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Why is my cat growling at the laser dot?

I have recently gotten a laser pointer to play with my two cats (Mother and Son). The son is overweight and I thought the laser pointer would help with giving him a bit of extra exercise to help loose ...
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Why to dogs rub themselves in other dogs' feces?

From time to time, and in what appear to be completely random intervals not apparently connected to any particular events, my dog decides to rub itself in other dogs' crap when I take it for a walk. ...
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Why do cats love to tear apart cardboards?

I know it's normal that cats like to tear cardboard into pieces, but why? One of my cats has been doing this since she was a kitten (now 4 y.o). She never eats the pieces, she just rips any cardboard ...
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What's the difference between chocolate and seal colorpoints (Siamese)?

Romeo is a Siamese mix (he's a rescue and has a tiny white dot on his chest, so he's not purebred). The rescue I obtained him from (Siamese Cat Rescue Center) said he is a chocolate point, but he also ...
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Is Royal Canin Feline Urinary SO 33 the same as Urinary SO?

Is Royal Canin cat food "Urinary SO 33" the same as "Urinary SO"? I can't find any solid information on what the difference between them might be, or if it's just a re-branding. Urinary SO 33 is ...
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Diagnose Mange in Pitbull Terrier Rescue Dog - Bald Spots and White “pimple”

Does the following skin condition look like mange or an allergic skin condition? In addition to the scaly skin and loss of coat, I have recently noticed a few white spots on the skin. The dog is ...
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Language problem: what is tetra?

I hope the question is valid for this group. Unfortunately, I am not English native speaker. If someone refers to "tetra" what species do they have in mind? Image search on Google gives many ...
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Considering fostering a Cat with a highly reactive dog, do you think he would learn to calm down and would it be fine?

I have a soft coated wheaten terrier and he is extremely reactive, when in training I was told it is a eye contact issue with dogs (they stare him in the eyes and this starts the problem) but this ...
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Giving a dog a bigger capsule -or can I break open and mix a mulitvitamin with food

My dog's generally pretty good about being pilled. However, with bigger pills, he tends to chew, and in the case of the multivitamin he's getting (sangobion), results in a fair amount of the powder in ...
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Why does my puppy go berserk when playing with plastic mugs?

I have a month old puppy that I found abandoned on the street. Yesterday I gave it a plastic mug to play with. It went berserk and started trying to eat it. I tried the same with another coloured mug ...
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What does it mean when a dog tries to cover it's food?

So my dog demonstrated some behaviour last night which I've never witnessed before. At the end of a long hot day when we were settling into our camping trailer, we brought our dog inside for bed, but ...
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Why do Tom Cats act mean when they don't remember there own family? [on hold]

Tom Cats are like that because they are scared. And they don't remember there own family because they've been away from there family's for a long time now. Even there own siblings. Even there brothers ...
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How can I stop my dog from peeing on our neighbor's door?

My dog in general is well behaved and only pees outdoors... Except in one case where the dog will pee if another dog had once peed there. Because of this, about once every two months, when we go out ...
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How to prevent fear of fireworks in dogs? [duplicate]

Many dogs are afraid of the sound of fireworks. They panic, often barking and sometimes becoming aggressive. One could sedate the dog before July 4th, but that's not the best for the dog. What other ...
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How do I train my boxer to not destroy the house

My dog will get into anything. He's a boxer and is 1 year old. He even jumps on the table! All of my family thinks we should get rid of him, but there needs to be a way to train him. We've tried a ...
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Dog may have eaten staples

My dog may have eaten 3 or 4 staples, while playing. Is there any danger for its health? I think it will emit them, but in case it doesn't what are the possible effects in its mood?
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How can I help my dog pass corn through her system? [duplicate]

My dog got into the trash can and ate 4 halves of corn on the cob yesterday morning. There were some chewed remnants on the floor, but because I had no idea if she swallowed any of the cobs whole, I ...
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Why does my pregnant cat chew boxes and is it harmful for the kittens?

My cat, Yoda, is pregnant. She started to chew, particularly on boxes where she might think it's a safe place to give birth. So, I was just wondering, would the chewing affect her kittens in her ...
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How do I train my dog to pee outside and stop chewing cords?

We rescued a dog off the streets (a yorkie/shiatsu mix is our vets best guess) who we've struggled with since taking her in. At first we experienced issues with her being protective of our dog who've ...
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Does too much light cause stress for fish in fresh water aquarium?

I have a 160 l (ca. 42 US gallons, sized 100 cm x 40 cm x 40 cm). This is fresh water aquarium. The tank was for couple of months left almost without control. I was able to change water only every ...
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How do I know when my puppy is ready to be loose in the house?

What kind of behaviors should I be looking for before I let my young dog loose in even part of the house? Right now, she has a 4x6 zone that is pup-safe. All I want to give her access to right now is ...
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How do I give a cat *with a cone* liquid medication, by myself?

My cat just got spayed. She has a head cone on. She has fresh sutures on her belly. She is a fighter, and she is clearly mad about this whole thing. I have to give her 1cc of antibiotics (amoxicillin) ...
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How to stop early morning barking [duplicate]

I have 2 crated dogs who bark (or at least one of them barks early morning). I work shifts so get up at different times. I have tried ignoring the barking, ignoring the dogs for a period of time and ...
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1answer
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How can I make my barfy dog feel better? (Gross detail warning)

Three times in the last week, our dog has vomited unexpectedly (ie. we weren't driving and he hadn't been eating grass) and each time it has been bright (bright) yellow and slightly liquid/foamy. I ...
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How to prevent hardening of fish food?

I have an issue of hardening of fish food in open jar. Now you may ask, why you kept the jar open, its because , this jar is a automatic fish feeder. See here So the compartment rotate with top ...
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How can I teach a sparrow chick to fly?

My wife found a little sparrow chick and fed it until it grew. We need to know how to teach him to fly.
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How do I remove mats on my cat's back that return after shaving?

My 10 year old male (over weight) ginger tabby cat has hard matted clumps of fur on his back. I can't cut them out and using the cat rake seems to hurt him because they are so hard. What can I do to ...
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My pillbugs are having trouble moulting

I raise a box of about 30 pillbugs. About 2 months ago I found a bug that couldn't seem the moult. Its old skin was still attached to its body, and it was limping around with the skin on. It died ...
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Cat suddenly peeing inside, usually goes outside somewhere, and is skitterish around us

Our 5 year old Female cat, Oreo, has suddenly become afraid of us and will run and hide behind the couch when we come into the room. She is normally friendly and wouldn't do this. She isn't aggressive ...
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How can I train my 12 week old puppy to pee less frequently?

I have a 12 week old Doberman pup I take him out every 30 minutes we even set a timer. He goes everytime he's outside but he will still pee in the house. I don't let him wonder off alone either and he ...
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Cat Ditches Own Bowl and Goes to Other Cat's

I had four cats who have been coexisting in my house with no problems. Then, recently, I adopted a new kitten, Blue, who is now 5 months old. A few weeks later, I adopted a younger one, Zo, who is now ...
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I need help in saving my betta [closed]

I recently bought a betta about 4 days ago, fresh from the petshop, but the fish seems to be swimming sideways and is near the stage if death :( I really dont want him to die. Can you plz tell me what ...
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What's happening to my zebra finches?

I had two young zebra finches, one female and one male, but the female started getting quite bloated and was staying more and more in a nest like thing we built for them. One day she just died in her ...
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What is the best way to treat feline ringworm?

Our Persian mixed cat has feline ringworm. It doesn't seem to bother her, but treatment appears to be long & difficult. I understand it is caused by the same fungus that causes athletes foot, so ...
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Why is my dog scared of my kittens?

On Sunday night, my cat Raven gave birth to 4 kittens. They are doing brilliantly, fat, happy, noisy, cuddly. Raven has recovered well and is behaving like her usual super-friendly self. There's ...
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As a cat person, how to coexist with a “misbehaving” dog?

TLDR; I've tried for a year to coexist with my girlfriend's dog, and things have gotten better, but it's still not liveable for me. Is there anything else I can do? My girlfriend and I moved in ...
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Dog changed food and refusing to eat

Our dog spent the last two months on bad food and he got obese. Our trainer suggested he should start on low fat food to loose weight (Welness reduced fat). The first day I gave it to him in the ...
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Snake died, unsure of the cause

I keep two baby carts in a twenty gallon task together, they are both female and have always gotten along just fine. I found them in their hide cuddling frequently,etc. I feed them both a pinkie every ...
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Is it safe to chill or freeze rawhide?

I was wondering if it would be safe to chill in the fridge--or even freeze in the freezer before giving it to the dog. My guess is that it would either make it brittle and unsafe, or it would become a ...
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My turtle is pregnant what do I do?

I recently got a turtle at the pet store for free because she is to large to fit in their tank after someone left her there. (8 inch shell length) A few days later after we had her She layed an egg ...
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Which type of hamster besides syrians are the least bitey?

I want to get some sort of small hamster (winter white, campbell's dwarf, robo, etc.) but I would like to know which kind is the least likely to be all nippy and such. I am not exactly sure which to ...
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Repetitive Paw Licking

My wife and I adopted a wonderful 5 year old female Pitbull about a year ago. Shortly after we got her she started licking her paws, not just normal cleaning of the paws but repetitive licking until ...
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Neutered male cat still trying to mate?

Our 8 month old male cat was neutered this morning. Back at home after surgery, still slightly groggy, he immediately attempted to mate with his mother, at least 3 times within an hour. Why would he ...
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How to train a dog that's not food driven?

Yesterday I adopted a Husky from a family that could no longer take care of him. He's a great dog but is terrible on leash, his nose is #1 he'll follow it anywhere. I've tried normal techniques such ...
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OK to leave cat alone while I'm on holiday? [duplicate]

Say 1 month. Cat sitter provides food and water.
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Can cats survive in the wilderness?

A co-worker has been trying to get rid of kittens that she cannot keep. She has not been able to find people to adopt them, which is understandable since there are so many kittens being given away in ...
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Other than fire what concerns are there from sweating hay?

When hay is too moist/wet/green and baled or stacked tightly it can heat up and cause fires (Don’t let your hay profits go up in smoke, Michigan State University) there are multiple reference to this ...
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My fiance won't let me get a cat

After 4 years of renting, my fiance and I finally bought our own house, yay! All the while we've been renting I've been dying for pet, so now that I can have one I'm over the moon. The trouble is my ...
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My Cat Is Rejecting Food

I have a very awesome and active Grey Persian, I've been having some trouble feeding her. She came to me when she was 3 months old and I was told by the her breeder that she prefers boiled chicken ...
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Can I help my kitten regrow fur after being affected with ear mites?

I have a persian kitten, and he has earmites, I am just about to buy some ear cleaner, but I think it also affected the growth of his fur (it was lesser and shorter), can you recommend me anything to ...

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