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Any vets here? I need some urgent help.

My dog has recently developed an abscess on his right paw between the 2 most prominent toes. This was noticed today but he has been licking at it for the last few days. Previously I'd thought it was a foreign body lodged in his paw, but examination revealed nothing.

The lump is not tender to palpation but it is tender when I attempted to gently express it. No discharge was noted.

Additionally he has developed unilateral protrusion of his right third eyelid, the same side as the paw, most noticeable when he...
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The eyelid is much more noticeable when he is not excited. Unfortunately he had decided he didn't want his picture taken without slobbering over my phone.

Usually it covers until it reaches a small portion of the lateral iris but it does not impede vision.

It's strange that it is unilateral.
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I like he tries to speak like he's making medical notes, but is obviously not of any medical background. Vets don't come to 4chan, and if they did I certainly wouldn't take my animal to them.

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Does /an/ agree?
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>fish can only survive an hour in the plastic bag
>a bowl is fine for betta
>lizard nonsense
no, I do not agree.
not really.
it takes a lot longer than one week to cycle a fish tank, especially if you don't actually know how to cycle it. Bettas don't really do that well in bowls. Fish can easily survive 2 days in a plastic bag if the person packing them knows what they're doing.

I don't know about the rest of the advice, but if half the fish advice is wrong I don't know why I'd trust the rest.
> most lizards can grow up to two feet long

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pet rage thread?

>work at shelter
>couple wants to fill out application for young absolutely batshit crazy lab mix
>be looking at their answers
>they want an "already trained adult dog"
>plan on leaving her outside 8+ hours a day (it regularly gets below 30 here)
>refuse to take her to any sort of training
>have young children that are at the...
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I would adopt that dog right now.
Damn OP they sound awful. I'm glad you didn't adopt out that dog to them, though.
I have a friend who makes me rage
>she has a 6 yr old toy poodle
>milky eyes, she refuses to admit its cataracts
>dogs teeth are rotting
>her family feeds him table scraps constantly
>poor socialization, he's scared of new people and even the calmest of dogs
>never gets walked. this dog is SIX and still uses potty pads despite the family having a fenced front and back yard

>recently injured his hip by jumping off the bed
>she tells me that he whines when he needs to use the stairs so someone will carry him up or down
>ask if she took him to the vet
>no, he's just acting injured because he's a lazy dog

I feel so fucking bad for this dog. Poodles are usually so outgoing and intelligent but this dog is neurotic and useless. To make things worse, thus girl is planning to get a new dog when she moves out of her parents' house.
>walk past some guy with a german shepherd
>it just sits in a pen outside all day
>barks at everything
>pass him one time while he was giving it a short walk
>it starts going crazy barking
>he boots it in the face 5 times until it cries

fucking hell

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I have a 4-month-old puppy (though I've only had her for a month), and about a week ago she started to play with her fesses. This is really annoying because it happens half of the time she defecates, and she always makes a mess by spreading it on the carpet, plus getting some on her nails (meaning I have to go to the shower and clean her paws every time). I've also been unsuccessful in training her to defecate on a certain place (tried putting some fesses on said place, and making her smel it). Urinating she got quickly through a liquid thing that I bought, but this...
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Teach her "leave it"
My puppy used to try and eat his poop but eventually he learned that and I rewarded him for not touching it a few times. Now he doesn't even sniff his own now that I think of it...

All puppies play with poo, anyway OP. I've known dogs who just kind of grew out of it
My dogs love to EAT poop and they tend to let it somehow make its way into the house. If your pup eats it, there is a medication that helps stop that desire. And if you see her do it what would work for me was squirting her with a squirt bottle, yell stop and show her the mess she made, grab her collar and put her face to face with the mess and tell her no that's bad and continue to put her in a time out. I'm no expert but these are somthings that helped me.

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If all birds of prey died out, would there be any big difference to the ecosystem? All the animals birds of prey eat are already eaten by other animals, so there's really no point.
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Of course you idiot, pigeons and starlings would be an example of overpopulation without predators in the sky
>implying humans and cats wouldn't just shoot them

Guys it's okay, if we fuck up the ecosystem we can just shoot everything.

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So over two weeks ago I made I thread about how my cat had gone missing and that I'd he ever came back would it be possible to make him into an indoor cat again and train him to use the litter box again. Well we were able to find him, he wandered into a neighbors basement and got stuck there for two and a half weeks, so now I am looking into how to retrain him

What do?
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Put three litter boxes down in the main rooms of the house and put him in one so he knows its there. Litterbox training shouldn't be a problem as cats usually want to bury their waste.

You're going to have to set about an hour out of your day (broke up into 2 or 3 periods preferably) to play with your cat. He's going to get restless.

Besides that maybe look into getting a harness and harness training. Contrary to popular belief, adult cats can be harnessed trained, its just going to take...
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I like your cats tail, what breed
He is a senior (11 years) and whenever tried to play with me before he would just sort of ignore me and instead want to cuddle. I remember when he was still a kitten I attempted to walk him around on a leash whenever he wanted to to go out (before I left him be an outside cat) and he pretty much hated it.

Domestic Short Hair. Only other place with any color on his coat is his forehead (big black spot)

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These fuckers keep getting into my house. Any tips on how to keep them out?
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Diatomaceous Earth
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this is now an ant thread, post ants
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Post moths.
ID'ing, catching, breeding, spreading and other moth related things.

>pic is a Luna moth
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Comet Moth
Rosy Maple Moth
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Automeris larra

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I've been thinking, why is horse shit not a long cylinder but a series of spheres?
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Why are all orangutans fatasses?
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They're not. Only captive orangs get that fat, mostly because they are crammed together on very small living spaces, even though they are supposed to roam solitarily.

Pic is a majestic orang male. He's sadly not wild, but obviously still has more space to move about in. Also, bear in consideration that this beast is fuking huge.
I want to know why goat shit is tiny balls and why cow shit is a hot wet shower when they're both ruminants.

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So I'm a small business owner and we're making the move from a two-man company towards hiring people and getting office space.

I'm looking for ideas for an office pet. Cats, dogs, and anything furry to which people are/can be allergic are out. We want an animal that'll generally leave employees alone while still being a morale boost and unifying force.

So far I have:
Big, sociable lizard that can free range throughout the office if its enclosure is adequate. I figure anyone we hire, we can take some...
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cute, unique and can be hand fed after some time
Get a hamster
Letting a reptile roam around the office isn't a good idea. It's going to get stepped on or distract your employees. It would also be a huge liability if one of your workers gets bit or has a phobia.

Set up a large vivarium with some sort of small active lizards like a steppes runners or curly tailed lizards. If you want something more "personable" get a bearded dragon or a smaller species of tortoise.

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When i was a child, i liked frogs so much i wanted to become one as an adult. Then one day i was at my father's house, and my aunt asked about what i wanted to be when i grew up, and i answered "a frog", as always, but she said that i couldn't be a frog but i could be a vet to take care of frogs. I almost cried that day.
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in taxonomy you're the retarded nephew of frogs.

> but i could be a vet to take care of frogs.
no you couldn't.
>humans are frogs
bugguy strikes again!
>nephew of frogs.

I found these weirds cocoons and I don't know what is going on.
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Looks like some spiders were holding up in a dirt dobber nest

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ITT: We pay our respect to dinosaurs
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"A South African judge on Thursday lifted a domestic ban on trade in rhino horns, alarming conservationists who described it as an 'extremely dangerous move' that could worsen a poaching crisis.

"The government said it planned to appeal against the ruling, which was delivered in the Pretoria High Court after two South African game breeders fought a legal battle to overturn the moratorium.

"... 'Lifting the ban is an extremely...
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There's something I don't get. I saw a guy on TV many years ago shooting rhinos with tranquilizer darts and cutting the horn off in their sleep. This was meant to discourage poaching.

My question is that if the only part of the rhino that is worth killing it for is the horn, then why don't poachers or government agents or whatever use tranquilizers? I mean tranquilizers mean more rhinos which means more horns which means more money. It could be legalized so people could get their rhino horns...
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This is why I hate pretty much all Asians. The Africans never really killed that many rhinos (or other animals to the point to mass extinction) as much as fucking gooks have. The goddamn zipper-heads will kill anything if shoving a part of it up their ass has a chance of "lessening the effect" of their cold. Hopefully they grow out of it like the colonial Brits and other Europeans did.

Japs are best friend tho
The tranqs would be expensive. And they'd have to bandage and care for the wound when they cut the horn off. Also expensive. The whole thing is really fucked up, anyway. In the end they're still harming an animal, taking it's defense away, for money.

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Hey guys I was wondering. I'm going through a rough point in my life I have no friends and I need a little companion. I have to dogs. But they tend to stay away from me. Not pay me any attention. So I'm looking for a small pet I can keep with me in my room another dog isn't and option and I don't want anything that needs a lot of room because the dogs have free roam of house except my bedroom I can keep my door closed . so my criteria is something loving. Something under a hundred dollars. I'm looking for a lil buddy what's halls suggestions.I just...
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Rat, cockatiel if you are able to. ️Burbs
birds are horrible, they'll make you want to die and kill.

as someone who has owned 2 birds and 2 rats, rat without hesitation

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