Batman the Dark Knight X-large Pet Costume

Batman The Dark Knight X-Large Pet Costume

Batman pet costume from the dark knight movie includes an armor-like screen-printed dog-shirt featuring faux arms complete with gauntlets. Also includes bat utility belt and bat-cap with ears; and of course, a cape.

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how do u tell the difference between molting and mite?

Question by lolew111: how do u tell the difference between molting and mite?
how do u tell the difference between molting and mite? my parakeet has blackspots but i think its time for it to molt. but i dont know if he has mite or what, hes been losing feathers, the little ones.

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Answer by freakychickengirl
a vet is always your best bet. i wouldn’t entrus the people on answers with a potentially serious problem in a bird.

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A bag of food to a man with many cats

As I was getting my emissions inspection, the man finishing up the test and giving me my certificate asked for my business card. He pointed to my “” vinyl in the back window and said that he did feral cat rescue.

I immediately knew that meant he had many cats, and of course, he told me the number. He had a LOT of cats.

It costs a lot to feed those cats and since the employment sign said that these workers started at $ 9 an hour, I knew he wouldn’t ever become a customer. This food is too expensive for someone feeding a couple of dozen cats. My own food and litter bill is around $ 600. I can afford it. I earn it from this business and I also have a very handsome day job income.

I offered to stop by the next day with a large bag of Life’s Abundance so all of his kitties could sample it. It was my last bag and my shipment wasn’t due in until the next week, so as I drove away, I kicked myself.

But I had read a scriptural thought that morning where “the gift without the giver is bare” and how you’re not supposed to give “grudgingly”, because if you do, it’s like not giving at all.

So I softened my heart and went to his house with that precious last bag of cat food. And I pictured how delighted his kitties would be to eat it, and how happy he would be for the company.

Let me just say that, on visiting with him in his trailer home, which by the way contained a beautiful grand piano and an organ, it seemed that he was lonely and fragile and overwhelmed with the care of so many kitties, and yet they brought him joy and companionship. He picked up each one and told me how he’d found it and tamed it down. As ferals ran across his porch, he would call my attention to them.

He was about 64, I think he said, and just working for two more years until he could get his Social Security and move to where he has land in another state and just live with his kitties and never be bothered by animal control ever again. (Because they’d many times inspected his place and threatened to take his kitties).

Since then, I’ve watched for $ 10 large bags of 9-Lives and Friskies and I’ve picked up broken donated bags of food at my veterinary clinic and dropped them by his house. I haven’t been able to stay and visit, which is probably what he needs the most.

But if in this business it’s all me-me-me and we don’t make room for the charitable moments, there really is no point being in business in the first place, is there?

A day in the life of a HealthyPetNet Rep

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Pet Food Recall – Nature’s Variety

The Beacon Journal reported today that Nature’s Variety Pet Food has issued a recall for certain varieties of dog and cat food because of possible Salmonella contamination.

Affected Products:

Chicken Medallions – 3 Lb Package – Use by date: 11/10/10
Chicken Patties – 6 Lb Package – Use by date: 11/10/10
Chicken Chubs – 2 Lb Package – Use by date: 11/10/10

Details of the Recall:

“The Nebraska company issued the voluntary recall Thursday of its Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet for dogs and cats with a ”Best If Used By ” date of 11/10/10.

Included in the recall are 3 pound packages of chicken medallions (UPC# 7 69949 60130 2); 6 pound packages of chicken patties (UPC# 7 69949 60120 3); and 2 pound packages of chicken chubs (UPC# 7 69949 60121 0.

No human or pet illnesses have been reported in connection with the products, the company said on its Web site.

Consumers who have purchased the products should return the unopened product to the retailer for a full refund or replacement.

If the package has been opened, the company advises consumers to dispose of the raw food in a safe manner and bring the receipt or empty package in a sealed bag to the retailer for refund or replacement.

Consumers can also contact the company’s Customer Care line at 800-374-3142 for more information.”

Source Article: Beacon Journal

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Mange Mites — Do animals with mange stink?

Education on mange. Learn the answer to Do animals with mange stink? This video contains information on pet health. Other Related Videos:
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Mange mites in cats can either be a walking dandruff, which is easy to identify on black cats, or scabies, but a skin scraping is necessary to confirm the mange. Recognize the signs of mange mites withhelp from a practicing veterinarian in this free video on pet care. Expert: Robert Sidorsky, DVM Bio: Dr. Robert Sidorsky has been a practicing veterinarian for more than 25 years. Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso
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Pavel in the Bush

I took Pavel out this morning. He treed one squirrel, but Miley beat him to it. He was following a call of nature when Miley jumped it. He yapped at the tree a bit, but the squirrel was long gone before he showed up.


As we continued on, we came across a fallen tree. I climbed over it.

Pavel got on top of it:

He looked down:


Then jumped down and continued on his way:

Miley is his guide:

Pavel loves being in the woods, can you tell?







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Hip Dysplasia in Doberman Pinschers

Canine hip dysplasia in Doberman Pinschers is a serious health problem affecting all ages of Dobermans.

Doberman Pinschers are considered by their owners to be reliable family pets. Dobermans were first bred in Germany to serve as guard dogs. Once known to be a very aggressive breed, the Doberman’s temperament has improved through breeding over the years and is now considered a generally non-aggressive dog.

The Doberman’s powerful, muscular build gives it speed, elegance, strength, and endurance. Its posture is alert and proud, and its gait is fast. Dobermans come in a color range of black, blue, fawn, red, and a light yellowish brown. Above each eye are rust-colored markings which also appear on the muzzle, throat and chest, below the tail, and on all four legs and feet. The Doberman has a smooth, short coat with neat lines and a white patch on its chest.

Dobermans are adventurous and loyal companions. They make talented and obedient students when they are being trained. They are usually sensitive and responsive to an owner’s commands, but they can also be dominating and overbearing. The breed is usually shy with strangers, but become aggressive with strange dogs. Owners who choose a Doberman usually do so for their alertness and ability to protect their owners from possible harm.

Dobermans require mental and physical exercise daily or they can become destructive or frustrated. A walk on a leash, a run in an enclosed area, or a long jog generally satisfies their need for activity. Dobermans are most useful indoors as a guardian and a family companion. Their coats require minimal care which means you don’t have to worry about shedding hair all over the house and the furniture.

Doberman Pinschers have a lifespan of 10 to 12 years. Wobbler’s syndrome, cervical vertebral instability (CVI), and cardiomyopathy are some serious health problems affecting Dobermans, as well as canine hip dysplasia.

Symptoms of hip dysplasia include moving more slowly, difficulty in getting up or lying down, reluctance to walk, jump or play, refusing to use stairs or get into the car, muscle atrophy, limping, yelping when touched, changes in appetite, and personality changes.

Dobermans who develop hip dysplasia, arthritis or osteochondrosis (OCD), suffer from pain and stiffness in their joints, and their ability to live a quality life and remain active is greatly diminished.

When a Doberman is diagnosed with hip dysplasia and the choices for treatment seem limited to expensive surgery or questionable drugs, I recommend you begin treating your dog with Winston’s Joint System, an all-natural formula developed by a Naturopathic Doctor to heal his own beloved dog. This proven formula has been giving relief from pain and stiffness to all breeds and ages of dogs for more than 20 years.

The history of Doberman Pinschers is very interesting. A German tax collector named Louis Dobermann is credited for the breeding the first Doberman Pinscher. He was searching for an attentive guard dog to accompany him on his rounds, and in the late 19th century he began to experiment by crossing the German shorthaired shepherd and the German Pinscher. The original Dobermans had round heads and heavy-boned bodies, but breeders soon began to develop a more robust-looking dog. Over time, the breed evolved and by 1899, the National Dobermann Pinscher Club was created in Germany.

The first Doberman Pinscher was brought to the United States in 1908. Utilized as a guard dog, police dog and a war dog, the Doberman’s qualities made it a favorite as a family bodyguard.

In 1977, the Doberman became the second most popular breed in the United States. Since then, the breed has kept its well-regarded status as both a guard dog and a family pet.

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So glad that everything worked out…!

So glad that everything worked out…!

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Necessary evil?

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I gave Judah Heartgard every single month on the same date for about two years before realizing how insane that was. I thought I was doing what was best for her. In reality, I was loading her body up with toxins–on top of Frontline for about four/five months out of the year, vaccinations, and Pedigree (!?!) kibble.
Is Heartgard necessary? Sometimes, yes. But it’s still a poison and should be treated with care.
So far this summer it hadn’t been hot enough, long enough for mosquitoes to worry me about heartworm. Then we had torrential rains, disastrous storms, followed now by heat and no more rain–so the mosquitoes have risen up in a terrifying swarm. They’re everywhere in the house. The dogs eat outside and go outside several times a day.
I didn’t treat them for fleas, ticks, or heartworm this year. No fleas, no ticks (two on Judah’s ear after a wilderness walk, but she got them regardless of prevention a couple years ago) and no worms.
I had the Heartgard anyway, leftover.
I’ve debated what to do. The mosquitoes are as bad as fleas were a year ago–I’m talking the woman I babysat for last year had them everywhere in her house, I heard horror stories at the vet’s office, there were signs about it, and even my sister’s cats (indoor!) got fleas (from other cats, which were also indoor cats).
But finally tonight I knew that if there was ever a real chance for them to get heartworm, it’s right now. So I gave Israel and Judah each a chewable tablet. It’ll last for at least 45 days–long enough for the first frost, I’m sure.
Already they’re a step ahead of many other dogs. The raw diet, no topical treatments for the little nasties, and few treats that aren’t meat or corn/wheat/etc free.
They’re healthy weights, they get exercise, and they’re otherwise very healthy.
So I would rather give in now and only administer this crap when I know for sure there’s a good chance of them getting heartworm (maybe!) than do it all the time "just because".

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In Memory Of…

As today is the one year anniversary of the pet food recalls, this is an open thread for anyone and everyone to speak their mind, share their thoughts, express their loss or simply encourage and support each other.

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