Questions tagged [diet]

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

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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

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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My cat is extremely picky in terms of food

I have a cat that is at an older age (we don't know her age, we only know she is older than 12 years). She always liked to eat and would eat anything you give her. The last two months this changed. ...
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How can I make cooked fish more appealing for cat?‌

My cat is finicky. He has only a mid-priced preferred wet food, 'Whiskers,' which smells disgusting to me and does not seem very healthy. He does not eat canned sardines either but loves tuna fish. ...
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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 ...
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Will too many carrots make my pet bunny fart?

I have been giving my Holland Lop a lot of carrots without thinking about how that can be bad for her. She was making what sounded like farting noises and I don't know why. I think she was scared ...
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Vegan dogs and cats? [duplicate]

First of all, I am a student and I have almost no knowledge of Dogs and Cats' Anatomy, Biology and Nutritional Needs. We know how eating meat is bad for the environment and most animals. So we should ...
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How much tuna is safe for a cat? [duplicate]

Me and my wife has recently got a male 9 weeks old kitten. It comes from a good house, so it's already been treated for fleas and (most importantly) litter trained. According to its old owner, it used ...
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What types of wood and leaves in Southern Ontario Canada can my Rabbit eat?

I have a two and a half male free roam in our home rabbit named Rusty. Our pets stores offer limited types of tree sticks to chew to keep his teeth work down. What other kinds of wood can I collect ...
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My 12 year old cat is very sick

My 12 year old cat has been losing a lot of weight all of a sudden. She behaves fine, but she is always hungry. As soon as she finishes eating, however, she goes straight to her litter box and has ...
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My cat prefers people food. How can I feed her people food without leading to nutritional imbalances?

Each time I eat lunch there is a cat in my lap demanding attention. It's not hunger, her bowl is full. She definitely prefers people food (at least meat, cheese and sour cream) over canned food or ...
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My cat loves coconut oil. Is it safe to give him some?

I use coconut oil to moisturize my skin everyday. If my cat happens to be around me by the time I'm using the coconut oil, he goes nuts and tries to lick it from the jar. Occasionally I give him just ...
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Plants suitable/safe for a hamster?

I am trying to create a 'natural' looking hamster cage. I want to create as much enrichment as I can by using rocks, moss, wood, leaves, sand, dirt and other elements that would be natural to a (dwarf)...
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Corydra with injured barbels stopped eating?

My mum bought 2 small (baby) juli eye corydra a from a pet shop on Monday. On Friday when I came to hers for the weekend, I noticed that one of them was missing like 2 whole barbels and it looks a ...
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Help. A common goldfish living in 3 gallon tank

My wife got a goldfish from our pre-school. It came in a "fishbowl" the size of a large coffee cup and a tiny ziplock with fish food. It was severely stressed: fins clamped at his side, sunken belly, ...
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What to feed kittens that are only a few weeks old? (Their mother died)

There are 2 kittens outside our house, only a few weeks old (perhaps a month) but their Mom died in an accident. Now there is no one to take care of them. We have decided to step in and take care of ...
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Betta fish question

My betta fish does not want to eat and has developed a discoloration under his chin. He is acting sick. Can someone help? Attached is a picture.
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My cat always hungry

My cat had babies 2 weeks back and now whenever she sees me she starts to meow, giving me a sign that she is hungry. But after eating, 5 to 10 minutes later she starts to meow again. She is a normal ...
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Can my cat go without wet food for two days?

I normally feed my cat dry food in the AM and 1 small can of wet food in the PM. I also have a Catit water fountain for him, so he has a constant supply of fresh water to drink from. I'm going away ...
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Changing cat food necessary if no better results in coat?

I have 1 year old cat with poor coat, I visited a vet several times but he says there is nothing wrong with the cat. His recommendation was to change the cat food. When I fed my cat "Royal Canin ...
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My Cat Loves Human Food

I have an issue with my cat where he likes to eat human food. I give him plenty of food between him and my other cat. But he still tries to take food off of plates, and he'll even get on the counter ...
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Can my rabbit be harmed by e-coli on Lettuce?

House rabbits eat leafy green vegetables and they eat poop should I be concerned about warnings of e-coli on store bought leafy green vegetables?
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I'm changing my dog's diet, is this ok?

I recently changed my dog's diet. He is a 2 years old labrador (weights 90lbs), and he has been eating Purina Dog Chow for that length of time. 3 months ago I changed his diet for good: cooked beef (...
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How much Dry and soft(canned) dog food to feed 180 lb. E Mastiff?

My question is, I am keeping our sons full grown e Mastiff for a while and have been feeding him 16 0z of Dry with 1 can of Pedigree in the am and 8 oz of dry and I/2 can soft food in the evening. Is ...
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Cats: Dry food vs Wet food [duplicate]

Looking to progress my kitten on from kitten kibble as she is about to turn a year old.. I was going to choose an adult dry food and she prefers dry but after some research many owns believe on a ...
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Should I feed my cat whenever she asks? [duplicate]

My cat has always been good about weight. She's always been fit, incredibly active, and agile. People often guess she's like 2 but she's actually almost 9 years old. She was indoor for the first year ...
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My dog won’t eat unless it is in my hand [duplicate]

My dog is 11 months old and I just recently got him a few days ago from the shelter the first couple days he was eating out of his bowl and then today he just wouldn’t eat so I tried showing him his ...
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Feeding snakes skinned rabbits

I farm rabbits for pelts and meat. I’ve been wanting to get a snake but I would like to keep the pelts for my pillows and blankets. Would giving a python a skinned animal be okay or do they need that ...
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Why does my marginated tortoise have a soft shell?

My 1 1/2 year old marginated tortoise still has a soft shell. Also he hasn't grown much since I got him, he is still 4 cm long. I'm pretty sure I'm giving him the correct nutrition because I'...
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Dog food change reducing the occurrence of anal gland smell

For approximately the last year, our now 2 year old Labrador Retriever has had a problem with her anal glands. We've taken her to the Vet 2-3 times to have them 'expressed', but within a few weeks the ...
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What to feed an underweight, heavily pregnant young horse?

We're getting our girl at end of next week, at which time she will be 8.5 months pregnant. She's a 3yo standardbred 14 3hh. She's currently on oaten hay - there's no grazing. I'll be moving her to an ...
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Is it ok to give my cat tuna flavored cat food?

My cat only likes wet cat food that is tuna flavored. I switched to chicken flavored, as the vet said that tuna-based food is not good because this fish itself contains mercury. He turns his nose up ...
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Why my cat literally swallows whatever thread she gets? [duplicate]

I have noticed this weird behavior behavior in my cat. She simply loves any thread, whether it is cotton thread, woollen thread or plastic thread. She starts chewing and swallowing the thread. Today ...
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why has my elderly cat has stopped eating any kind of catfood? example felix whiskas sheba.and any type ie;in jelly or gravy etc

I'm very worried even though he's happy he eat chicken breast and his cat biscuits no problem.he's also sneezing a lot and has been for months
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Can goldfish eat sea lettuce?

I picked up some sea lettuce attached to stones from the local beach near where fresh water was entering the sea, and have washed off the salt water, and placed it into my fresh water tank. The leaves ...
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My little red eared turtle ate a dead gold fish should I be concerned?

This is my little red eared turtles image eating my pet gold fish which died of natural causes. Should I be worried? Is there anything I should do?
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Can I produce fish food from overcrowding shrimp?

I recently moved my aquarium from my desk to a shelve and missed intensive inspections for a couple of months. I noticed that I don't have about 50 (which is already much), but a few hundred red ...
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Can I give moong dal (fried lentils) to dogs?

Can I give moong dal to stray dogs? Moong dal ingredients are Moong Lentis, Edible Vegetable Oil and Edible Common Salt.
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Why Do Dogs Hide Food? [duplicate]

so,my 16 year old sister has a dog...A Black Peach Brown Pomeranian. So my dad would give her a sausage link, then she runs off hiding it under my sisters bed. Then after a while she takes it outside ...
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Adopting (rescuing) a pair of Big pet store Leopard Geckos that were raised by uninformed - Help

Looking for input from experienced Gecko keepers that have cared for Geckos with MBD or impaction so we know what to watch and be prepared for with our new adopted Leopard Geckos. The Good Both look ...
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What makes a treat only suitable for a certain age range?

About a month ago I bought a bag of treats for my puppy (cracker-like, bone shaped). But when I got home I discovered that the bag said it was suitable for puppies 6 months old and older. I don't mind ...

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