February142014

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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January212014
mindcontroltactics:

X-ray image of a pregnant cat with six kittens.

mindcontroltactics:

X-ray image of a pregnant cat with six kittens.

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January162014

Anonymous asked: Thoughts on these new vegan diets for cats and dogs? I think they're a damn good way to kill your pet, but I thought that dogs could handle it better than cats. Is this correct? Thank you!

veterinaryrambles:

I would heavily side-eye a vegan diet for dogs. It’d have to be high in protein, and it would need a source of B12 which is not found in plant foods. It might work, but why would you want it to? If you gave a dog a plate of plain cooked beans vs. plain raw or cooked meat the vast majority of dogs would pick the meat every time. Vegans who want to own pets that don’t require meat or animal life of any kind should look towards pets like rabbits, not carnivores. The dog may thrive on an omnivorous diet but taking that all the way to vegan diets would likely be harmful. A vegetarian diet for dogs (allowing protein like eggs) would probably be fine though.

I have nothing to say to anyone who would be so cruel, naive and arrogant as to put a cat on a vegan diet. Cats are obligate carnivores, full stop. Can they survive with grains thrown into their meat-based foods? Sure. But not eating meat at all will be fatal or highly damaging to cats due to taurine deficiency, as cats cannot make it themselves and obtain it from the meat of other animals. They can suffer blindness and life-threatening dilated cardiomyopathy, where their heart muscle thins and stretches out until the heart has no strength to beat properly, causing heart failure. Avoiding cruelty to food animals is a noble cause, but being cruel to the house cat you adopted in the name of saving chickens and cows is just as awful and just as cruel as the worst factory farm. Either accept that your animal’s biology exists outside of your personal morals, or again, get a rabbit.

#preach

7PM

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7PM
January122014
scienceyoucanlove:

A femoral head with a cortex of cortical bone and medulla of trabecular bone. Both red bone marrow and a focus of yellow bone marrow are visible .
What are the differences between red and yellow bone marrow?Bone marrow is an integral part in the life of a human being, and it functions as the stemming-up region for many of the blood cells, including the red blood cells that carry oxygen from lungs to the other tissues. Furthermore, as it involves the production of white blood cells, which directly impinges on immunity, bone marrow failure can lead to poor immune response and to an increased susceptibility towards infections. Because of these reasons, the bone marrow failure would be detrimental to human life, and it may even lead to fatal outcomes when there is no other way to compensate.Bone marrow would contain precursor cells from which all other types of cells stem out and would also consist of many of the precursor cells that it had already produced. Apart from these two, the marrow would also consist of matrix cells, as well as fat cells to a certain extent. In a healthy person, the marrow would account for about four percent of the body weight, and it can be classified into red and yellow bone marrow according to its location, color and from the cells that are present in abundance.
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scienceyoucanlove:

A femoral head with a cortex of cortical bone and medulla of trabecular bone. Both red bone marrow and a focus of yellow bone marrow are visible .

What are the differences between red and yellow bone marrow?

Bone marrow is an integral part in the life of a human being, and it functions as the stemming-up region for many of the blood cells, including the red blood cells that carry oxygen from lungs to the other tissues. Furthermore, as it involves the production of white blood cells, which directly impinges on immunity, bone marrow failure can lead to poor immune response and to an increased susceptibility towards infections. Because of these reasons, the bone marrow failure would be detrimental to human life, and it may even lead to fatal outcomes when there is no other way to compensate.

Bone marrow would contain precursor cells from which all other types of cells stem out and would also consist of many of the precursor cells that it had already produced. Apart from these two, the marrow would also consist of matrix cells, as well as fat cells to a certain extent. In a healthy person, the marrow would account for about four percent of the body weight, and it can be classified into red and yellow bone marrow according to its location, color and from the cells that are present in abundance.

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11PM
missvoltairine:

teenagegaywad:

What the fuck are cats

Oh my god that cat is so excited for the surface of the water to be solid because it thinks it’ll be able to finally catch a fish oh my god oh my god look at it slip around ahhhhhhhhh

missvoltairine:

teenagegaywad:

What the fuck are cats

Oh my god that cat is so excited for the surface of the water to be solid because it thinks it’ll be able to finally catch a fish oh my god oh my god look at it slip around ahhhhhhhhh

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January92014

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January52014
11PM
sharpshooterbluestreak:

basingtei:

madameatomicbomb:

catsarejudgingyou:

We’re rightfully terrified right now.

"BE PREPARED FOR THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME! BE PREPARED FOR SENSATIONAL NEEEEEWWWWWSSS!"

A shining new era is tiptoeing nearer!

(But where do we feature? Just listen to teacher~)

sharpshooterbluestreak:

basingtei:

madameatomicbomb:

catsarejudgingyou:

We’re rightfully terrified right now.

"BE PREPARED FOR THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME! BE PREPARED FOR SENSATIONAL NEEEEEWWWWWSSS!"

A shining new era is tiptoeing nearer!

(But where do we feature? Just listen to teacher~)

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