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Can I leave my indoor kittens outside unsupervised?

I tend to do this for a few minutes nowadays. There are other cats that are older and bigger around the neighborhood. Both my kittens are vaccinated.
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what is a good name for a betta fish? [on hold]

I know this website is mostly for asking about health problems, but I have a different problem, the inability to make decisions, or more to come up with names for fish. So I was simply wondering if ...
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(Normally very) sweet labrador becomes aggressive around other dogs

I have a (nearly) 8 year old female Labrador, who has always been extremely sweet around humans. In her early days, she played with the other neighbourhood dogs without a problem, but when I moved to ...
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Is there a way to test the amount of dissolved oxygen in a tank?

I normally don't use an aerator for my fish tanks, but I also don't usually have my fish tanks anywhere close to being full of fish. I've set up a new aquarium recently, with the plan to have ...
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Rat breathing noisily

I have a female pet rat, almost 3 years old. I think she swallowed something a bit too big last night and is breathing loudly, kinda sounds like when you rub your hands on a leather sofa. She can ...
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How long of a ramp is needed for a sugar glider cage?

I plan on putting in a ramp to a sugar glider cage the ramp was going to be put in at a 30 degree angle and it has to reach a height of 3.5 feet so how long of a ramp would I need?
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Can a cat be trained to use a leash?

Can a cat be walked with a leash? If so, how can I train a cat to use a leash?
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Mixing African cichlids with goldfish

I have goldfish in a tank. I added cichlids 3 weeks after. They died over the weekend. I don't know if it was the heater I have in there or I could have overfed. My question is what do I do to next ...
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Do spayed cats still spray?

If I get my indoor female cats spayed, will they no longer spray? Or will they just spray for territorial reasons only?
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My affenpinscher has severe leash anxiety

She is a one year old rescue affenpinscher. She has a bit of sassy attitude, but we are in training to make us all better. We have taken her on walks since we first got her with no issues what so ...
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How to comfort and older dog with vestibular disease

Yesterday my 12+ year old mixed breed dog was diagnosed with vestibular disease. Before going so far as to get an expensive cat scan her vet has prescribed Prednisone (steroids) and Primor ...
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How do kittens prevent my cats from going into heat?

I have two indoor cats who're sisters. One of them got pregnant and had kittens, and the sister did not go in heat once during the 3 months we had the kittens. Do kittens prevent a cat from going in ...
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Should I get a puppy that's been separated from its mother?

While at my village, a poor puppy was taken away without permission from his mother. I was notified of that and so went to check on the puppy and found that poor thing chained outside alone helplessly ...
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Why does my cat fart a lot?

My cat farts a lot. In addition, his belly seems tight, like he's full of gas. Should I be concerned about this flatulence?
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How can I tell if my horses need additional protection from the cold?

It's been getting as low as 30 degrees Fahrenheit where I live and we have a few horses on the property, with no barn, but there is a roofed area for them to get under. We feed them hay and horse feed ...
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How can I determine the temperature when my dog needs to wear a coat?

I have a short haired mutt who gets cold easily. How can I figure out the temperature when he needs a coat and when he doesn't need one?
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How does being cross-eyed affect a cat's night-vision?

I recently adopted a kitten who is cross-eyed. She seems to compensate for it pretty well as she is able to jump onto things without problems most of the time, and I think she will get even better ...
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How can I train my 5 month old cat to not jump onto table and counters?

In October 2014 we adopted a kitten who is now 5 months old. She keeps jumping onto the table and kitchen counters. There is no food or 'interesting' objects on the surfaces ~ we think she is simply ...
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Does distilled water need to be purified?

I am wondering if it is required to purify distilled water when changing the water in my betta fishes tank? or is that only necessary when using tap water? thank you for taking the time to read and ...
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Safety for Cats: fly-screen?

I hope I am in the right place... I am considering getting two cats, and am planning what changes by apartment would need for them. I am living on the third floor, and in summer, while home, my ...
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What are the warning signs that my cat is about to bite?

My cat suddenly bit me! Was my cat giving me any warning signs that I could have looked for? What should I do when I see those warning signs next time?
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How much space do cats need?

When keeping pets that live in terrariums or aquariums, it's common to consider the minimum amount of space they need in their enclosure in order for the animal to be happy. I was wondering if there ...
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My cat bit me, should I abandon her?

I love my cat. Her name is Butti (means short by height). Yesterday she bit my hand and I don't know why. My doctor told me to start course that includes 5 injections and now I'm having second ...
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How do I train my cats to stand up to other cats?

The reason I am asking is that I adopted these two young kittens (4 months), and I live in a neighborhood where tons of cats roam. The problem is that my kittens do not mark their territory in my ...
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I don't understand crate training. What am I missing?

Kennel training is driving me crazy. I have read article after article on the subject and I have a few unanswered questions. For example, I see a LOT of people saying that you need to take your puppy ...
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Dog is crying and barking every morning since we moved in a new house

We recently moved from a condo to a newly built house. Ever since we moved in, our dog (10 months female spanador) wakes up in her cage every morning between 6h30 and 7h00 and cries, and even barks ...
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Newt not feeding

I have two fire bellied newts. They have both recently left the water. When they had gills and spent most of their time in the water they fed well and daily. Now they have left the water I find it ...
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Cat becomes cross-eyed only after rigorous exercise/play. Why?

My female cat, part siamese, becomes cross-eyed only after she'd been running/jumping, etc.. This lasts about 10 mins, and then her eyes are back to normal. The change between these two states is ...
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my platy is pregnant, when will she give birth? [duplicate]

so I just got an aquarium a couple months ago, and I put some platys in there, one of them is pregnant, I'm really not sure when she will give birth, and since I have school I can't really be there ...
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What's better than a spray bottle for negative reinforcement of a cat? [duplicate]

Spray bottles have some downsides: Obviously, they get things wet They make no sound so "warning" is impossible unless the cat notices you pick up the bottle They get things wet. Is there a ...
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Can I use an aversive to keep my cat from licking my plate?

My normal morning routine is to make some eggs and coffee, and browse the internet while eating my eggs and drinking my coffee. After finishing my eggs but before finishing my coffee, I'll put my ...
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Ocelot gecko won't eat dusted crickets

Our ocelot gecko had some problem with dusted cricket when very young (he vomited it for some reason) and won't even look at crickets dusted with calcium and vitamins since then. We are trying to ...
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My 6 month old puppy is resistant to house training, how can I correct the situation?

I have a male 6 month old Siberian Husky puppy. I am in the navy and work from 5-1500 or so. When I first got him he would pee and poop in his kennel and have no issue frolicking in it. After a few ...
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Help needed in fish identification [migrated]

Please help me identify the fish. I looked around but wasn't able to determine its specie. http://postimg.org/image/nkqkea11v/ http://postimg.org/image/n9xni9f47/
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Is it safe to feed my cat freshly caught raw fish with bones?

My Dad regularly catches fresh water fish and the meaty slices around the ribs are always left to be thrown away - I can't help but wonder if this specific form of fish could be a healthy treat for my ...
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In giving my cat a “space” (bed) on my desk, should I strictly enforce that she stay there only?

After reading answers to a question on this site about a cat being problematic on a desk, I followed advice there and gave my kitten her own space on my desk: And I have gotten the message to her ...
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Rabbit Eating Dog Food

My rabbit has been eating dog food for 2 weeks now. I can't explain why but I'm just wondering if it is ok for her to eat it. I have a dog kennel outside and when I let my dog out she goes in to eat ...
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What is my risk of getting Toxoplasmosis from my neighbors cat?

Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease it is most commonly spread in feces by household cats., the related question What is the cat owners risk of toxomoplasmosis from cats? has an answer that indicates ...
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Dogs Constant Licking.

Both of my small dogs lick the bedspread and the couch excessively. Why and how can I deter this behavior? We haven't really tried anything except shooshing at them and placing them on the floor to ...
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My cat thinks my cursor arrow is a toy but my expensive LED monitor disagrees!

Today my kitten noticed my cursor moving around on my screen, and the moment I saw that tail wiggling, face swiveling back and forth following the cursor, I predicted a problem. I figured that by ...
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Why does my cat lick my finger when I am petting her head?

I just adopted a new cat and I noticed that when I am petting her head, generally she will stop me (with her paw or turning her head toward my hand), lick my thumb or my index finger and let me ...
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How should I train my dog to remain calm on lead around other dogs?

I've been working with my dog for some months now, with her on lead walking. One of the things we're still having difficulty with is other dogs. Specifically - I don't think she's being aggressive ...
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Is it possible to keep two small Goldfish in a 2.5 gallon tank?

I recently purchased two small goldfish for my son. We were instructed by the employee at Petsmart that the 2.5 gal tank would be sufficient. I bought gravel, plants and water conditioner (stress ...
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Why does my dog always look sad in photos no what I'm gone?

My 1.5 year old puppy always looks so depressed in the photos that my parents send me. I'm sure I'm not imagining it. I know when he's happy, he looks like he's smiling, open mouth, sparkly eyes, ...
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Why does the mother cat do this?

A stray mother cat just had two baby kittens in our apartment complex. They can't stand or walk or meow yet. They live in the staircase. I've visited them several times to give the mother cat milk. ...
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What is the cat owners risk of toxomoplasmosis from cats?

Do all cat owners have it? The world prevalence of toxomoplasmosis is 33% so it's extremely common. Even though it's supposedly asymptomatic and harmless I've read journal articles speculating that ...
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Is it harmful that my rabbit eats bugs?

My rabbit is now eating bugs such as crickets and those things. She hasn't shown any signs of health problems while she ate them but I'm not sure if they're healthy at all for her. The crickets are ...
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How can I diminish my dragon's reflection?

When my bearded dragon was younger, he didn't react to his reflection. Because he didn't react, I figured that he either couldn't see it, or wasn't bothered by it. But now that he's fully grown, he's ...
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My dog licking up other dogs urine?

For a while now when I take my dog, he's almost 2 and is a heeler-pug mix, out to use the restroom ( I live in an apartment complex so everyone shares this courtyard) and I have to carefully watch my ...
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Is it feasible to take cat on a 1400 mile, 21+ hour road trip?

I have been thinking about driving from Massachusetts to Florida, but was not sure how feasible it is to do so with a cat. The cat is a vaccinated (to MA standards) inside cat, little less than 2 ...

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