Miscellaneous Animal-Related Links

Below are a number of links to various non-cat and non-dog critters, some on my site and some on other sites. Enjoy!

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From my Files...

The Bad Bird List Updated June 11, 2006
The Bad Bunny List Updated January 1, 2007
The Bad Guinea Pig, Bad Hamster Lists (Now with Bad Chinchilla and Bad Hedgehog!) Updated January 1, 2007
The Bad Ferret List Updated February 28, 2007
The Bad Horse, Bad Mule Lists Bad Mule Updated January 1, 2007
Bad Iguana List (Now with Bad Snake and Bad Bearded Dragon!) Updated February 27, 2005
Cat and Dog Tag Lines Items to add to a .signature
Humourous Pet Anecdotes Pretty much what the caption says.
And God created pets... Why we have pets
The Iguana Way Iguana equivalent to Cat Rules
An iguana designated driver? A drunk lets his lizard drive him home
Baby Raccoon Somebody trying to raise a baby raccoon
A Bird's Diary An "Excerpt" from a bird's diary
Pet poetry Poetry relating to pets, including Iguana haiku.

Animal Shelter Site Links

Most of you readers don't live anywhere near these shelters, but still if you have a few pennies to spare, please consider supporting them. If not, then please consider supporting a shelter near where you live!

Nuts for Mutts Based in Rochester, NY, their primary mission is "To rescue, provide sanctuary and medical care to ultimately re-home abandoned, surrendered, stray, abused or neglected dogs".
Findon Farm A shelter for wild and domestic animals near Banff, Scotland. They need your support to save the pasture used for their rescued farm animals!
Malcolm Cat Protection Society Located near the British Air Force base at Akrotiri, Cyprus.


The list keeps growing, so I decided to split it into related chunks.


What's a grouping system without a Miscellaneous section?

Pet adoption scams Pet adoption scams have been on the rise since the COVID pandemic.
The AVMA on dental care for pets Dental care is as important for pets as it is for humans.
Dental care for dogs Although this site is for dogs, its content is useful for other pet owners.
Choosing cruelty-free beauty Testing beauty products on animals is awful. Cruelty-free options are available.
Eco-friendly pest control Commercial pesticides are harmful. Here are some more eco-friendly options.
Living with pet allergies Many people are allergic to pets of one sort or another. Here are some tips if you don't have severe allergies.
Reduce allergens in your home A guide on reducing the allergens in your home, including a small section on pets.
Animals Guru Lots of good information about various pets from an old friend recently found.
How to get to know your neighbours Includes the idea of hosting a "pet playdate". A link to printable invitations is about halfway down the page.
Tips for first-time dog owners These are good tips for any dog owner.
Caring for Elderly Pets Lots of helpful advice on caring for your elderly pet.
Smart Technology for Pets A thorough discussion of the smart technology that is available for pets and their humans.
CBD oil for pets CBD oil can be helpful for treating pet issues.
Pets absorb CBD oil CBD oil can be used to treat pets.
Exercise for cats and dogs Exercise is good for your Masters, and the key component is you.
When a pet dies This site discusses how to help a child cope with the loss of a family pet.
Rescue animals Five facts about rescue animals.
Some famous artists and their pets A brief overview of some famous artists (and a writer) and the pets they loved.
Adopt a Pet for Black Friday Black Friday can be about more than shopping for stuff. Why not take advantage of deals at your local animal shelter?
Pet-friendly patios Tips on making your patio or balcony pet-friendly.
Barkitecture 5 Doghouse Designs For Your Posh Pooch.
Building a Home for your Pet Some tips on building an (outdoors) pet home.
Petscaping your yard Suggestions for landscaping your yard with your Master(s) in mind.
Pets Roof "The pets website that has everything you need under one roof, from pet care advice to tips on how to become a better pet owner."
I Love Pets Pictures and articles about cats and dogs.
The 50 best Pet Blogs of 2019 50 pet blog pages of all kinds.
Pets Happy Hour A blog about pets of all kinds.
Pet business ideas A surprisingly large and comprehensive list of potential occupations for pet owners.
Side hustles for pet owners Some suggestions for pet lovers who would like to make a little on the side.
Adopting pets info Some articles on pet adoption and other topics.
Guide to pet ownership Helpful information for prospective pet owners.
Are pets allowed in flats? Although written by someone in the UK for a UK audience, the general principles apply everywhere.
Pets in High-Rises Some information for those who live in high-rises and have pets.
How Animals Sleep A detailed and very informative guide on how animals sleep.
Sleeping Positions of Cats and Dogs What can the way that they sleep tell us about how they're feeling?
Sleeping with pets and relationships Not always a good idea...
Pets and Children with ASD The benefits of having a pet in the home of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The benefits of owning a pet An excellent article on the benefits of owning a pet, especially for kids.
Seniors and Pets #1 Provided you're not allergic and can afford it, owning a pet can be a good idea if you're a senior.
Seniors and Pets #2 Some more information on how pets can be good for seniors.
Pet-Friendly Assisted Living Some help for seniors with pets looking at assisted living.
Care for reptiles Most is for Iguanas, but others are mentioned too. A handy resource!
Lemurs and their relativesAll you need to know about lemurs.
PetsvillsInformation about small pets (hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets, etc.)

Costs of Owning a Pet

Save on pet costs Lots of ways to save money on your pet expenses.
Get your home ready for your first pet A very comprehensive article on getting your home ready for your first cat or dog
Affordable pet care 23 Ways To Save Money On Pets: Affordable Pet Care.
Financial checklist for first-time "Paw-Rents" A good, detailed list of expenses to expect relating to pet ownership.
The cost of owning a pet A guide to the true cost of owning a cat or dog.
Save money on pet costs Some ways to reduce the expenditures on your pets.
Guide for financial aid for pets If you find yourself in need of financial help with your pet costs, here are some places you can turn to.


Safety: Cleaning

Safe cleaning solutions for your pet Good information on pet-safe home cleaning solutions.
Pet-Friendly Cleaning Tips Cleaning products that won't endanger your pet's health.

Safety: Miscellaneous

How to teach your kid about animal safety A helpful guide to keeping kids and pets safe.
Protect your pets from fleas and ticks It is important to keep fleas and ticks away from your pets, and yourselves.
Ticks and Safety Tips for protecting your pet and yourself from these rotten and sometimes dangerous little bloodsuckers.
Pet First Aid Course This course "teaches first aid techniques to address the most common emergencies that can occur with small and large dogs as well as cats".
Pool Safety for People and Pets Pools are fun, but also dangerous for people and pets. This is an excellent guide to pool safety.
Pet Insurance: comparison of types A useful compendium of information about pet insurance, from a U.K. based company.
Pet Insurance: is it worth it? It is an extra cost to pet ownership, but could be worth it.
Pets and Homeowner's Insurance (1) Useful information about home insurance and pets.
Pets and Homeowner's Insurance (2) Your furry friend may cost you extra.
Pets and Homeowner's Insurance (3) Is your pet covered by your homeowner's insurance? You should find out.
Christmas Holiday Safety Tips for protecting your pet during the hazardous holiday season.
Keeping your toddler safe from pet germs Pets can have some things to which you don't want your toddler exposed.
Pets and Hot Weather Hot weather adversely affects pets, just like humans.
Fire Safety for Pets A useful guide for fire safety and your pets.
Disaster preparedness guide for pets Some timely advice for preparing for a disaster with your pet in mind.
Disaster preparedness general guide There are all kinds of natural disasters. This is a very comprehensive guide.

Safety: Pet Proofing

Pet Safety on Construction Sites There are many safety hazards for pets on a home construction site.
Pet Safety and Home Renos Home renovation projects are disruptive to everyone, including pets.
Medication Safety Many common medications for humans are toxic to pets. Keep them away from the fuzzy family members.
Pet-Proofing for Foster Animals Helpful safety advice for getting your home ready for a foster animal.
Leaving your dog or cat at home Take some basic precautions to keep your Masters safe while you are out of the house.
Pet-Proofing Your Home (1) More useful tips for protecting your pets in your home, aimed at dog owners.
Pet-Proofing Your Home (2) A lot of useful tips for protecting your pets in your home.
Pet-Proofing Your Home (3) Keep harmful stuff out of reach. Easier said than done, but you should do your best.
Pet-Proofing Your Home (4) A good guide for protecting your pet in your house.
Protect the pets in your home Your home can be more dangerous for your masters than you think.

Safety: Plants

Pet-Friendly Plants Here are 27 non-toxic houseplants for your consideration.
Non-Toxic Plants On a positive note, here are 50 non-toxic houseplants.
Pets and Plants Pets and plants sometimes don't go well together. This is a long list of useful links to help keep your masters away from dangerous greenery.
17 poisonous plants Pets that snack on these plants are in for a bad time.
Poisonous Plants Keep these away from your pets. Results may vary, but they're never good.

Safety: Poisoning

Household chemicals Though pets are not mentioned specifically and there are odd choices for words, there are lots of chemicals to keep away from pets.
Air quality and pets A comprehensive guide to air quality and pets. What may not affect us can affect them.
Essential oils and pets Pets should not be exposed to essential oils.
If your pet gets caffeine Caffeine is not good for pets. Here's what to do if your master gets into your coffee.
Signs of poisoning in dogs How to recognize if your dog has eaten something s/he shouldn't have eaten.
Human foods that are toxic Keep these foods away from your pets.

Safety: Vaping-Related

Vaping around pets Keep your vaping supplies (and activity) away from your pets.
Vaping better than smoking around pets Better still to keep all smoking/vaping outside away from your pets, and best of all is to quit...
Toxic chemicals in Vaping Definitely better safe than sorry - don't vape around your pets.


If you're traveling and want to take your Master(s) with you, here are some links with useful information.

Driving Safely with Pets A few tips on traveling safely with a pet to avoid distractions.
Travel with a Service Animal A thorough list of what you need to do to travel with a service animal.
Keep your dog safe in the car Tips on traveling with your dog in the car.
Plane tips with your dog A comprehensive guide to air travel with a dog.
Pet travel safety tips A comprehensive list and description of safety tips for traveling with a pet.
Traveling with your pet Information about traveling with pets from an Australian point of view.
Preparing your pet for traveling Useful tips on traveling with your Master.
Taking pets on trains (in the US) Where pets are allowed, the train is a good way to go places with them.
Traveling with pets (1) Some guidelines for traveling with your pet.
Traveling with pets (2) Some common-sense guidelines for traveling with your pet, and some links to further information.
Pet Travel Tips Directed at truckers, the advice is still applicable to everyone.
More Pet Travel Tips Some good tips for those wishing to travel with their pets.
Pets and Humans A little article about pets and humans, and a number of travel-related links.


Lots of helpful tips for moving with pets.

Buying a home when you have a pet Useful suggestions when you are moving and have a pet.
Make a pet resume A pet resume can help if you and your master want to move into an apartment.
Pet Screenings: Make a pet resume A Landlord and Tenant's Guide to Pet Screenings: How to Create a Pet Resume. Mostly for dogs.
Renting an apartment with your pet Useful advice for renting an apartment when you have a pet.
Preparing your pet for a move Some tips and many links to sites with more information on helping your Master relocate.
Moving with your pet (1) More helpful information to help you and your Master survive relocation.
Moving with your pet (2) An infographic with tips for a successful move with your pet.
Moving with Pets (1) A state by state (American) guide for interstate relocation with pets.
Moving with pets (2) Very comprehensive advice on moving with your pet.
Moving with pets (3) Some helpful advice on moving with your pet.

Veterinarian Technicians & Assistants

This is an assortment of links to veterinary technician & Assistant-related sites.

Vet Tech Scholarships Scholarships can help with the expenses of learning to be a vet tech.
Vet Tech Specialization You can specialise in your vet tech skills.
Vet Tech Internships and Externships Information on places that offer them.
Vet Assistant Career Guide #2 More information about being a veterinary assistant.
Vet Assistant Career Guide #1 Information about being a veterinary assistant.
Vet Technicians Schools Information on veterinary technician schools in the U.S. Scroll down to the blog section.
Vettechnicians.org "An extensive digital library of learning resources for veterinary professionals..."
Veterinary technician career and degree guide Information about the veterinary technician career.

Pet-Related Links

Love My Chinchilla A site with information about chinchillas.
Pet Separation Information about pet separation anxiety.
CleanerPaws.com We mainly focus on pet grooming but also look at product reviews and general advice articles as well.
VIVOPets: Rabbits A very comprehensive directory of links for all sorts of pets. This page is for rabbits.
VIVOPets: Ferrets A very comprehensive directory of links for all sorts of pets. This page is for ferrets.


This started with a link about mesothelioma and pets. Why I have been accumulating more and more links is beyond me - I had no idea there were so many sites out there devoted to it!

Mesothelioma and pets Some information on how it manifests itself in pets.
Alternative health treatments Information on treatments that can help deal with side effects of mesothelioma treatment.
Mesothelioma Prognosis Ways to improve a mesothelioma prognosis.
Mesothelioma and Pets This site is an information resource for mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. It can also appear in pets that are
exposed to asbestos (though the pet link no longer exists). The home page (for the humans) is Mesothelioma in humans.
Mesothelioma More information about this asbestos-related cancer.
Mesothelioma Resources More information about this asbestos-related cancer.
The Mesothelioma Centre Another site on the same theme. Full of things we shouldn't have to know about. 8-(
Mesothelioma Hope Yet another site on the same theme. Videos are present on the pages to provide more information.
Mesothelioma With all these links, I don't think any question will be unanswered!
Mesothelioma Fund Information on it, and on how to get compensation through trust funds.
Mesothelioma.net Even more information. My page is becoming a collection of links to this topic...

Links to Non-Commercial Sites

100 American research professors: A list of professors from a wide variety of fields and the work that they do.

Animal Puns: A subset of animal puns within the pun.me website.

A Day in the life of a mobile veterinarian.

The Virtual Pet Cemetery.

Lots of pet and non-pet links here: Robin's FYI.com

Photocartoonist.com, the artist who creates the strange greeting cards that you see in the stores.

Amber Ostheimer's blog.

Animal Internet An internet forum "written by pets, for pets".

Pet Forums. Message boards for many different types of pets: "Your pet forums and pet community."

How to do things: Pets Lots of interesting articles about pets.

Some Commercial Site Links

I have finally decided to move these links to a dedicated page. Click here to go to it.

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