Links of Interest …

WHICH PLASTICS ARE SAFE?

http://www.ewg.org/news/news-releases/2008/04/17/polluted-pets
http://www.littlebigcat.com/health/water-water-everywhere-but-whats-a-cat-to-drink/

FELINE KIDNEY DISEASE-PROGRESSIVE AND CHRONIC

http://partnersah.vet.cornell.edu/pet-owners/kidney-disease
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/glomerulonephritis.html
http://www.lbah.com/feline/kidney.htm#intro
http://www.littlebigcat.com/health/water-water-everywhere-but-whats-a-cat-to-drink/

FELINE KIDNEY DIALYSIS

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&C=189&A=1749&S=2

FELINE LEUKEMIA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feline_leukemia_virus

DIABETES

Lessons from animal models for human autoimmune diseases
Diabetes – type 1 – Univ. of Maryland
http://www.cidpusa.org/autoimmunity.htm
Epidemiology of type 1 diabetes and what animal models teach us about the role of viruses in disease mechanisms.
Innate immune pathways in virus-induced autoimmune diabetes
Closing the circle between the bedside and the bench: Toll-like receptors in models of virally induced diabetes

DIABETES AND WATER INTAKE

http://petdiabetes.wikia.com/wiki/Dehydration
fasting and dehydration in pathongenesis of diabetic ketoacidosis

UV LIGHT

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultraviolet_germicidal_irradiation

UV LIGHT BULB DISPOSAL

http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/hazard/wastetypes/universal/lamps/

CARBON FILTERS

http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/epublic/pages/publicationD.jsp?publicationId=293
http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/gfilters.asp

DISTILLED WATER

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distilled_water

NUTRITIONAL AND WATER NEEDS OF CATS

http://www.catbehaviorassociates.com/cats-need-water/
http://www.littlebigcat.com/health/water-water-everywhere-but-whats-a-cat-to-drink/

NO KILL CAT AND ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS

http://www.arf.net/
http://www.bestfriends.org/aboutus

DAILY REQUIREMENTS FOR WATER AND FOOD

http://maxshouse.com/feline_nutrition.htm
http://books.google.com/books – The cat: its behavior, nutrition, & health
By Linda P. Case, Kerry Helms
http://www.catinfo.org/#Cats_Need_Plenty_of_Water_With_Their_Food
http://www.littlebigcat.com/health/water-water-everywhere-but-whats-a-cat-to-drink/
http://bluebuffalo.com/library/from-food-to-grooming-a-guide-to-keeping-your-cat-healthy/

OWNER EXPERIENCES WITH PLASTIC BOWLS

http://www.absolutelycats.com/22Super.html
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/plastic-not-fantastic-with-bisphenol-a/

OWNER EXPERIENCES THAT ARE VERY SAD

http://www.littlebigcat.com/health/kidney-disease-in-older-cats/

PLASTIC DANGERS

Modern Cat – are plastic food containers safe?
http://www.littlebigcat.com/health/water-water-everywhere-but-whats-a-cat-to-drink/

COPPER TUBING TOXICITY

http://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/endocrine/c_ct_copper_storage_hepatopathy
http://vet.sagepub.com/content/32/4/427.full.pdf
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/water/factsheet/com/copper.html
http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/basicinformation/copper.cfm
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10383875
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10383876
http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/dwq/chemicals/copper.pdf
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/02/11/copper-pipes-in-your-home-may-cause-heart-disease-and-alzheimers.aspx
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/phs/phs.asp?id=204&tid=37
http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/toxicology/copper_poisoning/overview_of_copper_poisoning.html
http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Inorganic_Chemistry/Case_Studies/Case_Study%3A_Elemental_Toxicity_in_Animals
http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/cuso4tech.html

CHLORINE

http://science.howstuffworks.com/question189.htm
What really kills those germs?

VINEGAR AS A DISINFECTANT

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2008/01/14/can-vinegar-dis/
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2006/Projects/J1435.pdf
How does vinegar work as a disinfectant?

HOT WATER AS A DISINFECTANT

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10413874
Efficacy of disinfectants and hot water …
…disinfectants efficacy on Cryptosporidium oocysts
Hot water kills viruses