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Dog lunges at other dogs

Ok so I have a Male Rhodesian Ridgeback who is 1 year and 3 months old. I started him in puppy classes when he was 11 months old. I have never stopped taking him for training at a school. He knows a ...
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Why do rabbits need so much space?

After reading a lot of "rabbit - space" question here, I assume this is a question all rabbit owners have in mind. Most answers connect the "How many" with arguments for such an amount of space. In ...
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How to teach cats to use only the litter boxes?

My girlfriend recently got 2 cats (sisters from the same litter) from an animal shelter. They are 3 years old. At end of May we went on vacation, and on our return we discovered to our dismay that ...
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What evidence could I check to detect a “rabbit experienced” vet?

I have recently learned, that a vet in Germany do not have "rabbits" in his regular studies. (If this is not correct, please let me know!) So my question is: How could I check, if the new vet I want ...
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My cat Has No sound when it meows, but puurs VERY loudly. Confusion! [duplicate]

My cat is around 14 Years old and has switched between outside and inside most of its life. When we first had Our cat He was often outside. That was until one day he got a scratch on his nose and for ...
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Want to know solution of betta fish problem

My betta fish isn't eating food from last week. He sinks at the bottom of the tank and color faded. What is the solution?
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Is there a toy that my dog can't destroy?

I have a staffordshire terrier, essentially a small pitbull, who has destroyed every toy I've given her. She tends to swallow things (chunks of rubber, plastic etc.) so I have to take away toys she ...
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How to stop my cat from biting me when I'm sleeping

My cat, a 2 year old rag doll who my husband says he is totally besotted with me, has been biting me. Not in play (I could understand that), but launching himself at me. The first time he bit me in ...
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Impure Pekingese bites us as owners

Background info The dog is about 8 years old, male, Pekingese, but "huge" - unlike the rest of his family. He is very nice, until he is not. He has his own personal space, which he defends ...
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Are pets sensitive to good music?

I was wondering, as a cat owner if pets are sensitive to the music we listen to and at which extent? I noticed more than once that when listening to music on a computer with speakers, my cat ...
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How is abrasive footing achieved?

While learning about how many tools are used during hoof care and to just how extensive trimming and shoeing is, I would like to know how abrasive footing achieved. According to this source, these ...
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How to rescue cat from high perch

I have two cats that can't seem to come down from their high (~20') perches inside a wooden barn. How can I get them down? The frame of the barn consists of large (~12x12 inch) vertical and ...
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My cat is a houdini and keeps escaping her cone [duplicate]

She had surgery today, spayed, we tried a cone to prevent licking. Well, she got out of it so we tightened to where we would have to remove it without sliding it on and off. Well, she got out again... ...
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Cat's tail tip looks like it has some sort of fungus or necrosis

I have a kitty, just a couple months old. Once we adopted him he got ear mites or something like that, started scratching himself, losing fur, a lot of weird tiny wounds appeared on him. And his tail ...
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Sole Danio Left after rehousing my other four

Will my last danio be ok on his own? I rehoused my other 4 but couldn’t catch the last one! I don’t want any more and he’s a really nice specimen so would happily keep him but I’ve heard they need to ...
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How old is too old to rehome a genet kitten?

I've been researching genets (particularly common and Angolan) as pets. From my understanding once they bond they bond for life and are highly intolerant to home/owner changes. I've also heard that ...
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Roomba robot vacuum for dealing with cat hair?

Our cats shed lots of hair, so I spend a significant amount of time with a broom just picking up hair. This literally destroys my back. So I was thinking of buying one of those robot vacuums that ...
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Bunny alone, good idea?

I'm considering adopting a bunny (a small one, lionheart or minilop), the thing is that in Switzerland the law makes it mandatory to own at least 2 bunnies otherwise it's considered as a big issue for ...
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Why does my hamster bite me during the night?

My hamster Luigi lives free in my room, his cage is open and he can go in there whenever he wants. I bought him 5 months ago and he never had aggressive behaviors until now. In fact, in the past few ...
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What, if any, are the risks to a cat that ingests urushiol?

Cats and dogs do not suffer the allergic reaction to skin contact with urushiol that we humans do. What about ingestion? Imagine the following hypothetical1 near-worst-case2 scenario: A human has ...
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Should I get my leopard gecko a Substrate?

So, I just got a leopard gecko about 4 days ago, its been years since I got one, I already have a good feeding schedule, and he looks happy and healthy, and sometimes lets me hold him. I was chatting ...
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Is my fish suffering from fin rot or is this just a sign of wear and tear?

I've had this goldfish for around 2 years now, and have no problems with it at all. I changed it over to a bigger tank (22 Litre) around 3/4 months ago, and until now have had no issues. The tank has ...
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Hi I was wondering if anyone knows if my fish is pregnant or not? [duplicate]

Hi I have had these fish for 2 months now and was wondering if it’s pregnant or ill or just it’s shape, the others are a lot thinner but i don’t know how to tell if it’s pregnant Thanks for the help
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Male kitten bullying his sister out of food?

I have just gotten two cats, and I've never had cats before. My boy (3 months) is growling? at my girl (4 months). They've always eaten together; with wet food it wasn't a problem, but I'm now ...
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New puppy very playful and happy inside, super scared outside

We recently (3 days ago) got a Shiba Inu of 4 months, she's was with a breeder in the country side whilst we live in a fairly noisy city. She got comfortable at home very quickly, she is joyful and ...
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Why does the Dog let its head drop hard onto the floor when it rests?

My sister owns a Bernese Mountain Dog of about four years old, which she had since he was a few months old, and appears to be in robust health. He gets his check-ups and no red flags have been raised. ...
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Accidentally gave dose of antibiotic 8 hours early, 4 hours after the last. What should I do?

About a week and a half ago I adopted a kitten from a shelter. Within the first week he began showing signs of an eye infection. Quite severe by my standards, but I’m not a vet. I took him to the vet ...
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Kitten pees in the litter box but poops outside of it? [duplicate]

one of my 4 month old kittens has a very bad habit of pooping outside the litter box yet peeing in it. I don't know why he does this, i keep the boxes PRISTINE and he's used the litter box(es) several ...
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I had 5 hermit crabs and I cleaned out the cage and now I have only found 4..where is the other crab? There are no signs of it anywhere? [duplicate]

I had 5 hermit crabs and went to clean out the cage and turn the sand and I'm missing a crab! I gently checked everywhere but no crab or any evidence it was eaten..there is no way it could get out.....
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What is the proper method of disinfecting a room exposed to feline URI?

We currently have one cat in our home. We recently fostered a kitten with an upper respiratory infection (URI) for roughly one week. We were aware of the URI and we quarantined the kitten in a room ...
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Change in behavior

We have an older pit/husky mix rescue dog he is about 7.5 years old and recently has gone from an indoor dog wanting to be with us to an outside dog who is afraid to come inside. He has been starting ...
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Do cats learn how to hunt from their mothers?

Do cats learn how to hunt from their mothers? Do orphaned cats not know how to hunt as well or at all?
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Parasitic worm from dog?

Last evening I found two small white worms crawling frantically across my white comforter on my bed attempting to burrow into it.. this after my roommate’s dog slept on my bed leaving copious amounts ...
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Is this a male or a female? Please help 😩 [duplicate]

I got this kitten from a women who told me that it is a girl, But I am not too sure. Please help.
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Mother Cat Attacking 3 Weeks Old Kittens

My pet cat has two kitten, each 3 weeks old. Suddenly I'm noticing it sometimes bites and scratches the kittens with legs when making "meow" like sound. Is it normal? Is the cat only attacking the ...
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How to litter train a cat if both my husband and I work away from home all day?

My 8 years old boy loves cats, but I work a full time job and of course my son would be at school at the same time that I work. I would like to get a cat, but am concerned about how to litter train ...
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Is it okay for a pregnant dog to climb stairs?

My 2 years old shih tzu is 4 weeks pregnant. Ever since, she really loves climbing stairs and seems to be her territory. But I'm a bit worried if it might affect her pregnancy. I want to assure the ...
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How do I teach my dog to go potty on command?

I have run across several articles detailing how to teach a dog to potty on command, and I would like to teach this to my lab mix. Months ago, I chose the cue word "empty" and said it nearly every ...
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can a bunny register the dangers of falling?

I live in a 2 floor apartment and am trying to free roam my bunny. however, our stairs spiral upwards, and have minimum railing (only 4 horizontal poles), so it would be easy for a rabbit to fall ...
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How can I stop my dog from grabbing on to legs of other dogs?

I just got a new foster dog and he's 11 months old. When he plays with other dogs at the park he grabs onto their legs with his mouth. It's not hard really (a soft bite), but enough that he'll ...
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Is there any research showing dangers to cats from dried Permethrin?

A sister site has a post Is Permethrin safe for cats after it dries? it has a well referenced answer saying that cats should be kept away from Permethrin before it dries. But there have been some ...
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Adopting a feral cat

I live in DC and have a rodent problem. DC has a program that allows you to adopt a blue collar working cat. I think it is basically a trap-neuter-return type program, but instead of returning them, ...
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Newly adopted dog shows aggression

I just adopted a terrier mix about a week ago. When I brought him home he was calm probably due to him being neutered the day before. A couple days passed and he was calm and allowed me to touch him ...
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Preventing inbreeding in Muscovy duck flock

I have 4 adult muscovy ducks. A drake and hen each of blue and black. I have no idea of their lineage, so they may or may not be related, as they all came from the same flock. The black hen has a ...
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In which case rabbits give noise?

My female rabbit gives noise if she is grooming her back. It sounds like her breath gets out because of to small space for air in her lungs. Like a human with a big belly making noise by getting the ...
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What to do when my nearly 4 month old kitten only sometimes uses the litter box?

So a little under a month ago i bought 2 kittens. Rambo & Simba, they're brothers. Rambo has no problem using the litter box(es) (I have 3) and he's what you'd expect from a kitten; Playful, ...
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My dog tries to eat my chickens and fights with my cat

I have a 5 months female german sheepdog that tries to eat or play very hard with my chickens. I have this dog for a week and he is always inside my house because my chickens are around the house. ...
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Ways to stop male cats (who are not mine) “scent marking” inside my house - they have access because my cats have access to outdoors with a cat flap

I've been having a problem lately with 1 or 2 specific male cats in the neighbourhood coming in to my house via my cat flap and scent marking/urinating on vertical surfaces to (I presume) mark 'their' ...
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Cat making herself dirtier by grooming

My elderly cat has been having some teeth trouble, which may be related to what is going on. She eats only wet food, and after eating she will groom herself as normal. However, it seems that she still ...
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Why is there brown stuff in my dog's ear?

I don't know when this happened. Just a moment ago my dog started to scratch his ears kind a rough,I though it was weird so I check his ears and I see this. What happened here ? I'm really worried ...

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