Due to unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances, I am no longer able to keep my dogs to a reasonable living standard. I'm having trouble deciding between taking them to the vet to be put down, and rehoming them.
On the one hand, they'd have the chance to live out the rest of their lives.
On the other hand, they're a bonded pair, so they have to go together. One is chronically unwell. Both are large, aggressive to other dogs and some people, unsuited to families with children as the younger one is food aggressive, and unsuited to farms as they would... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2277506 Maybe see if any local rescues would be willing to take them. I know the ones in my area would absolutely not break up a bonded pair and they could at least be in foster with an approved person until the ideal owner comes up. Don't euthanize the dog if he has a manageable condition
So my local stray shelter has a purebred female basset hound that is about 1 or 2 years old, she's really nice but one of her front legs kinda sticks out to the side at her ankle. Is that a big deal? They told me some long complicated name for it but I can't remember and when I googled it all I came up with was "fiddlefoot". They offered to have their vet talk to me about it if I felt uncertain, but I had to get somewhere and suddenly the anxiety hit me like a train and I just needed to get out. I put a 24 hour hold on her and am going to see her again later... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I don't know anything about basset hounds or this condition, but if she's only 1-2 years now and having issues she's probably going to really wrack up the vet bills later on. Not to mention, it'd be a bummer if you couldn't go on runs with your bud.
I'm not aware of any issues you might have with the golden retriever. Unless he was malnourished for a long time, should be okay.
>>2277414 the girl I talked to said that its a common thing in bassets and that she might develop arthritis later on but it's not associated with anything else, I just wanted more input because I don't know anything about them either. I'll probably talk with the vet about it too I guess
>runs honestly I don't want a dog for that, I'm really introverted and have bad anxiety and just want a dog to hang out with. I work from home as a programmer and have a pretty generous stable income so more than anything I just want a companion to keep me company I guess. an older pitbull is what I actually wanted, but I didn't realize that the house I rent has restrictions on pitbulls, Rottweilers, German shepherds, and huskies.
Pyrs are really independent and don't like to listen straight away (they'll do what you ask but in their own time). I rescued one a few months ago and he was nice but withdrawn as well. After being with him a bit, he really opened up and became a huge cuddle bug. I guess it's just in the breed to be nice but not affectionate with people they don't really know.
Help me out real fast please My walking stick was attacked and had all but two of his middle arms left. I kept him alive in hope of after shedding his skin he would regrow the legs Now i got home and cought him in the middle of shedding
The problem is, he seems to be struggling with the whole process and I wonder if i can help anyhow or should i let him be and hope for the best?
Hi, I have a new friend at home. This in my new hamster and it's the first time a have one. What type of cares do I need to take into account? Does it need any vaccine? Help me I'm novice with hamsters.
Ok, this might be a dumb question but... How often do cats need to use the litter box?
I have a 13 years old female cat (not spayed). I left her 2 years at my parents' place because former roommate was allergic, and now that he left I took her home yesterday morning (it's 3PM right now where I live).
After the initial shock of moving, she seems to be doing fine now. She ate (she's not a big eater though, and has never been), now she's moving around exploring the place and sometimes coming back for some cuddles. I even saw her grooming herself... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Mostly sure it's the same for cats--my dog refused to poop for two days when we moved apartments, and it took a long while to get him to pee, too. Spent a lot of time being paranoid he'd shit in the house so he returned to "puppy rules" for a while (crated whenever he wasn't supervised, bathroom breaks every two hours, etc). Chalk it up to moving stress. The animal doesn't understand moving.
If you're really worried, take it to the vet. I'd personally wait until two or three days had passed before I worried.
I compare dogs to infant children. I do believe most animals, especially dogs and cats, to be fully capable of awareness like an infant or young child. Self-aware? Probably not so much. And cats are just autistic babies.
I do care a lot about animals' happiness and do what I can with them to make them happy, which is usually just giving them something to do. I wish all conscious things well, but I don't believe it matters below a certain level of intelligence (I'd draw that line at... anything below a rat).
>>2276601 >"What's that? This dog isn't good with small dogs? Well obviously my dog will be the exception." So because this dumb cunt doesn't understand warnings, a whole breed of dogs should be killed? Okay anon
Does anyone have any experience with these? My gf wants an aquarium for christmas and likes the look of these, but all the reviews are pretty contradictory. Some say the 15L version is only good for shrimp and fish will die, while other reviews say that whoever says that is some sort of purist and they've had fish in them no problem.
>>2276539 If you pick a hardy species of fish, it might live a couple months. Maybe you could get a couple years out of a betta if you live in a warm climate. But yeah, they are shit for keeping fish in. Especially if you want those fish to be healthy and live their full lifespan.
It probably be better for her to pick out the creatures she'd like to see in a tank, then find a tank appropriately sized to the needs of whatever she thinks is pretty.
How do I give my cat a bath without him biting me? My cat slept in his litter box last night and now he smells really bad. Are there any alternatives to bathing my cat like some kind of disposable cat cleaning wipe? Last time we tried to bathe my cat it lead to a trip to the hospital.
Back when I was a kid my grandfather found a week old crow among the grass and long story short, by the time the crow was a year old he was practically a dog with wings. He would follow us around while biking and take a ride on the handles. He would constantly bring home coins and shiny objects and was pretty much an indoors pet (despite having open windows and constantly walking out with him he would refuse to leave).
The cunt is almost 21 years old and I always wanted to get one myself. I finally found a crow breeder that will be selling them this next breeding season,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2276451 2 months is roughly 8 weeks, which is the standard for a lot of animals when it comes to breeding. I see your point, but I also am uneducated on what type of risks could be available taking it away too early
Ask the breeder about the thought process behind why he waits 2 months, and debate if necessary on getting one earlier if it suits you
>if this unique animal hypothetically didn't have the thing that makes it unique then it would no longer be unique Pointlessly-contrarian moron. Besides, toco toucans also have blue feet/eyes, extremely crisp colouration and interesting ecological habits, so lighten the fuck up.
>>2276272 >Why should we protect them? There are many reasons for that but I'll just point out the one you answered yourself:
>Aren't they just resources to us? Yes, and considering animals are potentially unlimited resources for many things (more visible like meat or other products or less visible like knowledge or turism) the best long term option is to protect their existence. Also some of them play key roles in ecosystems and without them... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
My cat has urinary blockage and I literally can't afford the vet. What the FUCK am I going to do? I tried to palpate his bladder and he did pee a little bit but he's already been back to the litter box twice.
66 years ago, our world was populated by giraffe-sized quadrupedal stork monsters.
Thank god these things were killed by the meteor. Can you imagine being swallowed by one of these creatures? It would be like the infamous "pelican eats a pigeon" video...but with YOU in the role of the pigeon.
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