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What kind of cow is this? 7 posts and 1 image replies omitted. Click to view.
What kind of cow is this?
I just bought this wolf hybrid... 46 posts and 9 image replies omitted. Click to view.
I just bought this wolf hybrid pup yesterday. How do I raise it to be obedient and not kill me?
What the fuck is wrong with my... 2 posts and 1 image replies omitted. Click to view.
What the fuck is wrong with my bearded dragon? He absolutely refused to shit in his enclosure. Now I know what you're thinking. >Perhaps it is impacted? >Perhaps it is constipated. No. It isn't either. You know how I know this? Because the moment he is brought out of his cage HE WILL SHIT. No matter what, every single time. The only time he will shit in his cage is when he absolutely cannot hold it anymore I have never read about this behavior before on the internet Have I somehow conditioned him to shit out of his cage? Can I fix it? Is he just a neat-freak? (pic related, him and the pokemon he's named after)
update to >>1597017we... 11 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
update to >>1597017 we took him to the vet and had an xray, his lungs were filled with fluid and he only had 10% breathing capacity.. He took his final breath at 14:50 no time.. im crying as im writing this.. im gonna miss him so bad :'(
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Sorry about this post. It's really long and not very plesant, I just think the story should be told. >Be six years ago >An alcoholic, drug addict, prostitute, everything >Lost my family and friends because they can't stand to see me kill myself, and I refused any and all help >Try to kill myself one night, overdose in a park hoping the cold will help kill me, too. Someone finds me. >Wake up in hospital and am discharged pretty much straight after, no health cover, they don't want to deal with me >Walk home in the freezing winter air, it's dark out, intend to try and end it as soon as I get home again >Out front of my apartment building, hear this mewing >Look around for the source >Find this tiny tiny calico kitten, she's shivering and has runny, messy eyes, thin as all hell and tangled in a thorny bush. >Pick her up and go door-knocking, no one recognizes her >Take her in with the intention of cleaning her up, keeping her warm and dropping her at a vet or shelter in the morning >Don't even think about what I had planned to do that night because I have to look after her >She falls asleep in my arms, purring >Walk to the vet in the morning with her in my coat pocket because I have no car or a cat box, no money for a cab because I'm taking my last $200 with me for her >Couldn't call to make an appointment because can't afford phone, have to wait a couple of hours for a free spot >She sleeps wrapped around my neck the whole time, on my shoulder >People walking past and cooing at her >Finally get to see a vet, he says she just has a bit of an eye infection some antibiotics in her food/cleaning for about a week should clear it up fine >Tell him that she's not mine, I just wanted to make sure she was okay >He says they can look after her there until she's better and then pass her on to a shelter >Have every intention to leave her with them, I can't afford a cat, but she seems to know what I want to do and climbs off the table and up my shirt to rest on my shoulder again
So, my family has acquired a... 11 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
So, my family has acquired a dog recently, and he always follows me around, and sleeps in my room when I'm present. This has happened with two other male dogs too, that we've watched for 2-4 weeks. Is it just random? Because I don't treat the dogs any different than the rest of my family.
/an/ help my cat has gone into... 16 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
/an/ help my cat has gone into heat for the first time, and now there's a bunch of toms all over the place meowing like crazy. all of them are black cats that are twice the size of my cats. my cat the only female cat around so theses fuckers are desperate. /an/ please help i don't want pic related to happen to my baby ;~;
Do you give your dog bones?... 16 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Do you give your dog bones? Why or why not? What ones are OK and what ones aren't?
Why didn't this meme blow... 2 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Why didn't this meme blow up?
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>Go to uncles house >He owns a kennel >Houses over 80 dogs >Each dog is in an extremely small cage >Some of them are there for only a few weeks >Most have been there for months if not years >All of the dogs suffer from ticks and fleas >Many of the dogs have never even been outside for a walk >Uncle forgets to feed the dogs some days and they are always hungry >A lot of times there are 5 to 10 dogs in a single cage >Sometimes the dogs kill each other because there are too many in a cage >This has happened at least 5 times >Many of the dogs are breeding dogs who will stay there until the day they die >Some of them have mange >Me and mom felt bad >Tried cleaning one of the dogs and getting it deticked >It was bleeding everywhere >Water was pink with blood
How can you tell if your cat... 4 posts and 1 image replies omitted. Click to view.
How can you tell if your cat is an alcoholic? I mean he boozes it up once in a while but it's no big deal. But today I saw this, what do I do /an/?
Hey /an/,Getting a hedgehog... 3 posts and 1 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Hey /an/, Getting a hedgehog this weekend, and i've read much about them on the interwebz, and plan to discuss the keeping with the breeder, but still any specific advice with hedgehogs? pic related its him
GREAT NEWSTHE ASIAN GIANT... 11 posts and 5 image replies omitted. Click to view.
GREAT NEWS THE ASIAN GIANT HORNET IS ON THE RISE PRAISE THE ASIAN GIANT HORNET
Look at this awesome dog.What... 8 posts and 4 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Look at this awesome dog. What kind of full of win and wits and awesome doggie is this?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legends_of_the_Coco_de_Merwtf... 1 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legends_of_the_Coco_de_Mer wtf man?
Hi, /an/! I have a problem.My... 23 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Hi, /an/! I have a problem. My mother-in-law adopted a toy fox-terrier mix in October. It is a little over a year old, and is generally a good dog. She has a problem though with people getting their faces close to her face. She curls up her lip and bites at them. She gets really mean about it. It's not a playful bite. Now, I'm aware of the many causes as to why she would do this, but I want some advice on breaking the habit. My mother-in-law doesn't want to take my advice on the matter because she's "never had to do that with a dog before." All of her other dogs she has raised since they were new-borns though. I've tried to explain that I think the best way to break it would be to love on the dog, and put your face close to hers. Before she gets the chance to get mad, give her a treat. Keep doing this until you can put your face on her face. Keep it there. If she doesn't try to bite, give her a treat. If she does, put her in "time out," aka a kennel. Ignore her for a while. When she comes out she gets no treats the rest of the day. Does this sound like it would work? I think it would. I've had to teach my dog not to bite hands, and this is how I handled it. The biggest problem is that my mother-in-law has no discipline towards the dog whatsoever, and the dog desperately needs some because it clearly had no training and was abused when we adopted it. My mother-in-law gives treats constantly for no reason, has no kennel for the dog, and lets the dog roam where it wants. She tried to explain to me this morning how the dog tried to nip her again. She said she "corrected her." Well, when I went to look at the dog, it was chewing her cow hoof like nothing had happened. I asked, "How was she corrected?" My mother-in-law explained she "fussed at her." I tried to reason with her on the flaws in her approach, but she just continued being stubborn, saying, "Well, I just won't love on her like that anymore." Help me reason with her, /an/.

teethbrushing for pets

teethbrushing for pets 6 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Do you brush your pets teeth? What's your dental hygeine routine with them?
Hi /an/. I don't come... 17 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Hi /an/. I don't come here much, but the couple of times I have you guys have ended up being very knowledgeable. I have a problem with my dog, one that's becoming very severe. My dog used to live inside for the first 3 or so years of his life. We moved 4 years ago and put him outside. He didn't really seem to mind too much, he was lonely for the first few weeks but he learned to entertain himself between play time with us(we have a big yard, but we're renting. we CAN NOT let him in). It's been fine for 3+ years. So here's what happened - I'm in the south, and with the recent storm the landlord said I could let him in for just while it was iced over and stuff so he would be safe. All went well, he was a good dog, but of course he couldn't stay in once the snow melted off. When I put him back out(2 weeks ago I think?) all was well. But about 2 days after that he started barking. CONSTANTLY. He whines outside of the door 14 hours a day. Nothing I do helps. I go out and play with him for 2 or 3 hours a day, but the moment I come back in he's yapping outside of the door again. I feel so sorry for him, because I guess he's just lonely, but I have to make this stop. He used to play with the neighbors dogs and run around on his own all of the time, but now he just sits there whining. I've tried a lot of stuff to make him happy. I've tried spending more time with him, I've tried making sure he was comfortable(I bought him a really great new dog house with a built in heater and put the nicest, fluffiest blanket I owned in it). Please help..I don't want to be mean to him, but I just don't know how to fix this and it's been going on for 2 weeks. I feel like something is wrong, I even took him to the vet, and it really just seems like he's suddenly decided he wants to live inside.
How do I make my cat stop... 25 posts and 2 image replies omitted. Click to view.
How do I make my cat stop following me? Sad to say I lost a girl a couple of years ago because she followed me down the road, lost her and she never returned. Very worried that it will happen again. Locking the cat-flap isn't a solution since if she's outside she will find me when I leave and still follow. Most times I will notice her and put her inside but it won't always be like that.

Tricked into pitbull mix

Tricked into pitbull mix 81 posts and 7 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Well I was all excited to get a new dog, the documentation at the pound said "shepherd mix". I'd ask what with, they all said, geez, don't know. Get her home, realize it's pit bull. At first I thought it was lab or something, but the curvature of the tail, the squareness of the face... What the fuck should I do? I'm freaking out a little.
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