Pet Info Library

In the modern era, it is increasingly difficult to find trustworthy and accurate pet health info on the internet.

The SVA has curated this list of validated resources to help pet owners apply accurate and scientific knowledge to help their pets. The resources below are all free unless otherwise stated.

Please check back regularly as we add new links/resources! Last updated: 13 July 2021

Recommended Websites

Canine Cancer Academy

By Veterinary Oncology (Cancer) Specialist, Dr Lori Cesario. With 60+ articles on helping patients with cancer. A good starting point for any pets with cancer.


Fear-Free Happy Homes

Pet behaviour training for pet owners. Understand animal language and solve behaviour problems.


International Cat Care

The Ultimate Cat Care Resource for cat owners by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM)


Nutrition RVN

Pet nutrition info for pet owners and animal professionals.



Pet health information by the largest animal welfare charity in the UK. For all creatures big and small, including reptiles and other exotics.


The Science Dog

Blog by Linda Case on dog nutrition and dog training. Previous university lecturer. Author of several nutrition textbooks.


Petfoodology by Tufts University

Veterinary Nutrition Specialist department by Tufts University Vet School. Bite-sized content targeted for pet owners.



A science-based pet health blog by Dr Brennen McKenzie. The website covers a wide range of alternative therapies and the latest research. Dr Brennen is the previous President of the Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Association, taught veterinary students as a clinical instructor for the College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, and taught scientific writing to biology majors at San Jose State University.


Veterinary Partner

A database of in-depth articles on veterinary conditions and the conventional diagnostics and treatments recommended; usually kept very well updated. Has a good “search function” to look for answers. Driven by the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) and overseen by veterinarians.


Recommended Books

1. Decoding Your Dog

Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones. Written by American College of Veterinary Behaviorists.

2. Decoding Your Cat

The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Cat Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent Or Change Unwanted Ones. Written by American College of Veterinary Behaviorists.

3. Dog Food Logic

Making Smart Decisions for Your Dog in an Age of Too Many Choices. Book on animal nutrition. Written By Linda Case.

4. Placebos for Pets?

Explores the scientific research and evidence of current alternative medicine. By Dr Brennen McKenzie.

5. Doggie Language

A Dog Lover’s Guide To Understanding Your Best Friend. An illustrated guide to dog behaviour and body language. Suitable for children and adults. By Lili Chin.

Recommended Podcast

Your Dog Wants You To Know This!

Learn the latest in veterinary medicine from today’s leading veterinary experts. Each week, Dr Lori Cesario, a board-certified veterinary oncologist, interviews another veterinary specialist to share tips on how to help your dog live a better and longer life. Topics include quality of life, nutrition, cancer treatment, surgery, etc.


Websites to Avoid

You shall find the content from the following websites inconsistent with modern scientific research. The content may be misleading by mixing a small drizzle of harmless facts with conspiracy theories, misconceptions and fake news.

  • Cesar’s Way
  • Dr Karen Becker
  • Dog Naturally Magazine
  • Mercola’s Healthy Pets
  • Planet Paws/Rodney Habib
  • The Whole Dog Journal
  • Truth about Pet Food