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How do you make sure that, when you get a pet cremated, that it's actually your pet and not bits of a bunch of animals thrown together in a kiln with enough scooped inside your tin to fool you?
One day my cats will die and I wish to have their ashes, I already have the ashes of my mom's cat as well as my mom, I suppose I'll have my grandmother and uncle's one day too, a nice collection.
But if I ever found out my cat had been lumped in with other animals and his ashes had been scooped and spread around and given uncaringly to other people, I would kill the workers, their entire families, and burn down the business.
Is it as bad as I am thinking, or can I just cremate them myself when the time comes?
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Here we go again...
So, I have 50 gallon glass aquarium I'm keeping my ball python in (she's currently around 32 inches)
Humidity is kicking my ass, and will probably continue to do so until I build her new enclosure. But, for the short (and cheaper) term, I'm looking for a solution. I tried a fogger, but at it's lowest setting it was too much, made everything drippy.
So I'm considering:
>Heat mat instead of one of the heat lamps
Can you put a heat lamp under it, between the wood and the glass? If not, could I put it in the tank and cover it with another sheet of glass before putting on substrate?
Speaks for itself, currently using one, they're just ugly and I would rather be able to fix the whole tanks humidity.
If it's sealed up and I shove it in a corner, it should help the overall humidity, right?
>ultrasonic fog generator
I like this idea the most, though I'm concerned that it would be a little too powerful.
The current setup is a humid hide along with her other hides, two water dishes, a drip bucket above one of the dishes, and the screen lid partially covered with glass sheets.
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Oh my god retarded owners at the vet, stop it
"No I have no concerns, no we aren't seeing any vomiting or diarrhea, eating and drinking normally"
five minutes later
"Well actually he has been vomiting blood and he has diarrhea"
five minutes later
"No diarrhea, just seizures!"
doctor comes in with me to check on dog
"Well I guess he was hit by a car yesterday, but he seemed fine except for the limping"
No limping seen in exam
"Okay, so there was no limping, I just expected him to limp since he was hit by a car"
Oh my god stop. You would think this is an extreme example but I'm not even kidding with how common this is. I mean I don't work in the best vet in town but DAMN
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I have a dog breed (Borzoi) that has a real chase instinct. A lot of people say never to let them off their leash. However, I feel bad - when I take him for walks in the park, I can tell he wants to get loose to romp around with the other dogs. Unfortunately, my park is a big open space, and doesn't have a fenced-off area.
So I've been looking at training collars. (Collars that are sort of like mobile electric fences, you can give a small corrective jolt to the dog on your command.) Does anyone on /an/ have any experience with these, how effective they'd be on a sighthound, or which brand is the best for your money?
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I'm looking into a new puppy. I currently have a mixed breed rescue dog that I've had for 6 months. I was told she's a ACD dalmation mix. I'm not quite sure about that but I know that she embodies what im looking for in the new pup with one exception (shes extremely timid, I assume this is due to the shelter and neglect earlier in life.) Zelda (my current dog) has high toy and food drive. From what I've seen she excels when given a job, for her this is fetching the newspaper and putting her toys away. We do a 2 mile jog in the morning, a trip to the park for fetch before I leave for work, and a walk when I get home. On my days off we generally go for a longer hike or swim. Zelda also gets daily obedience training sessions.
I'm looking for a dog this would be enough for. This seems to keep Zelda calm and collected. From my reading and personal experience, I think im looking for a herding dog. A little further research has narrowed it down to a few breeds. I'm currently looking into Aussies, English shepards, ACD's, Koolies (although it seems there are no decent breeders in the US), catahoulas, and old english shepards. If anyone would be kind enough to point me in the right direction as far as further research and such that would be great!
Please know that I realize a puppy will have to mature before running two miles or being otherwise over exerted. Thanks in advance.
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Can you lie to a dog? I want a dog when I'm in a good enough position to own one. I don't want an unruly one though which I know depends on how I raise it.
I've taken care of other people's dogs before that don't listen to me which partly has to do with the fact that few of the owners know shit about dog training, but also may have to do with the fact that I'm quite intimidated by certain dogs. Yeah I know, bitch etc.
I was attacked when some lout set his staffordshire bull terrier after me, which made me on edge around certain dogs, the larger/powerful looking ones. Because of this I'm not sure if I'm even capable of asserting dominance over a dog, if it could pick up on any trace of anxiety I'd probably be its bitch, right?