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Is this fox underweight? [closed]

There is a stray fox around the campus, which is very familiar with humans. I plan to care for her, as much as I can. There is a video of the fox here. As you can see, she takes good care of herself. ...
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36kg labrador ate a marble-sized piece of yeast dough – how dangerous is it?

I've been making pizza dough about an hour ago and a small piece dropped to the floor and my labrador of course ate it before I managed to clean it. The entire batch weighed almost 700 grams (1.5 ...
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Why does my gourami have this spot?

My gourami was okay when I first got him. I've only had him for a 3 weeks, I think. I realized he had that spot a couple days ago, but it was small and I went away for 2 or 3 days. My parents were ...
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How do I stop kittens from nursing on my older cat who is not their mother? [duplicate]

I got two kittens 6 weeks ago and they are currently about 4 months old. They nurse on my older cat everyday, several times a day. My older cat would stop them at first, but they are relentless so she ...
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I’ve taken in a neglected cat; should I take the cat when I’m moving out in a month?

I’ve lived in a flat for almost 12 months now and I met this cat the day I viewed the property, since that day he has spent every day and night at mine, and we are so in love. The issue is that for a ...
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Brahman calf aggression?

My sister has a 7 month old brahman calf that charges at me. My niece is the one that takes care of him but with school it has been difficult for her to do so. As soon as i enter the pen he runs at me....
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Seatbelts on my dog?

Almost every day, I get up at a usual hour, go through my normal grooming process, and then head out in the truck to get fresh provisions. My girl (an 8-year-old cocker) always comes with me. In fact, ...
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Guppy Fry High mortality rate

My guppy gave birth 4 times previously and each time I recorded the number of fry. The numbers of fry were: 13, 20, 8, 14. I actually witnessed the birth of the fry this time and noticed a lot of dead ...
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What can be done to stop roosters from crowing all day and night?

Our neighbor's backyard is almost directly adjacent to ours. He's put up a few pens with chickens and also has at least 2 (but maybe as many as 4, judging by the sounds) roosters. In an urban ...
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Can you tell if either of these are likely to be long or short haired? [duplicate]

Wondering if anyone can tell from the pics and face shapes, etc which of these might be long or short haired. The one facing head on with slightly more distinct ear shape is a week older (but smaller)...
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What should I use to discourage my small dog from pulling while walking?

I have a small adult Chihuahua-mix who pulls very strongly when I walk him. I currently use a harness, but was wondering if a training slip leash would work better to reduce pulling? My concern is ...
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What's the procedure for a canine caesarean?

As research for a piece of fiction I'm writing, I'm looking for information about caesarean operations for dogs --- not so much the surgery itself, but more the overall procedure involving anaesthetic,...
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Is there a way to know definitively if a dog is hypoallergenic?

My partner and I have been looking at getting a new dog; our son has allergies, so we have been focusing on hypoallergenic puppies. We instantly fell in love with the Bernedoodle breed. The problem ...
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Bernese Mountain Dog That is Skittish and Scared of Everything

My friend's dog is a 1 year old Bernese Mountain dog that they got from a breeder when she was 8 weeks old. They are very loving with her and give her a TON of attention. She is very skittish of new ...
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What would be a good breed of dog for a first time owner?

My wife and I just bought a new house and we're interested in getting a dog companion. Problem is that neither of us has had a dog before and we're a bit uncertain what would be a good choice. The ...
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what caterpillar is this [closed]

I found this caterpillar outside and I was wondering if it was a threat to my plants. so what caterpillar is this. thx in advance
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My cat is licking my hair, how can I get him to stop?

I have a 4-month-old DSH who is the sweetest, friendliest, cuddliest boy. He has started licking my hair and waking me up early in the morning to lick my hair. I think he also wants to play but the ...
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How do I “apologise” to my cat?

How do I apologise to a cat / undo accidental actions? Let's say, I'm going to the bathroom at night, my cat tries to weave between legs and accidentally got kicked. Or, I'm drinking water, the cat is ...
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Hyperactive kitten after neuter surgery?

I took my kitten in to get neutered yesterday and when I picked him up he was obviously out of it, but still pretty aware of his surroundings. The vet tech gave us a rundown of what to expect and I ...
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15 month old moodle crate regression

At my wits' end here with my adorably small and affectionate 15 month old toy moodle. I crate trained her when she was a puppy next to my bed. It was a hellish few weeks but she ended up coming good. ...
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Over excited border collie

We got a pure border collie last year and he is turning 10 months old. We had him since he was a 8 week old puppy. The problem is that it seems he can't get tired when there are dogs around. He also ...
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How to Cut Dried Beef Tendon?

I have a dog who loves to eat dried beef tendons (called dental tendons), but she also has a tendency to vomit soon after finishing one. I suspect this is because they are somewhat too big for her and ...
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Does eating garlic repel fleas?

Would (a human) eating garlic repel dog/cat fleas? (I couldn't find any reliable information on this, but I found that studies failed to show the same effect with mosquitos, despite popular belief ...
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My pregnant cat has difficulty breathing; will giving birth be risky for her?

I take care of a stray female cat that is 10 moths old and pregnant. A couple of months ago, she used to have some problems with breathing such as noisy breathing and some nasal discharges (note that ...
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Do some dog and cat breeds have reduced life quality because of their selected traits?

For example, dog breeds that are physically much closer to their original wolf forms do have the potential to live happy lives provided that their human owners have the resources to take good care of ...
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Floatation device for dogs with weak back/rear

Our aging Border Collie really enjoys swimming. But his rear-end is getting weak, with muscle atrophy in the rear legs. So his rear-end is sinking as he cannot kick-stroke efficiently with the back ...
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Can I take my feral cat to my new home? [duplicate]

About 3 years ago I spotted a feral cat coming at night to my backyard. I started putting food out for her. I set up trap and took her to the vet to get her fixed. Came to find out she already was ...
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Twelve-year-old cat never wanted to eat wet food. Is that a problem?

I adopted my male cat Shai from foster care at 2 months of age. The Foster Mod fed them strictly dry kitten food, and brought me an almost full bag of what they were eating. Former cats, and every ...
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What breed of dog is best for travelling in different climates?

If I wanted to get a dog as a long-term companion, but also had travel plans that would take me into both arctic and tropical climates, as well as various in between, what breed of dog would cope best ...
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New apartment has radiators for winter heat - are they safe for cats?

They're not running now, but in a few months, the radiators in my new apartment will become quite hot! is direct contact with radiators safe for cats? should I preemptively encourage or discourage ...
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How do I regain my budgies' trust after they have been suddenly forced into a new cage?

My family recently got five budgies, two males and three females. They get along fairly well, and were soon tame enough to eat from our hands. They would walk/fly around the room and come to our feet ...
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10 year old dog stopped eating from dish

Lucylu always takes a walk before she will eat her food from her little dish...she has been doing this for 3 or more years. All of a sudden I would take her for her walk she would come in and head ...
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How can I get my dog to drop the ball AFTER playing?

My 5 year old lab/pit/mutt mix dog loves playing ball. We use 2 balls in rotation, I throw one, she brings it back and drops it in anticipation of the next one, and then I throw the other and pick up ...
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Why is my cat's nose turning black? [duplicate]

I noticed discoloration on my cat's nose and mouth area, I researched it, some indicate it's dirt or bruising but it's not getting any better (I am trying to get him to a vet but due to covid it's ...
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Rabbit constantly digging and trying to bite

hi I have a female rabbit of approx 6 months she is newzealnd Albino rabbit . Since last few days she has started digging a lot and also tries to bite us . So Kindly let me know what can be reason
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Budgie afraid of fingers

Our budgie trusts us (our family and even strangers who visits) by flying around us, clinging to our hands, shoulders and heads. He is even more talkative and playful when freed from cage. The only ...
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Weird spots on my kittens face [duplicate]

Hi few days ago my cat had a dark spot in his face, on the nose side. Thought it was dirt from eating so leave it. But today seen an identical one in the other nose side, so I get worried. Any kind ...
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Salt water aquarium on a jetty over the ocean, with no filtration just constant ocean water circulation

I am very fortunate to be living in Raja Ampat, West Papua, one of the richest areas in the world for biodiversity. I also live directly on top of a fringing reef. My house is on stilts over the ...
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Just found a bald spot under my cat's chin

I’m very concerned, the skin doesn’t look irritated so hopefully that’s a good thing. Please let me know if you’ve seen this before, I’ve googled and such but there’s a lot of possibilities.
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Fish in rainwater outside

I saw an answer to a question about CO2 addition, and it states that fish themselves can make water from rain acidic (I assume they do it by breathing out CO2). Now I am thinking about my small pond ...
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Does neutering a feral (4 yrs) tomcat impede his ability to protect his territory?

It is known that testosterone is a major component in muscle growth. So if an adult tomcat is neutered after fully maturing, will it lose some of the muscles it had previously gained? In general, does ...
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How to exercise when you have a dog?

I’ve got my Labrador about a year ago and since then have been completely neglecting any exercise beyond walking the dog. Recently I’ve tried to restart my morning exercise routine (stretching and ...
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How can I protect my horse from a dog while I am riding?

Assuming I am riding, and a dog starts attacking my horse, what are the best ways to stop the attack? I would prefer a solution that does not require me to dismount, since my horse and the dog might ...
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My 6 months old cat stopped cleaning itself. Help

My cat used to be very clean, but suddenly stopped cleaning itself as usual. It's a Persian with medium to long hair, is causing poop stains every time it goes pooping, and its tail remains dirty ...
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What kind of specialist would be competent in the behavioural nuances of a certain dog breed?

I am seeking a specialist competent in how dogs of a certain breed usually behave: questions are around what those dogs are likely to do in certain circumstances, how they react to certain stimulus ...
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Dwarf Hamster bites into anything to find food

I got a djungarian dwarf hamster roughly 4 weeks ago. She is roughly 12 weeks old now. She doesn't seem scared at all, and comes out of her house to check me out when I open the cage up. However, she ...
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How do you medicate multiple cats at once?

We adopted a bonded pair, and after they settled in for about two weeks and got comfortable with us, we took them for their first vet visit. They both got prescibed antibiotics. We are able to ...
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Will the stray/feral cat I’ve been feeding come to my new apartment patio once I move in a month, it is ~800ft away from my current apartment

About a month ago I took over feeding a stray (feral maybe?) cat for my neighbors because they were moving. Now, I am moving. However, I will be living in the same apartments just at a new building ...
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What should you do with kittens when the mother runs away from you?

I have recently bought a farm, and with it comes seven (yes, seven) cats that are already living on the farm. The original owner had been feeding them all, but never bothered to play or interact with ...
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Dog doesn't walk away from incoming car in driveway

One of my dogs doesn't stand up and walk away from my car as I am parking it in the garage. Not even when I honk, she just looks at the car a bit annoyed and goes back to sleep, or chewing something. ...

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