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Stupid Pet Owner Prevention

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      spo_prevention is a community of knowledgeable animal lovers who seek to improve the lives of pets and their owners by offering sound, logical advice. 

     If you are here it is because you have knowledge to share or you are looking for help. We welcome you all and encourage you to present your questions and concerns.

 
     Anyone who wishes to contact the moderators and experts, for any reason, is encouraged to do so by commenting to the open post in prevention_team. Comments are screened for your privacy.





Rules, Guidelines and Notes:

-= If your animal is seriously ill or suffering, take them immediately and directly to a veterinarian.
-= Seeking advice on the internet is not in any way a replacement for the advice of a professional who can examine your pet in person.
-= Expect concrete advise and workable solutions to pet-related problems.
-= It is advised to keep an open mind when considering responses to your post. The members and moderators are often very honest and we love them for it.
-= Keep in mind that you are posting in a community that is geared towards the well being of animals. If members feel that a situation is dangerous or irresponsible, they will address it openly and honestly. This applies to all questions being asked and all advice being offered.
-= If you cannot provide educational, informative or helpful advice, don't comment.
-= Posts and comments made solely for the purpose of inciting drama will result in a gag or a ban for the author.
-= Deleting posts or comments for reasons other than editing or similar mistakes will result in a gag or a ban for the author.





Consequences:

-= Warn: Cautionary advice preceding further action.
-= Gag: Temporary ban instated for a specified amount of time. Once a gag is lifted, participation within the community is permitted.
-= Ban: Permanent removal from participation within the community. A ban is non negotiable and non refundable.



     Speciesism and breedism of any sort will not be tolerated. Comments bashing someone for their choice of pet will get you warned, and ignoring warnings will get you banned. That said, if it seems obvious that an individual's choice of pet clashes with their lifestyle, that will be addressed. Also, most countries have laws limiting pet ownership to certain animals. We advocate obeying the law and discourage the capture and/or harboring of illegal or wild animals.




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Pet Care Resources:

    Below are links to websites and Livejournal communities that have been compiled and submitted by individuals who may or may not be affiliated with this community. This community itself claims no affiliation with any website or community, nor do we necessarily recommend any advice or information advocated by these communities or websites.

    If you notice a link is not working, or would like to contribute to the lists, please contact one of the moderators through the community email listed above.

    Websites:

General Pets
Pet Website - information, articles, forums, shopping
Practical Pet Care - ask your pet questions
Veterinary Information Service - health care for cats and dogs
The Pet Project - care, behavior, experts, homeopathy, and forums
Martin's Cages - the source for all your pet cage needs
Healthy Pet - FAQs and vet locations
Veterinary Partner - diseases, drugs, behavior and health, in a searchable database
Pet Education - Drs. Foster and Smith's articles for expert pet information
Whole Pet Vet - holistic health care
ASPCA Animal Poison Control - poison information, care, toxic plants
Holistic Blend - holistic health care and diets
Pet Owners Guide to Poisons - common household toxins for pets
Pet Info Packs - for a wide variety of small animal pets, including exotics
Australian Pet Link - resources for cats, dogs, birds, fish, small animals, and horses

Help
Friends of Animals - financial aid for spaying and neutering your pets
Care Credit - financial aid for medical needs
Emergency Clinic Locator - shelters, clinics, and veterinarians
Animal Poison Hotline - in case of a poisoning emergency
Whisper in the Heart - coping with pet loss

Birds
Tails & Feathers - information and forums
Companion Parrot - articles and resources on parrot care and behavior
Liz Wilson - parrot behavior consultant
All About Cockatoos - everything you never wanted to know
For the Birds - message forum
It's a Grey's World - care, behavior, diet, and health
Tailfeathers - message forum

Cats
Cats International - care and information
The Ten Lives Club - adoptions
The Cat Fanciers' Association - breed and breeder contacts, health and care

Chinchillas
Chins n' Hedgies - message forum
CHINformation Organization - forum for providing information

Dogs
Border Collie Boards - message forum
Canine Epilepsy Resources - all you ever wanted to know
AKC Canine Health Foundation - resources for dog health
American Dog Owner's Association - promoting responsible dog ownership and legal information
The American Kennel Club - breed information and breeder contacts
Nothing in Life is Free - training information
The Well-Mannered Dog - training tips and tricks
Dog Play - games and activities for you and your dog

Ferrets
Ferret Central - everything you need to know about ferrets
The American Ferret Association - shows, events, shelters, and shopping
Ferrets - information and forums
Ferret Universe - care and health information, shelters
FerretADV - aleutian disease information, testing, and care
So you wanna get a ferret - deciding if a ferret is right for you
Ferret Health Care - health care and medical information
Pathologies of the ferret - medical information
Symptom Chart - diagnosing potential medical issues
The Ferret Store - everything you ever wanted to buy for ferrets

Fish
Elmer's Aquarium - freshwater and saltwater aquarium care
Aquarium Corner - care, health, and breeding
Badman's Tropical Fish - fish statistics, aquarium equipment, and diseases
Fish Geeks - aquarium information and forum
Plant Geek - aquarium plant care

Guinea Pigs
Guinea Lynx - information and forums
Cavy Cages - Your Guinea Pig's Home
Cavy Spirit - Education, Rescue, Adoption

Hamsters
Pet Website: Hamsters - care, breeding, showing, forums
alt.pets.hamsters FAQ - frequently asked questions about hamsters and care
Hamsterific - care, diet, health, resources, and forum\
AAA Hamsters - breeds and genetics
Odds and Endlers Hamstery - care, genetics and breeding

Hedgehogs
Chins N' Quills - message forum
The International Hedgehog Club - care information, health, rescue, breeding, and forum
Flash and Thelma Memorial Hedgehog Rescue - health care, behavior, diet, laws and restrictions
Hedgehogs.org - the hedgehog FAQ

Hermit Crabs
Hermit Crab Association - Dedicated to Hermit Crab Education and Welfare
Land Hermit Crabs DOT com - Hermit Crab Forum
Epicurean Hermit - Hermit Crab Diet Information
Crabby Talk - Great information source on general Hermit Crab care
Crabzilla - Great up-to-date basic information
Hermit Crabs DOT com - Somewhat outdated, but worth a look

Rabbits
House Rabbit Society - care, behavior, and health
Pet Info Packets: Rabbits - care, behavior, and resources
Rabbit References - care, feeding and tips
Rabbit Adoption Information Network - care, health and drug reference table
The Chicago House Rabbit Society - articles and tips, diet and care
Ontario Rabbit Education Organization - basics for beginners, diet, care and behavior, health and vet resources
Rabbit References - care, feeding and tips

Rats and Mice
Goosemoose Pet Portal
Pet Info Packets: Rats - care information and forum
The Real Rat Community - message forum
The Rat Palace - care information and forum
Rat and Mouse Club of America - faqs, rescues, and breeders

Reptiles
Ball-Python.net - pythons and herp information and forums
Kingsnake - care information, breeders and dealers, and forums
Herps and Green Iguana Collection - care and keeping
Redtail Boa - articles and forum
The Canopy - message forum
The Frog Forum - message forum
Ghetto Herpers - message forum
Caudata - newt and salamander information, searchable archives, and forum
Reptile Forums - message forum

Sugar Gliders
Sugar Glider Info - what you should know, care, behavior, diet, health and forum
Glider Connection - FAQs, bonding tips, online purchases, forum
Gilder Central - message forum
Worldwide Sugar Glider Network - diet, safety, habitat, breeder information, message forum

Turtles
Turtle Times - education, care, and forums
World Chelonian Trust - articles and care
The Turtle Forum - message forum


    Livejournal Communities:


General
dot_pet_snark ~ Pet Related Snark
grain_free ~ Grain Free Diets for Carnivores
holisticpets ~ Alternative, Holistic Health Care for Pets
pets ~ Pets Are Friends
petphotos ~ Pet Photography
rawdogs ~ Natural Diet for All Pets
stupidpetowners ~ Rant About Stupid Pet Owners

Rescue
adopt_a_pet ~ Find A Loving Companion Animal
animal_rescue ~ Animal Lovers and Rescuers Forum
animalrescue ~ Animal Rescue
animals_in_need ~ Helping Animals In Need
chicago_adopts ~ Chicagoland Area Animals In Need
driveforlife ~ Transport Network for Rescue And Shelter Animals
fostercritters ~ Foster Animals Looking for A Forever Home
humane_friends ~ Humane Friends Rescuing Animals, Inc
pet_rescue ~ Help A Pet Find A Home
rattie_adoption ~ Adopt A Rat
shelter_tails ~ Tales From Animal Shelters Across the Globe

Birds
africangreyland ~ People Owned By African Greys
amazon_parrots_ ~ Amazon Parrot Lovers
budgerigars ~ Discussion and Care of Budgerigar Parakeets
cockatiels ~ The Cockatiel Community
cockatoos ~ Cockatoo Lovers
conures ~ Cunures and Other Small Parrots
eclectus ~ Elclectus Companion Parrot Community
parrot_lovers ~ Inviting All Lovers of Companion Birds

Cats
practicalcats ~ Practical Cats

Chinchillas
chinchillin ~ Chinchillas Are Happiness
lil_chinchillas ~ Chinchilla Kingdom

Degus
degu_community
degus

Dogs
allthingsdog - Dogs in General
breedists_no - A Community Against Breedism and Breed Specific Legislation
canine_epilepsy - Focusing on Epileptic Canines
dog_tales - A Home for All Dogs and Their Stories
doghealth - A Community for the Well-being of Dogs
dogsintraining - Focusing on Dogs in Training
dogtrainers - Trainers and Behaviorists Community
positivelydog - For All Things Positive Training

Ferrets
ferretattitude - For the Elite Ferret Owner

Fish
aquaria
fishcare
saltwaterfish
thefishaquarium

Gerbils
gerbilowners
tuftedtails

Guinea Pigs
cavies
cavy_lovers
guinea_pigs

Hamsters
hamsters
mesocricetus - All About Hamsters

Hedgehogs
hedgehogs - All About Hedgehogs

Hermit Crabs
hermitcrabs ~ A Place for Land Hermit Crab Owners

Horses
horse_feathers
horse_lovers

Mice
fancymice
m_o_u_s_e

Rabbits
bunnyowners - Slaves to the Urban Rabbit
rabbitowners - For the Love of Bunnies

Rats
rattielovers
ratties - All About Rats

Reptiles
herpers


Sugar Gliders
sugar_gliders


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