Larklain Veterinary Services

PO Box 441
Berwyn, PA 19073


Helpful Resources for Pet Parents

In addition to the Pet Health Care Library, LVS has provided the following links to websites that provide some useful information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and companion animal health care.  We will update this page frequently.  Please feel free to send us your favorite resource link.  We may just add it to the list!

How to Have Happy, Healthy Cats and Dogs Who are a Joy in All Respects: Follow these LINKS!

  • Fear Free Pets
    The Fear Free mission: "To prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them."  Seems like a pretty good idea to us.
  • Cat Info
    What should I be feeding my cat to keep him or her healthy and avoid common nutrition-related diseases and emergencies? How do I transition my cat from what he or she is eating to what he or she should be eating? This site covers what you need to know about feline nutrition.  We just advise skipping the "raw food" section as it can be difficult to do safely and there are plenty of other good options available.  This site also has bonus info on common feline conditions and perhaps most importantly, the litterbox from your cat's perspective.
  • The OSU Indoor Pet Initiative
    From your dog's and cat's basic needs and how to provide for them (e.g. scratching and cats) to toys, perches and everything in between, this is an excellent resource.
  • At Attention Dog Training
    Our recommended provider for puppy kindergarten and obedience classes as well other training-related services.  
  • What A Good Dog 
    Trusted provider of boarding, swimming and training services.
  • Pets In Motion
    Trusted provider of private training, select areas of behavioral counseling, pet selection and adoption counseling as well as other services.
  • ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
    THE resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 
  • Companion Animal Parasite Council
    Pets are susceptible to internal and external parasites- click this link to find out which parasites are threats to your dog or cat and how to prevent disease associated with them.
  • Heartworm Society
    Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!  And yes, we really do have heartworm disease in Pennsylvania!  This is an easy disease to prevent and a difficult one to treat. Prevent it.