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Just got a call from my mom saying the dog died.
He was 8 yrs old and apparently my idiot whore of a mother fed him turkey neck bones and it absolutely fucked up his insides.

Vomitted blood before finally dying a few hours later. I think she did it on purpose..... Especially since I told her the dangers of feeding old dogs sharp bones.

Hold me /an/, I haven't been this sad/angry in a very long time...
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>>2576060
No it was the turkey bones which can be dangerous to feed to dogs if they are dry and hard.
There was a puddle of coagulated puddle I had to clean up along with pieces of bone in them.

Ive been cussing at my wall for the past hour thinking about how my sociopathic mom intentionally fed him that shit because she couldn't be bothered to watch another living thing while I was at uni.
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>>2576058
The bones in turkey necks are usually small, round, and quite soft, and not particularly dangerous if fed raw. If bones are fed cooked they may pose obstruction and perforation risk. If a turkey or chicken neck is fed to a large dog that does not chew it's food, they may pose a choking hazard.

I'm very confused about this situation as if your dog was given a raw turkey neck, it should not have suffered any sort of ill consequences.

Was it actually some other part of the turkey and not the little rings of the neck vertebrae, or were they cooked? If they were raw, actual neck bones and not some other part of the bird, and your dog had no issues with digestion, then it is possible your dog died from something else.

However, vomiting blood is always a veterinary emergency and if any dog does it, that animal should be taken to the vet immediately with absolutely no hesitation. My old boy had haemorrhagic gastroenteritis when he was 6 or 7 and sicked bloody foam all over the carpet. He was so dehydrated he came within hours of irreperable and fatal damage to his internal organs.
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>>2576118
>He’s out of the house
>I still have to deal with his freaking pets
>More so now that he’s away
Fuck these bitches and fuck schools (and all authority figures - yeah I’m looking at you, natural emergency shelter managers and the fucking Coast Guard) that don’t allow pets and act like they’re some kind of accessory and not a valued member of the family!
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>>2576058
My dad is an idiot, he always thinks he's smart and just does this kind of "Pffffttttttsshhh" mouth noise when my mom tells him not to feed their small dog chicken bones. He says retarded things like "what you think dogs can't eat bones?" like what the fuck

He also refuses to let her pay to take it to the vet for checkups with the excuse "we had dogs back on the farm that lived outside in the snow and caught their own food, she'll be fine" well those dogs weren't mini fucking poodles... What an asshole.
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>>2576058
Sadly you can't stop morons from killing animals.

God knows the number of cats that die of kidney failure and crystal blockages because cheap shit face morning feed them all dry food diets.

You just have to get your own pets, invest in them and baby them. Try not to think of the millions that will suffer and die.

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Let me start of by saying that I absolutely love my lovebird. She's the one light I have in my life, and I'd do anything to make her happy. I'm also hoping that you guys are animal lovers, and also want the best for animals.

That being said, how do I know if my Lovebird is happy? I'm a student, and I have to go to my student house in the weekdays. During said weekdays, she spends an aweful lot of time alone in her cage, with no one in its environment or any sounds to keep her active. She DOES have a big cage which is FILLED with toys, food and water.

Anyway, what can I do to make her live even better? Should I buy her a male lovebird? Should I make a big aviary outside and buy 3 more birds so that they can all live together? I must also say that I tried pairing her with other lovebirds in the past, but she has always ended up being aggressive towards them.

Please give me some tips or hints for improving her life. The thought of her being all alone so many hours in a day is excruciating to me...
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>>2576741
Kind of expected at least one person to have some lovebird knowledge on this board...
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>>2576769
I can't help you with birbs anon, but /an/ is a slow board and threads can stay up for weeks. Just give it some time.
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>>2576741
>give me some tips or hints for improving her life.

Get another lovebird, cage and all, so that they can slowly start to grow accustomed to one another, and will have somebody to "talk" to throughout the day.

Release them one at a time to prevent initial fighting, and as when they see like they'll be able to hang out, let them both out to see how they do.

As it stand now, your lovebird may view you as its mate, and your home as its territory, so introducing any other bird will probably viewed as encroachment on both, its mate and territory. That's why you need to take it slow, and make sure you can protect both when you introduce another bird.

Something you can do to help the bird burn time and offer it mental stimulation is to make it forage for ALL of its food while you are gone. take some clean paper, cut it up, and mix seed in it so it has to look for its food. Take things that can hold seed, like small toys or balls or whatever, and hide seed in there so it has to move the ball to get to the seed. Leave seed in things it has to open, like little boxes or something. Birds forage for HOURS every day looking for food, and the lack of mental stimulation most owners offer by using feed bowls / whatever means that they have hours and hours of time to bet bored, which causes behavior problems.

Give it a shot.
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>>2576810
This. I have five.
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>>2576741
having a single lovebird is practically abuse

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Post your favourite pictures of homo sapiens.
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Please buy Skyrim for the Nintendo Switch.
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>>2575537
i wish i could be this gothic

Corgi Thread
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>>2574611
I'm in the same boat, but VA. There's a local corgi meet up I want to go to and ask around, but I'm not sure if it's weird to go to a meet dogless. Also they're on hiatus until March. :/

As an aside, I live in a split level and I'm worried the stairs will be a problem. If I put half steps on each stair, will they be ok? Worried mostly about hip/joint issues down the line.

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*blocks your path*
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Why are people afraid of geese?
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>>2576531
Theywe scawy
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>>2576531
they don't fuck around
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>>2574024
Canada Geese are assholes of the highest order.
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>>2576531
It's like not wanting to punch a retarded kid that's being annoying. They can't help it and you don't want to be an asshole

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longboys in big jackets.
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>>2576619
>tangent autism
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>>2576971
>tfw I didn't notice this
I feel like a dirty normie now
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>>2576944
>Owning greyhounds in cold climates
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>>2576997
bitch, do you live in a straw hut in africa or something?
why are you so adverse to using technology to prosper in the based north?
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>>2576997
Greyhounds literally get scrapped after a couple months when they went past their peak performance by professional race faggots.
So yes, if finding a loving home means wearing some jacket to cope with the tough weather it sure is better than death.

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I was just watching a nature documentary and holy fuck are predators bad at hunting. If I started hunting today and didn't stop I'd run out of freezer space before I ran out of bullets, meanwhile lions are like "ayyy imma gnaw on you for 2 seconds, oh you're not dying, fugg looks like I starve to death" Other predators are jokes.
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>>2576251
It's just cats that are retarded
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Try hunting naked without any equipment whatsoever. Just your body and nothing else. That's how most animals hunt.
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>>2576578
Why do people let cats destroy local wildlife?
I never understood this, it's like people think it's harmless if a cat just destroys the bird/rabbit populace.

>>2576251
Go boar hunting with a spear like a real man.
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>>2577000
There's too many fucking rabbits and other retarded rodents bc humans drive out natural predators, cats killing shit is a good thing.
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>>2577005
rats and other cats sure, but not when they decimate the cute birds.

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Brining home two new kittens (one of them is pic related) to a cat we already have at home. Cat at home is 3 or so, abandoned at birth, and never really grew up around other animals and has been a dick to other cats when rare interaction occurs. How do I introduce the two new cats to our old cat without him going crazy?
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>>2576842
poor things
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>>2576856
I take care of them well, I have a large house and around 10 acres of property
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>>2576875
>a bowl of fish
>i take care of the well
ya na
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>>2576678
>Brining two kitties
That’s horrible!
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>>2576678
You really should have looked this up way before bringing new cats into your home. Your impulsive animal purchasing shows you're not a fit pet owner. I mean, you already knew your og cat doesn't like other cats... then you come here for answers...

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I only see it at night. this is a bee, right?
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>>2576588
Take it to the vet
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>>2576588
damm he do the schleep :-DDDDD
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>>2576588
European honey bee
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>>2576588
Wasps aren't fuzzy anon
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"Undocumented worker"... most likely a liberal cause he's laying down on the job. *piff*

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What weirdo would date a dinosaur?
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>>2568798
Probably a faggot on >>>/trash/
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>>2568798
haha he arm too smol for he goddam body :-)
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>>2576483
>>>/shithole/
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>>2576942
there isn’t an Africa board, unless you count Facebook
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>>2568798
>small compact arms perfectly sized for a tight hug
>Thicc thighs
>jaws that can exert 35000-57000 newtons of force

what isn't to love?

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If you could bring one extinct animal back to life, which one would it be?
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Do you like capybaras? How about a capybara the size of a cow?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephoartigasia_monesi
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>>2567149
do you not live near black people?
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This boy. Platybelodon
Or really any species similar to it. Look how it goofy it is.
>>2576318 and everyone else debating about neanderthals
Take that discussion to /pol/, please.
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>>2571016
>you will never ride around on a fuckhuge snake
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>>2571477
>Implying the Carolina Parakeet, a probably poisonous parrot that lived in Wisconsin, isn't cool

Personally, the Irish Elk, Rocky Mountain Locust, Passenger Pigeon, and Ivory Billed Woodpecker would also be on my short list

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is any animal that is raised by its parents for a period of time capable of building some kind of rapport with humans? obviously many animals are not domesticated and will never not be "wild," but is some kind of relationship with the parents of its own species the necessary prerequisite for a species to eventually become domesticated? i'm sure there are a bunch of different factors, but if you look at most lizards, they basically fuck, poop out a bunch of babies, then leave. their psychologies, by virtue of their lifecycles, don't lend themselves to forming bonds of trust with humans.

i don't have any specific education where any of this is concerned and i don't pretend to, so i've likely got a bunch of presuppositions mixed up in this, but if anyone has any thoughts on the subject, i'm definitely curious.
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>>2576915
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imprinting_(psychology)#Filial_imprinting
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>>2576915
>rate me /an/

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Ever feed your cat a slice?
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>>2576615
I sad kek'd
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what's with disgusting catfags and pizza?
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>>2576597
>be 5
>mother lets me have a cat, plan to go see an orange tabby kitten and a siamese (that my mother really wants)
>get to the house with the tabby
>youngish couple rehoming this kitten because it chases their pussy children around
>I laugh and insist on taking him without even seeing the siamese
>year and a half later he gets hit by a car
>mother has to amputate his leg
>already had an attitude on account of being part siamese (dunno why there's so many stray siamese mixes here) and it got even worse with his lingering back pain from the injury
>end up with cranky old yowling cunt of a cat who stumps up the driveway every day after school to see me and get petted
>won't be held by anyone else
>loves being scratched where he can no longer reach and wiggles his stump enthusiastically
>continues crossing the road like an idiot for over a decade
>finally gets killed by coyotes roaming way too far from home at age 14 as he was started to get decrepit
he always wanted a piece of my blueberry muffin or some kraft dinner, even though it gave him the shits

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>>2576699
Nigga Gino's pizza!
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Cat is not for pizza.
Cat is for cheezburger.

Do you troll your pet?
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>>2575739
/an/ is so easy to bait.
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>>2575169
my epic gf trolls her acoustic cat 24/7 its so ePIC X-DDDDD
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>>2575739
>30 minute try <10
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>>2575169
>put shoes and coat on
>dog runs over enthusiastically
>"no buddy you stay here ill be back soon"
>barks and runs to the door
>doesn't move until his leash is on
when i dont want him to come with me i just ignore him as i'm getting ready but seeing his frustration at me leaving him is funny



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