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Questions tagged [diet]

Food or overall nutrition comprising "what" is being intentionally fed to a pet.

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is 100g of wet food sufficient for 1 year old cats with different weights of course

Do you think that 100g/day of wet food based on the following diet is enough? Taking into consideration that I feed them also dry food all day long. my cats are 1 year old, they are sister and ...
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How can I get my dog to stop burying her food?

My dog is a little under a year old and she usually just buries left over bits of meat we bring back from restaraunts (we don’t do it often but it used to be the only time she’d bury her food). She ...
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Do Hermann's tortoises enjoy mushrooms, are they healthy for them?

Do Hermann's tortoises enjoy mushrooms, are they healthy for them? I have read in some forums, that mushrooms are not natural food for Hermann's tortoises. But I think that it should not be true. ...
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How to make home cooked food appealing and tasty to cats?

Recently, I began trying to make my own wet food. However, while my cat is always drawn to the store-bought ones, she doesn't eat a bite of what I make after smelling it. I have tried till now - ...
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kcalories to gram (pet food)

My dog weighs approximately 22 Kilo. I feed it a mixture of dry biscuit (complete turkey and veg but no grain) and wet (tinned) tripe loaf. The dog is a speyed cross collie (with German Shepherd). ...
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What means “ad libitum” related to an animals diet?

I feed my two rabbits according to the diet model "ad libidum". For me it is common, but I assume for some people this is new. I hope to collect under this question: What means "ad libitum" and what ...
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Which types of fruit can I give to my dog?

When I am eating in the garden my dog always comes near me. As one of the things that I eat frequently is fruit, I was wondering about which types of fruit are safe to feed him/add to his diet and ...
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What's The Purpose of Hay Pellets?

I am just curious if I really need to incorporate hay pellets into my rabbits' diet? Since they are already eating plenty of hay and veggies on a daily basis.
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Are we feeding our bunny enough?

About a month ago, our bunny had to go to the vet for what turned out to be a respiratory problem (probably a cold; Metacam did the trick, but that's by the bye). While at the vet, she mentioned that ...
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Should I consider switching an older (around 10 years) cat and maybe soon-to-be-7-years cats to “senior” food, what are the benefits?

I have 3 cats - one around 10-11 years old (was a stray so I don't know exactly but not far from this) two littermates 6, nearly 7 years old. All female and spayed. No particular breed, just "...
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Can I feed a cat wet dog food? [duplicate]

Recently I have been seeing two cats outside my window. They are friendly and one has a collar and is owned by the neighbors. I want to make sure the other cat has food and is ok but I don’t have any ...
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Correct identification of “adult dog weight” when using dry food

I have a little zwergpinscher and we are using dry food. There is a table to identify proper amount of food for day. It depends on weight of adult dog, but it's not obvious how to detect it. I thought ...
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Grain-free Options for Preventing Struvite Crystal Formation

My adult male cat was treated for FLUTD and our vet recommended that I feed him Royal Canin's Feline Urinary SO dry kibble and canned food from here on out. Both of these contain cereal grains. ...
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Is it dangerous for a healthy cat to eat prescription diet?

We have two cats, and sadly one of them has just been diagnosed with kidney disease, and so we've got to feed him a special renal diet. Luckily, he seems to like the food - the problem is, so does ...
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“Josera” vs “Happy Cat” kitten dry food [duplicate]

I am going buy a new brand dry food for my 6-month-old kittens because they don't eat their last brand - Fidaar - anymore. I Asked local pet shops and they have two brands of kitten dry food - Josera ...
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My cat is only interested in eating tuna or food she is probably allergic too

My cat is 17, adopted last year. Generally lively, no obvious signs of distress or pain besides mild arthritis. She used to throw up a lot, and after a battery of tests the vet declared that she was ...
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Is buffalo milk proper for baby cow?

I have a very young cow, about a month old. Unfortunately her mother has died. I have two buffaloes. Will it be proper to feed the baby cow buffalo milk or should I buy cow milk from outside?
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Can cat food stay outside for a few days?

I am feeding a stray cat near my apartment, and each time I feed her, I fill or half fill a disposable bowl of cat food. Sometimes, even after one day the bowl is still not empty, that is, she has not ...
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Feeding Geriatric Cat with Hyperthyroidism and Cancer

My sweet girl is nearing 17 and has been suffering with hyperthyroidism for several years. Just last year she was also diagnosed with terminal small cell lymphoma in her bowel. She has previously ...
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Is raw pork bad for cats?

I'm wondering if there are some health risk associated with feeding cats with human grade raw pork? My cat is quite picky about foods. I've tried pork several times and the cat definitely prefers it ...
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Is it possible to feed a cat a healthy meat diet?

I was given 3 kittens by a friend who's cat had a litter. Not wanting to separate them, I took all 3. They were great kittens, they played, they loved the house and they seemed healthy. 2 boys and ...
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Can horses eat yoghurt?

I've been browsing probiotic solutions for horses. I was wondering if it's safe for horses to eat yoghurt with live cultures Related: Can dogs eat yoghurt?
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Historical pet food recipes

Are there any pet food recipes from yesteryear that can be applied to today’s pets? I think it’ll be a good thought exercise if nothing else.
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Can rabbits eat banana leaves?

A recent answer said: as an alternative source of fiber, you can also give your rabbit banana leaves. I did a quick google search and found a few blog posts by house rabbit parents who have feed ...
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Why has my cat gained weight although he's on diet?

My cat has been overweight ever since. He had to lose weigth for a surgery, so I put him on a diet in 2017. He got less of his regular wet food mixed with water and "food cellulose", some kind of Slim ...
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Should I add water to wet food to provide extra hydration?

I haven't seen my kitten-cats drinking much water lately. While they get hydration from their wet food, I'm not sure if it's necessarily enough for optimal health. I'm considering just adding a bit ...
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Why does my cat puke almost every time I refill her food bowl?

Normally I fill up her food bowl all the way and it will last her 3-4 days. When it's starting to look empty she will come find me and I fill it up again. It's hardly ever completely empty by the time ...
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How to prepare green vegetables before feeding a cat? Should they be served raw or should I cook them? [duplicate]

I know that feeding some green vegetables is good for cat. The following post - What are some green vegetables that I can safely feed to my cat? mentions some vegetables that are good for cats. ...
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What are some green vegetables that I can safely feed to my cat?

I often see cats eating green leafy vegetables on youtube. So I was wondering what are some green leafy vegetables that I can safely feed to my cat without the risk of negative side effects. Quoting ...
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Is spinach bad for cats?

My cat loves creamed spinach which I buy frozen. He eats that more enthusiastically than normal wet or dry cat food. But recently I've learned that spinach is high in oxalate which is a main ...
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I think my beta fish is sick, what should I do? [duplicate]

I've had my beta fish for about a year and a couple months ago I noticed its fins were turning a blackish colour and appear to look "fried" at the edges. Now my fish doesn't eat and I think its ...
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Is it safe to give candies to my parrot?

Can I give candies to my gray parrot? He like candies and cookies.
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Concerned About Skin Tags

I have noticed the second "skin tag" on my (adult) dog. I pet, stroke, and massage my dog regularly and these seem to pop up suddenly - out of no-where. They resemble rice and appear to be fatty skin. ...
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My cat buries his food. Why? [duplicate]

Being a cat owner for many decades and knowing much about these enigmatic creatures, my new rescue kitten (about a year old), has the strangest behavior: After eating, he scratches the floor, multiple ...
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Feeding guides help Kirkland for cats

My cat weights 10 pounds. I am reading the feeding guides and it says that a cat of that weight should eat 1/2 - 2/3 cups per day. I do not have a scale, but I do have a vase with millilitre marks on ...
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Can dogs have almond milk?

It may be the case the dogs can drink cows milk, but is almond and/or soy milk bad for your dog? Is it only bad in excess? I typically allow my dog to clean my breakfast bowl when I'm done, but I ...
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Changing Hamster Food

I recently hit the bottom of my bag of hamster food and ran to the store to get another bag. After searching the shelves I learned that they may not carry the kind I previously used, and because I had ...
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Got an 11-week male lab puppy. We live in NY city apartments and I am not sure if he has received any shots. I have a few questions

My wife and I got a new male lab puppy, who is living with us in our apartment. I have a few questions, I would really appreciate if you could me out here. Issue: Not sure if the puppy has received ...
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Dog and cat eating each other's food, what should I do?

Both my dog (2 years old, female) and my cat (6 months old, male) eat premium-class dry pet food (Hill's). For some reason, the cat prefers the dog's food -- even though it's harder to eat (bigger ...
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My 16 year old Lhasa

My 16 year old Lhasa has a collapsed trachea. She weighs 21 lbs. Ideally , she should weigh 20lbs. How much raw meat and what supplements should I give her daily ? She has no other health issues.
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Cat constantly vomiting

I have two cats, approximately the same age, 7 years. For the last 6 years I gave them the same food, royal canin indoor adult cat food (those dry pellets / croquettes). Recently, over the last ...
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Cat eating sweet things

I've read several times now that cat's can't taste 'sweet' because they don't have the appropriate taste buds. However, one of ours seems to love sweet things - whenever we have cakes, biscuits etc ...
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Can dogs eat yoghurt?

My dog loves eating yoghurt. I'm wondering if this is good for her. Can dogs eat yoghurt, is it good for them? Are there any dangers? What should I be looking for when selecting a yoghurt?
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Alternatives for kidney disease food

I've checked the scope to make sure this is on-topic as it sort of involves product recommandations and medical advice. Feel free to let me know if I am overstepping! My old cat has kidney disease ...
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My kittens treat whiskas wet food as poop

I have two lovely kittens Moe and Joe. they are sister and brother. I buy them whiskas brand for wet food and Purina for dry food.. The funny part is that sometimes when they finish eating whiskas ...
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What types of feed are naturally high in magnesium for horses?

My horses are supplemented with a standard mineral mix combining Zinc, Copper and Magnesium compounds that help supplement the feed here, as it tends to be deficient in these minerals. The copper and ...
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My dog has congestive heart failure and I am considering feeding him bone broth. Is this a bad idea?

The vet warned me about giving him too much sodium. Per cup the bone broth I am considering has 95mg of sodium.
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my star tortoise doesn't poop since last 8 days. Kindly help

My start tortoise doesn't poop since last 8 days. He eats well and tries hard to get the poop out but no luck. Kindly suggest something so that i can help him.
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How can I make cooked fish more appealing for cat?‌

My cat is finicky. He has only a mid priced prefered wet food: Whiskers, which smells disgusting to me and does not seem very healthy. He does not eat canned Sardine either, but loves Tuna fishes. ...
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Is hypoallergenic food the same as single protein food?

When searching for hypoallergenic wet cat foods often I see single protein foods appearing in the results, which don't feature the term "hypoallergenic". I wonder if this is a design flaw in such ...