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September 2014
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Anonymous asked

ok so here is a psa. greyhounds and their family (whippets, italian greys, lurchers, etc) have very uniquely shaped heads and ears. because of this, their resting face seems to be "stressed" because their ears look as though they are pinned and sometimes they have a bit of a whale eye. this is not so! because of the way their heads are shaped, their ears naturally sit like that. for them to not "pin" their ears they would have to be fixated on something 100% of the time. the more you know!

Let me take this opportunity to remind everyone that you can’t get a good read of you dogs attitude by honing in one one behavior or trait. Some dogs have ears set back, some dogs have perpetual whale eye, etc. A lot of stress behaviors are also just regular behaviors. If you’re wondering “is my dog stressed?” assess all of their body language and the situation.

-Ry

September 2014
21

Anonymous asked

how do you feel about the dog food brand canidae?

Canidae is a good brand and is generally offered at a fair price!

-Ry

September 2014
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Anonymous asked

What do you recommend for flea prevention then?

tailovecna:

haleysolo:

animalwelfarists:

Vet recommended products. Frontline, Revolution, Advantage… These are some of the safest flea prevention products. Most of what you find in a pet store is not safe and using it leaves you at risk for seriously injuring or killing your pet.

- Dark

Frontline hasn’t been working for me lately. I don’t know if they changed the formula or what, but our dogs got fleas this month and frontline did nothing.

Flea populations often build up immunities to the most commonly used flea medications in an area. Your vet will probably have a decent idea about what meds are effective if you ask. I’ve been using cheap flea meds from Costco and now all my dogs have fleas, I feel really bad :/ I picked up some Capstar and Revolution, hopefully they start feeling better soon.

September 2014
20

Anonymous asked

What do you recommend for flea prevention then?

Vet recommended products. Frontline, Revolution, Advantage… These are some of the safest flea prevention products. Most of what you find in a pet store is not safe and using it leaves you at risk for seriously injuring or killing your pet.

- Dark

September 2014
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boycott all non-organic food

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white male leftist who’s never gone hungry/lived off of food stamps his entire life (via aloofshahbanou)

I hate it when people politicize food consumption

Hate it

Like you never had only $20 in your bank account and could only afford to eat Kraft for a week man

Shut the fuck up. 

I understand that Monsanto is the devil and I hate them and I hate monoculture agriculture too

But don’t penalize the people who don’t have the means to make a ~*~ideological lifestyle~*~ out of their food choices

(via sweetjosephine)

#poverty   #food   #classism   
September 2014
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Anonymous asked

Would you say that it's possible to keep a civet as a companion for conservation purposes in an ethical way?

zooophagous:

animalwelfarists:

"companion for conservation"

isn’t that a bit contradictory

-Ry

It’s very possible to keep a pet civet and keep it well. It’s not, however, cheap, easy or as fun as it looks on paper. Yes they’re cool but when you bring an exotic animal like that into your life, you’re looking at a shitton of money spent both on food, housing and vet care, a lot of work going into taming the animal itself, and potentially a large legal headache in the form of getting permits or dealing with the public. You can do it, sure. But it’s not for conservation purposes either. If you want to do your part to help wild civets, learn as much as you can about them and donate to charities and parks that preserve their habitat. Maybe you can also symbolically “adopt’ one from a zoo.

I love how whenever I’m not up to giving serious answers to nonsense Ican count on my followers to offer a real response. 

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Love you all.

-Ry

September 2014
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Anonymous asked

hey, have you heard of the book called Tiger's Curse? it's a series... anyway to sum it up a girl who lives in a vegan family goes to work at a circus (insert tons of incorrect tiger information), then this WHITE tiger at the circus becomes her pet basically as she takes it to India to let loose in the wild (add some fantasy stuff), and there is the plot. anyways, it's getting turned into a movie, and this really bothers me. If you google the author it's just massive cub petting images...

panthxra:

anythingfeline:

animalwelfarists:

Exactly what we need :|

-Ry

please someone stop the production of this film 

are
you
fucking
serious

 

#gif cw   
September 2014
19

damegreywulf asked

1. I need some help with feeding my cat Sunshine. To start with, she's overweight, but the vet said she's fine, and she's definitely very active, so I'm not really concerned about her current weight, though losing some is all right of course, but I really don't want her to gain more weight, so I've been trying to find the right food for her. But she doesn't seem to like anything I get her. (cont)

I guessed she wouldn’t like Science Diet, since even just to me it looks like junk and smells like dirt and potatoes, and Special Kitty is about as generic as you can get so that wasn’t a surprise either. But she also won’t eat Purina Cat Chow or Friskies. She’s only liked Purina One so far, but it’s expensive. All of these are low quality as heck and I want to feed her better, but my finances aren’t so good.  I’m worried about her losing weight unhealthily because she is being very stubborn about not eating. Is there anything you can recommend? Is there maybe a site you can vouch for to order better food online? Because as it stands, I’ve only got rural Walmart and Petsmart in my reach. Walmart has only low quality junk food and what good food Petsmart has is very expensive.

4Health, Felidae, and Natural Balance Ultra Premium are decent quality food at reasonable prices. Here’s a link on switching foods, and here’s another on why your cat may be a picky eater.

-Ry

#cat food   #pet food   #cats   #cat care   #domestic cats   #pets   #felidae   #damegreywulf   #asks