Questions tagged [diet]

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

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I’m dog sitting for my mom for 10 days but her dogs won’t eat the food she always feeds them

Is this because they miss her or because they are in a different setting? It’s been 5 days and they only really will eat snacks. Just not their food
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Budgies eating only seeds

My budgies are eating only seeds. I tried feeding them soaked wheat and chickpeas. They did not eat it. Also I am trying to feed tomato, carrot and apple, however they are not eating it. Is there any ...
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Kitten got into espresso beans [duplicate]

My kitten got into a small bag of espresso beans. I am unsure how many he ate. My husband had left the bag on the counter. He is getting to the point where he climbs everything. He hasn't been snipped ...
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How can I ensure my outdoor pet's water doesn't freeze in the winter?

I live in Europe and have rabbits who live exclusively outdoors. How can I provide them with water in the winter without it freezing?
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Can horses eat lawn mower grass clippings?

I've heard over the years that horses shouldn't be fed grass clippings from lawn mowers. Is this dangerous and why would it be?
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Adult vs Kitten vs All Stages cat food

I see most cat foods marked "Kitten", "Adult" or "All Life Stages". What are the actual differences between them? Is it bad for a kitten to eat adult food or vice versa? Specifically, I have been ...
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I stopped giving my cat dry food for 4 days and after 4 days she started vomiting with dry food

I adopted a cat a little over a month ago. She is one year old. At first, I bought a small bag of Purina Indoor dry cat food to make sure she liked it before buying a big bag. I also bought some ...
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Good quality food for Sphynx cat?

I have recently got a 4 year old Sphynx cat and I was looking for any recommendations for good quality food for him. I read that the food needs to be high in meat and preferably wet food so he gets a ...
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What could I feed a dog if my budget is small?

After reading this question: Is cheap human food for street dogs good for their health? I thinking about cheap foods for dogs (for example stray dogs one wants to support), if one does not have the ...
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Diet for overweight, frequently constipated cat

I have a neutered, male, DSH red tabby named Playdough. We adopted him when he was eight months old and he is now almost three and a half years old. Recently, he has had two bad bouts of constipation. ...
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Why does my cat LOVE coconut oil?

Just curious if anyone understands why my cat seems to go crazy for coconut oil? Do they have different ways of perceiving taste than us? I have tasted the coconut oil and the flavor is very mild. I ...
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Dog hasn't eaten for four days, is pregnant. What to do?

I discovered my dog is pregnant after I took her to the vet yesterday for not eating for three days. Today it has been four days of no eating. I got her to take a tiny bite of wet food last night, and ...
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HELP my very newly adopted cat hasn’t eaten, drinkin and pooped in the first 12 hours [duplicate]

My new adopted cat Luna hasn’t done any of the three things listed above she’s hiding under my bed and growls and hisses whenever she sees me or my feet if she doesn’t eat within 24 hours should I be ...
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Is the FDA's announcement on luxury brand, grain-free dog foods implying the food simply is not complete?

The FDA announced 16 brands, typically higher end lines advertising grain free foods, may be linked to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in canines. As I am not a vet or a scientist, I am not completely ...
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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 brother ...
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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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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 whose 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 1 ...
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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 vomit 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 nowhere. They resemble rice and appear to be ...
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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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