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

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How clean are pets?

I am troubled and afraid of pets because of hygiene reasons but almost everyone is telling me I should not consider hygiene as a reason to avoid them and be appalled. I am a person that loves hygiene....
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Why is my dog very weak and having difficulty to move?

My dog has been with us for 14 years. He's not a pure breed but probably around 3 feet long. I woke him up yesterday to give him some food. And he could not stand up properly to eat the food. He ...
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Senior dog constant ear scratching? [duplicate]

I have a senior citizen doggie that keeps scratching her ears. I assume she has an ear infection. I haven’t taken her to a vet because she’s very old and has a hard time moving around. She also doesn’...
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Is my fish suffering from fin rot or is this just a sign of wear and tear?

I've had this goldfish for around 2 years now, and have no problems with it at all. I changed it over to a bigger tank (22 Litre) around 3/4 months ago, and until now have had no issues. The tank has ...
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Parasitic worm from dog?

Last evening I found two small white worms crawling frantically across my white comforter on my bed attempting to burrow into it.. this after my roommate’s dog slept on my bed leaving copious amounts ...
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Why is there brown stuff in my dog's ear?

I don't know when this happened. Just a moment ago my dog started to scratch his ears kind a rough,I though it was weird so I check his ears and I see this. What happened here ? I'm really worried ...
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What is the average age of carcinoma onset in shi tzu breed?

What is the average age of carcinoma onset in shi tzu breed? I've tried googling a bit and couldn't find an answer for the intersection of the breed and this type of cancer. Asking to understand if ...
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Betta fish with black dots on his body after vacation [duplicate]

Hello, I’ve just gotten back home after being gone for a month and I noticed that my Betta has black spots on his body, not his fins and I searched it up but I couldn’t find anything about it. When I ...
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Is this fin rot or just him tearing or biting himself

I’m not sure what happened to his Finns and I need help to find out exactly what the issue is and ways I can help treat him. He lives in a 2 gallon filtered and heated tank with gravel and fake plants....
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Help with kidney failure in dogs/not eating

My chi (10yrs) developed kidney failure, and Dr's said he is a miracle because I've been keeping him alive for 3 yrs. I give sub q IV lactated ringers 3xwk, give Phosphorous reducing med, and make ...
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How can I help my sick leopard gecko?

Two years ago my brother got a pet leopard gecko. We still don't know it's gender but I will say him. For two years he was fine and looked healthy had a fat tail and ate fine. The only problem was ...
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Dirty cat ears, is it mites?

I have a kitten. When I got him, he had a lot of black wax in his ears, it looked like mites. We went to vet, and he just cleaned his ears with cotton soaked in something and said that it wasn't mites,...
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What is this lump on my goldfishes head?

I just noticed today that my goldfish has a lump on his head that is white around the edge with a red centre. He is eating and behaving normally. He is nine years old and has never had any other ...
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Goldfish laying at an arch- what should I do? [duplicate]

I have one common goldfish in a 20 gallon tank with a filter and heater. She has been sitting in this arch position for about 4 hours with little to no improvement (couple of little energy bursts). I ...
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Goldfish unresponsive, what should I do?

so I have a common goldfish that lives in a 20 gallon tank by herself with a filter and heater. Recently she has been showing signs of swim bladder disease because she wouldn’t swim properly. After ...
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Cat has watery eye

My cat has been sneezing for the last week at least once a day, but I have thought nothing of it. Today I can home and one of his eyes looks more watery than usual and the corner of his eye looks a ...
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Does my cat have ringworm?

Tobby is a playful cat, and while he was trying to reach his ball under the bed he got some scratches on his forehead. This happened around 2 weeks ago, and shortly after I noticed few rashes around ...
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I got bitten by an almost 1 month puppy [duplicate]

I got bitten, on my nose, by an almost 1 month old puppy. I had a scratch. I bled for sometime and then stopped. I had applied alcohol to the spot. I don't know whether the puppy has rabies or not. ...
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What is this on my dogs face?

Any idea what that is on her face? Should I be concerned that it might be something serious? I added another picture. I hope it helps.
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What could be this on gum of boxer?

Yesterday I notice my 5 years old boxer had something weird on his gum (right hand side of his mouth). At the top of this weird piece of extra gum has many little red dots. My boxer does not complain ...
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White patches/spots on my betta

There are white patch/spot like marks on my betta fish's gill and body, which was not there when I bought him from the store. He is his usual active self and eating properly. The spots seemed to have ...
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Turtle has red blood bubble in his tail

My turtle is suffering from same cause which is red blood bubble in his tail which is sacred me thereof. I am living in India where there is no vet facility so please advise me about home remedies ...
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Is it safe to add medication in a fish tank if there is no sick* fishes? [duplicate]

My water conditions aren't the best, yet, my fishes are doing their best so far. I want to put a fungus and fin rot remedy in the fish tank but none of them have it (at least I don't think so). Two-...
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My koi has an odd scale that my be infected but I can't tell??? How do I fix it?

I saw it this morning and started researching because I am dealing with an ich outbreak due to recent overcrowding. It hasn't changed or gotten worse but I don't know if it's infected or a disease. If ...
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Notices these bumps on my dog. Not sure what it is? [closed]

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 ...