Is it alright to let your cat go outside as long as they are supervised the whole time? My cat always begs to go outside and I let him out at least once a day, but never let him be by himself. He's caught a few big grasshoppers while outside, but I always make him put them down. Would it be fine for him to eat most bugs? Like cicadas and grasshoppers if he catches them?
>>2209664 >Is it alright to let your cat go outside as long as they are supervised the whole time? The indoor/outdoot argument is primarily about people who just let their cats run around unattended to do whatever the fuck they want. There is nothing wrong with letting your cat out as long as it's supervised.
As for the bugs, I'd be wary of that stuff on account of parasites and the like.
A week ago I adopted an about 2-month-old stray puppy my boss found under his truck. She has mange and I've already taken her to the vet. I am washing her daily and giving her medicine. It seems like it has seen some shit, always trying to be alone and having a sad look in its eyes. When I've tried to bond with it, it seems to like it and has cried if I left her side.
>Basically I wanna know if this can be something permanent or will she chill out soon and what can I do to help her feel better?
She's sleeping in a corner... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2209539 sounds like separation anxiety. it's normal at that age. plus if she has been abused it's going to take some extra work to get her adjusted but it's something that will become more manageable over time. do you have any pics of her? she sounds adorable
Looks like you're going to have to be patient with her. Start small, like giving her tiny bits of treats when she comes when you call, and praise her for letting you touch her.
You're also going to want to teach her that when you leave, she can't bring you back by crying. Don't give in, no matter how pitiful she gets. She has to learn that when you leave, you'll still be back.
Try giving her something like a puzzle toy (has to work at it to get a treat) when you're gone... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Someone on Ebay is selling a stuffed 'golden retriever' mount. What does /an/ think of this? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Taxidermy-dog-rare-oddity-golden-retriever-mount-/322250142652?hash=item4b079af3bc:g:HwsAAOSwU-pXtgJP
How do you guys feel about people getting their pets stuffed once they die? I kind of like the idea of being able to preserve the pet, making it look like it's still alive. But I'll admit, i'd probably feel pretty sad from time to time knowing that my own pet has passed on. But in general, I personally admire the art of good taxidermy.
I mean I guess there's no inherent issue with it, but it's nothing I'd ever do, and I think people who do it are a little creepy, but that's me.
Like imagine raising and growing up with a dog, looking into its eyes while your chilling on the couch, petting it, playing with it, all that stuff, and then after it dies, you get to look at the cold, lifeless hide from its corpse stretched over a canvas every day. Like, after all these years, you've bonded with the dog and gotten to know all the little odd physiological quirks it has, a taxidermy job... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2209594 No, cats having nine lives originated from the same place that cats always landing on their feet did.
This is because cats have a very flexible spine, they can twist their entire bodies around in mid air, greatly increasing their chances of landing on their feet. Which greatly increases their chances of surviving a fall from a great height.
It's a lot easier to recover from a broken leg than it is to recover from a broken spine.
Title says it all. Can't get him to eat anything. He did eat a little piece of tuba and some pumpkin baby food earlier, now he's refusing anything.
Went to the vet Saturday, got a full work-up. Ver said it may be kidney failure but he's too dehydrated to tell (he was eating less and less since last Wednesday) so he wants him to come back every 3 or 4 days for 2 weeks for fluids. Also on his X-ray it looked like he had something (vet said maybe a piece if bone because of it's opacity) in his colon but it had already travelled all the way through everything else and vet said he should pass it. He hasn't pooped yet though.
I'm worried about liver damage at this point and I don't like forcing him to eat. He'll sniff at food but won't eat it.
I don't know what else to try and any suggestions would help. Tried tuna/tuna juice, Friskies salmon, turkey vegetable baby food, pumpkin baby food, I And Love And You chicken flavor pâté, and his favorite treat vanilla pudding. Can't get him to really eat any of these, he'll lick a little and then get irritated.
Pic is Horatio in better days. Sorry bad phone camera.
Don't feed him anything starchy, salty or sugary. That's probably why he might have kidney failure. Give him boiled chicken and that's it. Also, you can give your cat sub-q fluids at home. Just have the vet show you how.
Realistically, who high are the chances of a dog getting Parvo or something else from going outside without all their shots? It seems like you can either have a healthy, normal puppy from proper socialization at a young age, or keep him locked inside until fully vaccinated and miss that critical window. What do?
>>2209156 I think it may also boil down to whether or not it's work the risk. It can easily be fatal and often is, and even if it makes it its still suffering. Sixteen weeks is not very old at all. If we were talking months then yeah I can see the hesitation. Your dog will not be ruined for life if you wait. If it has at least started the shots then I might be more flexible, but not with other puppies. You dont have to keep it locked inside. It can enjoy your yard and a walk. Most dogs that get parvo is from the place... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2209179 So what about taking it hiking on trails or visiting friends with other dogs? My friends dogs are all vaccinated. I want to socialize with them and they all bring their dogs on the hiking trails together. It's a great way to socialize and get exercise.
Do you know the differnce between propaganda and truth?
Hes about banning self defence guns for the vulnerable, banning big game hunting is just a vehicle for that.
Furthermore hes trying to draw a link in your mind between endangered species and hunting where there is none. Gun owners dont hunt endangered species, the majority of gun owners dont hunt atall and get squeemish about it, just ask /k/.
Like elephants, they aren't necessarily prone to aggression *when on friendly terms*. For instance, zoo keepers can train them to voluntarily open their mouths so they can work on their teeth without putting up a fuss (zoo keeper stands behind hefty metal gate when doing this though). However, and it's a big however, they are extremely territorial and will kill you dead real bad if you're in their territory or they decide you're a threat to themselves or their young or they decide they don't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm up to 3 confirmed frogs now and I'm suspecting there is a fourth. They are running out of room and are starting to sleep outside the hole and just around it. They only retreated back in when I tried to get a picture
My house has fleas bad. I recently got a place with my gf and we got a cat. Now their's fucking fleas everywhere. I've tried flea medicine, flea collar, flea bath, and flea comb on my cat but these fuckers are here to stay.
I got some flea bombs but I've been waiting to use them as a last resort. Today is my last day off before my classes start. I'm ready to give these little cocksuckers on last battle.
Recently had a bad problem with fleas in my house as well. As long as your animal is treated, I found that a carpet powder called "Enforcer Flea Powder" worked well... Spread all throughout my house's carpet, let it sit for several hours, washed and dried my bedding... then vacuum it up. Also, vacuum Daily for about a week afterwards to get any stragglers.
>>2208754 That particular brand is pretty effective... doesn't smell too bad either like most others. Believe me, I know what you're goin through... these little faggots are annoying. Like I said, do 1 or maybe 2 total carpet coverages with the powder, vacuum it up a few hours later and continue to vacuum for a week.
Today's a good day for all the panda lovers. The population of Giant Pandas has increased by 17% over the last decade and are now considered vulnerable instead of endangered. http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?277170/Giant-panda-no-longer-endangered-but-iconic-species-still-at-risk
Many animals have been extinguished by humans during history: some due to hunting for food, their skins or other reasons. With humans being conscious of what "biodiversity" is and without it. Also by destruction of habitats and the unstoppable idea of making us a comfy spot.
But there's a group of people, where I am included, that is somehow different: animal lovers and keepers, /herp/.to be exact.
I'm not talking just about illegal hunting and black market. You can easily export legally a box full of wild caught animals from almost any african... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2208658 CB prevents an extinction event and provides a gene pool for repopulation once humans get their shit together. These third world country's burn down forests to create farmland, that won't stop. Snakes are lucky they're in the pet trade, that's their only saving grace. Unfortunately countless other species are not as lucky.
>>2208658 I'm wondering what inherent value there is in keeping certain species in existence I understand that the ecosystem depends on some species, but not necessarily others. I also don't think it's inherently immoral to drive a species to extinction through a loss of habitat, though if you're deliberately killing them outright that's a different story. It's important to consider the full picture, that humans can/will flourish more with a larger "habitat", and it seems to come down... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I have an akita and I took care of him since he was a puppy (he's 3 now) by the time he was 2, I left to do an exchange student program and stayed there for 1 year. when I came back, I thought my dog would go nuts when he saw me, but he just treated me just as if I was gone for work for 1 day, maybe even a bit colder. that hurt me so bad. while I was gone I felt so guilty he could be feeling lonely (my parents were here taking care of him), and I would think of him all the time. but apparently he gave zero shits. it not only hurt but it also made me like him less.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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