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Just took my cat to the vet today, and found out she had a lot of ticks. What should I do to drive them out and prevent further contamination? I have 4 other animals who are most likely at risk of having ticks, and I’m taking them to the vet tomorrow. My mom put some bucket with light shining on it with some bubbly substance(isn’t telling me what it is, but supposedly should gather the ticks there or something). I closed the tick free cat in a different room where I know no other cat will touch them. Last time we took all the animals to the salon cause they were dirty, and I think they got it from there, even though the place seems professional. Please help
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Based illiterate anon
if your cat has 'a lot of ticks' they could have picked up a single pregnant tick 6 months ago. ticks don't tend to move from animal to animal like fleas, they feed, drop off, and wait for a new animal to pass by the plants they're in. getting them from the salon would mean somehow not noticing that the floor is covered with enough ticks to give every animal as many as your cat has, which isn't how ticks work anyway. >>3760421 this though, preventative treatment and checking your pets regularly. you should notice before they get to the 'a lot of ticks' stage, check their ears and feel through their fur regularly.
Oh shit. I didn’t mean to say ticks. It’s lice. I’m sorry
Typo again, I meant fleas. English isn’t my first langauge
ah well that's different then, yeah fleas they could have picked up from an animal at the salon, but they can also pick them up off of you quite easily, since you go outside you can carry them in. it's hard to avoid that happening sometimes. sit on your friends sofa and their cat has fleas and you'll probably take one home, walk through grass, pet a dog outside, easily done. they can be a bit of a pain to get rid of, since their eggs can survive in a carpet. depending on how bad your animals are and if the problem recurs once they've had flea treatment you might need to treat the carpet. if it doesn't come down to that then flea drops on the back of their neck and combing them out with a flea comb regularly should do it. hot tip if you suspect fleas on your pet but can't spot any, fleas will leave little black specs that when crushed damp onto a piece of paper will be red. regular dirt won't be, but blood-shit left by fleas is unmistakable even if you can't see the fleas.

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Guys I really need some advice for my 14 year old Calico girl, as of last week she has started smelling REALLY putrid (Like ammonia and feces) and it's getting so bad it's choking everyone in my house. I clean her really good, so what gives?
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My 20 year old cat has been like this for two years+ . Check your cats teeth. Have her get blood work at the vet to check for kidney failure. And watch if she is grooming.

My 20yr girl it was a severe mouth infection and she's now too old for surgery. She also has arthritis and doesn't groom much. The mouth infection spread to her body and organs. She's still alive and kicking but it sucks because we can't hug her she smells like death.
OP is a big fat fag
Time to see Dr. 22LR.
Take it to the fucking vet you fucking cunt.
>it wont miss you since cat's don't feel love
Especially not when they're dead.
Put her down you fucking cunt. Jesus fuck you people.


All animals got a soul you can communicate with
Insects have no soul
>literally just a fly being a fly

You must have looked incredibly autistic doing that. Also I don't see anything out of the ordinary in that fly's behavior??

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>Shoebill Stork.
I prersonally think this lad has aged pretty well!
posting in a duckroll thread without being duckrolled
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Redpill me on the American Akita. Looks like I have a chance to adopt a 5 year old one. He looks great but is he gonna rip my face off?
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sleeps through the night
very considerate
very polite with other dogs
gentle kind quiet boi
Does yours like to sleep outside? Mine did, especially during the winters

As an owner of Akitas for years.
This person has no clue
Akita’s are smart loyal and brave.
Proper training is all they need
My dogs love everyone
Says every pit owner as well.
false nigger information

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Normal bird.
Please post animals that are normal.
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He's clearly trying to grab something.
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I can only identify it as an Owl, and I'm not even sure if that's right.
brown recluse

woah... h-he's pretty...
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I wonder what his muzzle could do
much handsome
very quiet
never argues
no yell
no shed
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I would let him raw me
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That's a girl.

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I want to buy a regular domestic shorthair kitten. I've been looking through the shelter listings for weeks but they don't really have kittens and I don't want to adopt an adult cat.

Any reputable sites that ship in the US?
just be patient, its worth waiting instead of getting from some sketchy place
This. Don't do backyard breeders.
I recommend being patient and waiting for a kitten to show up at your local shelter since breeders are shady as fuck.
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What state you live in? I have another thread, if you're close to me, maybe we can make something happen.


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Thinking about applying for a job at PetSmart since Im pretty good with animals and I got fired from my last job for choking a coworker. I dont think Ive ever even been in one but theres one opening up near me. Anyone have any experience working there? I wouldnt mind being like the reptile guy or whatever
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To add onto what you were saying, it seems pretty dope to just hang around with animals all day. Probably a little sad when one you like gets bought though. I would like to work at a zoo but i have no zoological degree
lol how come you choked your coworker?
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I was wagecucking in a supermarket and i kept ignoring some minor disrespectful things from this one guy because I figured most of the time it was him talking behind my back, yknow hoe shit. One night my partner realizes he stole some of our equipment that we emptied so we could use. I went to take it back, he lied to my face about it, and i had enough so i chokeslammed him into a wall of IPAs. He then called the cops. All seriousness he deserved it though

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Post servals!
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Hey lol
what do they serve

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hey /an/
don't know which board to ask this on. if i don't find an answer here, i'll try /sci/

so i love listening to crickets in the evening, my yard has always had them but for the last 3 years, they seem to have disappeared. no change in vegetation or anything. maybe its just part of the insect extinction in progress.

so how do i attract crickets to my yard? google is no help, it just warns not to buy them from pet stores and release them in the wild, as they may be an invasive species.

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Not sure if this belongs here or in /out/ but I'm looking to start my own vegetable garden and I want to know if the seeds they sell at Lowe's are shit or not. I dont want to go through all this effort to build raised beds and then get shit seeds that wont sprout and I miss the planting season
sneeds feed and seed has the best seeds
If you're starting out those are fine. Even if some die they're only like a dollar and half
Don't bother buying seeds online until you have more experience
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>acquire tomat
>slice and scoop the seeds out
>do your best to remove the copious pulpy jelly
>the seeds will be covered in a membrane that stops them from germinating
>you can sit there and individually remove the membrane with the edge of a spoon or some such if you only intend to plant a dozen or two
>or if you want lots and lots of seeds
>put the seeds into a cup, little dash of water, stir it all up
>put a paper towel or something over the top and rubber band it to stop spores and buggers from getting in there
>let it sit on your counter for about 2 days
>mild fermentation will take place, do not despair it will still smell just like fresh tomat so there's anything gross happening you messed up
>the fermentation breaks down the membrane making it easier to remove
>remove the now thickened slurry from the glass and put it in a sifter
>run it under water and use a spoon or something to agitate it and most of the jelly will fall away
>your seeds are now ready to be sneeded

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I've never been on this board so i'm not sure if this is on topic.
But here's my thistle.
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I have purple field thistle that seed out and return yearly in the same area.
Friends think I'm crazy for protecting a weed but it has cool flowers.
I found out bumble bees and some birds use them to line their nests.
Not my pic but this is the plant.
the landlord fears the thistle
badass Thistle man
getting big!
This board generally focus on animals but it is for animals and nature. Basically any subject outside related that isn't an outside activity (/out/ would be better for outdoor activities/actions). For what you posted it fit in here perfectly though. Look extremely nice btw and I like how it stay green despite the color change on the surrounding grass.
birds love thistle seeds so theres also that

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Anyone have the webm of a frog taking a massive shit?
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Here fren
clean it up mammal
yeah im thinking sneed

What animal can i breed in a rain barrel without it dying? It has to be eatable
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Have you tried?
Brown recluse
your 2 most possible options, eagles have to eat raw meat and that costs alot, im assuming your doing this barrel setup to save money, i guess you could go for the brown recluse option but how much sunlight would they get?
I'm gonna say crickets

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