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Long time cat allergy?

My mother says that she has an allergy to cats. After being over to friends that have cats houses, I questioned her and she said the allergies only start after being exposed to the cats for a long ...
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Creepy: The cat left a half eaten rabbit in the garden [duplicate]

Creepy warning, this question is not for the light-hearted This morning I was making breakfast while I spotted our cat eating something in the garden. A better look showed he caught a rabbit. The ...
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What can I do when the cone of shame is too heavy?

Our puppy Dachshund had an Ovarihysterectomy performed on Monday (she was spayed). She has a small (approximately 2 inch) sutured scar on her belly. She was given a cone to wear and we were asked to ...
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Kitten born with defects. How do I get the mother to care for it?

A while ago, my cat gave birth to 3 kittens, one of which had deformed legs. At first, the mother dragged the other 2 kittens away and stared at the kitten with the defect in a strange manner. I got ...
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How do I treat and prevent swimbadder disease? [on hold]

I'm starting to see the signs of swimbadder disease in one of my fish. How can I cure swimbadder disease, and keep it from coming back in the future? I haven't tried anything yet because I don't want ...
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How to hold my dog in place to clean his ears?

My dog (a German Shepherd mix) has a severe ear infection and needs ear drops twice a day and an ear flush once a day. He absolutely hates this, and as a result I have not been very successful in ...
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How can I raise some earthworms for my turtle?

I've recently attained a culture of about 20-50 red earthworms, and I'm planning to use them to feed my turtle. I'm currently leaving them in a 14 inch * 5 inch * 5 inch deep planting pot, with soil ...
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Aloe Vera and Cats

I read that the ASPCA has listed Aloe Vera as mildly toxic to cats. a) Does that only mean toxic to ingest, or even live in a house with such a plant? If I'm sure my cat does not chew on the plant, ...
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Suction cups will not stick in brine shrimp bin

I am setting up an improvised tank in a plastic bin (about 20 L), and the suction cups of the sponge filter, heater, and airline clips are not holding. They come off on their own. The tank is for ...
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Why does my rabbit kick litter?

I got my rabbit 4 years ago over the summer, and when we just got her, I was always the one cleaning her litterbox. After school started however, my mom would sometimes clean it. We still now take ...
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How can I make sure that my cat doesn't scratch my wooden floors and counters?

I just moved to a new place, which has all wooden floors and counters (in the kitchen). My plan was to slowly introduce the cat to the new place, keeping him in my room mostly, fearing that he might ...
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How can I help my dog be more comfortable in public?

My dog is a lab/spaniel mix (from what I can tell, anyways)-two very highly energetic breeds; while I don't think I can speak for the breeds as a whole, my personal experience with both labs and ...
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How can I stop my cat from removing her cone?

I just got my cat back from being spayed. She's got the stitches, and she's supposed to wear the cone for a week to stop her from licking them. Problem is, we've gotten the cone on her four times ...
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When do I need to get a new shell for my snail?

I understand that snail shells do not grow with the snail. I haven't tried anything yet because I don't want to hurt my snail, but how do I know when it needs a new shell?
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How is the care of a saltwater tank different than the care of a freshwater tank?

I've just been donated a mature marine tank. I've had a fair few years experience with tropical freshwater fish, but no real experience with marine tanks. What are the major differences, and what new ...
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Is it advisable to “tame” a turtle?

Through my research on turtles, I have stumbled upon a few videos and articles that encourage you to "tame" your turtle or even tell you how to do so. Generally, reptiles are not the most tame pets ...
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Regarding the health of my dog

Information about my dog : Name - Kairo Breed - Korean Jindo Color - Brown Age - 2 years and 5 months old Gender - Male Weight - 15 kg * When Kairo was a puppy, he use to pee and poo in the ...
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20 yr old cat litterbox issue

My cat turned 20 recently. He's been quite healthy for most of his life but had been diagnosed with chronic renal disease. He does not take any medication and gets no treatment for this condition, ...
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My dog's gum, is it normal or not?

I noticed the gum of my dog, and it doesn't look healthy to me. I don't exactly know what is a healthy gum so I have no idea if it's normal or if there is an infection. The gum is not pink, it's ...
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Increasing dog life span

I lost my cocker spaniel almost a year ago who I'd had for over 14 years. He was my best friend and I still miss him every day. I've always known that one day this would happen, but now that it has I ...
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How do I ease the passing of my betta?

My Betta is 5 and a half years old. And I am deeply saddened and distressed at his state. I know he is old. It has a slew of health problems. As of late however I noticed that his bladder has failed ...
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Recommendations for a lizard having diarrhea [closed]

What is recommended for lizards having diarrhea. I noticed yesterday he was not as active. Today he ate green peppers. Before I went to work I noticed he had diarrhea. What are your ...
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1answer
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Found 4 kittens in a bush in my side yard, don't know what to do

I heard some kittens meowing yesterday and I went to investigate the source and found a litter of 4 kittens in a bush. I figured that their mom would come back so I let them be. I checked on them ...
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If You Touch A Wild Baby Bunny, Will Its Mom Abandon It? [closed]

We were outside cutting the grass the other day, and we stumbled across a rabbit nest. The little bunnies that were in it came running out. I was just looking at them, and my neighbor went outside and ...
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1answer
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After using Spectracide® Weed Stop® for Lawns how long before the grass is safe to eat?

A friend has a lawn that has been treated with Spectracide® Weed Stop® for Lawns, and she has rabbits that she would like to allow graze on the lawn. Following the links from the Manufactures site it ...
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Elderly cat has eye closed shut and she won't eat

My cat is 18 years old. When I went outside to the backyard (where she prefers to be)to check on her I noticed that her eye was closed shut and the same side of her face is swollen. She won't eat or ...
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1answer
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Can The Tail Of A Fish Grow Back?

I had two fish, but one got really aggressive, and bit the other one's tail off. The second fish died because it wasn't able to compete against the first, but if it had been living alone, could its ...
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Does stability comprise a pH buffer?

I went to the pet store to get some advice regarding the water quality in my 100L freshwater aquarium (which is stocked with fish). Since taking over this aquarium, I've notice that the pH tests no ...
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Side-effects of spaying or neutering a cat?

What are the potential side-effects of spaying or neutering a cat?
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Young cat diet; How to fulfil development needs and avoid obesity

My 10 month old male British Shorthair, neutered since 6 months old, looks more and more like an adult cat. I believe however that he still hasn't reached the peak of his body development and ...
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Can Rabbits tell time?

You may be familiar with the rabbit from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as illustrated by John Tenniel. But my rabbit does not have a pocket watch, yet she often manages to get up on the bed ...
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Dog suffers from diarrhea, lack of appetite cyclically

My dog is an Australian Labradoodle (small breed labradoodle/cocker spaniel hybrid) that is 14 months old. She is already somewhat picky about food, but regularly suffers from diarrhea and becomes ...
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How to teach a rat to not litter in a different spot

Rats are rather clever little creatures. I have potty-trained my two male rats within a single week. Until recently, they have found a new favorite spot. The method I used to teach them was ...
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13 year old dog not eating, blind with diabetes, vets can find nothing else wrong medically

I have a 13 year old Collie/Labrador cross who is blind with diabetes. She get's her insulin as instructed by the vet, but in the past few weeks she has been eating less and less, and now barely eats ...
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1answer
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How can I get my dog get used to a new small environment?

We've got this small 4 years old chihuahua dog, she weighs less than 2 pounds, we moved her from a really warm environment in south of Mexico to a colder place, actually a smaller place in another ...
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1answer
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Why are grain-free cat foods filled with vegetables instead of more meat?

Every grain-free cat food I've seen is filled with vegetables like sweet potatoes and peas. Why is this? Why don't they just put more meat? Are there 100% meat product cat foods, wet or dry?
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What are the signs that a female platy fish is about to give birth?

I have a 10 US gallon tank that has been up and running for about 6 days. I purchased 2 female and 1 male platys and they have been in it for about 4 days. I believe both females are pregnant (they ...
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How can I protect my tortoise from ant attacks?

I've been getting prepared before attaining a new tortoise, and I thought I'd have everything figured out and set up before I get it. A while ago when I was cleaning my turtle's pool I left it to ...
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1answer
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Teach cats to stay close in unfenced area

We have two cats that we would love to take to a summer house with us for weekends during at least half of the year. The idea is that we'll be heading there on Friday and returning on Sunday ...
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1answer
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Do rabbits experience menopause?

I got a question third hand, (friend > wife > me) and a quick search leaves me wondering where to look for the answer. The friend has an 11 year old female rabbit that has not been spayed. She wants ...
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Managing the gradual induction of stray cat into my life

I think one of the five stray cats that visit my verandah has taken a liking to me and she hung around for a really long time (45+ minutes) staring at me through my large glass windows AFTER she had ...
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How well do rabbits remember things?

I got my rabbit from the animal shelter around four years ago. Today I was playing with her, and she seems so happy that I began to wonder if she remembers her time that she spent at the animal ...
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What is swimbladder disease in fish?

One of my fish just died of swimbladder disease. How did this happen, and is it contagious?
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61 views

What is the gender of my kitten? [duplicate]

I've looked at so many videos but I'm still unsure. Here's a picture of the kitten's back end:
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How do I stop my Indoor dog from riffling through and knocking over the trashcan?

After some months working with my dog I've managed to more or less get my 8-year-old beagle to behave enough to live indoors with near full access to all areas of the house. This is something that ...
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Should my rabbit Does, Bucks and Kits be separated? [closed]

I was wondering from the perspective of being as similar to the wild and the most humane (I understand these might be mutually exclusive) - what rabbits should be kept away from each other? Does a ...
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Can I keep a Cockatoo and finches in the same aviary?

My wife and I just built a small aviary and we want to get our Cockatoo a friend. He is 2 years old and loves people. He's not aggressive at all. I also would like to get some finches and start ...
3
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1answer
28 views

Black spots developing on flat-coated retriever tongue

I have a 2 and a half year old flat coated retriever boy, who has started to develop black spots on his tongue slowly over the last six months or so. He has a larger one about the size of a pound coin ...
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What kind of danger does cat litter pose to my pregnant wife?

My wife is pregnant and has a dog/cat kennel. Is it really true that pregnant women should not be around cat litter because it's harmful for the baby? If it is true, how close can she be around it? ...
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What would I need in order to breed superworms?

I know superworms are the larval stage of a darkwing beetle. So if I were to purchase a container of superworms from the pet store. How would I go about starting a colony of my own superworms?

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