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Questions tagged [diseases]

a medical condition with specific symptoms which causes pain, dysfunction, distress, social problems, or death

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Notices these bumps on my dog. Not sure what it is? [on hold]

Noticed these bumps on my dog. Not sure how long they have been there...
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How can I permanently get rid of ticks from my small dog?

I have a small dog. She is infested with so many ticks. I have done everything to get rid of them. I even hand picked all the ticks by hands, which took hours, multiple times. But they come back after ...
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Can assissin snail carry rat lungworm?

I have two assissin snails in my fish tank. I always wondered if these snails have lungworms in them. If they do, what should do to prevent contracting the lungworm.
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Do typhoons cause pancreatitis in dogs and cat?

Our cat is recovering from a bout of pancreatitis (Feline SAA maxed at 21 or so) and this week when my wife took him to the vet for a fluid top-up (vet recommends daily injection of three large ...
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Possible case of MBD in a leopard gecko

My 8 month old leopard gecko has had his front left leg turned inwards for the past 2 weeks. He also stays in his hide a lot and rarely comes out. Is there anything I can do?
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Am I losing my cat?

So my cat is very lovable. We recently had a bad flea infestation in the house because of construction. I mean we had everything bad. So about a week ago I noticed that he had fleas, we had given him ...
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Source of RHD2 found in Medina County, OH?

My local house rabbit community is concerned about a recent outbreak of RHD2. This virus has 90% fatality rate. In the US It seems to only affect domestic rabbits, in other parts of the world the ...
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Being able to stop you long time best friend's suffering yourself? [duplicate]

My best friend is 14 yrs old and she's uncomfortable and crying and yelping all the time practly. I've taken her several places and all they want to do is give her pain pills I'm so distraught myself ...
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How to rescue a puppy having maggots on his body? [duplicate]

I found a puppy outside my home.he is in miserable situation having maggots on his whole body..I want to help him but how..
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Am I at risk of rabies? I touched a wet patch of grass but I didn't see any animal nearby [duplicate]

There was no animal nearby and the grass was moist. The weather was hot. It was 35° C
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Cat euthanasia. Kidneys shut down

My beautiful cat Kisses was with me for 10 years. She was probably 12ish. I found her outside when she was a young adult. On Monday she was diagnosed with renal disease. She had thrown up 20 times ...
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FIP fluid too viscous to drain

We have a kitten that's about 5 months old and has been diagnosed with FIP (Feline infectious peritonitis) 12 days ago. Since then she's been on treatment with Prednisolone, antibiotics and, for the ...
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Should I take any precautions after touching a dog with cancer?

Probably a silly question but I’m new to professional pet care, working as a dog sitter and walker, and generally an anxious guy for my own dog. Today I visited a dog with large tumors all over its ...
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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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Cat produces way too much mucus/slime

Our cat, which is 12 years old, has been ill for around 2 months now. However, we don't know what the real disease or problem actually is. The problem during these 2 months is that our cat lost a ...
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Maltese gasps after eating fastly, is that something to worry ?

After my dog eats , a thing that it does very fast, he almost all start to loose breath and do something like gasping. When it calms down , this stops , but i find myself very worried about it. Is ...
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Is this kind of puppy's stool normal?

Is it normal that 13 days old puppy's stool is liquid and with foam (little bubbles) ? Today I notice that one of the 4 puppies made that kind of stool and at the same time the puppy screamed loudly ...
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Mother cat won't care for her newborn kitten

My cat Ylaya had her first babies two years ago. All of her kitten until now were/are inbreeding. Her first litter was two cats, one of them was very sick and died. The other one (Yrwana) lived but ...
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Can a cat get a sexually transmitted disease?

If my normally indoor cat mates with a feral cat, is it at risk of getting any diseases? My cat has all of its vaccines up to date, so I suspect the only concern would be a sexually transmitted ...
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What is this? I just pulled this out of my cat almost like a pimple

is about the length of my pinky nail and it looks like it’s leaving an open hole with no blood. Please help me!
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What's wrong with my gourami? Has she been bitten, or is she ill?

I got home tonight and found my gourami injured. She's in a community tank, with, amongst others, five large male angels. I've taken her out of the tank into a hospital tank. I don't know if she ...
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My guppies appears to have fin rot.. can I treat the whole tank? [duplicate]

One of my guppies appear to have fin rot. It doesn't seem super bad, but I want to start treating it before it gets worse. He is in a tank with other guppies that don't seem to have fin rot and seem ...
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When to euthanize a sick goldfish? [duplicate]

This poor guy, purportedly a lionhead, has been bloated like this for a month. He was lying upside down so I did feed him some cooked peas which might have helped but now there's a large red patch on ...
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What problems does inbreeding with chickens cause?

I have a big farm (without animals so far) and want to get chickens. They can run freely in the farmyard and the garden, having approx. 1500 m² with grassland, sand, a dunghill and copse. I'd like to ...
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How high a PSL is considered normal in cats with no other symptoms of pancreatitis?

My cat recently had a blood test that includes measuring PSL (pancreas serum level? lipase?). This was a broader senior-cat panel, not an fPLI. The result was higher than what the lab considers the ...
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My cat is afraid of me and plays aggressively

I recently adopted a 1 and a half months cat. He was very calm and friendly when i first brought him home and he would sleep on everyone's lap. So i took him to the vet to get him checked and make ...
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Is my Betta Sick? [duplicate]

enter image description here Is my betta fish sick? He is laying on the bottom, breathing quickly, and will randomly have bursts of energy and swim rapidly around the tank before settling down at the ...
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Can yawning be transmitted across species by pets?

I believe I may have caught multiple yawns from my dog. Is this possible? Can yawning be transmitted across species from pets? The setting could be a couch in the living room, for example.
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Why my cat loves to drink ice cold cow milk and is it safe to offer so? [duplicate]

My cat generally doesn't drink any milk. But she loves to drink ice cold cow milk. So my question is why is it so? And is it safe to offer so? Note that there is very little chance of food infection ...
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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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Protecting my kitten against rabies after fighting with feral cats

I live in Pakistan, and we own a three months old Persian breed kitten. It had aggressive interactions with other feral cats who secretly sneaked into our house. I don't think that my cat was injured ...
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What is this tufty white spot on my goldfish's head?

I noticed today that my goldfish, Thunderbolt, has a tuft of white on its head. Note: Same fish. coloration difference due to camera flash I've had the fish in a 10 gallon tank by itself for ...
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Why is the hair on my dog's back getting much lighter?

I have a doberman and he has a number of issues. My parents refuse to take him to the vet but I think it's something serious. Here are the symptoms. Hair on his back has become much lighter. He has ...
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How long do viruses live in aquariums?

I had a dwarf gourami in my tank for several weeks and it was healthy, as were the rest of my fish, including regular gouramis. I decided to add another dwarf gourami. I purchased another one from ...
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Neon tetra with cotton mouth

Update: mass seems to be turning a greyish colour and I also managed to get my own photos: Quite a while ago I noticed a white mass on one of my neon’s mouths; he's now been given a name since he has ...
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My cat vomited and pooped in the house?

My cat pooped on my bed last night and a few days ago my sister noticed he vomited on the floor. He's a little over a year and usually goes out in the garden to poop. We haven't changed the kind of ...
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Can rabbits suffer from thyroid problems?

My rabbit is 5 years old and losing weight rapidly despite eating significantly. He's lost a quarter of his body weight in the last month; 2.01kg when healthy and 1.45kg this morning. He had a ...
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Why is my German Shephard scratching their mouth and ear?

My German Shepard is scratching upper part of the mouth and inside the left-ear recently. I want to know what would be the reason for this?
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Is it safe to kiss my cat on lips? [duplicate]

I have an indoor cat. She is never allowed outside. She has been given every possible vaccination. She gets regular bath with cat soap. And she gets to eat only hygienic cat food. So is it safe to ...
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Does this fish have body rot?

I went petco the other day and I noticed this Betta fish with a red and white patch on its head. It almost looks like the scales have been scraped off. I feel like he has body rot but I'm not sure, I'...
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Dog with chf breathing over 120 bpm while resting

Wondering if I should bring my dog to the vet tonight and say goodbye. She was taken to the vet earlier today due to shortness of breath (and diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)) but it was ...
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Has anyone had success treating an older dragon's MBD

I wanted to see if there is any experience in treating an older dragon with MBD. We just got him a week ago from a friend of a friend who couldn't take care of him anymore. His eyesight doesn't ...
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Was the vet right about euthanizing a kitten with Calicivirus?

I had been feeding a feral kitten for some time. A few days ago, I saw what looked like a gash next to its mouth, which darkened and didn't look like it was getting better a couple of days later. In ...
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Can exposure to cat herpes change a cat's behavior and personality?

We have 2 cats, aptly named "Fatty" and "Tiny". "Fatty" is a 6 year old house cat that hasn't seen the outside world in years. "Tiny" is a cat we rescued about 45 days ago and she's roughly 2.5 ...
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Will Myiasis cause death?

I have a crossbreed dog of Lhasa and Pomeranian. He was a very friendly dog. He had a wound nearby and we applied medicines, but somehow maggot infection occurred. Now he is quite angry and he cannot ...
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Lump on Goldfish

Several months ago my red cap oranda developed a lump on his side. It resembled an acne nodule. The lump was beneath his scales and didn't seem to cause him any trouble. He had some mild red streaking ...
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My 12 week old puppy has had two focal seizures already. Should I return him to the breeder?

I bought a Shiloh Shepherd puppy from a reputable breeder, and brought him home on May 18th at 8 weeks, 4 days of age. Eight days ago, during the evening while he was laying down, he had a focal ...
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Fatal cotton like fungus on goldfish spreading to other?

I've had a black moore goldfish for 5 years. I just recently brought him with me to a new city and he's temporarily in a five gallon aquarium. Originally he was in a 30 gallon aquarium with other fish ...
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Extremely sick German shepherd puppies. NEED URGENT HELP!

My puppies have been extremely sick for the past week or so and as of yet they are deteriorating. Their symptoms currently are: - Vomiting upon eating anything more than 10ml, so cannot retain food. - ...
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Testing for external factors contributing to a cat's loss, keeping other cat safe

Very long story, as short as possible (intro first, questions at bottom): Two cats. In mid-February cat C (female, indoor, 3 yr, spayed), presented with: Thick, excessive drooling. Mild appetite ...