Pet Day

Impacted Baby Beardie

So I have an impacted baby bearded dragon. From snout to vent he’s not even 2 inches long. My boyfriend and I got him from a pet store 3 days ago because someone fed him 4 crickets that were way too large. He was super lethargic and looked like he was dying and we figured being on his own would give him a better chance at survival. He hasn’t pooped since Friday and it is now Tuesday. He has a UVB and a heat lamp, his basking temperature is 111 degrees. We have been giving him frequent baths and feeding him pumpkin and olive oil. What I really want to know is if it is worth taking him to the vet. I know many people take impacted beardies to the vet and they get enemas . I called the local reptile vet and they said he’s too small for an enema. Still, I feel guilty for not getting him in. Is there anything a vet can do to help?

Ever since the day Steve Greig went to a shelter and brought home the dog with the least chance of being adopted, he continues to take in elderly animals that would have been euthanized. So far he’s collected 10 dogs, several cats, 2 ducks, some pigeons and chickens, and an old pig named Bikini. Source


Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.

July 4 (and the surrounding days) is the time most dogs go missing in the USA. Even dogs that normally stay in what you think is a secured fence sometimes panic from the loud noises and make a break for it. When I was working at the shelter we not only got completely full of spooked runaways, we also had to help multiple families identify the bodies of their babies because they’d been hit while out.

So what can you do to make this holiday the least stressful on your furry friends?

-keep them inside. Even outdoor dogs. Even outdoor cats. Get them as isolated from the noise and flashes as possible.

-provide them with a quiet space within the house, a crate or a bedroom with their favorite toy, blanket, and a special treat helps make it more comforting.

-do not bring your dog to a fireworks show! Their hearing is much more sensitive than ours and even if they don’t bolt, it’s not going to be enjoyable.

-make sure your pet is current on their vaccines and license, and has an up to date tag, just in case! Chipping is never a bad idea, but an ID tag is your baby’s biggest safeguard in the event they do bolt and get picked up. And if they do end up at the pound, your license and vaccination could save you a very expensive citation.

Have fun this holiday, and keep your furbabies safe!!


“Five years ago I was escorting a nuclear engineer out of Iran, somebody shot at my tires near Odessa. We lost control, went straight over a cliff, I pulled us out, but the Went-Purr Soldier was there. I was covering my engineer, so he Clawed him straight through me.” ~ Black Widow

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