Questions tagged [diet]

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

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Cat stooped eating what could be the cause and should I force feed him? [duplicate]

My cat is 16 years old. About a month ago he started eating a lot less. I've tried different foods, both fresh and canned. He ate some but very little and lost a lot of weight. I took him to the vet ...
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Is it correct that processed cat food makes cats unable to eat natural food?

I heard that if you feed cats processed cat food for a period of time, their palate/stomach will be unable to eat natural food again (meat, rat, etc). Is that correct?
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Ringneck's wing feathers aren't growing back after clipping

Acquaintance of mine gave me a young ringneck (about 3 years old) saying that ever since her partner clipped its wing feathers, it won't grow back. My question is, how is this possible? She said the ...
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Dextrose powder for puppies

My puppy is too skinny, even though he eats rice and other things I feed him. I bought dextrose powder in case he will become ill. But since he is not sick, can I put a dextrose powder in his water/...
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Kitten keeps throwing up and clear liquid keeps coming out of her butt [duplicate]

My sister fed my kitten cereal milk and now she keeps throwing up milk and oozing out clear liquid or goo out her butt and she's drooling a lot. What should I do?
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Would a real cat actually ever eat porridge of any kind?

There is a Swedish saying, which I don't know if it exists outside of Sweden or has an English version, which literally goes like: Att gå som katten kring het gröt. This means: To walk like the cat ...
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Treat substitutions for a restricted diet cat?

So my cat Toby is 4 years old and is allergic to almost everything. I want to start clicker training him, but I have no idea what to use as a treat. He is allergic to the following: Beef Chicken Eggs ...
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DIY food for cat with kidney stones

We have one 3 year old, male, Persian cat with some kidney problem, which I think has something to do with stone formation in the bladder and kidneys. We have some food of this kind: We have a ...
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Cats not eating their wet food

I have two cats they are brother and sister. They are refusing to eat their wet food. I tried many brands: Applaws, Royal Canin, Hill's (out of question), Schesir, Cosma nature. They have no problem ...
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Dog not eating homemade vegetarian food

I have a 3 month old Labrador. She is not eating homemade vegetarian food. She'll stay hungry for a meal, but not eat. If I give her egg or non-vegetarian dog food, she'll be happy to eat, but she won'...
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How to fatten up a Maine Coon kitten?

I have a 4-month-old Maine Coon kitten that is slightly underweight. The vet has given him a clean bill of health, but says the kitten is just "too busy growing and climbing trees, and just isn't ...
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Is it normal for rabbits to always act like they're hungry when presented with a new batch of hay/pellets/greens?

Or is it a sign that their diet is not rich enough? I'm starting to think my two 8-month old rabbits suffer from perpetual hunger. Don't get me wrong - They eat at least 2x their volume in compressed ...
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Free feeding to scheduled feeding

I started my 4 cats on scheduled feeding. Based on their weights, they're supposed to be getting 2/3 cup, twice a day. I give them a super tiny bit of wet food in the morning, followed by their dry ...
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Is it a bad idea to give my rabbits wild wood to nibble on?

I have two 8-month old rabbit pets, and while my house is not very well designed for rabbit-proofing, I have given them a decent chunk of space where they can roam around 24/7. I feed them a hay based ...
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Are kitten specific foods legit? [duplicate]

Are kitten specific cat foods, like Lara Junior, really better for kittens than adult labeled cat foods, or it's just a marketing gimmick?
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Why don't cats eat snails?

We have plenty of snails in the garden, but the cat does not show the slightest interest in eating them - I wish he did! Even when he is hungry and I crush a big, fat snail and offer it to him, the ...
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What do I feed my betta and rasbora heteromorphas?

I'm planning on putting 6 rasboras and 1 betta in a 10 gallon (38 liters) tank together. Can I feed them the same food? What should I feed them, and can the rasboras eat betta pellet food? Any fish ...
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How to cure my 8 week old kitten's orange diarrhea? [duplicate]

4 days ago I adopted a little kitten who looked really sick and didn't eat for days. She seems 8 weeks old and doesn't have a mother. When I fed her hours later, she started leaking yellow diarrhea ...
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How to care for an orphaned puppy?

After a question about an orphaned puppy (Can I allow my puppy near my breast?) I like to get an answer about the general (extra) care an orphaned puppy needs. What special care did an orphaned puppy ...
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What to feed to toads in India?

How can I feed toad in India? I have rescued a toad and kept in my fish tank. Now I try to feed it with fish food, but it is not eating. Please help me, what can I feed to my new baby?
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My cat has stopped eating wet foods

My almost 2 year old, tortoise shell cat, named Korina, used to eat her wet food really well. She always has fresh water and dry food out for her. She has a set breakfast and dinner time, a pouch in ...
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Why do my dogs love eating horse poo?

My dogs live with horses and whenever they run into the horse paddocks they run around and then make a beeline for the horse poo and eat it. It's not something we ordinarily stop. If the horses have ...
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Cat will now only lick food from my finger - how to provide high calorie food for a cat?

Backstory: Cat has always had a good appetite. Only problems in the past have been with hairballs getting out of control and suppressing his appetite for a while. Problem: Lately, he stopped eating ...
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Can I feed an orphaned baby rat cows milk? And how would I do that?

I found an orphaned baby rat, they're small enough that their eyes aren't even open yet, and I don't want to let the little thing die, but I only have access to cow's milk, and I can't go anywhere to ...
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Trying to get an elderly dog to eat

I have a very elderly dog (border collie mix), who is on her last legs. She is getting pretty weak, lost 20% or more of body weight, doesn't seem to have a whole lot of joy in life, but doesn't seem ...
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Is there a way to treat milk fever at home?

Our cat had her first litter last night. She's been away from the kittens most of the first day while they were sleeping. Early this morning, I noticed she tried to jump on some furniture, and she ...
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Kittens that eat dry food

My kittens just turned 4 weeks old. I noticed recently they would sneak to their mother's dry food, which is a “mother and baby-cat food”, and eat it. Is it okay to let them feed on it? Because I ...
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Should I make my cat taste his food?

My cat is nearly 9 years old and he's being eating each of its meals so fast since I can't remember! I'm not sure for his first year with me, but for at least 8 years, each time I fed him he'd rush ...
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Cat will eat normal tuna but not tuna cat food

My cat is 14 and has had some health troubles for a few years, off and on. We've mostly been able to manage it. But it has often resulted in needing to adjust his diet - either because what he is ...
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How to make homemade hamster food?

I have heard that many types of hamster food sold in pet stores are either not healthy/safe for hamsters or don't provide the proper diet for hamsters. I am interested in making a homemade food mix ...
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Should cats eat "huge" animals?

I'm going to ask a question I wondered with my dad. It was raised because I believe several things related to my cat, mostly when I heard a little from the vet, a little from the friends, a little ...
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What do I feed baby pigeons?

My dad brought 2 baby pigeons from his shop whose nest broke and mom was nowhere to be found. What do I feed them and how do I take care of them? I don't know how old they are, but they have black ...
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My cat princess had a stroke

Is there any way I can recover my cat from a stroke? I tried searching up and it just said stuff like medicines but they don't work. Someone please help me. The cat also poops and pees everywhere ...
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Do rabbits eat scarlett runner beans?

I like to grow scarlett runner beans in my garden to decorate a gray wall. Do rabbits like them very much? Will I have to separate rabbits from the plant, or the plant from the rabbits to let both do ...
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Dog not eating her food

Luna is a ~1.5 year old rescue mutt (our guess is border collie-pointer mix). When we first got her 6 months ago she would devour her kibble instantly, but nowadays she barely touches her food when ...
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I have a rescue that needs to lose weight and another that doesn't- I am not around at meal times to supervise- help!

I have put Nacho on a diet per the recommendation of the vet (15 lbs). He's a rescue stray that climbed into my car engine and was engine burned and we nursed to health. I joke that he is an ...
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Garden used by rabbits: What plants are good choices?

Our garden today is only grass. I like to rebuild it step by step. What plants suits good in a garden used daily by rabbits? Points to have in mind: plants do not harm the rabbits, rabbits do not ...
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Hedgehogs eating the egg shells

I've seen some posts about hedgehogs eating eggs (both cooked and raw), but I introduced mine to a bit of an eggshell with some of the raw whites in it, and you know what: she wasn't interested in the ...
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Royal Canin Feline Urinary SO vs. Purina Pro Plan Urinary Tract Health

My cat has been on Royal Canin Feline Urinary SO dry food for a couple of years. However recently Royal Canin changed the formula for that food and it is making cats puke. All reviews starting January ...
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Cat vomiting every day

My cat (approximately 16 years old, short hair, no specific breed, indoor cat) has been vomiting pretty much every day (sometimes multiple times) for almost a month. She had a scare with her kidneys ...
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My Pacman frog won't eat?

I have a Pacman frog, named Kiwi, who is about a year old. When we got her she was eating fine and growing but since August her eating pattern has been on and off. We think this is due to being looked ...
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Changing flavour of a kibble within one brand

We went through 4 kinds of kibble with my dog and finally found the one he likes (it is grain-free kibble, with 70% meat and 30% veggies and herbs). Through the first change, because I lacked some ...
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Is milk a good treat for my cat with kidney disease? [duplicate]

We have one Persian cat (2 years old) with a history of kidney disease that led to Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease. His food is similar to this kind (which is prescribed by our veterinarian): So ...
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Does hay quality affect my horse?

I opened a new round bale recently and the hay was so dry it had a straw-like texture and quality to it. It was also very dusty and I found myself frequently coughing/sneezing while filling the hay ...
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Do young horses have different nutritional needs?

My Appaloosa filly (Rising 3) is currently on: 4 handfuls of Sugarbeet 1 handful of normal Alfa - A Liquid Alfa - A Agnus Castus 1 large thimble 1 teaspoon of garlic Which she gets fed in a bucket ...
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Cat with newly diagnosed diabetes not eating much before insulin injection

My 10 1/2 year old male cat has just been diagnosed with diabetes. He usually grazes on dry food through the day and has a wet pouch. He is on 1 unit of prozinc. I've been told not to change his food ...
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Cat with kidney disease eats wet dog food, but shuns most cat food

Since my cat is old (17) and has kidney disease I Try to give her whatever she will eat. She won't touch the canned cat food anymore, and I don't often see her eating the dry food. She will eat scraps ...
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How much dry food (and when) should I feed my cats? [duplicate]

I have two cats: one's a senior citizen gal (Tincy) and the other's a talkative 7-yr old guy (Willis). They both have small plates that's always filled with dry food, and in the morning I each give ...
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Do cats benefit from human probiotics?

My cat is going through a 4-week antibiotics prescription, and due to it he’s having a bad diarrhea. I have a probiotic supplement containing: Bifidobacterium bifidum Bifidobacterium longum ...
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9 month old cat gaining weight, switch to adult food?

Long back story below. See last paragraph for question. My cat just turned 9 months old. I’ve researched and it was recommended that you free fee a kitten till 1yr old, for growth. She was abandoned ...

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