Russell Vale Animal Clinic

17 Bellambi Lane
Bellambi, NS 2518


In addition to the Pet Health Care Library, we have provided the following links to websites that provide some great information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care. We will update this page frequently, and would love to hear your ideas on links that you would like to see us add to this page to share with other pet owners. Feel free to send us your favorites. If we like them, we will add them to our list!

Dr Liz's Guest Blogs -  In 2012, Dr Liz (me) started the bellambivetblog, even though we have been blogging on/off since 2005, and we are now "guest blogging" too over topics which we are passionate about

We have been in the Vet Practice magazine in December 2014 for blogging, and in an upcoming edition for Online Vet Consults.

Our Home Page -



Veterinary Associations and Affilitations:


Weight Issues, and General Nutrition:

  • Obesity Prevention and Awareness: Whilst it is American, and you have to do your conversions from lbs to kgs, it provides much useful information and handy tips.
  •  PetFit for Life:  This is an Australian slimming program. We can register your pet online under our clinic's portfolio, and access many resources to help your pet achieve a healthy body weight.
  • We do know that many people do not believe in commercial diets, and saying that they are all bad. That is a general statement which is not fair as many dogs and cats on home diets can suffer from low grade malnourishment too.  Here are some links to some sites for ideas and information....
  • Balance it - is an American site which talks about how to formulate home made diets and then balance them out to provide maximum nutrition.
  • Veterinary Nutrition - provides veterinary nutritionists and information.
  • Pet Diets - is all about Pet Diets - a great site!
  • Ivory Coat - All natural Grain Free Diets using Australian produce
  • Chocolate toxicity calculator - an Australian calculator to help you and your pet


Disease Alerts:

  • Australia's own Disease Watchdog - a world first initiative to stop communicable disease.  And how do we do that? through awareness of the prevalence of disease, and taking steps to prevent infection.
  • OneHealth Initiative - recognition and support of Healthy People and animals world wide.

Healthy Pets:

  • National Pet Wellness: This is a fantastic site where you can find out your pet's true age.
  • Choosing a new puppy  This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy. 
  • All About Bearded Dragons: Many people have these wonderful little guys (and gals) as companions, but some don't know how to care for them properly.  So, here it is, a Sydney based (so local) information website packed with all that you need to know and more.
  • Dermatology - this site has a information on plants commonly associated with Canine Atopy.  Common name, plant photos and Australian distribution are listed for a wide variety of trees, weeds and grasses.  It is also a useful tool for you guys to check out your own backyards.
  • Heartworm Society    Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!  
  • Travelling Safely with Pets in Trucks and Cars - Thanks to Janelle for this link. Some good info here.
  • National Animal Poison Control Center
    This is the website of the National Animal Poison Control Center. It includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control centre.
  • USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
    The USDA maintains this website with information on a variety of animal health related topics, including the latest news on such things as Mad Cow Diseases, foot and mouth disease, and many other things.
  •  Pedigree Dentastix and Oral Care : On the website you will find some fantastic information on how you can keep your dog healthy.
  • Lost Pet Alert - an initiative that allows an alert to be sent to vets, shelters and registered pet people that your pet is missing.
  • Choosing the Right Garden Plant - a list of toxic and non toxic garden plants

Animal Care Products:

  • Bravecto
    This site is sponsored by MSD - a great reminder system for us to say our dog's Bravecto is due - it is three months for paralysis tick control and four months for flea control.

Animal Behaviour:

Continuing Education:

 Study Now: An Accredited online education site, assisting Australian students find suitable courses.  

In Memorium:

  • Rainbow Bridge - Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family member. 
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Feeding of Raw Diets Vs Cooked This is an awesome article on the facts of feeding raw food, with strong advice to say that home made diets need to be nutritionally balanced and complete.