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Heartworm in dogs in India

Is heartworm common among dogs in India, and is it necessary to get dogs vaccinated against it?
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How can I transport my rabbit using a bicycle?

I need to take my pet rabbit to the vet to get her spayed, but my main method of transportation is biking. How can I bring my rabbit on the bicycle without scaring her to death? Would she be okay in a ...
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What should I do if I encounter a mortally wounded cat or dog on the side of the road? [on hold]

While riding my bicycle I encountered cats and dogs who were hit by cars, were barely alive, and were obviously beyond saving. They were just laying at the side of the road, and visibly suffering. I ...
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Big hound has eaten corn cobs what can I do to help him pass them?

Background: We left 2 half finished corn cobs on our kitchen work surface yesterday - our dog has never been a counter surfer so were pretty sure he couldn't reach them on his hind legs. Much to our ...
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Cat has started to occasionally gone to toilet in the living room [duplicate]

Our cat which is litter trained for 9 months (and also has outside access) has now suddenly gone to the toilet a couple of times in in our living room. The cat has been spayed and the first time it ...
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Will neutering a male cat stop it from killing kittens?

I just saw the question Facultative Cannibalism? on the biology web site, and I recalled hearing the tom cats, will kill house cat kittens. Will neutering a male cat stop it from killing kittens it ...
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How can you tell if a kitten will have long or short hair?

This weekend I visited a friend who had a new kitten (about 8 weeks old). The kitten has a fuzzy coat, but most kittens seem to have a fuzzy coat from what I can tell through internet searches. We ...
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How can you tell if neck biting between dogs is too rough?

We have two dogs. One is a 4 year old male and the other is a new dog we adopted over a week ago who is a 2 year old female. They are both the same breed (Alaskan husky) and roughly the same size. ...
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Do I need to remove the stitches of my adopted spayed cat?

I've just adopted a 6-month old female spayed cat and she has stitches on her belly. The previous owner did not mention anything about having to remove the stitches but they don't look like they're ...
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Is it possible to gut-load a mouse?

When feeding insects to lizards, it's a common practice to gut-load them in order to deliver nutrients to the lizard. The diet of the insects can be altered to give them the highest possible ...
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How can I stop my hamster biting the bars of her cage?

My hamster absolutely loves to bite the metal bars in her Rotastak enclosure. I know that this is to wear her teeth down but it's so annoying. How can I stop her from doing it? I have already tried ...
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What is the value of meat byproducts in cat food?

I was watching a television commercial about a cat food that touts it's lack of meat byproducts and it's inclusion of "real chicken meat" presumably this is mostly lean muscle tissue. A related ...
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Homemade cat toys [on hold]

Homemade cat toys ideas? I have made many but now my cat wont play with them anymore: String and stick cardboard with holes ball of paper ring of paper
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Why do cats behave differently in Japan?

I've been living in Japan for the past year and a half, and I've noticed that cats here generally seem to behave differently from the cats in England, where I'm from. People from other European ...
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How much protein should be fed to cats with kidney disease?

I'm interested in cats suffering from kidney disease. There is a fair amount of research about nutritional management. Some people talk about reducing protein intake, others suggest increasing ...
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Can Whiskas cause kidney disease?

I heard a local veterinarian to say that Whiskas can cause kidney disease. I tried to research that claim, but so far I haven't been able to find academic articles dealing with this issue, even ...
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How can allergies in cats be managed?

One of my cats was recently diagnosed with allergies (via a blood test, which reported a whole list of food and environmental allergies). The veternarian dermatologist is recommending allergen ...
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How do I stop my dog from barking when I bring him outside?

Every day we tie our dog up outside because we live in the country, and he likes to get into a lot of mud. But whenever we bring him outside, he always starts barking like crazy to go back inside. ...
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How do I tell the sex of a bearded dragon?

I have a bearded dragon and I want to know whether it's a boy or a girl. I don't see any parts down there, so how can I tell?
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What size gaps need to be kitten-proofed?

My partner is set on getting a kitten. We live in a terraced house, and I've heard horror stories of cats getting trapped in walls, behind large appliances, etc. by finding their way into places ...
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Are there native web building spiders in North America that can be domesticated?

This question flows from a couple of previous questions 1, 2 about pet(s) to control insect pests in the home. One comment in particular caught my attention, and lead to me asking this. Is there web ...
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Cat not interested in food

I have a cat, at least 16 years old, who is not interested in food. On Sunday when I noticed it she had some food in the morning and none for the rest of the day. In the morning she puked everything ...
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Is it true that alfalfa hay is a treat and should not make up the majority of an adult rabbit's diet?

I read this question that claims that alfalfa hay is a "treat" and should not make up a large part of rabbit's diet. Is this true?
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Do all Siberian Huskies have blue eyes?

I want to buy a Siberian Husky, and I'm interested in knowing if they all have blue eyes or if they have different eye colors.
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Is it safe to move fish and all equipment to a new tank?

I currently have a 10 gallon tank with the following fish: 1 Male Dwarf Guarami 6 Glowlight tetras (4 female and 2 male) Here's my current setup: "Aqueon 10" filter (labeled as being appropriate ...
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Goat just gave birth and I'm worried

My pygmy goat gave birth about 2 to 3 hours ago. She has passed her afterbirth but she is still having contractions and discharge again and she won't let us touch her because she has always been ...
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Is there anything safe to put on a Naked or Skinny guinea pigs skin

I recently picked up a Skinny cavy boar. The person that originally rescued the guinea pig did not know anything about them or how to care for them and turned to me since I raise guinea pigs. He ...
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International travel with cockatiels (moving from the US)

I am looking for information on moving from the US to a different country with two cockatiels. (We are two people travelling, in case each is allowed to bring only one bird.) What airlines allow ...
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Can I put tetras in a tank with barbs in it?

I recently bought a new aquarium, along with four tiger barbs. I have already introduced two new Rosie barbs into the tank with them. I'm now wondering if I can introduce tetra fish into tank. And ...
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Why has my cat's pee started to smell very strongly of ammonia?

I have a female spayed cat in my flat for the last eight months. She used to be stray, I took her in when she was about six months old. So she's about 1,5 years old. This past month I have noticed ...
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Is there a pet which eats flies

Is there any pet which I can hold indoors in Central European household and which eats flies (and any other insects) flying around my house? I got plenty of them because my neighbor has a pig farm ...
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How do you determine the gender of a kitten?

I was looking at a litter of kittens, and it looks like they are all girls. Is that possible? How can I tell for sure what gender the kittens are?
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How do you tell the gender of a rabbit?

Someone wants to give us two rabbits about 4 months old, the say they are both girls; but I am not sure. How do I tell the difference?
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How fast do rabbits really breed?

Someone recently mentioned "breeding like rabbits". So my question is how fast do rabbits breed? If I accidentally bring home a pregnant female rabbit, or a male and female pair from the local fair, ...
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What is Cushing's disease?

I have been told that if you catch a dog drinking their urine it's a sign that they might have Cushing's disease. What is Cushing's disease and why would it cause dogs to drink their urine?
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Do pets “get” what we're talking about?

I have a cat that seems to get upset every time I joke about giving him away. He won't even get near me and he won't let me carry him. Do they, like, read our body languages or something?
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Is it possible to train dogs to share their toys?

We just adopted a second dog who is a female. We have a male dog which we adopted 3 years ago. He's used to having free access to all of his toys (he's a spoiled brat). I read that when you introduce ...
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How can I help my betta who is laying at the bottom of his tank?

My kids saw the "My Fun Fish Tank" on TV. (Not mine, but an example of what the tank looks like) I got it for them and after I put it together I went to the pet store and got a male betta. I ...
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Farrier Options for a stubborn donkey that kicks

I have a mammoth donkey that has developed a bad habit of kicking at Farriers. Unlike horses they can kick sideways making this very dangerous for the farrier and they pretty much universally are ...
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How can I train a full-grown untrained dog to stop eating garbage?

He's an 8-year-old beagle. I am his secondary owner of 6 months - his primary owner has owned him since puppyhood. Apparently there have been failed attempts to give him some basic training in the ...
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Is it OK to crate my new dog at night while my old dog roams the house?

We adopted a dog almost three years ago from our local shelter. He is an amazing dog with tons of energy. We've been thinking about getting a companion dog for him for some time. Today, we finally ...
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Do the colors of a cat's coat correlate with its personality?

I've heard some people say that a cat's coat color says a lot about its personality. I think it's fairly common to think that tortoiseshell cats have attitudes ("tortietudes"). Is this urban legend, ...
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Can I keep my cat from defecating in the carrier during transport?

About 6 weeks ago, we adopted 2 senior cats. While bringing them home, one of the cats defecated in her carrier. Last night, I took them both to our vet for a checkup. Each cat has their own ...
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Dog drinks a lot of water and spits it back up

Recently, my puppy (a ~5.5 month old Pembroke Welsh Corgi) has started to drink a ton of water from his bowl (sometimes as much as half the bowl), and then a few minutes later, he will spit up some of ...
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Are dog leg braces an acceptable alternative to prohibitively expensive knee surgery?

We noticed our 4 year old Lab/Rottweiler mix limping on her right hind leg recently, and we took her to the vet to check her out. Our vet diagnosed the problem as a partially torn cranial cruciate ...
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How do I get my dog to stop barking in the morning?

Our charming rockaway wolf is about 9 months old and is turning out to be a great alarm clock. He is up at 5:55 am every morning trying to nose us out of bed. If nudging and blanket yanking and elbow ...
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Cat dental proceedure

I have an older cat with a "bad mouth". She has two fangs and no other real teeth. Her gums are somewhat inflamed (the vet showed me that when he opened her mouth). At the time he suggested ...
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Why is zinc oxide bad for dogs?

This answer to applying sunscreen to dogs says that you shouldn't apply human sunscreen because it contains zinc oxide and that's bad for dogs. What about it is bad, and what would happen if a dog did ...
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How can I encourage a kitten to poop for a stool sample?

I always seem to have this problem. My kitten has her second doctor's appointment coming up (second round of shots), and I still need to get them a stool sample for a checkup, preferably no older ...
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Can furry pets get sunburn?

If my pet is outside do I need to be concerned about sunburn? Does their fur protect them, if so what about exposed areas, like nose and inside ears.

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