things that i've come across on the internet

anonymous asked:

Hello! I work in the vet industry and I always get stumped by certain 'old wives tales' that people tell me and how to respond to them? The natural instinct is 'don't be stupid' but I thought you may have a more eloquent way to word it? Here are a few: "my dogs nose is dry so hes extremely sick right, is this an emergency??" "I've been told the girls need to go through at least one heat before they get speyed" "but he doesn't look sore!" thanks!!

I got out of the habit of assuming people are stupid when they say things like this very early in my career. Most of these people just haven’t come across the right answer before, and with the internet being such a vast well of misinformation, it’s easy to get the wrong idea. I’m just glad they’ve contacted a vet clinic for information at all!

Dog’s nose is dry: What else is he doing? Any other symptoms? Eating or drinking? What has he just done? More than welcome to bring him in for a check up to make sure everything’s fine.

Females going through one heat: This is a complicated topic. It used to be thought that going through a heat cycle would ‘settle’ a dog, and somehow make her more ‘feminine’ in terms of psychology. We now know this not to b true, speying has no effect on a dog’s psychology, other than being tired for a few days, and may actually help calm them down. Heat cycles and fluctuating hormones will cause behavior changes in some dogs. (Some women will be vert sympathetic to this concept, and some men will enjoy jumping on the ‘crazy hormones’ idea.) We also know that for mammay cancer, the risk of developing it in female dogs before their first heat is 1 in 10,000, for dogs desexed after one heat is 1 in 1,000 and for dogs left entire is 1 in 20. My preference is to desex before the first heat, and they cope with this very well.

However there are a few circumstances where I would wait to spey a dog. Incontinence may warrant waiting out one heat, as would any vulval deformities. Large breed dogs may benefit from being speyed before the second heat, as a reduction in risk of some other cancers is highly likely in golden retrievers, but the data does not support this claim for other breeds, like labrador retrievers. You must also manage the risk of unintended pregnancy.

Either way, speying by the age of 2 if not intending to breed, shortly after last litter if you did intend to breed, or by the age of 7 regardless.

But he doesn’t look sore: Dogs do not limp for fun. If your dog is limping, something’s wrong.

Our senior citizens with arthritis also do not generally limp around the supermarket or scream with every step, chronic pain is more subtle and dogs have a resilient spirit, they will try to carry on regardless, but that doesn’t mean they’re not sore. Please bring him in so I can examine him.

Half the time I then make them scream on physical exam in consult, the other half I send them home with pain relief and they are mysteriously much better.

A large part of the veterinarian’s job is educating the public.

These people are not stupid. They’re making the best calls they can with the information they have. If they have come to the vet with their question, it’s always a good call.

Though my personal favorite is: I’m using garlic to treat fleas.

Vampires, mate. Garlic’s for vampires. Wrong type of annoying bloodsucker. This is why your pet still has fat, happy fleas.

anonymous asked:

This blog is probably the best thing I've come across in the last idk how much time of my life. Can we please have sex in my quinjet while running a whole marvel movies marathon cuz JARVIS wont let me fly the jet while im drunk?

……..Tony pls get off the internet

That moment you're reminded what a giant, queer, nerd you are...
  • Friend: Where did you come across all this new music you've been listening to?
  • Me: *realises it's all from questionably edited lesbian fanvids I've been watching online... comes up with the best answer I can think of*
  • Me: The Internet...
  • Me: *Makes shifty eyes and immediately changes the subject*

anonymous asked:

I'm not trying to start anything, I think it's good you guys tag stuff, but isn't coming across stuff you don't want to see part of internet citizenship? (I've seen a lot of triggering stuff on tumblr, but I accept that that's just part of being on the internet. I've accepted that being triggered is part of everyday life and something you have to learn to cope with, not avoid.) (Again, this is a legitimate question and not a criticism of your blog.)

Yo! The quick answer is no… it really isn’t! It’s not an inherent part of the Internet. There are safe places on the Internet, or things that are safe with certain things. I wouldn’t expect to see gore on Neopets, or overt homophobia on Wikipedia, for example. Every place on the Internet has rules - some of them are limited to what is and isn’t against the law (for example, pirating is against the law), some of them are limited to a website’s specific rules (so on Reddit, for example, it is against the rules to “brigade” and to advertise one’s personal website), and some of them are limited to specific communities within that (another Reddit example: no NSFW content is allowed on /r/stevenuniverse). So really, seeing stuff you don’t wanna see isn’t necessarily part of the Internet, it’s just something that can be hard to avoid depending on where you’d like to visit.

Internet citizenship isn’t actually a thing. Sure, there’s no laws prohibiting me from seeing stuff I don’t wanna see - and that’s fair enough, that would be censorship, I imagine - but there is no agreement people sign saying “Hey, I’m gonna accept that I’m gonna see stuff I don’t wanna see”, just like there isn’t in real life. The internet isn’t an actual construct as you seem to think it is - it’s lots of different interacting smaller communities, with different ideas of what’s okay. On our blog, we think the correct thing to do is prevent people having to see content they don’t like because we don’t want anybody to get hurt.

What you might have accepted about being triggered isn’t a be all and end all - other people have different experiences, that may affect them more or less than they affect you - and it’s not your place to decide what people should or shouldn’t have to see as part of the Internet. After all, you’re somebody who has apparently found it pretty easy to cope with seeing stuff you don’t wanna see - a lot of people don’t, and I don’t want my blog to be inaccessible to to those people just because of some bullshit made-up “You’re gonna see some shit” rule that isn’t even true. They deserve to see funny jokes about their favourite books just as much as you do, and just as much as I do.

TL;DR: There is no such thing as Internet citizenship, and what I’m deciding to do as part of this smaller community is tag things for those who want it.

anonymous asked:

"there’s a butterfly and an It Is What It Is which was on the same sketch paper" I'm sorry W H A T? I haven't been a larrie for ages and even thought I've gone though way too many masterposts and timelines, I've never come across this?

Really? OK, here it is. This was the original flickr link on Liam Sparkes’ flickr:

You can see that the IIWII tattoo is right next to the butterfly, matches the body placement as well.

But the pic got deleted. Good thing the internet is forever.