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I think that this person blocked me right after reblogging this… I’m not a vegan or a vegetarian and I am certainly not someone who tries to force that on their pets at all. If you were to investigate many reliable sources like the ASPCA you would find that it is important that almost all of their intake is from meat but that small amounts of grasses and certain other cooked & unseasoned vegetables can be helpful for their digestion. Cats are carnivores but that doesn’t mean that they never consume any plant matter. In the wild they consume grasses to help with hair balls and they consume the vegetation from the stomachs of their prey. Pumpkin is frequently recommended by vets for feline constipation, especially in cats who are more reluctant to drink enough water. Cats may even crave small amounts of certain vegetables if they have an upset stomach and are trying to pass a hairball. It’s a common problem for cats because they are desert creatures and don’t have a great thirst drive. My cat has three full water dishes and a continuously running fountain but it can still be a problem for some felines. While I absolutely agree that their calories should be coming from meats it is unwise to make blanket statements like that when you don’t really know what you’re talking about and haven’t done your research. Folks should make sure to investigate before and ask their vet about anything that they are going to feed their pets.

Is that so hard to understand?

Medication is often stigmatized and that really bothers me. I’ve taken meds on and off for years to supplement my focus and combat my anxiety. I’ve adapted because of prescriptions. None of us are weak for this, we’re simply helping our brains get the chemicals they need to function better.

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Black cats are very often overlooked at shelters because they’re deemed as boring or bad luck. Nevertheless, this didn’t bother David when he went to adopt Scrappy - a black cat. After a few years, David noticed that Scrappy was slowly changing colour and developing patches of white throughout his fur. As it so turned out, Scrappy had a skin condition called vitiligo in which white patches appear on the skin of humans or on the fur of animals.

anonymous asked:

Is Pangur blind or are her eyes just neat?

she’s albino! so, no pigment in her eyes.

the colours you see are structural reflection (blue) overlaying blood vessels (red). b/c her pupils are also red, this give them an unfocused/hazy look.

she’s VERY photophobic (unable to open her eyes in direct sunlight) and I suspect her vision isn’t great, but Pangur can still see.

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Medic’s doves, let me tell ya. The tf2 verse has always been excessively goofy, so I always imagine that medic’s doves are more affectionate than any bird could ever be:

Rubbing against him like damn cats, ruffling his hair, messing with his glasses, exploring his pockets, soft dove kisses (rapid light pecking that feels like teeny little taps), an entire vocabulary of coos that only medic understands, a tendency to follow him everywhere, crying when they can’t find him, always preening on him and floofing their feathers everywhere, perching on the curtain rail when he takes a shower (literally the whole bar is covered in doves patiently watching their pa bath), somewhat protective behavior, cuddling, and much more lovey dovey stuff

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Reasons Why Your Cat May be Peeing/Pooping Outside of the Litter Box

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-> MEDICAL! Before you automatically assume your cat is peeing on your clothes because it is “mad” at you, TAKE YOUR CAT TO THE VET! There are SO many medical reasons why your cat is inappropriately eliminating. Your cat could have a UTI, it could be blocked (Is he straining to pee, peeing little bits all over, or screaming when he pees? THIS IS AN EMERGENCY!!!!!!!!!!), it could have arthritis and can’t jump or move to wherever the box is anymore.  There could be kidney disease, endocrine disease (hyperthyroid, diabetes), GI disease, etc. PLEASE, if you cat is suddenly peeing or pooping outside of the box when it has never done that before, GO TO YOUR VET. 

-> Stress: Cats normally don’t pee out of “spite”, but they can surely pee out of stress. Stressers can be any sudden change, new baby/pet, moving, etc.

-> Litter Box Aversion: Whether it be the box itself, the type of litter, or the location, cats can have aversions to these things and decide to eliminate elsewhere. One important thing to remember here is to frequently clean your box! This is simple solution that is easy to forget! 

-> Unable to access a box: Similar to the one before, but some questions to ask: Can your cat get to the box? Are there multiple litter boxes if in a multi-cat household? (A rule of thumb I always heard of is 2 litter boxes plus 1 for every extra cat). Is there a dominant cat or dog that is preventing the cat from getting into or out of the box?