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my snakes somache burst two days after eating a pinky

hey guys I need some help over here. so I had a baby corn snake and unfortunately two days after feeding her a pinky her stomache burst. it turned black and there was a blister over her stomache where ...
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Grizzly as a pet? Is it really possible

I saw that video a few time ago. It shows the story of Brutus the Grizzly which is living as a pet with his owner. I take grizzlies as dangerous animals and so I think the grizzly must have been ...
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Are Hartz product really dangerous for pets?

I have read a lot of documentation and legal complaints including class actions against Hartz products, namely their anti-fleas and anti-ticks products which are believed to be potentially dangerous ...
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non-lethal weapons to scare stray dogs?

I have the recurring following issue : while I walk with my dogs we are often attacked by group of stray dogs. As I want obviously to avoid any fight and any contact with these dogs I am looking for ...
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Exercising a Rottweiler

I'm new to the ownership of a rottweiler and am wondering about how much exercise a young Rottweiler should partake in. I've read a couple of articles saying too much exercise is unhealthy for the ...
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My cat licks boxes & paper [on hold]

My cat licks all cardboard, old or new. She also licks (not chews) any paper, letters, trash, etc.
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Is the Dog Ranking correct? [on hold]

I am huge dachshunds fan and Also i am very aware about the popularity of this dog. But I am really very angry to see a ranking where the dachshunds are not within the top ten. I can not believe this. ...
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How can I positively identify a dog which was stolen from me 1.5 years ago?

I am an amateur siberian laika dog breeder. A year and a half ago, one of my dogs, a female a West Siberian Laika, was abducted while I was away. A dog has been found that may be her, but I need to be ...
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Can I used expired sucutaneous fluids (lactated ringers) on my cat?

I use lactated ringers to deliver fluids subcutaneously on my cat with kidney disease. I noticed today that one of the bags expiration date has already passed. Is it safe to use? What are the ...
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How I can recognize a queen ant?

It seems it's illegal to ship live queen ants in US. Therefore how I can recognize if I'm having a queen in my ants colony? Or how authorities would recognize?
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How can I free a snake from duct tape?

I left some strips of duct tape on my patio because I was gonna paint it, and a milk snake or king snake from outside got tangled in it. Sorry, but touching it is out of the question. I'm trying a ...
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1answer
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Why does my dog constantly try to lick my butt when i get home?

Whenever i get home from work everyday i get greeted by my great dane and he runs up to me in the door way and insists on kissing me but when i walk a little furter he stucks his face up my butt and ...
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How do I give my cat oral (liquid) medicine?

So, long story shortish, I recently ended up as the reluctant owner of a slightly used cat. He's 3 or 4 years old, and did have an owner at some point, but ran away, ended up in a cat shelter, where ...
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Can naxcel and metronidazole be administered simultaneously?

Vet today gave our dog 1 injection of Naxcel and prescribed Metronidazol. Can I start giving Metronidazol today or should I wait until tomorrow?
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Are there any products that can help my dog's hair growth?

I recently adopted a Chihuahua mixed dog from the shelter. Everything is fine, but his lower body (close to the hip) has very thin hair. I suppose she used to bite in that area due to flea infection. ...
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Will I ever be able to hold my rabbit?

I adopted a 2-year-old Holland lop two months ago from a devoted family who was getting ready to move and couldn't bring the rabbit with them. I've never owned a rabbit before but as I have lots of ...
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Can my rabbit get fleas from a cat or dog?

We don't treat our rabbits for fleas in the winter because we don't take them out in the winter. Sometimes in the winter we will take them to the pet store or other locations where cats and dogs are ...
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Why is my dog suddenly scared of the water dish?

About three days ago, my dog approaches the water dish like he's thirsty, but dances around it like he's scared of something. He will finally drink, but after annoying the hell out of me with ten to ...
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1answer
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Is superglue safe for gluing nail caps onto cat claws?

We use nail caps on two of our four cats (not always the name brand, just whatever is cheapest usually). The glue that comes with the package seems a lot like super glue (it gets on our fingers ...
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Protection of neighbours from dangerous dogs

My neighbour has 2 large Rottweilers. When these dogs jump up & stand on the wall, they stand at the height of the wall. Their property is lower than ours. We have had a previous incident of ...
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1answer
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Aquarium Salt for a freshwater planted aquarium

I've heard some people say to add some salt to a freshwater aquarium to help keep my fish healthy. Is there any basis for this claim? Some background on my tank: 20 gallon long freshwater planted ...
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Are there alternatives to electric fences that use GPS instead of buried cables?

I have a friend that would like to allow their dog to roam a large, unfenced, yard during the day but an "invisible" electric fence would be too prohibitive for the terrain. Are there any ...
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Is plywood bad for any small caged pets?

I'm going to be building some wooden toys/houses/things for Degus, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs, who will inevitably chew on them. (Not in the same cage.) Are there any kinds of plywood types or brands ...
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Kitten is regressing with use of litter box?

Our kitten was successfuly potty-trained by week 8. He is 5 months old now and we always have 2 litter boxes going for him, I change both of them, completely, daily. I noticed about a month ago he ...
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How can I get a guppy out from beneath an under gravel filter?

I have a small tank with an under gravel filter. At some point, a guppy fry managed to swim down the circulation tube (while the bubbles were going full blast) and set up house in the cavity between ...
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What is the best cold-water fish to control a baby guppy population?

I have a tank with 3 guppies, 2 fire belly newts, and one Borneo sucker. Guppies, being guppies, have young frequently. I would like to control their population, if possible, by introducing a fish ...
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Can i feed my hermanns tortoise less often?

I have two hatchling Hermanns Tortoises both 34 weeks old... Sherman and Tiffany.. Sherman is 5.9cm and 42 grams (perfect weight on Jacksons ratio) Tiffany (now nicknamed BIFFany) is 6.4cm and ...
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1answer
62 views

Why is my hamster awake all night?

My hamster runs on her wheel all night long keeping me awake! What can I do to stop the noise so I can get some sleep?
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Regarding bitten from about a 2 month old puppy and risk of rabies

While trying to feed a stray puppy in my neighbourhood, I got a needle point pierce from his tooth on my thumb, with some blood also. Immediately I rushed to the Doctor and got myself anti-rabies ...
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1answer
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Underwater dry zone for planted aquarium

I'm thinking of getting a vampire crab or fiddler crab, some other semi aquatic creature for my 20 gallon long planted aquarium. I have a 24oz pickle jar that I plan on running through the dishwasher ...
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How to make dog listen around wild animals

My Belgian shepherd listens very well. She pays attention to me and she will come when I call her, without hesitation. She will walk right next to me without a leash. I could go on, but to summarise: ...
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1answer
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Why does my dog push his food out of his bowl?

I feed my dogs in their kennels and when one of my dogs eat he pushes a lot to the food onto the ground, but he won't eat the food he pushes on the ground. The food gets all over the place and I don't ...
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1answer
58 views

Leopard gecko is wounded, can't move its back legs

I have a leopard gecko. It just leaped out of my hands from four feet up and it can't move her back legs. I live in a small town, there is nowhere to bring her. What should I do?
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Can a hamster be litter box trained?

I know that it is not just dogs and cats that can be litter box trained. Some other pets like rabbits are pretty easy to train so can you litter box train a hamster? If so how?
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How can I train my kitten to use the self cleaning litterbox?

I bought an expensive self cleaning litterbox because if the normal one gets even slighty dirty, after, say, 1 day, she will use the carpet instead. It's been happenning for weeks. I can't keep coming ...
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Dog coughs all day and all night because of eating dirt

Our dog is a 13 year old Boykin spaniel-a year ago he started eating dirt non stop- tried muzzles- staying outside with him- you turn your back and he is eating dirt as fast as he can.the coughing is ...
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why do the eyes fall out of my fish when they die?

It seems like every time one of my fish dies ( the last few being guppies and swordtails) , it is missing one, or both eyes, I'm not sure if their eyes are causing them to die, if they are losing them ...
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How to transition dog back to being on free when alone?

I have to currently keep my beloved 2 year old Shepard/Retriever mix in a cage whenever my wife and I leave the house for any period of time over ~20mins. This was not however the case from about the ...
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Did my catfish kill my betta

I have a 4 gallon small tank and a larger 15 gallon tank. In the smaller tank I have a couple of guppies, a sailfin catfish and a male fighter. I have kept this combination of fish before without any ...
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My bitch keeps dragging objects into her whelping box

I have a bitch who is nursing a singleton in a whelping box that I built for her. She only leaves the box to eat; do her business; and oddly, find objects and bring them to the whelping box. The ...
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How long (distance) should I exercise my Husky puppy?

For a husky pup between the ages of 8 weeks to 8 months, I would like to know what a suitable distance for a jog would be before the dog will become fatigued. I understand this will vary, but just ...
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1answer
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is my fish going to die?

My redcap orlanda seems to be in fairly critical condition, he just floats up and torpedoes to the bottom, then floats at the top for a while, his gills are still moving and he is still trying to swim ...
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1answer
69 views

Fence aggression - guard dog or poorly trained dog?

I am puzzled by the behavior of certain dogs, each of them living in a yard or a garden across a fence from a somewhat busy road with frequent pedestrian/runner/cycling etc. traffic (for example, a ...
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What is a cats color vision?

A couple of existing questions, answers and comments How can I train my cats to only eat from their own bowls? & Can cats see optical illusions the same way we can? involve cats color perception. ...
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1answer
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There is something wrong with my dog's stomach

Every once or twice a week my dog's stomach is rumbling every morning. she doesn't want to eat unless it's grass. and for a moment she will cram into me like she's in pain then suddenly cries. and ...
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3answers
98 views

How can I train my cats to only eat from their own bowls?

My vet recently put two (of our four) cats on a prescription diet. We're having trouble getting all of the cats to accept it, and it would be easier (now and in the future) if everyone ate off of ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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