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Dressing my dog causes her to attack my other dog

I own two small dogs. One is a pug, female, 3 years old. The other is a pomeranian, male, 6 years old. If I put a shirt, or take a shirt off(and this includes harnesses) on the pug while the pom is ...
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How long should Coccidia be present after treatment?

I have recently adopted a little kitten, about 8 weeks old now. She was from a stray litter and abandoned so I received her quite young (± 4 weeks old). While she is healthy and active in every other ...
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How to react to dog on dog violence?

We have 2 dogs at home: a small 35 lb 6 year-old female hound mix and a 75 lb 4 year-old female pit bull mix. The pit will lash out at the hound so violently that she will force the hound to gasp for ...
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Why would a pet run away?

A few hours ago Diamond, my pet parrot (Bronze Winged Pionus, nearly 2 years old) bolted out the front door. I say "ran away" because he wasn't lost or spooked, but appears to have deliberately left ...
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Large Rabbit Hutches [on hold]

Is there anywhere that does a rabbit hutch that is roughly 2 meters wide on the bottom for a run-but with a solid bottom not open and then can accommodate upstairs? All the ones i can find have open ...
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How can I tell my puppy is done growing?

I have a small female Dachshund dog. She was born March 31, 2014. How can I tell when she is done with bone growth, as compared to fatty growth from eating everything she can put her teeth to?
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my new fish tank

I bought a 5 gallon fish tank. I have two guppies and my tank is well fitted with an air filter and heater to control temperature. I use only gravel for decorating my tank. Is it good or do I need ...
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How much activity is too much for my older dog?

We recently adopted an "8-year-old" dog and when we took him to our vet, he said the dog is probably closer to 10 years old and is most likely a border collie/retriever/lab mix. We were aware of ...
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Why does my cat lick the fur off her lower belly?

I have a cat who licks her lower belly almost bare. The bare patch extends forward just past her rear nipples. She started this behavior a year or so ago, when she was around ten years old. The ...
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What is canine flu?

I heard a story about canine flu on the radio. What is canine flu and can humans and dogs catch flu from each other?
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Why cats like to stay in small boxes? [duplicate]

Why does my cat loves to stay in tight places and small boxes? Is that behavior learned or it is in their nature?
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Should I be concerned that my cat is breathing fast?

My cat is breathing fast (and occasionally panting with an open mouth). It's not associated with exercise (he's just sitting on the couch) What could be the cause of this?
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How can I calm a dog down when I can't take him outside?

Yesterday during the rain my dog (Labrador) started barking because it's time for his evening walk, but it was raining and I was not able to take him to walk until the rain decreases. I don't think ...
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My puppy fell and hit himself, and now he vomited. Is he ok?

I took my puppy for a walk, and while I was playing with him He fell from my arms and hit himself. I checked him by feeling him little by little and he seemed OK. He did not complain and he even waged ...
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Is it normal for my dog to be sick after worming?

I have a 11 month old female Weimaraner and every time we worm her she gets quite sick. Symptoms are lethargy and vomiting (usually she vomits only once). We are currently using Panoramis Brown ...
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Can I plant lucky bamboo in an aquarium with fish?

I am planting a 10 gallon fish tank project with fish. I was considering planting lucky bamboo in a jar in a biube tank. I researched that lucky bamboo in a jar needs low or moderate light for good ...
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Is it bad to keep 5 fish in a 1.5 gallon tank? [on hold]

My cousin just bought me and my sister some fish April 11th and I am just worried about their health. All of them are running into the walls, so obviously I need to get a bigger tank, which I will as ...
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Why does my cat have an upset stomach?

I typically feed my cat a boiled fish fillet, "Hoki" ... (http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-hoki.htm ) we switched him to this after a one-week bout of diarrhea one month ago... it healed it within 2 ...
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Have there been cases of cat owners in high rise apartments being legally required to install screen (safety nets) on windows?

Sure, cat owners should worry about their cats jumping out the window. I'm concerned with negligent/irresponsible cat owners. For example, what if I see my neighbor's cat everyday on an open window ...
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Why are my goldfish acting this way, and how can I remedy it?

So I bought two goldfish on Wednesday, and the shopkeeper did not tell me to cycle the tank or anything. I bought the gravel and tree on Thursday and my auntie gave me an air pump and filter around ...
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Why does my shih tzu eat his poop after he eats turkey or chicken? [duplicate]

We're a vegetarian family but he's the lone meat eater. He gets served chicken or turkey or tuna maybe half of his meals and after he eats this we've noticed that he'll often times eat his poop if ...
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How can I clean my Shih Tzu's teeth if we're fearful of anesthesia?

Our dog is the best thing we got. He is generally healthy. He turns 10 in May. His teeth, especially his underbite front row (quite common for Shih Tzus), are getting brown. If you open his mouth ...
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Why does my dog open her mouth when I carry her?

She's a 10 year old rescue shih tsu. When I carry her by her armpits with her facing forward (the direction I'm walking) she opens her mouth. When we carry her with her facing behind me, she doesn't ...
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Considering euthanasia for my aging dog

Background I have a 14 year old female mixed breed dog. Her normal weight in her days of youth and fitness was 40 pounds. She is hovering around 32 or 33 pounds currently. She has had what appears ...
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What dry cat foods exist without questionable origin fish? [closed]

After several recent media reports (for example from NPR), I'm concerned about non-ethical fishing using slave labor. Our cats generally eat dry food, I'm looking for options that are available for ...
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can a Savannah monitor see red light?

Many reptiles, especially snakes, don't see red light. However, some see more than humans, such as bearded dragons who have yellow specific color receptors. What colors do savannahs see?
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How do I prepare store-bought plants for use in a terrarium?

I've recently adopted a pair of American tree frogs, and have set up a terrarium for them. I purchased some plants for the terrarium from a local garden center, and while the species of plants are ...
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Does my fish have swim bladder disease?

I have a two tail, royal blue betta fish. When I first had him(him, he is a male), he was always very active, and would move around the cage all crazy like. Any way, it technically is my baby ...
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How can I stop my neighbor's dog from jumping the fence?

I have two dogs and a big back yard, and my neighbor also has two dogs. For a long time, when ever I've been playing with my dogs in the back yard, one of their dogs whines because it wants to play. ...
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How long should you keep an adopted rescue cat indoors?

I was wondering how long you should keep an adopted rescue cat indoors before allowing it to explore outside. I've been told anything from 2 weeks to 3 months. Thanks everyone. At the moment she's ...
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What is the rough oxygen consumption of a common garden skink?

I've found no information online - what's the average oxygen consumption of the common garden skink? It's a small 10cm lizard. Even a very rough estimate would be helpful.
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How can I prevent my cat from killing animals and birds?

Please help and share your ideas/experience! It is hard to keep my cat inside, he is literally begging to let him go. But he is a real hunter... Rabbits, birds, chipmunks - he eats them all. I hate ...
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Why does my rabbit try and make my bed wrinkle free?

Ruby is a 3 year old English spot, she lives in our bedroom. I don't have video but I did find a couple of videos online, they show a little of the behavior. I have talked to others who's bunnies ...
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My cat is keeping me awake at night

I have 2 cats the male is extremely affectionate while the female from the same litter is more mellow and likes to keep herself to herself most of the time, they are both shaded and neutered. When ...
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How can I find an emergency vet?

Something happened to my pet and I know I need to get to the veterinarian as quickly as I can, but my regular veterinarian is closed! What should I do?
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My dog is bleeding day and night

My dog has been bleeding day and night, and was wondering what could be causing this? She seems to be bleeding from her private part of her body. My dog is and red nose pit bull (female). She is very ...
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What to do when my pet rat passes away?

My rat was euthanised today and I am unsure what to do to help her cagemates feel better about it. Can they even understand death? Will they grieve?
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Mouth problem and bloody patches

my cat is opening her mouth and putting her paws to her jaw like she's trying to expell somthing from the back of her throat. Also she is losing patches of hair with scabs and blood attached to them. ...
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How much water is in wet food?

We have a couple questions about moisture benefits of wet food over dry food. One example is How often can I mix regular wet food with urinary health dry food? the top answer on that question ...
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Our cats eyes keep watering but she seems fine, should we be worried?

When we adopted our cat from a rescue & re homing centre a few weeks ago she had very watery eyes. We were told it was most likely the shape of her face and that she'd been seen by a vet who ...
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447 views

Is it okay to swear at my pet, as long as I do it nicely?

I don't have kids, so I don't have to set any sort of example when I'm at home. So when I'm talking to my pets I will sometimes use swear words towards them. Like if they run into a wall while ...
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My bearded dragon waves at me, should I wave back?

Sometimes when I walk into the room where my bearded dragons terrarium is located, he waves an arm up and down in my direction. Does he expect me to wave back to him?
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How to deal with a big change in a dogs environment?

I know similar questions have been asked, so I'm going to be more specific about my problem. My parents have 2 friendly dogs, a beagle and a rottweiler, of 12 and 10 years old respectively. They have ...
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Do dogs require any type of weight training?

Dog exercises are always focused around cardio it seems (e.g. going for walks, runs, playing fetch). It's all great because it builds a healthy heart and lungs, but how would a dog build a healthy set ...
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What should I do about two stray dogs I see in my neighbourhood?

I just saw two dogs with no collar or any form of identification. I called one up to me and lost track of the other. They appear young and I think they might be pit-bulls. They seem friendly as I ...
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Puppy will not use dog door at night

we have a 9 month old puppy. She is great about using her dog door all day and even at night while we are still up. After we go to bed she will do her business right next to the dog door inside. We ...
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Should I modify a “cone of shame” to allow my dog to use chew toys, and how?

Recently, my neighbors dog jumped the fence and attacked one of my dogs. Her ear was torn and she had to get stitches. Originally, the vet said she probably wouldn't need the cone of shame, but when ...
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Will our cat try and hurt the new kittens he is related to?

We have a 7 month old male kitten/cat. His mother lives in the same apartment block and she and he have access to eachother's homes. My neighbour who owns the mother watches over our boy while we are ...
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My snake's stomache burst two days after eating a pinky

I had a baby corn snake and unfortunately two days after feeding her a pinky her stomach burst. It turned black and there was a blister over her stomach where it burst. What should I do?
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Grizzly as a pet? Is it really possible

I saw that video a few time ago. It shows the story of Brutus the Grizzly which is living as a pet with his owner. I take grizzlies as dangerous animals and so I think the grizzly must have been ...

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