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Advise?

firedanceryote:

I’ve got a pretty major IC flare going on right now, and my doctor has asked me to try come off meds for a week so he can run some tests. I’ve shifted from trying to be vegan to drinking lots of milk because it reduces the pain (science is still out on it but it seems to help flush histamine out which is what causes IC and neutralize the overly acidic environment caused by it), and got some eggs since I know hard boiled eggs can help a flare too. I know it’s possible in theory to be vegan with IC, but during a flare it’s suggested only under a dietician, since IC diet is restrictive as it is. Anyone know some good IC friendly vegetarian dishes? I’m in a lot of pain, so my energy for making a lot of dishes is low. Plus limited time I can stand without wanting to cry from the pain. Anyone not familiar with IC diet-

http://www.ic-diet.com/IC%20Diet%20and%20Food%20List.html

If you can offer suggestions for meals based on that with minimal cooking/prep time I would really appreciate it. Short version- egg and dairy dishes are good (as much milk as I can tolerate being lactose intolerant is best), rices, low acid and soy free.

reblogs are appreciated so hopefully someone familiar with this will see it

Any of my followers have advice here?

Depression and Suicide In Animal Care Professions: What Can We Do? - Jessica Dolce

be-their-sound:

Most of us here are not veterinarians. While we may not be faced with animal death on a daily basis, I know that my ethical vegan friends carry the weight of animal suffering with them constantly. I know I do. 

Please reach out for help if the weight of it all becomes to much. Caring so deeply for our nonhuman friends can isolate us from people, and can cause a feeling of hopelessness. I am always here for you (vegan, or not).

And let us remember Dr. Yin. Thank you for changing the lives of so many, human and animal. To all the vets, vet techs and vet assistants, thank you. You are so, so important. 

thatvegancosplayer:

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vegan-animallover:

be-their-sound:

carnalsnail:

Small Pets Are Not Toys
Never buy an animal on impulse. You are toying with life.
Store bought cages are very, very rarely large enough for your pet
Never give a small pet to a child as a gift.
Never leave a small child alone with a small pet.
Fish do not belong in fish bowls.
rabbits do not belong in cages.
store bought bird cages are too small for any bird larger than a finch.
chinchillas and rabbits live from 8 to 14 years. 
Some reptiles will only eat live feed. Are you prepared for that?
Small rodents and rabbits can die of heart attacks when scared. Do you have a quiet home for your new pet?
adopt when possible.

FUCKING THANK YOU 
Nothing makes me more angry than people treating small birds like shit (all animals of course, but birds are close to me heart). 

!!!

I’ve never seen a ‘guinea pig cage’ that is a suitable size for a guinea pig to live in full time And ‘guinea pig cages’ being marketed for rats and ferrets because they have one small platform and ladder? Bullshit. Don’t walk into petco, petsmart or another pet store that sells live animals and let yourself be fooled by pet stores who keep animals in disgusting, cramped conditions. Or petstores who market cheap food, claim small animals don’t require vet care, say something along the lines of ‘oh, they can eat anything!’ Etc. Do your research. Never trust petstore employees, those animals are products to them. Every single domestic animal on this entire planet deserves proper living conditions, a healthy diet, at least one companion of their species (if they are social animals), vet care, mental stimulation, time outside their enclosure (accepting fish, of course), and freedom from pain and stress. If you can’t provide all of these, do not adopt an animal. There is no ‘just a fish’ or ‘just a hamster. Chances are, if these phrases leave your mouth, you’re ‘just a neglectful/abusive person’. *chinchillas can live longer than 14, sometimes up to 20 years.

And please DO NOT PICK UP RATS (or mice) BY THEIR TAILS. CARRY THEIR FULL BODIES IN YOUR CUPPED HANDS WITH THEIR FEET INSIDE SAID CUPPED HANDS.Also please keep rats with at least one other buddy. Rats are very social animals and can easily suffer from depression through loneliness. Your human company is not enough for rats.Small animals are not toys.

thatvegancosplayer:

superveggiegoth:

vegan-animallover:

be-their-sound:

carnalsnail:

Small Pets Are Not Toys

  • Never buy an animal on impulse. You are toying with life.
  • Store bought cages are very, very rarely large enough for your pet
  • Never give a small pet to a child as a gift.
  • Never leave a small child alone with a small pet.
  • Fish do not belong in fish bowls.
  • rabbits do not belong in cages.
  • store bought bird cages are too small for any bird larger than a finch.
  • chinchillas and rabbits live from 8 to 14 years. 
  • Some reptiles will only eat live feed. Are you prepared for that?
  • Small rodents and rabbits can die of heart attacks when scared. Do you have a quiet home for your new pet?
  • adopt when possible.

FUCKING THANK YOU 

Nothing makes me more angry than people treating small birds like shit (all animals of course, but birds are close to me heart). 

!!!

I’ve never seen a ‘guinea pig cage’ that is a suitable size for a guinea pig to live in full time And ‘guinea pig cages’ being marketed for rats and ferrets because they have one small platform and ladder? Bullshit.

Don’t walk into petco, petsmart or another pet store that sells live animals and let yourself be fooled by pet stores who keep animals in disgusting, cramped conditions. Or petstores who market cheap food, claim small animals don’t require vet care, say something along the lines of ‘oh, they can eat anything!’ Etc. Do your research. Never trust petstore employees, those animals are products to them.

Every single domestic animal on this entire planet deserves proper living conditions, a healthy diet, at least one companion of their species (if they are social animals), vet care, mental stimulation, time outside their enclosure (accepting fish, of course), and freedom from pain and stress. If you can’t provide all of these, do not adopt an animal.

There is no ‘just a fish’ or ‘just a hamster. Chances are, if these phrases leave your mouth, you’re ‘just a neglectful/abusive person’.

*chinchillas can live longer than 14, sometimes up to 20 years.

And please DO NOT PICK UP RATS (or mice) BY THEIR TAILS. CARRY THEIR FULL BODIES IN YOUR CUPPED HANDS WITH THEIR FEET INSIDE SAID CUPPED HANDS.

Also please keep rats with at least one other buddy. Rats are very social animals and can easily suffer from depression through loneliness. Your human company is not enough for rats.

Small animals are not toys.

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Anonymous said: why do you think white people can't experience rascism?

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queervegancunt:

doom-metal-beatnik:

queervegancunt:

Bc there is no race that has privilege over white ppl, which would be required for racism against white ppl. 

 The way some people use the word “racism” is to imply that there is a power balance in play. That the word is synonymous with systematic oppression. It is not the only definition or the correct definition.
The way most people use the term and the most common accepted definition of the word “racism” is simply to mean any prejudice based on race or ethnicity. In that use of the word any white person who has been judged or mistreated in any way has experienced racism.

Your assumption that no whites experience racism is made by presuming that the usage of the word you prefer is the only valid usage. When in fact it’s the usage of the word that only a small minority of social justice types and sociology University students use. It is in no way the only correct usage of the word. Understand a little better now?

I think the misunderstanding is on your end. I didn’t ask you shit. 

Yes but you were spreading ignorance. Now it’s been corrected. Your welcome.

*you’re. Now go away.

omg what a dick i actually have to laugh at this guy.

Thinking about changing my aesthetic. I call it: Young Rural Professional.

archiemcphee:

Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich (previously featured here) continues to take breathtaking photos of Siamese fighting fish, also known as betta fish. His fascination with their splendid, flowing fins and brilliant coloring is apparent in the extraordinarily detailed portraits he creates. The photos are so perfectly clear and close-up that it’s easy to forget the fish are underwater and not floating in midair.

Angkatavanich recently told Popular Photography that he only started photographing the fish after encountering them for the first time three years ago at a fish show and has since become obsessed with the different species which vary greatly in size, shape, and color patterns.

Head over to Visarute Angkatavanich’s 500px gallery to view more of his gorgeous betta portraits. Limited edition prints of his photos are currently available through La Lanta Fine Art.

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SPOOPY BUS

This is actually pissing me off. It has begun to ruin halloween for me knowing people don’t spell check. Things are massed produced in factories and sent out for sale to the public spelt spoopy, doo, and creppy. Like what the actual fuck. My computer even automatically changes spoopy to spooky. I mean, come on. The best holiday season and businesses don’t even care enough about it to spell check the items they’re gonna sell. Fuck this shit.

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uoa:

tinysquids:

toxicwinner:

me

I fucking quit

i hate art

"where’s your homework"

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