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Spoiling your pets

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Is there anything special you do for your animals? Anything you do that you feel is above and beyond how most people treat their animals?

Could be anything. Food, treats, privileges, where you take them, grooming, playtime etc
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I take them to the vet.
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Actually take time to learn about them, namely behavior/psychology.
The number of dog owners that have zero understanding of how a dog ticks is sad.
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My dog is graduating from training class next week. I want to buy him a very special treat, but I'm not sure what. He loves to chew things though.
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>>2079201
depending on the dogs size, give it a marrow bone. I have smallish dogs, so I give them cow knees and hooves. It seems weird to me that they would like hooves, since they aren't meaty, but my dogs enjoy them. I think its more about the chewing than the taste.

Or you could make him a nice treat. I used to work at a place that would make a mixture of yogurt and peanut butter and freeze it in a large ice mold and give that as a special treat. The dogs loved them.
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I bought my fat dog his very own bed and special blanket this is his. He's super attached to it. To treat him every now and again we'll make him a steak and buy him a squeak toy.
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>>2079201
Fill a balloon with water mixed with some peanut butter for flavor, freeze it, then peel the balloon off and set it in a tray for him to play with.
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>>2079201
Just get a bone from your local butcher m8.
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>>2079181
i let them eat food once a day, if they bite, no food for the week.
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>>2079200
Can you expand on that please

Where would one read more about a dog's psychology? Is it breed specific?
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>>2079181
I've ordered Barkboxes before. Kinda pricey, but they love the shit that comes in them.
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What can I leave my puppy for breakfast in the morning that's more fun that dry biscuits and lamb I cooked?

Would freezing peanut butter and stuff be ok for her? How much can you use?
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My cat only goes out under supervision but she obeys verbal commands so I escort my cat around the garden instead of using a harness. Whenever she wants to go somewhere she can't climb on her own, I give her a lift and stand guard below so she can jump on my shoulders to get down. Since she likes chasing and being chased, I also boggle my neighbours by chasing her around like an idiot.
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I give a shit

That is way more than most of the people around me.
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>>2079181
My cat can eat chicken, beef or pork cooked in plain water. She likes very much to taste 100% real meat. Also she has full privileges to be inside my house
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>>2079363
Sound pretty cool and cute. You are a good cat owner bro
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>>2079201
Get a nice soup bone from a butchers. Say it is for a puppers, and he might even leave a bit of meat on it.
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Liver. Lightly seared.

2 cats, 1 dog, they love it! It's a great treat.
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I take the time to research and formulate a raw diet, stick to only healthy freeze-dried meat treats, train in fun dog sports and rally obedience, have a dedicated training session at least once a day where my doggo can work and earn treats (this is her favorite).
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>yorkie is overdue for haircut
>so scruffy
>gets her claws stuck in her hair when scratching
>I untangle her each time
>"anon do you have a psychic link with the dog or something"
>no, she's just always in my line of sight. and arm's reach. and I tune in when I see her scratch. and notice how her body language changes when she's stuck.
>that's not weird
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>>2079506
cringe

Work on that greentexting, newfriend
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>>2079359

No. Peanut butter can be a treat, but not breakfast. Breakfast should be nutritious, not fun. Keeping your dog on nutritious meals is the best thing you can do for their long term health.

I have a dog that is a little underweight. We used to just feed her dry food, but now we feed her a mix of wet and dry. In the morning I cut the wet food into small pieces and mix it up with some dry food. She's been eating more, and she's starting to gain more weight and muscle. She's stoked about feeding time now, too. I think having to hunt for the wet food in the dry food is fun for her
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I feed my old cat canned sardines in freshwater. I think she likes it
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>>2079506
That's like the opposite of spoiling. Groom your dog.
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>>2079227
Now that's what I call a sticky situation.
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My cat has odd human foods that she likes. I give them to her in small quantities when I'm eating them. Her favorite is the meat from freshly opened coconut. If I let her, she'll take a half of it and stick her head in it and go nuts. If I am eating coconut without giving her any, she'll climb all over me and get real crazy. She also likes shelled sunflower seeds and popcorn.
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>>2079570
Extenuating circumstances threw the appointment with the groomer off for a few weeks. I do what I can in the meantime with a dumb dog that licks scissors.
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>>2079359
Once or twice a week I fry an a couple eggs in olive oil for my two. They both freak out when they realize what I'm doing.
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>>2079886

This is a much better idea than peanut butter. I'd suggest hard boiling, though.
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>>2079894
I had actually given them that yesterday instead. Is there a reason though? In my Internet research on the topic I'd read that a little olive oil helps with their skin (one of my was a little flaky before I started on the fried eggs, and it's cleared up considerably). Also that some people just give it to them raw but that makes me slightly uncomfortable, from a sanitary perspective, not as an objection to feeding raw.
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>>2079899
I had a dog pass away recently from complications from being overweight. If the person intends to do it every day, it's probably better to cut out the oil. If you are only doing it once a week or so and your dog is active, I'm sure it's fine.
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My duvet cover is covered in brown stain from cow bones.
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>>2079911
I'm not concerned about either dogs weight, both are pretty high energy and on the slim side. I go pretty light with the oil anyways, just enough so the egg doesn't stick. I am kind of curious now as to what a fat dobie would look like.
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>>2079923
I regret searching for that. Google search gave a couple awful bulbous beasts and way too many skeletal abuse photos.
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>>2079886
Eggs are fantastic, but opt for raw. The yolk is high in omega-3s, and the shell membrane is chock full of glucosamine and collagen, great for joint health. I do a raw egg 3x a week, my pup especially loves cracking it herself.
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>>2080397
Sometimes my ducks lay their eggs in the middle of my field instead of in their nesting box. When that happens, my dog steals an egg or two and chows down.
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I brush my dog's teeth and trim their claws. They hate it, but they're healthier for it. They also eat good food, are kept at ideal weight instead of some degree of obesity, and have regular exercise, even on days when it's not nice out. They go to the vet when they are unwell, and I tend to realise something is not right reasonably quickly and deal with it in a prompt fashion rather than waiting and seeing.

One of them is older. He has arthritis. I take him to the vet every three months for a pain relief injection. He has a memory foam dog bed, and in winter he wears a doggie coat. He gets allergies on his paws, and when he does I wash his feet every day and put neotopic lotion on them, and put socks and boots on him to protect him from allergens and his own licking. A couple of his organs are a bit dodgy, and he takes nine pills per day. He's a lifer on antibiotics. I ensure his quality of life on the scale is as close to maximum as possible, because he is my dear old friend and he deserves a quiet retirement in as best health and mobility as possible. When he has recurring urinary tract infections, I don't blame him, I just deal with it.

Honestly, I go above and beyond for that older dog. What I do for the younger dog should be expected. Decent food, shelter, and veterinary care. But I dedicate an enormous amount of energy, time, and money to the older dog.
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I play with my fish with a laser pointer. I think the exercise is good for them, and they don't seem stressed by it. I used to have fish trained to swim into my hand, but my current fish are not.

It makes me sad how most people seem to view fish as being on the same tier as a pet rock, or a houseplant. I really enjoy them as pets.
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I give my mare treats and a full-body massage and grooming after every ride as a way of thanking her, she loves that shit. I can only hope I make her as happy as she makes me.
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I feed my hamsters cookie dough every now and then.
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>>2082594
I feed my snakes hamsters every now and then.
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>>2082595
Yeah sometimes I get too many hamsters and can't handle it so my girlfriend takes a bunch and feeds them to her snakes.
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>>2082595
>>2082596

>tfw caught a big black snake when I was a kid
>stuck it in my little brother's hamster cage thinking the hamster was too big for it to eat because I didnt have anything else to put it in
>it killed and ate the hamster in front of my brother when I went to show him the snake I caught
>got my ass beaten with a belt
>felt like shit that I killed my little brother's beloved pet through sheer childhood stupidity
>still feel shitty about it to this day
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>>2082598
I've got about 16 hamsters all because my girlfriend miagendered some by accident. Gotta do crowd control at some point.
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>>2082599
We used to raise rabbits for food. I cried like a little bitch whenever my dad would kill and butcher one. He made me watch, said it would "help make me a man." Didn't give a fuck that I always got attached to the rabbits and they were pets to me. I had to eat it too. If I didn't eat what mom put on the table my ass got beat. Doesn't matter if it was my little fluffy bunny buddy only 15 minutes earlier. My parents were fucking dicks.
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>>2082595

I feed my owl snakes every now and then.
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>>2082603
Neat. Owls are cool. Pic?
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>>2082601
I'm only attached to two. A winter white dwarf and another dwarf hamster I named Jeb. Because he is a loser. My girlfriend isn't allowed to touch either of them.
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>>2082606
>dwarf hamster named Jeb
>because he's a loser
my fucking sides
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