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Having kids around when a pet is euthanized.

One of our cats has been sick on and off for awhile now. We just got a call from our vet saying that he's almost certainly in or about to go into renal failure. His recommendation was euthanasia. My wife and I are talking about whether to have our 5 year there when it happens. Growing up I was there for my pets, but my wife wasn't. I think he's old enough to understand what's going on but my wife disagrees and thinks he's still too young and it would just upset him. We had another cat die of old age...
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Kids dont really understand what death is. No need to be there. Cat being gone is enough.

Cat doesnt care for your kid anyway
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>>2015258
The cat sleeps in his bed and follows him around the house so if disagree about that at least.
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>>2015254
Exposure is good, and lying about death is bad. The more lies you tell your kid in general, the more resentment he will ultimately feel towards you.

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Is he, dare I say, the most stupid and idiot cunt that you can read online?
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The dude has a PhD in Physics and has probably been keeping hots longer than you've been alive. No matter what you think, he's stayed breathing by doing something right.
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>>2014728
>PhD in Physics
Really qualyfied to talk about phyiscs. Not the subject being /an/ I guess

> been keeping hots longer than you've been alive.
That's what his fans keep saying and I don't understand why, because he uses it to say whatever he wants, complain about things he does and basically shitposting everywhere he can.
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>>2014726
Some context here please?

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Any idea what fish is this, /an/?

South America, btw. From the ocean.
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>>2014720
its a puffer
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>>2014720

That's a puffer. Stick your finger in its mouth for good luck.
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It's a Baiacu. A kinf of fugu.
Brazilian here.

https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baiacu

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I came here months ago to post picks of my Corgi...I got shitposted and yelled at by and all that. He was 8 weeks old back then.

Now he's 8 months, suck my dick /an/ you shithole board.
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>>2013729
qt doge. now i want a mr potato head stormtrooper.
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>>2013734
I got it for my niece. It's hard not to open it.
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>>2013729
You were probably acting like a faggot or did something stupid.

>Visit black friend's house
>he just recently got a cat from an animal shelter
>Very skittish
>Notice something creepy as hell
>Notice he sometimes slowly blinks at the cat
>Sometimes the cat will do the same and come over

What the hell is this? Is it a black thing?
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>non-verbal communication is creepy
Stay far away from deaf people.
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I do it with my cat. It's a sign of trust, affection, and contentment. Cats don't use much verbal communication naturally, though they might meow for our benefit.

Kudos to your friend for being able to read basic cat body language. A lot of people never bother to learn.
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>>2013594
It's how cats communicate. Cats don't like meeting the eyes of other people/animals, and blinking slowly is a sign that you are no threat. Same with looking away.

I just wanted to thank you posters and scum of the earth that have seen the inferno on /b/ and decided to create /an/.

You that lie out of death's grasp will keep lighting the way.
You are about to witness the rise of a new god/goddess.
I'm so happy to share with you guys and I can't wait to see what you will always procreate

You never cease to amaze me, lovers
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I will repost the glories that you posters of 4chan have gifted to me
-Thank you
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It's all just games that we can play

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I'm about to get a dwarf hamster, pic related.

My gf and I are getting it from one of her classmates, along with cage, bedding, wheel, water bottle, and a bowl.

Outside of that, I've haven't had a small cage animal in a while, can you guys give me any advice?
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Bump, I get out of work in an hour.
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>be op
>take hamster
>name it Sir Charles the Fourth of Namibia
>look it in its beady black eyes
>understand hamster has great potential
>godly potential
>too much potential
>paranoia.jpeg
>assert dominance
>place hamster in hamster ball
>runs...
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>>2012930
I am already 99% sure that the cage will be too small.

Get a 100cm x 50cm x 50cm tank

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Just how effective were saber teeth compared to more modern carnivore teeth and why did it die out? Their bites obviously weren't as strong as anyone would like to think so they most often relied on strength and size, so did the 'sabers' of the animal world die out in favor of the smaller animals with a stronger bite force?

At some point they must have been some sort of advantage considering all the saber cats, false-saber cats and even some kinda-of-not-really marsupials had them. Was it just an 'advantage' at some point because these animals...
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Also pic related maybe, a clouded leopard skull. Very long canines and more pronounced sagittal crest.
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>>2012925
Like Jaguars and Panthers today they'd climb up trees and drop down ontop of prey using their sabers (and the momentum) to stab into the backs of the prey. They died out most likely thanks to the ice age causing more grasslands to form.
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>>2012939
>dropcats

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So, I have had these two budgies in a big cage for the last two years and I never really interacted or tried to gain their trust. At first they would freak out just by being near their cage and opening the doors to refill essentials. But in time they grew used to me and let me be near them after the routines.

But I want to make friends with them, and the the green budgie is more wary so she'll jump or back away from me while I'm near. So I want to know how to gain their trust, become friends. I want to put my hand in there and let them crawl on and fly to me...
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>>2012672
You kept them in their cage for two years without ever letting them out?
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>>2012825

this...

birds need time out of their cage...
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>>2012825
Well no, they don't trust me and it'll would bring them significant stress by catching them. But once they get more trusting I'll be letting them out.

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Can someone please tell me what kind of cat is the one in this picture?

He looks very nice and I like the shape of his head/jaw. I want a cat like this but I can't figure out what kind it is. Thanks.
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Brown tabby oriental shorthair.
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>>2012661
Thank you.

I really like the shape of their skull and jaw. It's pretty cool and alpha.
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>>2012662
They come in about a hundred different colors and patterns too.

I want a reindeer. What does /an/ want?
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chickens
goats
a bigger aquarium
a german shepherd husky mix who isn't batshit insane
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>>2012392
you're alright
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>>2012331
A rottweiler. Every one I've ever known has been a total lovebug and it saddens me that because of their morphology they've been trained to harm people, giving them a bad reputation.

I'm not going to get one in the near future because I don't envision being stable enough to justify owning a large pet, especially one as intelligent and social as a dog.

One day.

has anyone tried these things? websites have good reviews, a few people say it didnt work for them. just bought a bag of the soft chews to try them myself. one of my dogs gets major anxiety on new years and july 4th over fireworks and all that and the other is a monster to get his nails cut and id rather not have him get full on sedated if i can avoid it.
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>>2011880
I know a few people who use these, work great. They take about twenty minutes to go into effect, what's great is you can increase dosage as needed, some dogs or situations may call for a larger dose.
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Is this something I can try too? What's the active ingredient?
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>>2012590
Trust me, don't. They are safe but they will make you feel groggy in a really heavy, unpleasant way.

Active ingredients are chamomile, valerian, tryptophan, and St. John's wort.

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For animals working to pull a heavy load, say a team of buffalos, oxens, horses or dogs...Do people need to train them to work together? Or do they just hitch them onto the load and make them follow a leader?
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They don't really fight with each other, oxen especially because oxen usually refers to castrated bulls. These animals have been raised around each other and their environment so they're pretty much just used to everything.

How much training they get is sort of a geographical thing but in general they are trained to respond to signals, be it verbally or physically(poles, whips, tugging a certain way on a rope, etc). It would be extremely dangerous to just take a random ox/horse/etc and strap them up if they've had zero training.

They don't really...
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>>2011560
*yoke
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I don't know anything about it, but ya it totally takes a lot of training for the critters and being a teamster for more than two is a pretty skilled job. You don't just hitch something up that has never seen a wagon before.

Post rare or just strange cetaceans.

This is a Southern Right Whale Dolphin which I had no idea existed until today.
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Ganges River Dolphin
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>>2010615
>ganges

Poor guy.
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False Killer "High As Fuck" Whale

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Ask dog questions that don't deserve their own threads here.

Dog Kibble and Wet food ingredients/nutrition guide:
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/brand/

Dog breeds:
http://www.justdogbreeds.com/all-dog-breeds.html

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>>2010218
First for it's perfectly fine to adopt a puppy at 8-12 weeks, don't listen to that faggot with his arbitrary rules who says 12 weeks is the minimum.
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>>2010222
Can we please not have this discussion anymore?
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>>2010226
This board is one of the slowest i've ever been to. Any discussion is welcome if it means bumping the thread.

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