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My dog nearly kills my rabbit

So I have a dog in my house and I let it outside and it all of the sudden went for my rabbit and almost killed it. This has never happened before when I put my dog outside with my rabbit. What would I ...
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Do stray dogs ever bite people or only trained “security” dogs bite?

I want know do stray dogs ever bite people or only trained “security” dogs bite? Because i'm scared of dogs and in my place there are many stray dogs.
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Why would a dog bark when it's afraid?

A stray dog used to bark at the locals in the street. However each time whenever the person who is barked at approached the dog, it would run away cowardly. Why would the dog bark when it's actually ...
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How important is the insulin injection spot?

As I explained in this question, my dog is newly diagnosed with diabetes, and I'm having problems giving her the daily insulin injections without causing her pain and stress. I initially gave the ...
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Cat splashing water out of water feeder

Our dogs and cat share an almost three gallon watering system bowl. Until recently it hasn't been a problem but, Vinny, the one eared cat, has taken to splashing water out of the bowl and creating a ...
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African Dwarf Frogs [waiting for more information]

So we have 2 dwarf frogs and they keep holding onto each other. One on top of the other. I'm wondering what the sign is when they do it? They're both female. Also they make these weird sounds and I'm ...
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Is there a problem with feeding multiple cats from one dish?

Some comments and answers in a previous question of mine mention that I shouldn't allow my cats to eat out of a single dish because of disease risks. Honestly, I find it difficult to believe that ...
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Is it safe to feed my pet lizard a molting cricket?

I have bought a number of feeder crickets, several of which are in stages of molting. Is it safe to feed a cricket mid-molting to a pet lizard? Should I discard the molted husk left behind, or is ...
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Will our middening kitten get better at using the tray after spaying?

Our kitten caught us out by coming on heat before we had a chance to spay her. We are awaiting for her to come out of heat to get her spayed. In the meantime she is defecating anywhere but the cat ...
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How to locate trigger of atopic dermatitis

If you know that a cat has atopic dermatits (diagnosed by veterinarian), how can you know what triggers it? How can you know if the trigger is inside or outside, in the food or something else, maybe ...
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What is the meaning of this proverb?

There is a saying that "The dog that barks doesn't bite", what does that mean?
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Canine insulin injection — what am I doing wrong?

My dog was recently diagnosed with diabetes, so I have been giving her twice-daily insulin injections for the past 10 days. I've watched my vet do it, I've watched dozens of YouTube videos, and I've ...
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Can I help a pet snake through the molt process?

My friend's pet snake is starting to molt and since this is (the owner's) first experience through a molting, he is concerned. We know to apply some humidity to help, but are there other techniques ...
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Why is my dog so afraid of me?

It has been a year now since this happened. I returned home from work (I go outstation for work) after a few months. I found him so scared that he always tends to stay away from me. He shivers when ...
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How can I make in floor heating duct covers pet safe?

I have heard recently that some floor heating duct covers can injury some pets. What should I look for to know which ones can be harmful and how do I make them pet safe?
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Mini Aussie as an office dog?

I've been thinking of adopting a Mini Australian (or North American) Shepherd. I am gone at work most of the day, but work in a dog-friendly office, so I was thinking that I could take her to work so ...
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How should I discipline my rabbit for inappropriate toileting?

My rabbit just peed all over me and I chased her around with a tube and hit the ground right next to her and scolded her. What would be a better way to tell my rabbit not to do that again (if there ...
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What is the difference between shedding and molting in Rabbits?

I have heard that rabbits molt and shed, what is the difference? Is there any special care required in either case?
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Strategy for taking in two very young, non-socialized stray cats

Two very young cats (siblings) moved into my yard and the surrounding properties. They first appeared when they were about 3-4 months old(?) and they're probably 5-6 months old now. I would like to ...
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How to appease a rabbit separated from his pregnant companion?

Shortly after we realized our second "buck" was pregnant we had to separate her from her hubby. Now every time we check on them the buck's on the floor outside her cage trying to groom her through ...
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Why would my rabbit be drinking less each day?

My rabbit has drank less and less as the days have progressed and I'm wondering what's going on. She used to drink a whole bottle in a day but now she's down to 4 days per quart of water. What should ...
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Is this soil safe for a rabbit digging box?

I have an indoor rabbit and wanted to build a nice digging-box for it. Is this soil safe to use? Candidate soil
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1answer
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Is it a bad idea to make different-sized dogs sleep in different rooms?

As we are getting further into winter, the temperature gradient in my house (at night) has increased: the conservatory is cold, the kitchen is room-temperature, and the living room is warm (there are ...
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Do I have to trim my guinea pigs' claws?

I have posted this question as advice for others. I used to have my guinea pigs' claws trimmed at the vets some years ago, but I have since found an easier way, and my youngest 'pig who is at least ...
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How do I get my gerbils to enjoy being held?

I got two female gerbils a few months ago, and I'm having trouble getting them used to being petted. They occasionally sit still while I stroke their backs, and if my hand is in the cage, they'll tend ...
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Is toy destruction a sign that my dog needs more exercise?

Short Story Is my dog doing ok? He destroys toys, but not other stuff (yet). He gets 2 walks a day, each is 2 miles and 1 hour in duration. He is alone and sleeps during the day (9 hours) He's 2 ...
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My rabbit just lost a claw. Should I be concerned or not?

My rabbit just lost a claw and it's been bleeding for 5 minutes. Is it normal for rabbits to lose claws?
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What could cause my dog to bite/pull her own hair out?

The title pretty much says it - my dog, Chewy, has been biting and pulling the hair out on her front arms. Her name was given before this problem started. :) It's not every day, and I cannot find a ...
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How do I euthanise crickets?

I have some excess feeder crickets that I no longer have a use for. What is the most humane way to get rid of them?
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Calculating nutritional analysis with dry weight?

I was reading this article about using moisture to convert other percentages into their dry matter basis. The article is here: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/choosing-dog-food/dry-matter-basis/ But it ...
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Is my Shih Tzu puppy underfed? How can I help her?

We have a "princess type" shih tzu (the small type, but not teacup type, which are the smallest), and she's about 4+ months old by now. To cut the story short, we think we've gotten ill advice on how ...
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What can I do about the recurring cyanobacteria in my aquarium?

I seem to have a recurring issue with cyanobacteria in one of my tanks. I have treated it in the past, but it keeps coming back. Perhaps I'm not treating it for long enough? I'm considering using ...
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Betta laying on bottom of floor with no outward signs of illness… why?

My betta has been in a 6 gallon planted tank with 5 ember tetras and a couple of dwarf shrimp for about 2 weeks now. He and the tetras seem to get along fine (no aggressive signs from any of them) but ...
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What does mg/kg in AAFCO's nutritional guidelines mean?

In AAFCO's nutritional guidelines the minimum quantities for iron(adult minimum), for instance is expressed as 40 mg/kg. Does that mean that a dog should eat at least 40 mg of iron for every 1 ...
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How can I combat food anxiety in an ex-stray cat?

I have three adult cats, all found as strays. The first two I found as kittens so they now behave just like regular domestic cats. The third one I found a year later as an adult. I have integrated her ...
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My pit bull cries for 5 minutes when I leave for work, is he ok?

I just adopted a 2 year old american staffy / boxer mix 5 days ago. He's been an absolute angel so far! I'm out of the house for 9 hours on week days since I have to work. He cries for about 5 ...
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Are there any animal charities that focus on preventing pets from being rehomed in the first place?

Kind of "prevention rather than cure" - are there any charitable organisations that work to educate people, supply resources, or whatever else might be needed to stop pets from needing to be rehomed? ...
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Stray puppy wants to eat with its littermates but gets attacked whenever it does

I usually feed milk to newly born stray puppies as soon as I come to know about their existence in my area. However, when the puppies grow enough, they start fighting. 14 days ago Recently, among a ...
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Will dogs still be territorial towards members of their family?

I was wondering what is more important for dogs, territory or blood relation. Will dogs still be territorial towards members of their family?
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Are shock collars an effective and humane way of modifying behavior in senior animals?

We have a 12 yo male /neut Jack R T with no current notable health problems. He has a history of IBS but it's been recently well managed with diet and acid blockers. He's a wonderful dog: cute, ...
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Are there any vaccines that are needed for cows in Gujarat, India?

I love cows, but I do not know if there are there any needs for cows to have vaccines, whether they're compulsory vaccines or optional vaccines. If so, which are the schedules for the vaccines? I ...
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Do puppies take emotional exam of owner that “if owner has more than one puppy, which puppy is owner's first choice?” [closed]

Today I gave my 3 puppies a test. They all today came to eat together, then they left some milk, and stood in front of me looking at me. They all were looking at me, and then I felt that they wanted ...
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How can I reduce my cat's crankiness at mealtime?

We have 4 cats (all desexed): Hunter, male, 10 years, adopted 2005 Ginger, female, 11 years, adopted 2008 Juliet, female, 8 years, adopted 2007 Romeo, male, 2 years, adopted 2014 We recently added ...
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I noticed many rescues do not offer same day adoptions, Why not?

I went to a local rescue shelter and fell in love with this great dog I met there. I filled out the application and was ready to take him home when they told me there would be a waiting period before ...
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Are all animal shelters run by rescue organizations?

I know there are lots of animial shelters in the US and other places in the world. Are they not all run by rescue organizations? If not, what is the difference between a shelter run by a rescue ...
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Are there airlines offering possibility of flight on board with bigger dog like labrador? (intercontinental filights EUROPE-USA)

I am aware that this is possible, to travel with smaller dogs in petcage on board, but mostly (as far I googled topic for now) for bigger dogs, like e.g labrador retriver it is impossible to take dog ...
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Am I allowed to take existing pets to the shelter to meet potential pets?

Am I allowed to take my existing pets to the shelter to meet my potential new pet to check they get on before adopting? Should I ask the shelter first, and if so what do I say?
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What sort of questions will the rescue centre ask me to ensure I am ready to adopt?

I'm sure that animal shelters go to a lot of trouble to rehome their animals and make sure the new owners understand the responsibility they are taking on. After all, they don't want to see the animal ...
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How long can I spend with an animal to get to know it before adopting?

When adopting a pet I obviously want to make sure I'm making the right decision. Taking an animal that I would have to return later would cause unnecessary stress to the animal, as well as being ...
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Why is it that many rescues charge more for adoptions than I could get a puppy for from a breeder?

I often see ads on Facebook and Craigslist for mixed breed puppies in the $50-100 range but it seems most rescues have fees that are 200+. I would think that a rescue organization would want to save ...

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