide for these unique creatures

Grief Management

Veterinary Professional Organizations

Pet Insurance

The links below are provided as information resources only. They are not endorsed by Bracken Ridge Animal Hospital.

The veterinarians and staff of Bracken Ridge Veterinary Hospital are committed to sharing a wide range of relevant, accurate information to help you provide the best possible care for your companion animal pet. If you have any healthcare-related concerns about your pet, please seek veterinary care right away. Bracken Ridge Veterinary Hospital is available to answer any pet care questions you may have: 814-623-1888.