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

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What causes a Norman's lampeye to lose the ability to move it's tail fin?

I have an aquarium with eight Norman's lampeyes (unfortunately 5 male, 3 female) and some other fish. Last Sunday I discovered that one of the Norman's lampeyes wasn't doing so well. She was nearly ...
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Goldfish skin around the intestine area is gone and stomach looks to be caved in

This is my first time posting so I’m sorry if I made any mistakes with my post. I think I’m going to lose one of my goldfish. About 2-3 weeks ago both of my goldfish (I only have 2) developed ammonia ...
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My male platy is clamping, is he sick?

I got this platy when I first got my tank. He used to swim around a lot, at the top, in the middle, and low close to the substrate, fins open, chasing the two female platies. He still feeds and if I ...
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Cats eat wild rabbits: Disease risk?

My cats catch and eat wild rabbits (Ontario, Canada). Normally the rabbits are juvenile. I remember hearing that rabbits can have diseases that’s are harmful if eaten by humans (presumably even when ...
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How progressive is Catarrhal Stomatitis?

My friend plans to adopt a stray kitten. The kitten is 6 months old, very well behaving and apparently he has catarrhal stomatitis. Apparently, as this post suggests, the best way to deal with this ...
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Cat struggling to walk, but has no leg or spine issues

My cat recently began to struggle to walk. It looked like his back legs were hurting quite a bit and he would not walk to the food/water or the cat box. If I brought him there he would eat/drink a ...
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My bunny is making a new noise I’ve never heard before and I was wondering if anyone has ever heard a similar noise from another bunny?

My 3-month old lionhead bunny has started making a new noise. She previously was ill with the snuffles, completed a course of antibiotic. She was never very ill with the snuffles just very sneezy and ...
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4-month-old cat licks a drop of honey, is there something to worry about?

So this morning I was having breakfast with bread and honey, and apparently a drop of honey fell over the table. My little kitten saw the opportunity and jump over the table and "licked" the ...
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Should I euthanize my fish?

For almost a year, my pet cichlid has been favoring laying on his right side at the bottom of the tank, but still swims around (clumsily) and eats. I do monthly water changes, I've used Pimafix and ...
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Betta fish fin rot or fin biting or fin injury?

My betta has been suffering from what I thought was fin rot for a long time, progressively getting worse. Then, all of a sudden, today he dropped two full pieces of his fins (entire pie sliver chunks ...
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Symptoms of diphtheria in cats

Diphtheria is considered to be one of the few diseases transmittable between cats/humans. This disease doesn't really exist (anymore) in most of the world, but is unfortunately prevalent (but ...
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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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My cat is afraid of me and plays aggressively

I recently adopted a 1 and a half month old 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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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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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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Can't find fish disease, Fish body Poped Up

It's sometime since my fish body poped up with color of white, and then it's tail some how more blody, i asked someone and send picture he didn't reply, so i went to store yesterday, and he replied to ...
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Cat adjustment period when starting Zonisamide

I recently started my cat, Claude, on Zonisamide for epilepsy, and I'm curious about your experiences. How long did it take for your cats to adjust to taking Zonisamide, and did you notice any ...
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What's the best way to move forward with a cat with CKD and gingivitis?

I don't know where to start this story but I have had a terrible experience with multiple vets, and even now I get conflicting information from two different vets. Two years ago, my now 11 year old ...
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Zoe, 19 months old cat, British Shorthair, refusing to eat due to digestive issues

Greetings to all members of the cats community, I am truly desperate for any help or guidance you’d be able to offer. 3 days ago my cat lost her interest in food and started vomiting and I took her to ...
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Kitten in a parvo infected litter not showing any signs. Could she be negative for infection?

I had recently rescued a cat with her 7 week old litter. Got the mom vaccinated and neutered and she has found a forever home and I have taken in the litter of three kittens. This was two weeks ago. ...
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What is wrong with my goldfish's head?

What is wrong with my goldfish's head - it's like a growth/ blood blister? I'm sure it started off white and has now gone to this. Can anyone help, please?
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My rabbit's hair looks wet and dirty and it’s getting worse

I recently bought a rabbit from pet store and it's been a week that my rabbit hair has changed. It looks like the hair around the mouth, nose and stomach is dirty and wet and it's not getting better. ...
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Feline hyperesthesia

My 8 year old cat has just been diagnosed with feline hyperesthesia. Out of the blue she began attacking her tail. She’s wearing a cone and taking 4 daily medications. Is it manageable? Or am I going ...
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What is this fish disease?

I had 4 platies and 5 danios but there are only 1 platy and 4 danios left. mysteriously, they die in the same manner, like sinking to the bottom of the tank and resting there. I was wondering if they ...
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What might cause a Celestial Pearl Danio to go off their food?

Overview One of my celestial pearl danios (CPD) has gone off their food and is skinny. Whilst it might be too late for him, I want to save the other 5 CPDs in the tank. Any ideas? Background and ...
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Fever and diarrhea in 4 month old kitten

I have a 4 month old kitten which was very active and playful. However, it seems sick as of two days ago. It's eating much less food and sleeping all the time. It has an increased body temperature, ...
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Really Red rash looking swollen nipples

My female Pitt just had puppies and she has a really bad I don't even know what it is a rash or I don't know but it's all over her stomach and nipples and her nipples are really swollen bad um I don't ...
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Will ichthyophthiriasis medicine harm my betta if he doesnt actually have ich?

A few days ago I noticed a spot on my betta's side just next to his gills. It wasn't completely white in color but definitely lighter than the rest of his body. I tested his water and there was an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Betta fish with bump on his tail

My betta has got a red lump on his tail that just appeared. I have reviewed many sites but haven't seen anything quite like it. I have had him for about 6 months and he has been very healthy. Now He ...
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What's happening to my zebra finches?

I had two young zebra finches, one female and one male, but the female started getting quite bloated and was staying more and more in a nest like thing we built for them. One day she just died in her ...
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"Unknown" Sickness of my rooster

My rooster presents some symptoms: weakness in legs, he has (I suppose) plantar pododermatitis that seems to be advanced because I notice swelling and cracks, he also shows drowsiness and no longer ...
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Male Platy clamping fins and hiding

I got 7 coral red platy for a planted ten gallon tank about two months ago. The water conditions are very good and the temperature is 76. I have 3 males and 4 females, and they have been breeding so I ...
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Medicine for Aquarium Fish wound

Any tips on how to treat the fish's wound in the linked photo, including what medication to use? Additionally, I'm new at making fish and I've only had my new fish for three days. I only became aware ...
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My kissing gourami having spots. Help!

I have 1 kissing gourami. My favorite fish in my aquarium. But few days I noticed that my kissing gourami having black spots on its scales and fins. And my kissing gourami sits at the bottom of the ...
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Genetic diseases/conditions in Golden Retrievers

I'm not talking about conditions that the Golden Retriever is prone to develop in the future like cancer, but things like hip dysplasia that if the dog is guaranteed to inherit, may make it live in ...
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What disease causes a dog to lose their vision seemingly over night?

My dog's eyes have suddenly gone cloudy, and I would have noticed that long before now. It wasn't until my dog's vision was gone that I noticed any changes in her eyes. She couldn't make it back on ...
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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 does my cat have two bald spots, and how do I get her to a vet if I cannot drive?

Due to being on computer i cannot get any pictures to add right now. a little about my cat: she is a 6-7 year old tuxedo cat and has no back teeth. She was declawed by her former owners and is ...
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