Questions tagged [diet]

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

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Does Darwin Raw Pet Food Have Metal In It?

My wife and I are thinking about switching to a new (different) raw pet food diet for our dog. She is currently eating Primal Formula but we have heard that Darwin is also good. However, we ...
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Issue in giving sweet in high amount to dog

I usually give sweets to my dog. Say, Mysoore pak, Milk peda, payasam, etc. in high amount. Will it affect it badly?
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Cat dropping food in her water

This is one I haven't seen before: our cat (about 18 months old, rescued from the street before 6 months old) always wants to be sure there is food floating in her water bowl before she drinks from it....
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Alternative protein diets for cats

The vet that I go to is a strong proponent of alternative protein diets for cats. Instead of common proteins like chicken, beef, and fish, the alternative proteins are less common animals like ...
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What standards exist in the US for pet food?

Are there any legal standards in the US requiring specific levels of content and/or nutrition in commercial foods for any type of pet? If so for what types of pets, and where can they be found? I ...
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Dogs stop eating pinto beans - why?

I eat healthfully and many healthy foods are cost effective. If I am cooking beans (mainly pinto) that day I add one cup of beans each for each dog and feed them the beans over dog food. They ...
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Cat throws up every day

I have a serious problem with my cat, she throws up every day, sometimes twice a day. It seems to happen at random, no set time after meals. She is 3 now, she has been doing this since she was around ...
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Pumpkin spice for cats, is it good for them?

Would pumpkin spice be good to add to cat food or not? If not why not?
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Is a McDonald's hamburger safe for my dog?

I want to make my dog's birthday special. Is it okay to give her just one McDonald's hamburger (and no more after that)?
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What is the purpose of wet cat food?

What's the purpose/value of a wet food diet for cats? Why would you want to do that? Due to some recent health issues I've been highly focused on my cats diet, and regularly logging caloric/potassium/...
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Food for cat with urinary problems?

I have a cat that recently was hospitalized with a urinary blockage. The vet put him on a prescription food for urinary care that comes in both wet and dry varieties. He doesnt like the dry, so we've ...
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My cat is overweight and I am not sure what to feed her

My mother has recently passed away and I now have mom's cat. She is approximately 6 years old, but when I took her to the vet they said she was overweight (4 kg) and her gums were looking sore. They ...
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How much should my dog eat?

My dog is 1.5 years old. She is Labrador 30 kg. She is lazy, total walk (not running) per day is 50 min. I saw so many tips on how to feed dogs. Here are three: 20*30 = 600g meat per day. Someone's ...
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Is onion and garlic foods toxic? [duplicate]

Is it true that onion and garlic food items are toxic to pet dogs and is dog foods like pedigree etc really good for pet dogs health?
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Will a dog live longer if it eats dry dog food all the time?

I'm not talking about canned dog food. I'm talking about kibble or dry dog food. I've had dogs for 22+ years and don't give them dry dog food, or any kind of dog food for that matter, because its ...
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My dog will not accept meal from anyone other than me

I have a dog mix, Jack Russel Terrier / Chihuahua, about 3 years old. I feed her meal which is a mix of kibble and can on her plate in the evening. I have begun to notice that she will only eat it if ...
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What are some good foods for a puppy?

I adopted a six month old Labrador/Golden Retriever mixed puppy. What are some good foods for my little puppy? Photo by OP
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What to feed newborn wheel bugs

My baby wheel bugs hatched recently, and I'm having a hard time finding food for them. I tried to make a fruit fly trap with a bottle, a funnel, and some smashed tomato, but I guess it's too cold ...
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Wet cat food mixed with tuna for cats?

I usually give my four cats two cans of Fancy Feast wet cat food in the morning, which is about half a can of wet cat food per cat, plus the dry cat food they always have in the house. Today I only ...
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Baby bearded dragon feeding/digestion

I have a baby bearded dragon that's 28 days old and haven't had any feeding nor pooping problems until today in the morning. I ran out of crickets 2 days ago and went to buy more crickets at a ...
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My dog covers food and water bowls with sand

we just built a new home. We brought our Staffie, Bella, to house last weekend (7 days ago) for a pre-moving in overnight stay so she can get to know the environment. Those 2 days she looked ...
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What pellets are rabbits eating in Watership Down? [closed]

In the book Watership Down the rabbits are often "eating pellets". My pet rabbit eats food pellets I buy from the pet store, but I don't see how that would apply to the rabbits in Watership Down. ...
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Cat and cow's milk (whole milk) -- A feral cat knows what's good for it, right?

Related: Should I feed my cat milk? I've read that some adult cats can handle cow's milk (whole milk), and other cats can't (diarrhea). My question is this: A cat knows what's good for it, right? ...
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Can I use vitamin pills meant for humans in home-cooked meals for my cats?

I am researching on home-cooked meals for my cats and all the articles I've came across emphasize the importance of adding additional vitamin supplements into the meal but they did not mentioned ...
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Is it safe to feed a cat refrigerated canned cat food leftovers?

What is the best way to warm up left over canned cat food? I don't think my cat likes it straight out of the fridge, and I'm not sure it's healthy for him.
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How to stop my cat from begging for food near feeding time?

I have a cat that is around 5 years old. I used to feed her 3 times a day around 1/4 a cup of food, but the vet said she was gaining a little weight and would like to see her 1 pound (lb) lighter ...
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In what ways are dogs affected by alcohol?

Disclaimer1: I have no intention of actually ever feeding mine or any other dog with alcohol or other harmful substances. Everybody seems to know that alcohol is bad for pets. But just how bad? When ...
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How can you clean feathers so they're safe for cats to chew on?

I have an affectionate, devoted, fifteen-pound tuxedo cat named Milo who loves nothing better than chewing on feathers. He is so good to us I want to indulge him, if I can do that in a healthy way. ...
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Chronic low-level cyanide poisoning in dogs

We're trying to diagnose a recurring limp in my 6mo puppy. Been to the vet a few times, x-rays, etc. But I had a outside thought. He's been eating the apples that fall in the front yard, and I just ...
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Star Trek cookbook pet food question

In the Star Trek Cookbook, there's a cat food recipe under the Data character entry. My question is, how effective is it as a homemade cat food? Would it work as dog food? The recipe (Catfood #219, ...
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Diet and care for bearded dragon

My daughter has a bearded dragon and he is weak, has significantly low appetite and sometimes does not eat at all. She feeds him crickets with vitamins. We took him to the vet and he is now on a ...
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How do I help my older cat maintain weight?

We have a two cat household which includes a 16 year old skinny, spayed female and a 6 year old porky, spayed female. The older cat is a grazer, the younger eats everything in sight. The old cat is ...
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Do 2 month old kittens need freshly softened food?

These kittens' mom dissapeared (inside-outside cat on a farm) a month ago. I've sort of lost track of how old they are, but probably no more that 2 months now. I've been feeding them solid food ever ...
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My cat won't eat food that she normally likes

We're in a bit of a weird situation with our cat Rosie (female, 8 years old). We've had her for most of her life, yet have never seen her refuse to eat her food as much as she has this week. More ...
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How can I tell if my cat food is spoiled?

I ordered wet cat food from Chewy - Sheba brand Perfect Portions paté. When I opened the container, the consistency was different than usual. Instead of sort of solid wet it was more watery with some ...
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Cat: Weight Management & Bladder Stones

Our 13 year old male tabby cat had two kinds of bladder stones a couple of years ago. He had surgery for the stones, all were removed, and there's been no issue with the stones returning since then. ...
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Cat diet success vs unhealthy weight loss, how do I determine a healthy target weight?

I have a cat, domestic long hair, ragamuffin mix, male, 15 years old and in good health (bloodwork last month was stellar, and he doesn't act a day over 8), but I am concerned about his weight. His ...
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Cat is drinking too much water

Even though it's a delicate problem in most cats, my cat has always been drinking acceptable amounts of water (usually 3/4 of her bowl per day, which is equivalent of ~300 mL, she is weighing 4.5kg ). ...
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Is raw meat a suitable substitute for grain-free dog food?

I have a 4-year old female Boxer who must be on a grain-free diet as part of a broader treatment of her persistent ear infection. The problem is grain-free dog food is a heck of a lot more expensive ...
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Why would a cat refuse to eat any kind of wet food?

We moved recently with 2 cats. Both were former strays and would devour anything you'd put down for them to eat. Especially wet food. After settling in, one of them suddenly stopped eating any kind ...
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Chicken overfeeding therapy for cat?

My cat keeps craving chicken and human food generally. I thought I'd just cook for more people but I read feeding human food to cats is not healthy long term. I don't have time to prepare well ...
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Urinary S/O cat food

Is there any difference between urinary S/O wet cat food and urinary S/O dry cat food? My cat had crystals and the vet said to give him the wet food as it was better for him. I was just wondering if ...
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I need help with dog training treat for my Siberian Husky

I have a siberian husky puppy which is gonna be 3 months old this July 11. I tried training him using his dog food and some JerHigh Beef/Bacon dog treats but he doesn't pay much attention to them even ...
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Is indirect exposure to non-alcoholic beer dangerous for cats?

That may be a strange question but my kittens expressed a lot of interest in bottle of non-alcoholic beer I was drinking. They tried to lick the bottle and started licking me around my lips. I could ...
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Newfypoo weight chart

I got my first puppy, a Newfypoo (Newfoundland + Poodle), he is 8.5 weeks old and weights 10 lbs - is this a normal, healthy weight? I found this weight chart but I would like to hear directly from ...
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problems when a cat eats cucumber leaves?

In my head this question is kinda awkward. this year we started planting some vegetables on the balcony. (for your information it's strawberries, tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, hot pepper, lemon balm,...
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Dog ate cough-suppressant candy (made for humans)

Situation An incompetent relative of mine (I'm not sure who) left a cough candy in its wrapper unattended. All my relatives left the house, and I'm staying with the dog. Apparently, the dog got ...
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Are commercial cat foods addictive?

I have been feeding my cat (3 years old neutered male British shorthair) with dry and occasionally wet (but I prefer mostly dry food according to the vet's advice to keep his teeth healthy) food from ...
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Are peas a complete food and nutrition source for squabs?

I've been mulling on this thought for a while, but as of last night, I have two three-week-old squabs to feed and I figure I probably need to find the answer. So far, I have been feeding them ...
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What is a good cat food for free-feeding an older cat who is not stomaching dry food lately?

I have a neutered male cat who is in his 11th year now, and as of this year has had trouble keeping his usual dry food down (same stuff he's been eating for years), vomiting it up a couple times per ...

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