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Why are harnesses a thing?
Are they a meme accessory?

You won't get control over your dog with this shitty belt
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They're for dogs that are already trained not to pull.

Alternatively, they're used specifically FOR weightpulling.

Unless you mean front clip harnesses, and those just fuck up dog's front legs.
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>>2095755
I thought they were to stop you from choking the shit out of a tiny ass dog.
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>>2095755
I've seen so many dogs that pull their owners while wearing these things.

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Does anyone know what breed this is, if a breed at all?
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brown recluse
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dire wolf corgi
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It's a high content wolfdog and no they don't make good pets, neither do medium contents. Low contents why the fuck even bother.

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Anny veterinarian here?
This guy has lots of dandruff (small dry and white kind) and little crusts all over his body (there isnt that much of them but they are all over his body not in one place) with i'm pretty sure aren't result of scratching
but he is quite itch all over the place especially on the back when someone touch him
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>>2094607
Try a dog shampoo with oatmeal, it's soothing to the skin. Make sure you use a moisturizing conditioner like with coconut oil. Brush him out and fully dry his coat.

Skin problems can be caused by allergies. Allergies to specific proteins are more common than grain allergies.
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>>2094607
The dog doesn't look well cared for. The answer is to first put it on a high quality dog food and bath it with oatmeal shampoo as suggested, once a month. If the problem persists you should take the dog in to consider allergies. Though, it looks and sounds like a grooming and nutrients problem.
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>>2094672
How do you know if a dog is well cared for?

I'm not OP but I'm always worried I'm fucking up my pupper

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>QTDDTOT
Questions that don't deserve their own thread.
>doggy style edition
Ask your question, and then search the thread for a question you can answer too. If you have something you want to ask but isn't important enough for a whole thread, throw it down here.


My goilfriend has a dog with some sort of skin problem, she uses pic related on him. She also uses it on her own skin when she has a skin injury that she doesn't want to get infected.

My question is just HOW BAD an idea...
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>>2094123
>My question is just HOW BAD an idea is this, mildly stupid or she gonna die stupid?

google.com

gentamicin sulfate safe human
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What makes a kitty cat pee blood? Do some cats just do this with no issue? My cat has done it off and on, and I have had him treated. But he seems to have nothing wrong, I just give him some special CATCH ALL urinary problem food and Boom he's better.

I figured something like peeing blood would be a bigger issue, and my google searches would agree. The vet agreed too, but he never has any worse issues.

I live in the sticks though, and this is a simple country vet.

So do some cats just pee blood sometimes like it's no biggie? Boy cat by the way,...
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>>2094438

Vet student here. Blood in the cat's urine is NOT normal. Without any further diagnostics, I couldn't really say exactly what is wrong, but what I would say is that cats often present with urinary crystals and this COULD be the case here.

I would be tempted to go find another vet/go back to your vet, get some diagnostics done (e.g a urine analysis) to rule out an infection and discuss renal diets on a permanent basis to see if that would help at all.

Cats hide pain extremely well, your cat...
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I just lost a pet and thought it would make a good thread. Get in here to tell stories (funny or sad) and/or to give support. Here's mine:
>have a sun conure
>had him three months, name's Mango
>old owner told me Mango likes to sleep with you on your pillow or nightstand
>have him sleep in cage
>finally decide to let him sleep outside of cage
>set him on nightstand,all goes well
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>>2093527
there are hundreds of stories like this. birds are dumb anyways. my conure always wants to rub her cloaca on me and its disgusting. this morning i opened her cage and she flew at my face biting the shit out of my neck, screaming, and grinding her cloaca on me leaving this nasty slime trail. why did i ever agree to take this bird. it was a rescue.

maybe i give it to OP and he can give it the whisper of death for me like he did to his other victims. regular dr kevorkian over here.
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> be me
> have sweet orange/gold cresty
> roommates cats a shit
> break into cresty enclosure and chase him
> find gecko under bed a couple days later
> dropped his tail and has some wounds but still kicking
> couple months later
> cats get in again
> gecko nowhere to be found
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My relationship died. Can I have support also?

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Found a roach in my living room. What should I do here? Is it just one roach, or is the '1 roach means a thousand more' true?
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>>2093409
clean your living space for once
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What's a Turk doing in your living room?
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>>2093409
Give her food, she'll clean up your trash

Hi /an/,

I'm in search of another animal for a vivarium.

I already have a bearded dragon and am interested in something cheaper, since I don't want to pay for a second set of lightning / heat.

I read corn snakes are rather cheap in maintenance. Is this true?

Also thought about bird spiders, but I'd be more interested in something which doesn't hide all day long and I actually can observe.
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All snakes require some amount of supplementary heat.
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Look for used reptile setups/aquariums.

These things are so, so cheap. I know because I've had to sell a few Exo Terra setups. You're talking $400 in cage/decor/heat/etc for $50.

It's a great sham of the pet trade. This stuff is overpriced like crazy. Lighting and radiant heat panels are about the things that have realistic new/resale prices. I am staring at 2 PVC cages (one $500, and one $350) here in my living room. I'll be lucky to get $75 for either of them. Exo Terra cages - let's say 18x12x24, that's a $200 cage - $30 or so used.

Never...
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>>2093078


Thanks, I thought about buying used as the prices for new cages etc. Are horrendous.
Since snakes also need heat lamps that's going to get hard. I'm paying already 2 bulbs with combined ~ 80 watts and wouldn't want to pay electric bills for an additional pair.

Guess another reptile won't be manageable.

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>>>/k/29455952

Can you tell your bugguy fuck to stop shitposting on our boards fucking sick of hearing about his fetish for insects goddamnit /an/
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>>2092768
He's banned from here for good
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>>2092772
That doesn't help us because he is constantly shitposting about insects on our board so what the fuck /an/ your cancer spread to our already cancerous board!
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until he has a global ban just filter him

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Tell me something fascinating about any animal that you want, something amazing and new, something I can tell my kids about one day.

I'm too lazy to fact check so I'll just assume that whatever you say is true :)
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Cats eat your asshole at night and rape mom and dad
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Ducks and dolphins love rape. Ducks so much that their cock is as long as their body with sharp spines and the females have fake vaginas to prevent undesired mating.
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>>2092319
You are my favorite animal OP...


ummmm

These two are both fun articles:

http://www.cracked.com/article_19388_6-things-you-wont-believe-animals-do-just-like-us.html

http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-sociopathic-assholes-disguised-as-adorable-animals/

I personally like this little tidbit


>Bengal finches not only have rules of syntax when it comes to songs, but they also get mighty pissy when other finches break them.

>Researchers...
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Thinking of getting another dog in year or so. I have ptsd and anxiety, so the idea of having one sent for some service dog training on top of self training has crossed my mind. I'm fairly experienced with dogs and training. I do a lot of hiking, camping, and general /out/ stuff. I've considered a few breeds, but haven't decided. I'd be open to others too.

Akita pros:
>Large, good visual deterrent
>Lower energy, does alright lounging around/apartment life during down months
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Go for anything at the local pound, special breeds tend to be overly expensive inbred shits while pound dogs are cheap and need the love and attention more than anything
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>>2091270
I want a solid dog that has been handled, socialized, and started training by its breeder as a puppy, pre 8 weeks. First 12 weeks are super important. Fuck this hur dur moral mutts bullshit.
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A non shedding coat is always a huge plus. Since you seem to want a large dog, the Bouvier des Flandres would be perfect.

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There are bunches of slime mould colonies near where I live that look like pic related but orange. I want to keep one as a pet, any tips for slime mould care?
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>>2084770
Not sure. Aren't slime molds supposedly really intelligent, and good at problem solving?

Not sure what kind of enclosure you plan on putting them in, but I'm pretty sure they can escape from anything that isn't airtight, infesting the rest of your home.

No idea what they eat. Probably everything.
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Try sucking a dick
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I'm no expert, but try to mimic the conditions you've seen it occurring in in the wild (most likely humid and shaded). Maybe try to contact a mycologist or something to identify it. You'll want a growth medium for it, see if you can get hold of some agar gel (you may be able to make a substitute in the kitchen at home) and a petri dish. Make mazes out of card and shit in the petri dish, watch it navigate them and stuff.Keep the petri dish closed to retain humidity and prevent the colony from spilling over, just use an elastic band or something. Not sure how anoxic...
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previous thread >>2069701

For this thread I picked my favorite herp that I have no intention of ever keeping as pet. Pygmy chameleons are the bee's knees.

/herp/ officially official all-purpose care sheet of wonder and magic

>sand a shit
>use a thermostat
>read all the caresheets
>set up your tank before you get your herp
>do not fuck with your new herp for at...
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How often does your dog poop /an/?

Since my dog made the complete switch from puppy to dog food, he's only been going once a day. We did a gradual switch, and all during the gradual switch, he pooped 3-4 times a day, which has been the normal routine. Once we got to 100% adult food, he started only going once--in the morning. One small, firm, normal turd, and a little plop of softer turds.

He's not acting constipated (hunching over and coming up with nothing), not acting panicked to go, not lethargic, has the same energy/temperament as normal, eating...
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>>2095216
Try adding some pumpkin to his food and give him probiotics if you are concerned.
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Mine only goes once or twice a day. He is fine but that does not mean that your dog is automatically fine too. Call your vet and see what they recommend
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pumpkin & kefir or natural yoghurt helps digestion

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>Fireflies are not flies
>Dragonflies are not flies
>Sawflies are not flies
>Mothflies are flies
>Ladybugs are not bugs
>Stickbugs are not bugs
>Shieldbugs are bugs

Why are little things so weird named? Like why not Light-up Beetle and Wood-looking walky thingy?
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OP is not a human being but an empty shell that once held hopes and dreams
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>>2095016
interesting little tidbit for you:
in America, the names of insects are deliberately separate or conjoined based on this fact. Honey bees ARE bees, so its two words. Dragonflies are not flies, so it is one word. House flies, Dobsonflies, etc all follow this rule. In Europe they don't give a shit so its honeybees and whatnot.

>inb4 some butthurt european starts rambling about Celsius or Kinder eggs because they take this as a personal attack on their way of life
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>>2095048
Useful.
>Dobsonflies
JESUS CHRIST HOW HORRIFYING

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I never liked the idea of inbreeding dogs and puppy mills but I'll be damned if I don't love this retarded little dog as much as I've ever loved any dog.
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>>2094855
You would have loved any other dog just as much. Thanks for contributing to the awful problems that lead to millions of dogs leading torturous existences.
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>>2094858
He was a rescue. The negroes that had him moved and left him to starve.
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>>2094863
Oh, good job then.

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