What topics can I ask about here?

Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ask and answer your own question.

At a high level, this site is about pets and by that we mean an animal companion that is cared for in a domestic setting and not livestock, wildlife, and pests in and around your home. To that end, questions about items commonly associated with the care and housing of pets are on topic, provided that they don't fall into the types of questions that aren't a good fit for our model

Emergency medical situations may be accepted on this site provided one or more of these conditions may be met:

  1. There are potential emergency measures that may need to be taken care of prior to bringing to the vet.

  2. There is no possible way to seek professional veterinary care at this time.

  3. The situation is, ultimately, preventable and that it is possible to provide some advice on avoiding the situation in the future.

However, we're always in the process of refining and defining what makes sense for our site. In addition to looking at the types of questions already asked, please visit our Meta site to review similar questions and participate in direct discussions about this.

If your question is not specifically on-topic for Pets Stack Exchange, it may be on topic for another Stack Exchange site. If no site currently exists that will accept your question, you may commit to or propose a new site at Area 51, the place where new Stack Exchange communities are democratically created.