The fun thing about this game is that its core gameplay loop is a pretty standard urban parkour simulator, but by making the player character an ordinary housecat, the exact same moveset that would represent an impossible level of strength and agility for a human protagonist becomes something that literally every cat owner has seen their own cat do for no better reason than boredom.
Please help a disabled nonbinary lesbian and their family pay for an urgent vet bill!!!!
Hi everyone, my name is Alex, I’m a disabled nonbinary lesbian and I really need some urgent financial help. My eight month old kitten Dizzy has broken her leg and we’re now facing a vet bill of $2000. Not including possible surgery she may need later on.
With paying for college, my glasses breaking, my dad getting an MRI, and needing to go to a chiropractor to help with my scoliosis, this is a bill we really can’t afford all of a sudden. If you could please help us out in any way I would be so eternally grateful.
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I took her to an emergency livestock vet a couple hours ago, not my first choice but my preferred avian vet wasn't available. They drained 60 ml of fluid from her belly, and ruled out eggbinding. She has ascites.
She perked up after she had all that fluid drained. It was pressing on her lungs and making it hard for her to breath. It will continue to drain out overnight. They said it's a symptom of heart or liver failure, I'd have to periodically drain her as her abdominal cavity will fill up again over time, and she could comfortably live another 6 months-year as long as I keep up with it. It all depends.
I'm going to meet with my other vet and get a second opinion and hopefully some pain medication for her.
For now she is eating well and pooping, eating grapes in the bathtub
Sometimes when caring for wildlife you have to get a bit creative! This handsome gentleman is Slurp, a male pileated woodpecker that was brought in to the hospital by a construction worker after being found on the ground unable to fly. Our physical exam showed a corneal ulcer and there was some concern for minor head trauma as well. We decided to keep him in hospital for a few days of treatment.
When keeping wildlife in hospital it’s extremely important to minimize stress as much as possible, and part of this includes encouraging normal behavior whenever we can. Due to the unique way that woodpeckers feed, we had to get a little creative in the way that we offered him food. In addition to placing other food options in his enclosure, I made this “feeding log” out of peanut butter and mealworms to see if Slurp would be more willing to eat in a way that mimics his behavior in the wild.
Slurp is a very clever boy and just a short while after I placed the log in his enclosure I was able to peek in and see him pecking away curiously and munching on worms. Take a look!
You love to see it! After Slurp’s eye had fully healed he was transferred into the care of a wildlife rehabber for a few more days of monitoring before release back into the wild. Good luck out there, Slurp!
Because someone's cytopointe wore off, and because that someone chewed herself an enormous hotspot today, she will now be wearing the shirt of shame until probably at least Friday of next week. The soonest her vet could get her in is this upcoming Tuesday.
She is extremely upset about this. But this is also a perfect example of why I almost euthanized her when she was 3 years old for quality of life issues. For an entire year while we desperately hoped for apoquel to come back on the market Alyssum had to wear an e-collar, a t-shirt, and socks tied to all 4 feet, 24 hours a day, every day. Environmental allergies are no joke.
she is a 2-year old pitbull mix <3
i found her on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, and she didn’t have a collar or a chip. when she saw me she came right up to me, wagging her tail and sweet as can be. she was clearly starving, and there was something wrong with her back legs that made it hard for her to walk. we took her home, cleaned her up and fed her, and brought her to the vet as soon as possible. the vets told us that they think she was hit by a car at some point because her left femur is severely broken and her right leg is dislocated :( and since it's apparently been like that for awhile, maybe a month or two, fixing it won't be easy. she will most likely need amputation for the left leg, and surgery to fix the dislocated right leg. we were able to cover the cost of her initial treatments, but the surgeries could be thousands of dollars and we need help. (link to x-ray pic of broken femur)
despite her injuries, sweet pea is so full of life and love. she adores every single person she meets and gets along well with other dogs too. she loves to cuddle and sit on my lap, and will always try to be as close as possible to the nearest person. she hasn't barked at all and isn't the least bit aggressive, she doesn't even snap when people handle her broken leg. somehow she has figured out how to walk surprisingly well, hopping along with her back legs, and you might not even guess that she's in pain until you see how bad it looks in the x-ray. she is truly the sweetest dog I've ever met, and with all the strength and resilience she's shown in surviving so long alone with such severe injuries, and how much she is still enjoying life, she definitely deserves all the help we can give her.
if anyone can spare a little to help with sweet pea's vet bills, we would appreciate it so much!! please just leave a note that its for her :) if you can’t donate, please share this post!
so me and my roommate adopted kittens 2 weeks ago and one of them, kipo, has been losing fur and has all of these little red marks on his face and we have no idea why
it's been progressing super fast- the first 2 photos were taken only 3 days before the ones on the middle row, which were all taken on the same day. the first one on the bottom row was taken less than 24 hours after those and the last 2 were taken today
we took him to the emergency vet on the 13th and the vet was basically like "yeah we don't know what's wrong here's some medicine that may or may not help that'll be 200 dollars"
he is continuing to get worse and we still don't know what's wrong. we're going to take him and his brother to a different vet on friday (his brother has been having diarrhea ever since we got him and changing food hasn't helped) but it's going to be 50 dollars per cat just to see them plus more money on top of that for any testing/medication
anyways it is adding up to be a lot real fast and i am v worried about him so if anyone would like to help cover the vet fees a bit my paypal is email@example.com any donations would be v v appreciated
have you seen injuries from home grooming? is the practice ill advised?
When I was a kid my mom accidentally cut our dog with some scissors and she needed stitches. It’s not bad if you know what you’re doing but more likely owners just won’t do a very good job as opposed to injuring the animal. Which is fine if they’re ok with that. I would say that sanitary shaves should be left to vets/groomers because there are some very sensitive areas back there that you really don’t want to injure. Bad matting should also be taken care of by a professional because it can be really intensive and painful. I see more injuries with rabbits because their skin tears so easily. People should 100% brush their long haired rabbits to keep their coats clean and mat free but they definitely need to be careful.
yeah ok excuse the bars but she’s even more of a shit than last week’s bird was so yknow
her name is snowball, and she’s howard’s (the murderer) daughter! she’s a goffins cockatoo and despite being one of the most lil bitch birds, is so cute that she can be excused for all her crimes. she likes to play peekaboo, bait people into petting her so she can bite, and spy on her neighbor by looking over the wall into the next cage. she’s kind of an idiot too, bc she had to go to the hospital a couple weeks ago for eating rust but she’s feeling better now lmao
I just hate how little people actually care about reptile welfare. If a cat or dog was dumped at a pet store with their skin literally rotting off and burn scars all over their back, it would be considered animal abuse. But when it’s a reptile? No one cares. I’m glad there are good people out there willing to help these animals but this shit should be considered neglect/abuse.