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My cat has really crumbly poo. It's very light coloured, like sand, and is very crumbly. He doesn't always go like this, but when he does, it ends up outside of the litter box. (I think he has a hard time pushing it all out.) I found some outside the litter box again this morning, but in a rush to get to work didn't take a photo. This happens once every few months.

I've asked at different vets and they just say to put pumpkin in his food. I do that, I also have tried psyllium husks, and a yogurt treat for dogs and putting that in there. He eats raw...
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What raw food is he eating?
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Have you tried a higher quality wetfood diet? Something like Tykki Cat, Perfect Bistro, or Wellness?

That's really weird. Maybe you could try a vet that's out of town, maybe in a nicer town with more up to date facility. Also, if he/she poops like that again, bag it to take to the vets.
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He's picky and will only eat the chicken cat food:

>Raw:
http://www.mountaindogfood.com/products.html

>Canned:
http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/product-details.aspx?pet=cat&pid=2&dm=grainfree

http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/product-details.aspx?pet=cat&pid=4&dm=grainfree

http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/features.aspx?pet=cat&att=1#CORE%20Wet%20Cat%20Recipes - rarely these

>Treats:
http://www.greenies.com/cats/cat-dental-treats.aspx

http://www.purebites.com/products/en/dog/...
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is this little guy ok?
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>>2001100
lol what the fuck
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I've seen rodents do this before. Cannot confirm if he's ok though. Definitely not ok if he is stuck that way.
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>>2001100
wut the hell is that

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How can you love animals but not feed your pet a vegan diet?

>I love animals that I grind them up and give them to my pet

How is that logical?
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>hows it logical that im gonna grind your bones to make my bread?
that's the magic of fiction
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Well in the case of dogs, you can and people do but in cats you can't. I think it is strange that you don't get this concept. Human attachment is hardly indiscriminate about anything from personal relationships, politics, entertainment and more. Dogs/cats/pets are companion animals and people love and care for them including their diet. Any animal can be a companion animal, there are people with pet cows and those people would probably rather eat a strange dog than their beloved cow. But cats and dogs specifically lend themselves well to domestic situations so they...
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Don't misuse the word logic to apply to this. What you are describing is emotion, not logic.

If you used logic, you would realize it is logical to feed animals that eat other animals food that is other animals. If you used stupid, hippy vegan emotional bullshit as a substitution for logic, however, you would try to force your feelings onto animals just to say you preserved your delicate sensibilities, but you don't actually care about your animal companion.

2/10 bait, but there are actually people who think this, and they are dipshits.

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Has anyone here had an aggressive chinchilla? No, more than aggressive, plain nuts actually. I've had the fucker for over 6 months now and he hates me more than ever. He is sharing the cage with his son, which is adorable, so he is never alone, he is allowed to go outside the cage 4 hours a day, he eats the best food possible, I give him treats every two days, he has toys, a nice house, he chewed my furniture as well...
Apart from being a poo shotgun, he is the biggest asshole I've seen. He always grits his teeth in anger whenever I come near him, he bites me, pisses...
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If he's not fixed getting him fixed would be a start
IRT chewing on wires, it's normal and doesn't have anything to do with it, they will fuck your shit up if you let them
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are they really that fluffy or are they just fat.
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>>2002631
Lots of fur. Look like big-eared rats without fur.

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how come dogs evolved into those different types when there was just the wolf or a common ancestor of him? Like, the difference in size and whatnot, was it all just luck and literal physical retardation that some got floppy ears etc?
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>>2002275
neoteny and gene plasticity combined with a lot of intentional inbreeding.
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>>2002277
wat
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>>2002288
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoteny
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenotypic_plasticity
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inbreeding

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Alright guys I need some help and seriously fast, like faster than a fucking gunshot.
So Im in Bulverde, Texas. I was lying in bed and suddenly I started feeling uneasy then my dog started growling outta nowhere. So I was like "What the fuck is this shit." Suddenly, not even joking here a growling sorta sound emerged, sounded like sheep being slaughtered. /an/ please help, please please. Im fucking scared for my life here.
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Turn on the lights anon, bring your dog into your bed and snuggle, and have your gun in reach.
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>>2002260
I already am! I've got my dog, my gun and my lights on! Its basically fort fucking knox!
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You're in your home, an animal can't break in, and if it does just call the emergency number. Here's a cute doggie to calm you.

Guys, I think I managed to accidentally kill my betta.
So the poor bastard was originally a zoology lab test subject. We used him to study his reaction to various stressors (look, if you stick a mirror next to him, he gets really pissed!), and at the end of the lab the TA asked if anyone wanted to take one of them home. So I took him, fed him when I got home, then the next day got a tank and stuff and prepared it for him.
Problem is, I've never owned a betta before, so I took him straight from the little cup he was in straight to the warm water. It's been a...
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>>2002226
nice job.
you could try again but with water conditioner and the right temperature of water and maybe a cycled aquarium if you like.

read up, you'll do better next time!
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>>2002227
I had conditioned and warmed up the water, but I didn't warm his cup water up, so I think the shock of the temperature change finally did him in.
I hadn't figure on him lasting terribly long anyway.
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>>2002228
depends how warm the water was I suppose. They can handle small temperature changes, and the water shouldn't feel warm to your hand. The right temp feels neutral or a bit cold to most people.

but you might as well give it another try since you got him a tank and whatnot. They don't cost much, and they can live a few years usually.

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I mean, pugs really deserve to be praised like gods don't they?
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No.
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Man you are totally obsessed. Go Fuck such an ugly dog!
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>>2001172
>>2001176
You two deserve to die in a fire. You must be literal clinical retards to not see the superior breed and the master race of any canine, full of love and loyalty to their owners. You sure like some meme breds as corgis or german shepperds as the autists you are.

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Discuss anything aquarium related here, including inhabitants, decor and issues.

Google is your friend.
Feel free to ask questions but know that there are a lot of resources out there that could answer your question a lot faster and accurately than /an/.

Make sure to include these things in your post before asking because we can't help you if we don't have the full picture:
-tank size
-parameters
-any and all inhabitants + how long you've had them

Links:
>How to cycle your tank:
http://pastebin.com/x4WnB0Ah...
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Is it poor form to "get rid" of an entire school of fish if I'm bored of them? I'm not killing them or anything, one of the LFS's in town (the shittier one) will take back just about any fish. I wanna get rid of my school of 13 Neon Tetras. Why I'm bored of them should be obvious.

What should I replace them with? I have a school of 8 Gold Barbs in the tank + 3 Otos. I was thinking about throwing a GBR in as a centerpiece fish. Any suggestions? I want either one large-schooling fish like the tetras that are being replace, or at least two other...
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>>1998165
Anyone with experiences on keeping Lepomis?
They're an invasive species in Europe, so I could get some basically for free and they look really nice.
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>>1998171
Those look like what I call Bluegill.
Used to be in just about every pond around when I was a kid.

So my cat has gone missing yet again. He is an outdoor cat and we let him come and go from the house as he pleases during the day. He has gone missing several times since we got him 11 years ago; the last time being out for over a week before he came back on his own as if nothing had happened. I've decided that if he does come back that I am never letting him outside again and reintroducing him to the litter box so I don't have to deal with the stress of maybe never seeing him again

Is is possible to do this to a cat who is already technically a senior? Could...
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>So my cat has gone missing yet again
>again
> He is an outdoor cat
only legit response you're going to get is it's dead and that's all you deserve as shit owner.
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>>1997710

Yeah, it should be fine. Obviously the biggest issue is mental stimulation, so find toys he likes and play with him as much as you can. As a senior he should be slowing down more anyway, so it's for the best.

He won't like it to start with, but with any luyck he'll get over it. Take him outside sometimes, but watch him and don't let him run out of the yard and give him a stand near a window to look out of.
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>>1997712
Bugguy, my cats go missing all the time, and always come back, stop being an ass on all these posts, kill yourself

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Last one got bumped off, let's not let this one die too
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Ratties have the cutest yawns
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I've never been able to let my ratties outside, who here does it and how does it go?
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The lab is the UK's favourite dog.
The Chinese Crested, bulldogs and the poodle are amongst the least loved.

25% of Britons own dogs; and 25% own cats.

The Border Collie comes in second.
The top ranking dogs are mainly mid-sized working or herding dogs, often originating in Britain. The Alaskan Husky is the only real exception, known for its efficiency as a sled dog in North America; the other being the Golden Retriever, a gun dog but still hailing from Britain and Europe.

The dogs with the least positivity (in fact all ten at the very bottom...
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I don't know how much you can really take away from this survey, given that one of the least favourite dogs is the Staffordshire bull terriers (I assume that's whatever the fuck a Bullboxer Staff is meant to be), yet they're one of the most popular breeds. And if you asked a bunch of people which dogs they like most, how many would really bring up their specific dislike of the Miniature Xoloitcuintl? There's probably like six in the entire UK.
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>>2002364
(Collie > Lab) << Sheltie
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>>2002364

I call bs, nearly every dog i see is a goddamn springer spaniel. Dunno why people like them so much.

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How much time should someone spend with their dog a day? Like 2 long (45 min) walks and an hour of playtime inside? He has backyard access and CANNOT be trusted on carpets ever
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That seems pretty depressingly short. They're social animals. Have you considered working with a trainer on the carpet issue? Or crate training him out of it? Or is there a non carpeted space? Or maybe you can do several play sessions?

What kind of outdoor enclosure does he have? If it is like a spacious yard or run that you can put enrichment item in then that might not be so bad. But if it's just chained up, to me that's borderline cruel.
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>>2002051

Well he's 6 months old and a rat terrier. Got one class so far (knows sit, stand, stay, and come here) and also ALL his vaccinations even a microchip and lyme disease.

He has every part of the house that's not linoleum.

He's usually good at pissing on his pissing mat even though I walk him but he just peed right in front of me and he's locked up in the crate.

I do play tug of war or wrestle with him if I have to go to the kitchen or just sit down there an hour or two....
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>>2002056

He pissed in the crate? Take him to the vey and have the vet take a look because that sounds like it could be some kind of bladder infection/uti which aren't uncommon in puppies. Typically any dog will do anything they can to avoid eliminating where they sleep.

If not that, since he is so young I'm pretty sure some training might really help. Or if you're unwilling to do that you should find him a new home. But I really don't think the idea of keeping him outside all the time will make...
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I'd like to get a German Shepherd, but due to over-breeding I concerned to get an unhealthy one, bad hip etc.

I'd like to know what should I be aware of when choosing a breeder!

Thanks
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Chose a breeder that does the necessary health testing; OFA and CERF. Ask the breeder for a copy of the paperwork on both parents.
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>>2002019
Thanks! does this guarantee I'll have a healthy dog in future?
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>>2002017
>I'd like to get a German Shepherd
nice meme-breed you chose

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hi, this is my dog nicki. i think he should become a meme. is this possible? thanks
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and this is lea, she's funny too
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>>2001885
why?

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