Useful links, places we recommend, or stuff we just think is great


Loving Hands Veterinary Services – When we are unavailable to perform these services, we recommend these truly caring and gentle veterinarians.


Nationwide Whole Pet with Wellness – this link gives our clients an additional 5% off the normal pricing. If your puppy is less than 1 year of age – you cannot sign them up through the website or this link. You MUST call the company to get them enrolled. You can still get the 5% off, you just need to tell them  you are a client of Coastal Animal Hospital. 800-872-7387

Note: We do not recommend Nationwide’s other plans – Major Medical or Pet Wellness, they are not good insurance plans.

Pet plan – A traditional pet insurance company (only covers injuries and illnesses, no wellness coverage) that has a great plan.


PetZam – We can connect for follow up appointments over the internet via “Video Consultations”. This can be less stressful for your pet and more efficient for you.


CareCredit – Short term credit. Typical terms are 6 months no-interest. This is a great option if an emergency occurs – just make sure it can be paid in 6 months or the interest is really high.


Pet Nutrition Alliance: Calorie calculators for Dogs and Cats (especially useful if we recommended weight loss)

Raw Meat Diet: Fact v. Fiction

Home Cooked Diet formulation:


Dr. Elsey’s cleanprotein Cat Food: High animal protein, low carbohydrate. This is the most similar diet to what feral cats eat. We recommend feeding wet food, if possible.


APHIS Pet Travel – Reliable information from the USDA on pet travel requirements – international and interstate. – Reliable information on a variety of diseases, drugs, and general health information

ASPCA Poison Control – 888-426-4435

Microchip Number Lookup – Make sure your pet’s info is up to date


PredatorBWare – Protective clothing to prevent small dogs from being attacked by other dogs, coyotes, and rogue owls! Plus, it looks awesome!

SureFlap Microchip Pet Feeder – If you can’t physically separate your cats at mealtime or you need to keep your dogs out of their food, this is a slick way to make sure the food goes to the right pet.

NoBowl Cat Feeder

LitterKwitter – Teach your cat to stop using the litter box and use the toilet like he was always meant to. Litter Kwitter is a 3 step system to total litter box freedom.

Calm Cat Carrier – This slick carrier is a stress minimizing way to get your cat in and out for their exam. No more reaching in and pulling them out or tipping them on to the exam table!


Natural Solutions – We DO NOT recommend the rattlesnake vaccine. Read why on our blog post on the subject. Rattlesnake avoidance classes are a better solution.

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