So one night a lump apeared on my beardies jaw and I dont really have the money to take her to a vet has anyone had this happen before her basking spot and uv bulb are all correct so is her diet so does anyone know whats up
>>2056043 getting cancer is inevitable. Getting an animal is not. Stop being retarded. Would you have a kid if you couldn't afford the extra expenses? The answer is no, unless you were retarded like OP.
Earlier today, when I was taking my dog for a walk, she suddenly stopped. I tried to get her to keep going, but then she just laid down, and wouldn't get up.
Eventually i had to get my parents to come in their car and take her home, and we were able to get her into the house, but we had to semi-carry her, because it seemed like one of her rear legs was limping. It's weird, because she wasn't acting that way at all before the walk, and she doesn't appear to have stepped on anything bad.
I'm scared to think she may be dying. I know she's... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hello. I'll be adopting a dog soon. Want to make sure I am on the right route with my plan. I have only had cats, and do currently have two cats, so it is new to me. The dog is about a year old.
>Separate dog and cats for about an hour. Swap. Controlled introduction on a leash. Have Feliway for dogs and cats going in both areas. Foster mom says he is good with cats and "knows they run the show". >Will keep everyone together, but buy baby gates large enough the cats can slip through but the dog cannot Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2055715 Because opening a door doesn't have much downside risk: car falls back to floor with door unopened. But the bag handles? Once they are over the cat's head/neck, the solution is not obvious to your cat.
Sup everyone. So my eastern rosella is bit sick and seems to be in pain so i went to local pet store and they told me to give him some paracetamol (tylenin). But after googling a bit i found some sites that are saying its poisonous. Should i give it to him? Pic unrelated
Hi, I didn't know whether this belongs here or in /out/, sorry for the inconvenience. These two guys popped up in my garden three days ago and I wanted to know whether they're edible, and if so, any good.
Why is the community on this board such shite ? Peolpe who talk about spiders and reptiles are mostly nice folk, but for fucks sake people who talk about dogs/cats form a worser community than /b/. why are you a shit person anon ?
Is there a reason why insects are not treated on the same level as cats,dogs, turtles, tortoises, etc? yes they don't have nociceptors (pain-receptors), and it has not yet been definitely proved what level of consciousness they experience, but say I created a cat with the same exterior appearance as any cat you'd see on the internet, except it had the biology of an insect. Humor me, this is probably impossible, but I think the thought experiment will bring the question I'm asking to a more lucid conceptual level.
Now compared to a regular cat, this insect-cat would seem not to have the same level of ethical respect in our current culture. But I think most /an/ users would still not feel comfortable in ridding the insect-cat like they would an insect that disgusts them, annoys them, etc. And I'm wondering why this would be so, shouldn't insects be treated with the same ethical respect as most animals we reverence in our culture?
I want to know the distinguishing line, why some organisms are held to higher value than others. I'm not proclaiming either side, I'm just interested in the philosophical aspect really.
>they don't have nociceptors I'm not really up to date on this meme as I tend to ignore the shit fests around here, but insects clearly react to negative stimuli to avoid damage to their body just like most other animals. I read an article how grasshoppers would learn and or become conditioned to avoid a hot panel or something. Inb4 sauce, fuck you.
I think a lot of it has to do with society. Not long ago before animals were actually classified, people considered all insects a "bug" and all bugs are evil pests that... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
One reason is because there are so many insects. There are billions or trillions of some species. If you kill an anthill, you do not really affect the ant population. If you go out and kill the same number of individuals in most vertebrae, you have decimated the population.
An exception to that could be rats. There are so many all over the world that if you killed 100K of them their population would still be fine. Look at how we view rats for the most part: as vermin. People kill them all the time with little to no thought.
Most of the time when people kill bugs... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2055473 >Inb4 sauce, fuck you. I don't really like talking to a person like this right now.
But I will address the first point you raised with a quote from entomologist on his blog.
> It was found that a single class of neuron (class IV multidendritic neuron) is sufficient and necessary to cause this nociception behavior. Dr. R. Y. Hwang postulates this behavior evolved to avoid a parasitoid wasp, and the larvae are innately encoded with the directionality... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Let's honor our companions by reliving memorable moments that are fond to you, even if others won't think anything of it.
This dog was always an undisciplined disaster. My wife raised him as a best friend before we got together, so we always kept him leashed when walking outside.
One day I took him to a huge church parking lot with a pocket full of treats (to get him to come back to me) and just let him take off on his own. It was the first time he'd been that free, and probably the greatest walk he ever had. Just an hour of his 1 floppy ear blowing... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Be me >Be about 11 years old >My life long best friend is a GSD that we had since before I was born >She would follow me around 24/7 except from when I was at school >Most loyal dog I have ever seen >Probably smarter than me as well >She would actually function as my baby sitter when my parents were gone >Still... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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