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Siberian Husky - Size

Just wanted to know what you think of my Siberian husky. He is 3 months old: Weighs 15Kg Is this even normal.
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Food Pellet - Is my rabbit eating enough?

I've recently gotten a bunny, less than a week, and I researched a lot before getting it. I bought a large cage, timothy hay, Zupreme rabbit food... As soon as I brought him from the shelter, I filled ...
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Do Rabbits Inbreed?

I understand that rabbits quickly reproduce, but when a litter is born, is there a possibility that a male and a female from the same litter will reproduce?
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How can I tell if my cats are overheated?

The air conditioning in my home broke last night and it may be several days before we can get it repaired. The weather is forecasted to be 95F this week in my area. How can I tell if my cats are ...
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My dog is obsessed with “humping” another dog

I have a Boston Terrier. He's reasonably well socialised and play's well with most dogs. One of my friends dogs though recently came to visit and Fester (dog) went banana's for hours and would not ...
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What is the difference between a hair coat and a fur coat in dogs?

Listening to dog breeders talk about dogs, I sometimes hear them mentioning that a breed has a "hair coat" or a "fur coat". What are the differences between the two types of coat? Do they have ...
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Do dog allergies usually improve over time?

I am allergic to dogs and want a puppy. Years ago I did fine with a Puli, which is a long-haired hypo-allergenic breed. Now after four days fostering a 3-month old mutt, my allergy symptoms are ...
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Homecook diet for dogs: should I add vitamins?

I'm currently feeding my dog a mix of dry food (morning) and various kinds of homecook stews (evening). I'm wondering if there is some natural ingredient that would be beneficial for the dog, like ...
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Are automatic cat laser toys safe?

I'm looking for some automatic cat toy for proper entertainment. I bumped into automatic laser toys and I'm a but surprised they exist since you're not supposed to hit the cat's eyes with the laser. ...
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Why do cats lick their front paws thorougly after eating?

Be it dry food, moist food, or a piece of chicken I throw to them. They do it for about 30 to 60 seconds.
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What can I do for my turtle that fell down three floors?

We were moving house so we dismantled the turtles aquarium and went to the new location. However, when we placed the turtle out on the balcony to bask in the sun while we cleaned up the house and set ...
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Cat always tries to eat chives

We have a (supposedly) Maine Coon and Persian mix. I have put some herbes (parsley and chives) onto our balcony. On the right side, there is also some plant, I forgot which kind it it. The chives ...
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Training stray cats for Feeding time

I have 5 stray cats that have been visiting my house over the last 2-3 months sporadically (1-2 times a week). Of late, I have started setting out adult cat food for them and I see that their ...
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Dog agility training: what mistakes should be avoided to obtain only fast responses

I started to introduce me and my dog to the sport of agility some time ago. Helped with the book Agility Right From the start I clicked trained him to the tunnel, high jumps and we're progressing with ...
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What illnesses/symptoms should I look for with a new cat?

We are adopting a new (rescue) cat next weekend. The rescue that we are getting him from recommends a 7-10 day isolation period before we introduce him to our current cats to make sure that he isn't ...
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What effects could long-term nursing have on a cat?

I have a cat thats 9 months old. The mother ended up getting pregnant again shortly after (fixed now, so no more worries), which lead to one of my cats to continue nursing after being introduced to ...
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On average, when do cats stop producing milk after giving birth?

As mentioned in my other question, How can I get my cat to stop nursing on its mother, I mentioned that I was not sure if the mother cat was producing milk, which could be causing my 9 month old cat ...
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How can I get my cat to stop nursing on its mother?

My cat is 9 months old, and she still likes to nurse on her mother. I've been stopping her (also punishing her by kicking her out of the room we are currently in. Is this a bad way to react?) when I ...
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How long do subcutaneous fluids (lactated ringers) keep?

I had a cat with kidney disease who I treated with subcutaneous fluids (latated ringers) for the last few years of his life. I had bought a new case of one-liter bags not long before he died. I hope ...
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Where on a cat should one inject insulin?

I've taken care of two diabetic cats (for different friends). One told me to inject the insulin in the fleshy part of a rear leg; the other told me to inject in or near the scruff of the neck (the ...
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What is this hairless patch on my dog?

I could swear that this appeared almost overnight, as I would have noticed it had it been around sooner. The dog is a chihuahua/terrier mix, called a rat terrier and he's about a year old. Any idea ...
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If a cat tries claiming dominance over its mother, should I stop it?

I've seen my cats bite each other, and after some research, I found that it was the cat claiming dominance (letting the other cat know "I'm the Alpha"). What surprised me was that one of my cats ...
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Do cats recognize their family? Perhaps by scent?

Is there any scientific or anecdotal evidence that cats recognize other cats who closely share their DNA? As in, new kittens from the same mother and the such? I'm suspecting that there might be such ...
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Leaving red-eared sliders for the weekend

I recently began caring for a red-eared slider. It is still young and small, approximately 4 inches in length from the head to tail. I typically feed him dried meal worms daily. I am leaving town from ...
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How to stop dog chewing things

My dog is about 18 months old now. And he's still chewing things he shouldn't. There's two problems really: Picking up things to run off and chew, anything out of the ordinary, like tissue on the ...
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Running Undergravel Filter in Reverse to Keep Gravel Clean?

I current have a 75 gallon, unplanted aquarium in which I have NO gravel at all. I removed the gravel years ago because I liked the clean look… and not having to vacuuming the gravel to remove ...
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Does a cat recognize her offspring after a long period of separation?

My cat had some kittens a while ago, one of which I have given to a friend. It has been about a year since then, and I was wondering: If my cat (the mother) were to come in contact with her offspring ...
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Can adding spinach / pineapple / pumpkin to a dog's diet prevent coprophagia?

I'm trying to deter my dog from eating his own feces. I've heard that adding spinach or pineapple or pumpkin to his diet can help contain the problem, preventing this act by making the poop ...
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How can one judge the quality of puppy classes?

It is getting widespread that early socialisation is a crucial step in puppy development. Exposure to a variety of dogs, humans and situations happening during the socialisation window () is key for ...
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How can I train my cat to not climb the net curtains?

My female cat is almost full sized and likes to climb the net curtains, which are ripped to shreds because she is so large. I want to replace the curtains, but not before I put a stop to this ...
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How can I train my cat to keep her claws retracted while on my lap [duplicate]

I have a black and white cat who likes to occasionally come and sit on my lap. Unfortunately when she gets very comfortable she flexes her claws in and out (kneading) which is not exactly comfortable ...
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Is the “Million Bubble Air Pump” necessary for the long-term health of sea-monkeys?

I got my son a Sea-Monkey set several months ago. It's just a very basic set, which had the eggs, the plastic tank, some food, and a feeding spoon. It's been doing very well, and we've had ...
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Are dogs good at remembering people?

I have a miniature Schnauzer, who is 4 years old. I was married for 5 years, and my wife, my dog, and I lived together for 2 years. But 2 years ago I got divorced, and the dog is now living with me ...
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From what height a cat can fall safely? [closed]

There is a belief prevalent that cats can land on their paws harmlessly irrespective of the height. Assuming that the land below is plain soil, what can maximum if cat is drooped, it lands safely?
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Should I worry about my cat chewing scissor handles?

Ginger has recently started chewing on scissor handles. It is a recent habit because the scissors used to be scattered about in random places and I recently collected them into a holding container (so ...
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How should I respond when my cat wants to wrestle?

Sometimes when I am petting my 3-year-old cat she will roll over on her back and stretch out. At this point, if I bring my hand near she will try to grab it with her claws or mouth. I think she is ...
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Is dog food made specifically for Yorkie better than dog food made for all dogs?

I am about to get a new Yorkie puppy from a breeder. She currently feeds her dogs Blue Diamond dog food. From what I have read online, been told by breeders, and pet shops, that isn't recommended ...
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Is my male betta sick or old [duplicate]

My very old male betta is getting white spots on him is this a sign of sickness or a sign that he's old
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How can I tell if my shrimp is pregnant?

Two of my five ghost shrimp are really bloated. They have no trouble staying at the bottom of the tank. Are they pregnant? What is up?
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How can my hamster safely play with his Hamster Ball?

I know there is a special ball for hamsters to get in that and start to moving in the ball . It's called Hamster Ball . I want to buy it for my hamster but I have two questions . My hamster is ...
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Why would my yellow-bellied sliders completely reject light and dryness?

I have two yellow-bellied sliders(trachemys scripta scripta). The water is more than 6cm tall, the aquarium is 50cm x 30cm, and the turtles are like 7cm long. The aquarium is indoor. They have ...
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Can cats see equally good in both light and dark?

I know that the cats can see in the dark, but I have been wondering: Can cats see as good in the dark as they do in the light? Or do they see better in the light?
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What is a hound?

It is a truism that all hounds are dogs, but that not all dogs are hounds. What makes a hound, well, a hound? Is it genetic, ability, purpose, or all three?
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One of my danios died, will the other two be okay by themselves?

In my fish tank I had three danios, but one of them died. They're schooling fish, so will that effect anything? If I need to get more to make them happy, how long would they be able to go with only ...
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Under gravel or sand filter for aquarium

Is it better to have an under gravel filter than the traditional out of water filter that sits on top of the aquarium? I keep an air hose on during the day that blows bubbles and have live plants. ...
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Aquarium lighting systems that follow seasonal changes?

I've been looking at some of the automated aquarium lighting systems that turn on and off automatically at certain times of the day (and even mimicking the gradual change of sunrise/sunset). But ...
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Why does my dog rub her chin on stuff?

I have a Dachshund puppy, Peanut. As she is a breed originating as a small creature hunter, she displays some characteristics of that breed. Where my Labrador would point out dead animals, and might ...
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Is my rabbit able to know when someone or something is outside?

Last summer, we had our air conditioner on, and there was a big robin outside that was constantly making noise. Before the bird showed up, my rabbit was always very calm, but after he showed up, she ...
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How to hold a cat properly?

Cats hold their infants behind their heads with their mouth. We can also hold kittens easily in that way. But as they grow and gain weight, I don't think it remains proper way to lift. I usually hold ...
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Cat Vocal Exercises

Ok, I know this one is sort of weird but here it is: Is there any sort of vocal exercises for my cat? Backstory: I had a few cat's and I enjoyed hearing them purr, mew and etc. The problem is that my ...

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