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Are Shiba Inus a good first dog?

I realize that this question may be a bit open ended, but the follow up question is not. I have never owned a dog before, but almost everyone I know has one. Until recently I've had no desire to get ...
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My cat has been eating about half of what he should

My 15-year-old, indoor cat has been losing weight over a 6-month period and the vet is offering suggestions - but so far nothing is working. Here is his history: - he used to have 3 fixed meals when ...
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What does my cat have?

Hi my cat is about 4 years old now and something that we just recently came to notice is that he has a bit of scabs and peeling/hair loss on one of his ears. Were not sure what it could be but we're ...
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What with eyes of these cats?

They are siblings. Their mother have good eyes.It seems that eyes of the other two siblings is ok, but with these two something wrong.
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I really want a cat [on hold]

I want a cat but my mom and brother are severely allergic and their allergies tie in with their asthma but some cats they're not allergic to .. But I don't want them to die, but I really want a cat .....
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is redwood decorative bark mulch stained black bad for dogs?

So, we want to add medium size redwood bark pieces (mulch) around our yard at the flower beds. We have a 3mo. old German Shepherd pup. Landscaper suggested black, but we are concerned that this is ...
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My kitten plays too hard.. [duplicate]

How can I stop my kitten from biting me and scratching me sooo hard when I just pick him up? I cant even pet him anymore because all he wants to do is bite me and use his front and back feet to ...
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How to use Aquarium Substrate Soil

I recently bough this Soil, as required dirt for aquarium (i don't know how to say in your language that desn't mix with specific kind of dirt, but the thing that root of plant live within). Here are ...
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HELP!!!! What species is this fish and is it pregnant [on hold]

Hi there pet keepers i found these fish from a lake not far from where i live (i live in new zealabd by the way) and i think they're guppies but im not sure cause they are coldwater fish Also i ...
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My turtle shell I need to know if it a bad sign

My turtle shell was dark as it grow it became light is that bad ..?
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Dog toilet training

My dog wee's in his bed if I put a blanket or pillow in there he also wee's and poos over my kitchen when I'm at work. He is a two year old bulldog. He has been castrated and the vets have checked him ...
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My cat bites my hand mildly after hearing cats in my phone

One of my two cats called Chilli happened to bite my mother's hand, but it wasn't anything to be concerned about. It was a mild bite. My mother was trying to see how our cats would react after hearing ...
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My sons 12 week old kitten will eat only human food

My Mother-in-law started feeding her off of her plate as soon as she was weaned and she just will NOT eat cat food. I have tried many brands of high end dry & wet but no ~ I tried tuna ~ no ~ She ...
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Can a dog that has had all his shots for parvo, still contract it?

I have a 1.5 year old Boston terrier who when he was a puppy got all his shots, including 3 for parvo. My roommate recently got a puppy. 10 weeks old? it was sick and when the vet checked he was ...
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How to clean water bottles and nipples?

Many small animals can drink from a bowl but their people provide them with bottles that have nipples to drink out of. Like any container that has water sitting in it for a long time, stuff can grow ...
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long-lasting sisal cat tree?

Need to know if there is a way of making my cat tree/s last longer than 2 months. I did not buy the most expensive one, at £30, but it all but worn away by kitty enjoying her scratching sessions. Do ...
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Why do dogs have black eye juice?

I always wondered; why are the bodily fluids, etc. that accumulate (and usually dry out) in the corners of a dogs (and cats too, I think) eyes black?; but in humans, it is not?
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Does my cat have an attachment disorder and how to handle it?

We (Me and my wife and child) went away from 11 am on Wednesday until 3pm on Thursday. We discovered that our 8 year old Norwegian Forest Cat had not drunk or gone to the toilet the entire time that ...
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How do we introduce a new dog into the home knowing we have long work hours for the first week?

My wife and I visited a local pet adoption center today and really took a shining to one of the dogs. We would love to bring her home, but I will be traveling for work next week and my wife has long ...
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Can fish live in a plant-filled pond without being fed?

I have small fishes (I don't know what kind they are) in a 500 gallon pond that are very hardy. They survived their previous home (hundreds of fishes in a 70 gallon pond with no water circulation at ...
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How can I read lost dog's collar tag without it biting me?

I sometimes discover lost dogs on the street that have a collar with a tag with maybe a contact phone to reach their owner. Since I don't know their character or if something happened and scared them ...
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How can I stop my black skirt tetras from fighting?

I bought 2 black skirt tetras along with some other fish for my 10 gallon tank. The next morning one of the tetras died, from stress i think. The other tetra was on its own for about 5-6 hours. Then I ...
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GF 9 mo Maltese is terrified of me

So my girlfriend got her first dog, male Maltese, in September last year, few weeks after we went on a walk and all was good, after that few more walks, but, i was not ever at her home, where she ...
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Urinary so cat food

Is there any difference between urinary so wet cat food and urinary so dry cat food, my cat had crystals and the vet said to give him the wet food as it was better for him, I was just wondering if ...
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Cat stopped burying poop in litterbox

My 15 year old cat, who has arthritis, has stopped burying her poop in the litterbox. Shes had arthritis for a few years and she's always buried her poop but has stopped doing so for a couple of ...
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I was petting my bunny and I can't tell if he's scared or likes it

I recently took my grandmas rabbit because she's wasn't taking care of it well. He's very skittish and doesn't like to be picked up and such. I was petting him and he has his front legs splayed out ...
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How can I train my dog to stay in one place when I leave?

I have tried the following methods: Kennel in my room - he got out, tore everything up, and peed everywhere. Kennel outside - he got out, and ran away for a short period of time (I had to go find ...
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How to harness train my rabbit?

I'm inès and i have two 4 month old rabbits. I bought a harness and leach for rabbits because i wanted the to be abe to run freely in the fields and the garden with me next to them (just not to loose ...
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Sick leopard gecko

I have had my leo since february. His name is Elvis (i think its a male) the last two weeks he has been very lethargic and slowly not eating, and now more recently hes not pooping. it started when he ...
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Why can´t our dog bark with a high pitch while holding a stick in her mouth?

When I throw sticks with our dog (a Swiss shepard) she usually barks at me with a high pitch when I´m about to throw the stick. Sometimes she still has another stick in her mouth and in that case her ...
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What are the ways to help my cats feel better during a heatwave?

Recently, the majority of UK was hit with heatwaves, and as I am writing this, it's a flaming 90 F/ 32 C. Comparisons aside, it is the hottest it has been in the past few years, for London. Since ...
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Dog charges at other dogs

I have a Boston terrier, female, 2 years old. We've been socializing her ever since she's been a puppy and she's generally well behaved. She sometimes tends to be stubborn, but is a good dog overall. ...
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How do you socialize a bunny that has been locked in a cage for many years with very little socialization?

My grandma has had an unwanted bunny for about 4 years now. He is very skittish and not friendly because he has never been socialized. I was wondering if there's still hope for him and if he can be ...
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Why does my puppy eat so many things besides his dog food?

Why does my dog eat rocks, dirt, sticks, leaves or anything else he finds laying around? I don't know what to do. Thank you.
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Is second hand exposure to (non-nicotine) vaping harmful to my pet?

I recently read a blog post on the dangers of vaping around cats. Obviously ingesting the vaping fluid could be a serious emergency, but the post also states: Additionally, cats living with ...
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How to shave a Norwegian Forest Cat for summer

They have the double coat so it is not the same as other cat breeds. It gets hot and humid here in Saitama in Japan. While we use aircon, we do tend to leave it off when going out and my 8 year old ...
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Dog Crate Plastic Rollers

Our dog crate has a wire frame. On the bottom of the frame, are small plastic cylinders that wrap around an individual wire. These act as make shift wheels to roll the cage around. I don't want to ...
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My fish are slowly sinking in the tank and then they die …pls help

I am a noob in fish keeping and bought a 10 gallon aquarium 2 days back.. It HAD 3 neon tetras,5 guppies and 2 Indian glass fish On the first day one of my guppies started coming to he surface quiet ...
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Should I get my baby cottontail rabbit who is extremely domesticated neutered?

I know it is very risky to get a rabbit neutered. My baby is wild but acts very domesticated. He has his own bedroom and it is right next to my bedroom. He gets loads of attention and lots of ...
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how to go about training a chinchilla?

I recently got a chinchilla and would like to start trying to potty train him and whatnot..any help on even where to start would be greatly appreciated
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My Aquarium plants leaf dieing

Why my plant seem to get destroyed? I have around eleven or thirteen small fish, nclude pleco My normal tempreture at first was 26~27 inside aquarium, but very fast, i made a fan cooling system, took ...
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Goldfish die in hours

I've had a pond for several months. Up until this week, there have been hundreds of toad tadpoles living in it. However, fish continually die in the pool. Not sure what to do. I left one in the ...
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When do Star tortoise lay eggs

I have a pair of Indian Star tortoise. I have make them to stay together since last one month. What is duration that my female will lay egg after breeding? Also How much time it will take for a baby ...
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Can a rabbit be safe drinking water that a turtle and fish live in?

My rabbit discovered that the pool in our backyard has water in it. She figured out a way to drink it. My family put a rock so she can better reach the turtle pool. I'm curious to know if the water ...
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How do I get my husky mix puppy to want to train?

Background: My husband and I just got two tamaskan puppies from two different litters two days apart from the same male. My female (Lyra) is fluffy and I think she has more husky in her, my husband's ...
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Changing breed designation of “Pit Mix”

I recently adopted a dog from an animal rescue society. While she was listed as a mix of Breed X on the rescue society's website, her veterinary paperwork shows "Pit Mix" as her predominant breed. ...
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Dog Not Eating Unless Accompanied

My 4 years old male Welsh Corgi has had this problem where he very often does not eat unless accompanied. We keep him in the backyard, and as soon as I leave him and close the glass door he ceases ...
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Do nations with large dog eating populations still have dogs as pets?

Worldwide over 25 million dogs are eaten legally in non-emergency conditions by humans every year. Dogs are most popular in Chinese cuisine. China accounts for 40% of all dogs sold for culinary ...
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How to prevent my cat from stealing my glasses

While I have quality time (laying on bed and petting, them grooming me etc.) with my kittens one of them attempts to steal glasses out of my face and chew on them. She is very persistent but she doesn'...
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How to administer topical eye ointments to flat faced dog who bites

My 8 year old Japanese Chin, Pekingese cross has these recurrent eye infections which respond to oral antibiotics and prednisone. We've had to use oral medications as we haven't been able to apply eye ...

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