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Pets and the planet : a practical guide to sustainable pet care
Frischmann, Carol
Adult Nonfiction SF413 .F75 2009

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ContentsPage
Introduction
Chapter 1 - How Do Pets Affect the Environment?
Why Pet Impact Matters
What Is Sustainable Pet Care?
What Does Green" Mean?
Caution: The Green Claim
What Is Your Sustainability Score?
Chapter 2 - Choosing the Right Pet for You
Why Pet Choice Matters
Exotic Pets: A Special Concern
The Consequences of Not Thinking through Your Pet Decision
The Impact of Releasing Unwanted Pets
A Pet Type for Your Environmental Ethic
How to Experience Pets without Having One
Sources of Pets
My Sustainability Plan: Acting on Pet Choices
Resources
Chapter 3 - Choosing Green Pet Food
Why Green Pet Food Matters
How Feeding Pets Affects Our Environment
Thinking about Your Pets Diet
Selecting Diets That Deliver
Why Are Labels So Confusing?
Pet Food and the Planet: Our Future
My Sustainability Plan: Choosing Green Pet Food
Resources
Chapter 4 - Green Pet Equipment and Toys
What Does My Pet Really Need? The Stuff of Everyday Life
Where to Shop
Home Modifications for Pets
Cars and Pets
Public Transportation and Pets
Pets and the Public
Green Exercise for Your Dog
Planet-Friendly Pet Equipment and the Future
My Sustainability Plan: Choosing Green Pet Equipment and Toys
Resources
Chapter 5 - Managing Pet Waste Responsibly
Facts and Figures
The Dangers of Pet Waste
Practicing Responsible Pet Waste Management
Dealing with Cat Waste
Bagging It Up
My Sustainability Plan: Responsible Pet Waste Disposal
Resources
Chapter 6 - Pets and Household Health
Why Pets Matter to Your Health
The Disease-Household Connection
Can West Nile or Avian Flu Affect My Pets?
Keeping Your Pet-Filled Home Healthy
Removing Household Toxins
Preventing Flea and Tick Problems
My Sustainabililty Plan: Pets and Household Health
Resources
Chapter 7 - Pets and Ecologically Sensitive Pet Services
Why Pets Services Matter
Elements of an Eco-Friendly Pet Service Business
Using Pet Services for a Better Environment
My Sustainability Plan: Ecologically Sensitive Pet Services
Resources
Chapter 8 - Pets and Community Ecology
Community Ecology Never Envisioned Pets
New Laws Suggest Communities
Concerns
Pet Overpopulation: A $2.8 Billion Problem
Pets and Community Ecology: The Future
My Sustainability Plan: Acting on Pets and Community Ecology
Resources
Chapter 9 - Twenty-First-Century Issues for Pets and Sustainability
Attitudes about Animals Are Changing
Vegetarianism: A Choice for Ecology
Solving Sustainability Problems
Economic Forces as Motivators
Home, Polls, and Offsets
Take Action!
My Sustainability Plan: Twenty-First Century Issues for Pets and Sustainability
Resources
Nutritional Requirements
Resources
Bibliography
Index


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