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?

Smart Technology for Pets A thorough discussion of the smart technology that is available for pets and their humans.
Pets urns For when your master has crossed the Rainbow Bridge and you choose to cremate the remains.
Pets absorb CBD oil CBD oil can be used to treat pets.
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.
Reduce allergens in your home A guide on reducing the allergens in your home, including a small section on pets.
Building a Home for your Pet Some tips on building an (outdoors) pet home.
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.
The 50 best Pet Blogs of 2019 50 pet blog pages of all kinds.
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?
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.
Dog perfume DIY A small amount of essential oil and water will make your pooch smell a little better.
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...
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.
Reducing pet hair in the home Helpful tips on reducing the amount of pet hair in your home.
Vacuum cleaners for pet hair Some reviews of vacuum cleaners.
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.
My Perky PetInformation 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

Ticks and Safety Tips for protecting your pet and yourself from these rotten and sometimes dangerous little bloodsuckers.
Christmas Holiday Safety Tips for protecting your pet during the hazardous holiday season.
Pets and Hot Weather Hot weather adversely affects pets, just like humans.
Pets and Homeowner's Insurance Is your pet covered by your homeowner's insurance? You should find out.
Keeping your toddler safe from pet germs Pets can have some things to which you don't want your toddler exposed.
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

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.
Pet Safety Guide More useful tips for protecting your pets in your home, as well as dealing with emergency situations.
Protect the pets in your home Your home can be more dangerous for your masters than you think.

Safety: Plants

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.
Safe Plants Six pet-safe houseplants.

Safety: Poisoning

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.

Traveling and Moving

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

Moving with pets (2) Very comprehensive advice on moving with your pet.
Moving with pets (1) Some helpful advice on moving with your pet.
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.
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.
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.
Traveling with your dog With a few tweaks, this comprehensive summary can apply to any furry friend.
Taking pets on trains (in the US) Where pets are allowed, the train is a good way to go places with them.
Road trips with your pet Some very useful advice on traveling with your master(s).
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.
Renting an apartment with your pet Useful advice for renting an apartment when you have a pet.
Moving with your pet More helpful information to help you and your Master survive relocation.
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 An infographic with tips for a successful move with your pet.
Moving with Pets A state by state (American) guide for interstate relocation with pets.

Veterinarian Technicians & Assistants

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

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.
Pets Square A very comprehensive directory of links for all sorts of pets. This page is for rabbits.
Pets Square 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 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 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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