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When entering an ASCA agility trial how do I know if I should enter Novice A or B?

I'm entering an ASCA agility trial for the first time, how do I know if I should enter Novice A or B? I am assuming that it is like AKC Novice A vs. Novice B, in that if the handler has ever titled a ...
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Is it OK to use two different sized crates for crate training?

We're about to get our first ever puppy and we have one 3 cubic foot crate and a travel crate that is maybe two thirds the size. Is it OK to use both or will this confuse the puppy? He'll probably be ...
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Why is “Blue” a traditional dog's name?

I think of "Blue" as a classic name for a bloodhound or big farm/country dog, but I can't think of why that might be. A quick search didn't turn up much for me, and I am curious how this name would ...
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Why would a cat ask to play all the time and how to satisfy her?

I have a quite energetic, 1.5 year old female cat, who used to live outside until 6 months old. We get along nicely, and I try to have play sessions with her 2-3 times a day for at least 5 minutes - ...
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If cats were introduced too quickly, can the process be started over?

I messed up and introduced a new female 7 yr old cat to my male 8 yr old cat.. They were doing fairly well, a few hisses but tolerating each other for the first few days, then my husband was ...
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How to Reduce Hissing, Fighting and Aggression Between Two Cats

Our house has become the temporary home for my daughters two cats. They have been with us for about 2 1/2 months and everything seemed to going along fine. During this initial time our daughter and ...
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Cat with chronic congestion and sneezing

We got our cat as a kitten; she's now 12. When we got her, she had a bad upper respiratory virus. She was so congested at one point, we had to hold her upside-down to get the mucus to drain out of ...
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What is the factor(s) that will cause a buck rabbit to disfigure his children?

I recently became aware of an issue that was discovered when several rabbits were rescued from a hoarding situation. I don't have all the details and many of them would be unpleasant to include here, ...
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What is the difference between first and second cut hay?

For those of us with Rabbits, Horses and other vegetarian mammals, hay is a dietary requirement. When purchased in bales, the terms 'first cut' and 'second cut' are often used. What do they mean and ...
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Cat sneezes constantly, and noticeably congested, for 3 months

My calico cat sneezes multiple times a day, releasing mucus. This began about three months ago. She is also audibly congested. Does she have an allergy? A cold that won't go away? Perhaps this seems ...
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Can unscented baby wipes be used instead of pet wipes to disinfect my dog?

NOTE: This is a follow-up of and related to my previous question — How to clean (disinfect) my dog everyday after walk? Baby wipes are used to dry bathe babies, a good way to bathe them without ...
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Probiotics to attenuate FHV-1 flare ups

I'm pretty certain my cat has had fhv-1 most his life, every few months he gets eye and nose boogers. It's generally mild and it will subside. I've had it recommended to me giving probiotics can help ...
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How can we help dog with failing vision?

Our border collie is getting old. Her eyes are beginning to fail and there are clear signs of cataracts. She seems to sometimes feel stressed when she encounters stripes of contrasting colours. ...
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Neutering my dog

Dog breed : Korean Jindo Age : 2 years 6 months Gender : Male Status : Not neutered. Never been mated. Environment : Lives in small apartment unit. Personality : Very happy when ...
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Should I be concerned about my pH being slightly high?

My tank is extremely stable and has been running solidly with no problems for about 2 years now but I noticed that my pH has always seemed to be consistently high: All other readings are as the ...
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1answer
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Pet Rabbits, Double Pregnacies, and Keeping the Buck in with the Doe

In my limited experience thus far, I have found that my rabbits get along well together and show every sign of enjoying each other's company. So I would very much like to keep my buck in with the ...
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53 views

At What Age/Weight Should NZW Rabbits be bred?

Strangely, I keep reading radically different answers for when it is best to breed NZW Does. Before breeding our does, they must be at least 5 to 6 months old and a minimum of 6 to 7 pounds. - ...
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7-month old labrador has a leg injury

I have a 8-month old lab that injured his front leg after hopping down from the back of a truck before I could let him down. Since then, he has had an off-and-on limp, and I have stopped all exercise. ...
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What are good foods for brine shrimp and how to administer them?

In order to raise brine shrimp to adulthood, what sorts of food can I feed to the brine shrimp in the grow-out tank? What is the best way to administer them? I have heard that yeast and egg yolks are ...
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What should the ideal salt content of a brine shrimp grow-out tank be?

I am raising brine shrimp in a grow out tank and I normally use 1.018 specific gravity of salt in the hatchery. I have read online that the the ideal specific gravity can range from 1.018 to 1.045. ...
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Is it possible to use aquarium salt instead of marine salt to raise brine shrimp to adulthood?

In order to raise brine shrimp to adulthood, I have heard that it is better to use marine salt instead of aquarium salt in the grow-out tank. Aquarium salt (sodium chloride or NaCl) is widely used to ...
2
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1answer
95 views

How to clean (disinfect) my dog everyday after walk?

To give you some perspective, my dog and I go for a walk, every morning (~ 45 min) and evening (~ 30 min). We don't have any grounds nearby (only fields (1)) which means I have to walk him on streets ...
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My puppy pees inside even though I think I'm doing everything right

I have a 6 month old Shih Tzu and I feel like I am following all of the standard advice about house training him to not pee inside. I live in NYC on the 8th floor, but with a balcony. We have a crate, ...
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1answer
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How can I reduce aggressive fin-nipping from serpae tetras?

I have six Serpae tetras, five rainbowfish, and one Cory cat in a 25 gallon community tank. It is heavily planted. The rainbowfish are a new addition. The tetras have been fin nipping and killing ...
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Is distilled or spring water better for fish tanks?

A recent answer suggested that if your home water supply was not used for filling a fish tank, that 'spring water (not purified water)' was preferred over distilled water. What advantages would one ...
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How to get my dog to follow me on leash?

I have a 2.5 year old Boxer/Doberman, and quite frequently while walking on-leash she will just stop walking, especially if there is a smell she really wants to check out. Sometimes, when I say her ...
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1answer
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What is a safe height for a 8 week old kitten to fall from?

I want to know if it's dangerous for kittens to be playing on tables that are about waist height, or on someone's shoulder or head?
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1answer
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What is a recommended amount of human contact necessary to socialize kittens?

It is well-known that some human contact including petting and touching is necessary to socialize kittens to be comfortable around humans. I have no experience with this and work a day job, what is ...
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Will kittens of a feral mom “suddenly become feral” if they are allowed outside?

Right now my neighbor has a feral cat and her litter of kittens. They are around 7-8 weeks old and she is planning to give them away. However she insists on keeping them locked in her garage of late ...
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What should I consider before giving vitamins to my pet?

I know from these two questions that I don't want to give human vitamins to my pet without talking to my vet first, so I am considering adding vitamins from the pet store to my pets diet. Can I give ...
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1answer
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How can I get my dog to eat vitamins when she doesn't want to?

I bought Nuvet vitamins for my dog, but she won't eat them. She is a Yorkie, about 4 months old. She has had her first round of boosters, almost due for the second. I have tried: Putting it in her ...
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1answer
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What laws in the state of Pennsylvania relate to the release of domestic animals?

What laws are in place in the state of Pennsylvania around the release of animals considered to be domestic pets; Cats, Dogs, Rabbits, etc? References related to enforcement (penalties and/or lack of ...
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What are the Pros and Cons to feeding my Corn Snake filtered/bottled water rather than tap water? [duplicate]

I was just told today to NEVER feed my Corn snake tap water. But I can't really afford to supply bottled/filtered water for him and it's slightly inconvenient. I know that it can cause a build up of ...
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What will happen if a young labrador is not given proper exercise?

I am a college student in India. I own a four month old labrador dog. I just want to know about the importance of exercise for that breed. Can anyone help me?
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2answers
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At what age do kittens lose baby teeth?

A friend of mine has a kitten and thinks she found what may be a tooth by his food bowl. Do kittens have baby teeth that fall out like human baby teeth, and at what age does this happen?
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1answer
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How can I keep my cat from bringing mice into the house?

Our ~9 month old cat recently started bringing dead (or barely alive) mice into the house, and now we seem to find a mouse every day. She doesn't seem to be interested in playing with, or eating ...
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How can I know how healthy my turtle's shell is?

Recently while giving my turtle some shell scratching I noticed I could press the plastron (bottom part of shell) and carapace (top part of shell) down closer to each other. This mostly only happens ...
2
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1answer
87 views

How can I train my puppy to ignore wildlife at night while camping?

I would like to adopt a puppy in the next year or so, and am starting to do a little research. I intend to make full use of the resources available in my community to ensure my new friend has the ...
3
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1answer
63 views

My Hedgehog is almost completely immobile and won't eat, what can I do?

For the past few days, my hedgehog has been almost completely immobile. She was able to slowly wobble around a cage for a day, but now is only able to curl slightly (but not fully), and wiggle her ...
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1answer
48 views

How can I encourage multiple cats to bond and play together?

Often two or even all three of my cats will want to play at the same time but they usually come to me for the fun and games. I try to start them off getting them excited but ultimately it boils down ...
2
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1answer
56 views

Is it normal for a cat to eat moths?

My cat eats moths: is this normal or should it be discouraged? I suspect it is not harmful but is there a formal answer?
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How would I get my dog down from our 3rd floor bedroom if there was a fire?

Our dog sleeps with us in our 3rd floor bedroom, and though we have an escape ladder for people in case of fire downstairs, what is the best way to get a 60 pound dog to the ground safely? There's no ...
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What is wrong with my fish [closed]

Two of my fish aren't swimming they are just laying on the rocks on the bottom. I don't know what's happening, but I can still see their fins moving so I know their alive. Please help I don't know how ...
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How to feed the medicine(Verol Drops) to a cat which didnt eat anything from 2 days?

Recently, 2 days back my cat got sick and stopped eating. It only drinks water. So today i took him to vet and they gave some injections and also wrote multivitamin named Verol as prescription. As my ...
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1answer
809 views

What are the most effective cat exercises?

I've got one cat that could use a little extra cardio but won't necessarily run around. What else can I do?
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1answer
60 views

What are some dos/don'ts for soothing a freaked out cat?

Say a cat was freaked out by something. It could be a dream, a scary window critter, an unpleasant sound, or something unknown. Given that the cat is now freaked out but the cause itself is gone or ...
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1answer
35 views

How can you tell how much sand you need for an aquarium?

I'm starting a new aquarium from scratch, and I'm looking to use sand as the substrate. The other tanks I've had I purchased used, so they came with gravel. Aquarium sand comes in 5-20lb bags. I'm ...
3
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1answer
44 views

Can a grown cat be taught to play without using claws?

One of my cats has always been very good about not using claws when playing when hands are involved but another one seems to make little to no effort in that regard. I don't trim any of their claws ...
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4answers
1k views

How can I keep my cat from being scared any time he sees or hears a person?

One of my cats will avoid any central parts of the house or run through them very quickly. He also runs in fear any time someone walks into the room he's in or if he hears voices at the front door. ...
6
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2answers
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What is the safest way to clean fish gravel?

So, I want to get fish again at some point, and I have loads of gravel from the last time. Problem is, it's probably not clean. I know there are likely things I can't do to clean it because that ...

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