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My goldfish got caught in the filter, despite seeming totally healthy the day before. I have been trying to nurse him back to health for the past couple of days, but his body has been deteriorating due to some white fuzzy fungus and super aggressive fin rot. The whole back half of his body seems to be affected and I can't tell if all his scales are gone or if he is covered in the fungus.
Today I found him unable to hold himself up, laying on his side at the bottom of the tank, gasping for breath.
I decided to put him down because he seemed beyond recovery and looked just miserable in his condition. I put 3 table spoons of baking soda into a quart of water, mixed it, and then pour it into the 2 gallon tank I had him quarantined in.
But an hour later, he is still alive and breathing. How long should this take? I feel just terrible and I hate seeing him suffer. I thought it would be a quick end.
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My cat for the past month or so has been vomiting a lot, usually after meals or sometimes no real reason at all. She's 13 and has always been anxious since she was a kitten. My older brother was a piece of shit to her. He'd scare or tease her a lot. He's not in the house anymore, but anything will set her off; sudden movement, a noise, a shadow.
I've changed her dry food to hairball treatments, senior diets, organic. She won't eat any kind of wet food outside of fancy feast.
She's acting fine but yesterday I found some blood in her vomit. I am going to take her to the vet on Friday but before that I wanted to ask any other cat owners who might have had issues similar to mine. I'm not sure if she's vomiting out of anxiety, the food I'm giving her or if there is something serious going on inside her.
She's a siamese, if that helps.
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Hi /an/, I'm concerned my cat is going crazy.
To be specific, over the past 2 months or so two things have happened:
>I was drafted so I'm not home most of the time
>My cat gets extremely agitated and defensive for reasons absolutely unknown and attacks family members around him when that happens
I understand he might be upset I'm not home or something, since I'm the one who brought him home from the street when he was just a few weeks old and disregarding time in the army, I've been the only one changing his litter and feeding him. The main concern is that he randomly acts as if somebody attacked him (seriously, not in play) and then jumps on people's legs to create deep scratches. I'm not concerned when it happens to me because he listens to me (so as soon as he approaches me like that, I tell him to back off and he does), but he doesn't listen to the other family members at all and they're obviously annoyed by these attacks.
I just got home from walking the dog, and I saw my sister bend down to pet the cat. He meowed in a defensive manner like he does when he gets agitated, and my sister left him alone and went to her room to organize some stuff. He followed her there and scratched her pretty bad while she was organizing, and naturally she's pretty fucking upset. I ordered him to my room, got in with him and closed the door, at which point he meowed defensively again and then tried biting my leg, but as usual I told him to stop before he actually did anything and he backed off, and I've been petting him a lot because it's clear he wants my attention. Now he crawled behind my monitor and he's trying to sleep.
So what the fuck do I do? I can't keep an eye on things while in the military, and this weird attitude problem is only increasing in frequency.
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Hey /an/, I've got a problem.
You see, my neighbors have dogs, right? well they treat them pretty badly, keep them tied up all day and let them sleep outside even if it rains and is cold as shit (fortunately nights after rain are usually warm down ), now I'm not sure if I should try to contact some animal protection service, recently their dogs had a bunch of puppies and they're abusing those puppies (hitting them with a stick, albeit not beating the shit out of it, but c'mon they can't even walk yet), and so if I tape this crap I'm sure they're going to take away all of their dogs, but here's the bummer: I live in Mexico.
Down here they'll just take them away and if nobody adopts them in a week they'll go into the trash.
Poachers in Zimbabwe poison 87 elephants for ivory
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Harare, Zimbabwe (CNN) -- More than 80 elephants in Zimbabwe have been poisoned with cyanide -- the latest victims of poachers keen to feed soaring global demand for illegally trafficked ivory.
Since May, the carcasses of 87 elephants have been discovered in Hwange National Park, said Caroline Washaya-Moyo, public relations manager for Zimbabwe's Parks and Wildlife Management Authority.
The poachers poisoned natural salt licks to bring down the mighty beasts, she said Wednesday.
The parks authority has so far recovered 51 tusks, she said -- leaving 123 in the hands of the poachers.