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Why does my female cat stomach area hang so low?

When she's walking around I can see her belly hanging low. She has never gotten pregnant before. Does she just need to lose weight? She is also spayed, if that helps.
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Platy fish pregnant

We bought two Platy females in July. Also, we think one must be male as he has the exact same fins our lighter colour fish who became pregnant. She gave birth to some one night but the dark spot and ...
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My dog is having a green discharge coming from her right eye

My dog is having a green discharge coming from her right eye what can i do for her? I am worried about her...please help me out.
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What can I do to stop my female cat from ripping my plant's foilage?

I love my plants and I don't want to get rid of them. I've had 10 house plants in my home and now I'm down to 6. My female cat is ruining my plants! What can I do to stop her from ripping/chewing up ...
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What anaconda species/variants/whatever (if any) would be plausible to keep as pets in Europe?

All my life I've had one favorite animal: the anaconda. I used to read up quite a lot of documentation on them, but as time went on, I forgot most of it & haven't really found the time lately to ...
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I have a box turtle that has a very long beak, how can I shave it down without having to take him to the Vets office?

My male turtle has a very long beak. It is very difficult for him to pick up his food to eat. I don't want to put him through the stress of going to a Vet's office. What can I use to shave his beak ...
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Why does my cats' tail get really fluffy during playtime?

I have a one-and-a-half year-old female cat. When she is playing with her toys, her tail gets fluffy and sometimes it may sway from side to side. Does this mean she is happy, or becoming aggressive ...
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what is this dog breed [on hold]

I know its hard to do an eye test. But we rescued a puppy and we think this is the mom. I snapped a quick picture. But what breed is it? Any help or even guesses are welcome. Thank you so much.
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Why would my male cat's nipple fall off?

I have a 10 year old slightly obese indoor cat. Recently, I was petting his stomach and thought I found what may have been a scab. I scrapped it gently with my finger nail before I had the hair ...
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How much space do turtles need?

I like turtles, but I don't know a lot about them. I'd love to have one as a pet, but I want to do my research first, so I can give my pet the best home possible. I have an old fish tank I could ...
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How can I clean my dog's ears? [duplicate]

I noticed my pug scratches his ear a lot. I can see there are small scabs. Can I use baby wipes to clean his ear? Any advice?
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How does clicker training stick when a cat or a dog knows there's no treat?

I'm really curious as to how clicker training works. I mainly care and ask for cats but I'm also generally curious for dogs. So, I've looked into it for both cats and dogs and it's common to both ...
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What does it mean when a rabbit has clear mucus like poop?

On occasion we have had a rabbit with clear mucus like poop, some times it is rather well formed other times not so much. In my experience it has mostly been with a rabbit who has a new or ...
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Do animals actually fear veterinarians?

So I saw this article showing pictures of pets being taken to the vet. The pictures show animals actually covering up their faces, dropped ears etc.. and are actually showing negative emotion. But do ...
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Why is my female Red eared slider swimming frantically, being mean, tearing plastic plants, not basking, trying to climb tank walls?

My female RES as been swimming frantically, being mean (biting anything), not basking (for 4 days), climbing tank walls, and tearing apart plastic plant? She has never done this before! Is she mad? ...
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What can I do to stop my dogs play fighting so one doesn't get hurt?

My Labrador is about a year and a half old now and we have had him since he was a puppy. We recently brought a pug puppy who is very small compared to our Labrador. Our puppy often tries to bite our ...
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my juvenile bearded dragon still dull and greyish after shedding tail

My juvenile bearded dragon sheds every few weeks. We haven't had any problems so far. I mist several times a day and his eating habits haven't changed. With that being said he is shedding his tail ...
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Switching from set times for feeding to free feeding of a cat

My cat Shiloh I believe the amount of food the vet recommended is not enough for him, I picked him up tonight and he is losing weight. The amount the vet said to use was to maintain, so it is failing ...
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How can I get my cat to carry the toy all the way when playing fetch?

I have a cat that LOVES to play fetch. Most of the time she'll bring me the toy and we'll play for a good 20-40 minutes. However lately she's gotten lazy with bringing the toy all the way, instead ...
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Why does my cat 'gently' attack my legs when im walking?

When Im walking down my hallway, my cat follows me as always, but she always attacks my legs with her 2 front legs. It is very gentle, no scratching or hissing or biting. Just curious.
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Is it healthy for dogs to wear clothes like humans can?

Is it healthy for dogs to wear clothes like humans can? I am concerned of an animals welfare when they are wearing clothes made for pets. If it is/isn't healthy what are the benefits and ...
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1answer
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Is a bearded dragon measured from nose tip to end of tail tip or nose tip to begining of tail

How is a bearded dragon measured? some say from the tip of the nose to the tip if the tail. Then some say from the tip of the nose to the tail base. Which is correct?
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How do i handle a young aggressive cat?

A friend of mine got a really young male cat (just 8 weeks old when he got it). Now he's around 4 months old. and when we meet for boardgaming, he continously climbs, walks, sneaks and plays around ...
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8 month old puppy chewing when left alone

I have 2 dogs, a 6 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Bailey and a 8 month old puppy named Roxy. Roxy is 50% Staffordshire Bull, 25% Labrador and 25% Springer Spaniel. They both have their ...
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Can I put a red tailed shark and 2 three-spot gourami in a 55 gallon tank?

I am getting a 55 gal tank and are planning on getting a red tailed shark and two three spot gourami. Is this good? I have looked at millions of other websites and they say its completely fine. Also ...
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Can we feed our cat with the mix of home-cooked and specialized food?

We have a Siberian cat 6 months old, and currently we feed him as follows: dry food: Royal Canin for Kittens home-cooked food: soup with beef (or turkey or chicken) and some veggies (no ...
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Why is our rabbit's second litter dying one by one?

I also need to know why our rabbit kittens keep dying… I have read other posts but I am still confused. Our doe just had her second litter. Her first litter was 7 kittens and all survived. This ...
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Is it acceptable to tie a dog to a leash as a timeout to prevent biting?

My 2 month old puppy is teething and has a natural proclivity for biting things; anything and everything. While I understand that this behavior is natural and might stop after a while, he also bites ...
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Old&New urine smell &Stains [duplicate]

I have 3 dogs(with behavioral issues) who will not stop peeing on the carpet. I have tried vinegar and baking soda, it just seemed to make it worse or not at all. The smell is very strong & ...
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1answer
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Pet rats companion died and was canibalized, is now alone

About 4 months ago I bought two young-ish female rats, Star and Blaze. The store said they were the same litter but their coloring and size as they grew leads me to believe that may not have been the ...
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How can I stop my cats from urinating in the pet carrier?

We have two British Shorthairs, George and Martha, 4 years old. Last year, George peed himself in the pet carrier on the way to the vet. Looking back, part of the problem probably was timing, as I had ...
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Need help with behaviour of new cat

I am having an hard with my nan's cat: she passed away a couple of weeks ago, so I am taking care of her. Problem is, I think she is quite nervous around people: whenever I enter the courtyard she ...
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Leopard geckos and quarantine

I have been recently acquiring new Leo's for my collection and have several new additions set up in quarantine. I am unsure as to how long I should keep them separated from the main reptile room. ...
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Tiger riding, possible or not [on hold]

Due to my love towards tigers, I am actually willing to adopt one in the near future. Besides the point, influenced by the vast amount of fantasy stories in which we've all seen warriors riding ...
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Maine Coon attacks my face when I'm sleeping

My 4 year old male Maine Coon jumps on and scratches my face when I'm sleeping, an awful way to wake up. In the dark he might view my head as prey. Besides closing the bedroom door is there any way to ...
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Is it possible to train a dog to use a litterbox?

Normally this isn't an issue since dogs do their business while going on walks. Recently however, my dog seem to need to do her business more often than I take her on walks. My normal schedule is to ...
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Isn't retaliation, if done right, an effective way of communicating with many mammal pets?

People here say "Dont hit your pet after its aggressive toward you, it doesn't understand why!". I think people are being over sensitive and not considering the most basic methods of communication ...
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Feeding fish in tank with overflow

I am setting up my first saltwater aquarium and yesterday once the tank was finally set I added two clown fish and a star fish. How ever I quickly realized that the food reaches the overflow within ...
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Why does my cat bite my face while being affectionate?

My cat is very very tame, she socialized well with kittens, as soon as she was old enough I got her and she's a happy cat or so it appears. I've tamed her very thoroughly, so I can hold her upside ...
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How do I stop my cat from destroying everything?

I have a cat who is 9 months old. She claws my computer chair, she claws my leather piano stool and she's putting all kinds of holes in it, she chews on the cords to my PC and my fan and my PC ...
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Horrible Dog that I Love

Charlie is an American Pit Bull Terrier. We found him in Charles town, WV in 2011. He is what some call a West Virginia trunk dog. He was in very poor condition when we found him and needed ...
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Selecting & Installing “Invisible Fence” Systems

We're thinking of installing an "Invisible Fence" like system to contain our poodles – a miniature and standard puppy. I'm inclined to purchase parts and install it ourselves rather than have a ...
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Should aquarium overflow maintain a certain level of water

I have a 55G aquarium that I am setting up for saltwater fish, probably clownfish. It includes a custom built-in overflow to the sump. The water level in the overflow is low. Is this to be expected or ...
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Any internal medicine to get rid of maggots in dogs?

There's a 6 month puppy in my area and he's been infected with maggots in his right rear leg. He's too scared of humans so i cant go near him and apply any ointment or spray. So is there any internal ...
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Should pump from sump run continuously

I was recently given an aquarium that includes a sump. I managed to get it setup but the pump is rather loud. Should the pump be running at all times or only at certain times?
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How is FIP fatal? Why can't we just address the symptoms?

How is Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), fatal (wet form)? If we drain the abdomen regularly (say catheter), and we inject him with a saline/protein solution daily, give antiobiotics as ...
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Surgeon says white plaques found everywhere in abdomen, what is it?

This is a continuation from Cat is not eating, Fluid build up in abdomen, Ultrasound reveals mass in small intestine Basically, my cat went into surgery today to have the small intestine mass ...
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Cat is not eating, Fluid build up in abdomen, Ultrasound reveals mass in small intestine

I have a domestic long hair that is about 11 years old and used to be almost 24lbs. About 6-7 weeks ago, he stopped eating and losing weight (currently around 12lbs). At first, when I put food, he ...
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Cat oscillating claws at me whilst being stroked

I have a 2 year old cat which we got from a cat shelter and has been with us for almost two weeks now. He's very friendly and enjoys a good stroke and has never used his claws in anger. What ...
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Why dog dips bottom in water

My collie bitch is always desperate to reach water in order to dip her butt, it seems to give her immense relief yet we can see nothing wrong. She doesnt scoot and Having her anal glands emptied ...

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