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The demise of a beloved pet. Includes dealing with the remains of the pet, burial procedures and coping with the death of the pet.

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How to handle backyard pet burials at home sale? [migrated]

We will sell the family house in Louisiana soon, and there are multiple pet (mostly dog) burials in the backyard, 15+ years old, no deeper than two feet (deeper than that, and you'll hit water in this ...
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end-of-life infinite cat treats?

My cat is dying (very severe kidney disease) and has days or weeks left. She's not eating regular food (wet, dry, whatever) at all. Is there any reason not to give her lots of treats? (I mean, not so ...
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My ratty baby sister died suddenly last night. Should I change the cage or leave it to help with grief?

So my female rat 2 1/2 yrs old suddenly died last night leaving her cagemate/sister alone, they have always been super close and cuddly with each other and I'm unsure how to handle letting her grieve. ...
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Any tips on what to do about my rabbit that just died?

My daughter's pet rabbit has just died. I have a garden but burying her might be too hard as there are thick tree roots in that area. What other options are there? The rabbit died of old age; she made ...
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Was i supposed to let my puppy see her dead brother with parvo?

I had two 7 month old puppies and one just died today of parvo, we buried him deep in the backyard. We know it is highly contagious so we didn't let her see him dead because she would've gone and ...
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What should I do with a dead kitten?

My cat gave birth to 5 kittens. Everything was fine and they were all feeding until today when my mom noticed one of the kittens (pretty sure it was the runt) not moving or breathing. We also noticed ...
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could eating something boiled with onions have caused her death

My dog ate chicke skins that were boiled with a piece of onion. She got to the plate that had the skins on them there was no actual onions on the plate just the skins. Could that have caused her to ...
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Options for "respectfully" dealing with a deceased pet?

My mother has lost a few cats in the last year, and mine aren't getting any younger. Suffice to say, end-of-life planning has been on my mind. The problem is... I don't want to have them cremated; I ...
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How long can poison stay in the cats body?

Minni. 05.12.2021 Minni, my favourite pet, who had given birth to adorable kitties few weeks back seemed to be lethargic when I checked her in the morning. Further more look at the backyard ...
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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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How to deal with the parvovirus infected dead body?

Our little puppy died because of this dreaded parvovirus. She was on a drip with other necessary meds. She lived 4 days fighting the disease, but today she died very painfully. We have 4 more adult ...
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Was my fish dead when it was at the bottom of the tank?

I remember that a few years ago when I was a child, I had a Bloodfin tetra(I'm not sure if it was this fish type, but it resembles my fish tremendously) fish I believed to be a male. That fish lived ...
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What happened to my betta fish?

I recently bought a platnium betta male who just passed. I had him in a tank with 2 mollies and a female betta, but they all seemed to get along perfectly. I do believe that I should've taken the ...
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Why did my snake die suddenly?

My boyfriend and I had a ball python and we loved him very much. He was only a couple years old. He was perfectly fine last night, but in the morning he was limp and one of his sides turned grey. I ...
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A sudden death of my catfish

I had a catfish, acquired in November; he was a small spotted albino hoplo catfish. During a 20% water change, and a small bang he went into a frenzy of swimming upside down, it seemed like his ...
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Likely cause of sudden cat death?

Several months ago, our three year old domestic cat died without warning. We didn't have a necroscopy performed at the time, but were wondering what the likely cause might be. What happened (warning: ...
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What happened to my cat, who suddenly died? [closed]

Wondering if anyone would be able to tell me what happened to my cat, Twitch. On December 5th my guy passed away. It was extremely extremely sudden. The night before he was fine and happy. But I woke ...
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My old cat died and I don't know how to deal with it

I feel like I can trust you, don't delete please. I need help by making the rest of my cats understand that she's gone and not coming back. My old cat, Bee, died - and we have two more and I don't ...
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What happened to my clownfish?

I’ve had a nanotank for about 2 years now, and today something really strange happened. Yesterday, my clowns were totally fine, swimming and eating like normal. Today I went to feed them this morning ...
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What caused the death of my kitten?

He was 2 months old and 2 weeks before he was suffering from hypothermia, me and my sister went to the veterinary and doctor said we need to keep him warm. On those days he was also not eating ...
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Should I keep my rat alone?

I got a pair of male rats from a friend who couldn’t keep them anymore and everything went good for months. They were a sibling pair, named Frederick and Connor. A couple of months ago, I found ...
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Is it normal for a dog to eat it's dead puppies when giving birth?

I was following the progress of a pregnant dog. When she gave birth the owner said two of the pups were born dead and she ate them. I'd never heard of this and a dog breeder told me this was normal. ...
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Have an older cat that lost her sister and now meows all the time, why?

We adopted both cats from the shelter on the same day. The younger one was 1 year old or so and the other was closer to 2 years old the vet said. We had them for 14 years and they really didn’t play ...
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Snake died suddenly. I have no idea what happened

My pet ball python (I’d had him for about 3 months now) was fine last night. I got him from a reptile expo back in December from a breeder. I cleaned his cage with vinegar and water solution and put ...
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What is that white spot on my goldfish? [duplicate]

Its been like a few days since it showed up, how do i treat it, Im tight on budget, also my red fish passed away today, and yesterdaay i bought this aquarium with filter, the capacity was 6l on old ...
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My cat is not eating or drinking anything after the death of the fellow cat

It's been three days since one of my kittens died. And since that day my other cat is not eating or drinking anything. I am afraid that he will get weak and ill. Please suggest to me what to do to ...
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Parakeet sudden death, trying to figure out cause

My stepdaughter had a young (less than a year old) parakeet that was in a cage. She allowed her cat into her room and the cat toppled the cage off of her nightstand, making it flip over once with the ...
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Am I losing my cat?

So my cat is very lovable. We recently had a bad flea infestation in the house because of construction. I mean we had everything bad. So about a week ago I noticed that he had fleas, we had given him ...
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My snake died suddenly

I have 2 baby corn snakes and I fed them both about three days ago. I went to check on them today and I found one of them dead with only his head buried. I don’t know how this could have happened and ...
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Border Collie mix reacts to death of other family dog

Several weeks ago I was outside working in the yard when I heard our border collie mix barking like crazy. I immediately went in to see what was going on. I found our 11-year-old beagle mix lying ...
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My rabbit died yesterday not sure if its Heart Attack or maggots

My rabbit died yesterday and I had him for 5 years. I noticed the rabbit was full of poop (poop stuck to his bottom?). He had been attacked by flies and the vet removed the visible maggots. The rabbit ...
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Massive koi death in pond, without an apparent reason -- need help!

I am still experiencing unresolved problems. Shortly after 5/1/2018, I lost all of my koi due to a huge ammonia spike above 8.0ppm. I did multiple water changes to no avail, including a 100% water ...
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Why is my crested gecko is trying to burrow and eat soil?

A few months back my gecko lost his tail, as of recently his behavior has changed. He used to climb high up and stay there, now he is now on the ground and digging himself in the soil. He has even ...
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Kitten is suddenly paralyzed, refuses to eat and leaves

We had adopted a feral kitten. It was very difficult to get her into our control as she would be scared if we tried to hold her, but we continued to keep her food outside so that she eats it. After ...
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When to euthanize a sick goldfish? [duplicate]

This poor guy, purportedly a lionhead, has been bloated like this for a month. He was lying upside down so I did feed him some cooked peas which might have helped but now there's a large red patch on ...
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What do I do with my dead fish? [duplicate]

I came home earlier to find that my fish had died. I wasn't expecting this to happen as he was supposed to live for a really long time. So this is a situation that wasn't thought about much. I do not ...
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My cat is not eating, will he starve to death?

I have older cat that is suffering from chronic renal failure. He is refusing to eat and growing thin and weak. Will he just starve to death? Is that the way a cat with this illness dies? UPDATE July ...
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Goldfishes died first night

We bought 3 small goldfish from Walmart last night. We poured some tap water in the tank and waited for the chlorine to be released. After 2 hours, we put them in with their water (initially in the ...
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What factors should I use to decide when its time to euthanize my elderly cat with kidney disease?

I am stuck with a decision of life or euthanasia for my 18 year old cat. Should I leave her be or euthanize her now? My cat's kidneys are bad, but not shut down yet. My cat still drinks water and ...
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How can I stop missing my dog?

Yesterday my mom told me my dog Strawberry died. I had her from when she was very young, about 2 months old. From then until now, it's already a few years. I cannot accept the fact. Crying, I cannot ...
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Blind disease in Hens

It's rainy season here. The hens and cocks are affected by a type of disease in the eyes. The eyes remain closed and swollen. The hens remain motionless and eventually die. It is spreading to other ...
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what makes the baby rabbit get swollen stomach and at what stage do one separate them from their mother? [duplicate]

am having seventeen baby rabbit and two left now. I have lost fifteen. please what is the course?
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Do the skin scales developing on my dead kitten provide any clues to what may have caused its death?

Main details: An orphaned kitten in my care recently passed away. Early on, it was what I've seen described as one of those "fading kittens" -- crying all the time, glassy/watery eyes. I'...
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Dog developed dewlap and died

A street puppy (about 8 months old) died in my vicinity. Cause of death was unknown, but following symptoms were visible in his body: He developed a dewlap (major symptom). It seemed that he had ...
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Found my dog laying in street, what happened

I let my dog out for what seemed only a few mins, maybe less then 10 min. I had been training him to stay in the yard, but I was so busy doing laundry, I thought I'll let him out really quick and put ...
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What to do after the passing of my rat?

Yesterday my 2-year-old fancy rat Paul passed away. He was black and white and had a bubbly personality, he LOVED food and loved to explore and run around. He had a nice life and was acting like usual....
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Life of a dog after losing her companion she had from birth

I had two German Shepherds, Daisy and her daughter Dalmi. Since her birth, Dalmi was living with her mother as her companion. Despite me and my family also being a part of their life, I still think ...
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What to do you after a cat dies? [duplicate]

I've tried googling online about what you do with the body and who you contact, but i haven't gotten clear answers. What to do you after a cat dies? Who do you contact and what happens to the body?
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Preventive Medical Care

I would like to know about free or low cost medical care for my pet cats. I am on a low fixed income and I need to provide care for them. One of my cats was not feeling well and I could not afford to ...
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Helping dog recover from death of his brother

Two dogs. Both adopted when they were puppies from a rescue organization roughly 9 years ago. Dogs grew up together, slept together in a large dog bed, pretty much best of friends entire life. Few ...
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