Pet Owner Resources
Welcome to our Pet Owner Resources page! In addition to providing you with more information about how VetBilling works for pet owners, you will find links to respected organizations that offer community health-sharing plans for managing veterinary expenses, grant-based veterinary financial assistance and veterinary-specific crowdfunding campaigns.
The Brown Dog Foundation
The Brown Dog Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization that provides financial assistance to pet owners in temporary financial crisis, whose pets are facing treatable, but life-threatening, conditions. The organization was founded in 2006 by Carol Smock in memory of her Labrador retriever, Chocolate Chip, who was diagnosed with cancer while she was dealing with an unexpected job loss. Carol didn’t want families in similar situations to feel that they had nowhere to turn for assistance in the event that a pet needed costly veterinary care. For more information or to apply for assistance, please visit http://www.browndogfoundation.org/
CoFund My Pet
The co-founders of CoFund My Pet started out by launching CoFund Health, a site that was dedicated to giving people a place to honestly crowdfund their out-of-pocket healthcare expenses. A funny thing happened soon after they launched that website: they received MANY requests to let people crowdfund for their pet’s care and give the same assurances to the donors. Because the co-founders are also pet-lovers with furry family members, they definitely couldn’t say “no,” and CoFund My Pet was born.
CoFund My Pet was built to give people with pets a place to get needed help from others and assure them that their donations are ONLY being used for veterinary care expenses. Visit their website to start your crowdfunding campaign.
Free Animal Doctor
Free Animal Doctor (FAD) is a nonprofit crowdfunding platform that allows pet owners to set up campaigns to raise money for veterinary care. 100% of donations made are applied to the animal’s account and payments are made directly to the treating veterinarian. Over 90% of FAD campaigns are fully funded.
Red Rover Relief
Founded in 1987, the mission of RedRover is to bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education.
RedRover Relief Grants are available to help pet caregivers pay for the cost of emergency veterinary care that they otherwise couldn’t afford. A grant application can be completed on their web site.
In addition to RedRover Relief Grants, pet owners will find a comprehensive list of veterinary financial assistance programs. There are national organizations, state organizations, breed-specific and condition-specific organizations, etc. The links are kept up-to-date.
There is a wealth of information available on the RedRover web site, and we highly recommend that pet owners familiarize themselves with the site and its resources BEFORE an emergency arises.
Waggle exists because too many pet owners have had this tragic experience. And while there are many paths to this moment, the experience is the same: a pet owner loves their dog or cat dearly, and is faced with the realization that their pet needs a medical procedure that they can’t afford. Reality hits like a ton of bricks. This innocent companion, who looks so lovingly at you, needs something that you can’t provide. You may feel helpless. You may feel afraid. You may feel like you failed them.
When this happens, the world seems cold and unfair. The love that you share with your pet, the significance of this relationship to you, the heartbreak…
This is not the world we want for you. And we exist to help save your pet’s life.
Pet Health & Behavior Information
The Indoor Pet Initiative of the Ohio State Univ. College of Veterinary Medicine
The goal of the Indoor Pet Initiative (IPI) is to enhance the health and welfare of companion animals world-wide so that all pets and their caregivers can experience optimal well-being. By giving caregivers the information and tools needed to recognize thriving in their pets, and to create an environment that permits them to thrive across the lifespan, the IPI aims to sustain the highest quality relationship between pets and their owners. Bookmark this site for reliable and trustworthy pet health information.
Pets and Parasites
The Pets and Parasites web site was developed by CAPC, The Companion Animal Parasite Council. CAPC is an independent council of veterinarians, veterinary parasitologists, and other animal health care professionals established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people. All content on Pets and Parasites is reviewed and endorsed by CAPC.
Pawbly is a social network for pet people. It is an easy way to get answers to pet-related questions about health, behavior, nutrition and more. Pawbly enables users to connect online with local and national pet professionals, experts, and caring individuals that have a lot of knowledge to share. It is FREE and is also available as an iPhone app.
VeterinaryPartner.com provides 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.
The Pet Health Network
The Pet Health Network is a comprehensive resource for pet health care information. Their team has a dedicated review board of veterinarians who help ensure that the site’s content meets the highest standards in education for pet parents. 100% of Pet Health Network’s medical content is veterinarian-approved.
VetStreet delivers advice from veterinarians, trainers and pet experts who are dedicated to providing the most trusted, authoritative information available. New content is posted daily, and includes the most current advice on dealing with everything from cat and dog training to serious health conditions. All medical content posted on VetStreet goes through additional review by veterinarians.
Pet Poison Helpline
The Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. Please note there is a $59 per incident fee, payable by credit card. This fee covers the initial consultation as well as all follow-up calls associated with the management of the case.
Jamie Wozny, Reiki Master and Animal Communicator
Reiki for pets is the same as Reiki for humans. It’s energy healing to help your pet let go of old energy no longer serving them and fill them with loving, healing energy to offer them what they need in that moment on all levels. It helps greatly with anxiety, past trauma, health issues or even general wellbeing. During animal communication, Jamie taps into the animal’s energy and communicates telepathically beyond the physical. Jamie asks the animal its needs and wants in a simple yet profound way and reports back to you what she receives from them.