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Hi /an/, this is my first post here and I've got some questions which are probably pretty common. Firstly one of my cats was given a one week course of amoxicillin tablets for blood in the urine which is hopefully just a cystitis but as per usual, he just picks the wet food apart with his paws for what I'm assuming are pieces with less amounts of the powder.
Secondly, I need a new carrier since my old plastic one broke and I've been using my vet's wire cage on loan, I'll appreciate any recommendations but if you're a britfag lemme know and if you can a link too!
Lastly, when I spoke to the vet about the cat and mentioned that it was just 3 years old and there were 2 other cats - an older female and male both neutered - she asked about stress, so I'd like to know if any of you have any experiences with those feline odour/de-stresser things you plug into a wall socket. I've not heard anything about them really so any experiences are helpful!
Thanks in advance and sorry for probably retreading old ground.
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This is the situation (picrelated)
tl;dr: Niggerwhites neighbors have bought a dog becoming an incontrollable shit. I fear he'll be dumped euthanized. Wat do.
This dog always comes to my garden (partially our fault, we fed him initially as he was really malnourished, you could see his hips clearly), shits in the said garden and has become the chief motive my senior dog, just operated for dysplasia, doesn't want to go out as if he does he'll have to play with the pup and enudre pain from the wounds.
I tried talking them into walking the dog, their excuse is that he is not allowed out as he's getting his veccine shots just now (he is about 6 months old now... quite late if you ask me).
They said they could not afford them earlier on and they were not told by the breeder that he had to get them. Duh. Fucking dumb britbongs niggerwhites.
Now, while I am not concerned for my dog (he'll recover) and I could'nt care less about picking up shit in my garden, I have some major concerns:
1) the dog growing up with no socialization at all but his family (including us and my dog). That's gonna be a fucking big dog and you don't want him to be anti-social
2) The overall dog welfare. They are NOT picking up any of the turds he leaves around in their garden and he massively stinks, safe when I bring it back ringing the doorbell and they realize he needs a bath.
3) The fact that being the uncontrollable shit he is becoming (he jumps over fences and goes across yards) he'll end up running to someone that doesn't like dogs, and will get euthanized.
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I want to get a dog in the near future, and I'm researching different breeds. Obviously I want one that suits my lifestyle, since I really don't want to have a very unhappy dog. Can /an/ recommend me any breeds?
>Okay with being left alone for approx 4 hours
>Size doesn't matter, but nothing too massive
>Good with other animals, especially small ones
>Good for inexperienced owners: I've grown up with dogs but never had responsibility for one myself
>Exercise needs variable, but not excessive
>Fine with grooming and coat care
FYI I live in a medium-sized house with a garden, with some nearby fields/woodlands to walk in.
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Why the fuck is it so hard to adopt a dog, /an/?
> move to west coast
> have vet tech experience
> have lots of dog owning experience
> have shelter/rescue experience
> work from home all but two days a week
> have stay-at-home family members who are active walkers/hikers
> puppy-proofed house with fenced patio no yard but lots of nearby dog parks and walking trails
> money to spend on training and vet care
So I try to adopt a small size dog
I've talked to over ten local rescue organizations/shelters. This has been the response:
> we have other dogs available, but we are only adopting out pitbulls
> If you don't want a pitbull, you aren't fit to be a dog owner
> the application process will take six weeks, include multiple home visits, a $200 application fee, up to $700 in rehoming fees
> dogs supposedly come with shots, deworming, and health checks done, but nobody offers documentation of this
> the majority of dogs are flown in from "overcrowded shelters" in other states, and you are told you have to pay for transport costs after you agree to adopt
These are not sketchy backyard shelters, either...we're talking the humane society, the local govt. animal control and city sponsored shelters, etc
I also keep hearing/seeing horror stories of people adopting dogs from local shelters, only to find out that the dog has a crippling disease or horrible parasite infestation the shelter didn't tell them about, or bother to treat.
I've finally decided to look at ads in the local penny saver paper, find a redneck with an accidental backyard litter of free mutt puppies, take a couple home.
What the fuck, /an/? Why do shelters make it so hard to adopt dogs?