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

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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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Could my dog get infected with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and suffer from COVID-19?

I have heard, that dogs too could get the actual coronavirus. Is this real?
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Cat has wound above eye and on head

I am very worried because my British short hair cat has this wound at the eye and yesterday when I see it didn't have blood or anything, just the scalp. But when at night I checked, it had blood and ...
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Cat with kidney disease

My cat Jack, aged 11, had skin condition about April 1st. Mange was diagnosed and treated over three week period. It seemed fine and then he fell ill again. Vet thought it was respiratory infection ...
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My betta is sinking, and we've tried everything. Looking for non-generic/mind-blowing advice

I have had this betta for about two years now, since he was a baby. A couple of months ago he started having trouble swimming. He would swim upwards, but could not stay there - instead, he would sink ...
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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 2 month old puppy bit me. He hasn't gotten any vaccines yet, is it dangerous?

I was carrying him and talking to him and he suddenly bit me in my face. My 2 month old puppy hasn't gotten any vaccines yet. He just turned two months old last Saturday. Is it dangerous? Thanks. My ...
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Regarding being bitten by about 2 month old puppy and risk of rabies

While trying to feed a stray puppy in my neighbourhood, I got a needle point pierce from his tooth on my thumb, with some blood also. Immediately I rushed to the doctor and got myself anti-rabies ...
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How to treat a 20 year old cat with pancreatitis?

The vet said my 20 year old cat has pancreatitis and possibly parasites. Would you give her an antibiotic? How would you treat her? ALT. (sgpt). 112 BUN. 51 Precision psl. 42 Lymphocytes. 954 ...
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German Shepherd with horrible smelling oral tumor

Our German Shepherd has had this growing tumor for a year and half. It has grown so big and has destroyed her teeth and the inside of her mouth. The tumor smells SO BAD we don’t know what to do. ...
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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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Indian Tortoise all puffy

We have two baby tortoise (twins - from the same egg). Recently we went on holiday for Christmas and left both Elmo and Leon at a pet boarding (which had good reviews). When we came back yesterday ...
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What disease causes a dog to lose their vision seemingly over night?

Her eyes are cloudy and I would have seen that, long before now. We're each other's emotional support buddies. It wasn't till her vision was gone, that I noticed any changes in her eyes. First, ...
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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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Spots on cat's nose

I have recently noticed several spots on my black cat's nose. At first I thought they were just dust spots, but they don't wipe off and have a slightly raised texture. He seems to have developed a few ...
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Senior dog feeling down and shaking

My dog is a female chihuahua, around over 10 years old (I found her on the street and don't know exact age). For the past 4 weeks, she progressively started to shake a little as if she was cold, but ...
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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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How is FIP fatal? Why can't we just address the symptoms?

How is Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) fatal (wet form)? If we drain the abdomen regularly (say catheter), and we inject him with a saline/protein solution daily, give antibiotics as necessary... ...
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How do I know if I should put my betta fish, with swim bladder disease, down?

I just got my betta fish a little over a month ago. When I first brought him home he was floating on his side at the top of his cup. At the time I didn’t realize that was a symptom of swim bladder ...
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When can my newborn human baby hug my cat?

My human baby is vaccinated. He is 2 months old. I think he got 2 vaccines already. I have a tabby cat. She sometimes goes outside, but eats inside. I am not sure how clean she is. Not too dirty. Can ...
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What's with these cats' eyes?

They are siblings. Their mother has good eyes. It seems that the eyes of the other two siblings are OK; but with these two, something is wrong.
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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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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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Goldfish with intermittent swim bladder problems

I have an 11 year old common goldfish and he has recently been having some swimming issues-but only in deep water after a few hours. He is fine in shallow water and he can swim fine for about 8-9 ...
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How to cure my 8 week old kitten's orange diarrhea? [duplicate]

4 days ago I adopted a little kitten who looked really sick and didn't eat for days. She seems 8 weeks old and doesn't have a mother. When I fed her hours later, she started leaking yellow diarrhea ...
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How to save a kitten that has its stomach getting bigger and bigger due to feces?

We took the kitten to the vet, the vet said it had lots of feces in the stomach and unable to excrete properly due to the curvature of the spine. It was given laxatives and pain killers, but after a ...
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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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How do you know if your horse/s have mange? How do you treat it?

My horses have been getting itchy legs, some are missing hair on their faces and chests. This is not improving with the usual treatments of insect repellants, for flies. There's a lot of ticks on ...
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How much protein should be fed to cats with kidney disease?

I'm interested in cats suffering from kidney disease. There is a fair amount of research about nutritional management. Some people talk about reducing protein intake, others suggest increasing high-...
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Can Whiskas cause kidney disease?

I heard a local veterinarian to say that Whiskas can cause kidney disease. I tried to research that claim, but so far I haven't been able to find academic articles dealing with this issue, even ...
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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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Dog with congestive heart failure, breathing over 120 bpm while resting

I'm 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 was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), but ...
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Can domestic rabbits carry diseases if left outdoors for too long then brought in?

I have a domestic rabbit that we have raised - we have a large, gated backyard. He has since lived in the backyard for months, somewhat free. We feed him daily. He has become hard to catch. I bathed ...
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White marks on my Pearl Gourami turn into blisters/tumors before they die

Update: Fish with white patches on his side. Patches start small but grown slowly, over months. Finally, they appear like a mass, then ulcerate. The fish does not appear sick now, but will be sick ...
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Is it true that canine distemper has no cure?

My dog were very sick the past weeks, he was diagnosed with canine distemper, now he seems to be good, I mean that he is acting as usual, he's happy, playing with us and eating, but he still have ...
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My goldfish's entire wen is gone, please help me!

So 2 days ago we cleaned the tank, all fish were fine. It took 24 hours for the water to clear up and all the fish were still fine, but I noticed a piece of fish poop stuck to the head of my baby ...
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Goldfish swim bladder disease? Please help

Hi all. Apologies in advance for the long post. Looking for any help I can get please. I cleaned my goldfish tank last night and went to bed early, this morning when I went to feed him I found he is ...
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What, exactly, is “ich”?

I've started seeing tiny white spots appear on one of my fish. After asking a friend, he told me it was something called "ich". What is ich and how do I get rid of it?
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My cat has a wormy eye discharge

I have 2 cats in my house, both Ragdolls, age 6-7 months each. The older one of the two has recurring eye discharge which you can see in the images: https://imgur.com/a/NjC5CTF . Video: https://...
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How does RHD/RHD2 transmit from rabbit to rabbit?

There aren't many infections which would be more evil than RHD and RHD2 for rabbits. How can they spread?
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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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White patches/spots on my betta

There are white patch/spot-like marks on my betta fish's gill and body, which were not there when I bought him from the store. He is his usual active self and is eating properly. The spots seemed to ...
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Extreme dryness, dandruff, blisters on skin since past 6 months

My dog has very dry blisters on his skin. I have tried going to multiple vets, but that has not changed much. I mostly feed him home cooked food, mostly veggies and sometimes packaged food (once a ...
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Can unscented baby wipes be used instead of pet wipes to disinfect my dog?

NOTE: This is a follow-up of and related to my previous question — How to clean (disinfect) my dog everyday after walk? Baby wipes are used to dry bathe babies, a good way to bathe them without ...
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Giving Azodyl to my cat

My cat has renal failure and one of the meds I need to give her is Azodyl. I tried giving her the whole pill and it pissed her off and made her hesitant to come around me. She is 18 years old and I ...
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My cat has been diagnosed with 4th stage of chronic renal failure. Is the saline infusion worth it?

My cat is 10 years old and he has been diagnosed with chronic renal failure. I feel so bad for not noticing until the last minute. He was supposed to stay at the hospital for a week and have the ...
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Should dogs eat out of raised or non-raised bowls?

I recently had a dog that we had to put to sleep because of his stomach flipping (on peteducation.com you could learn more about this subject). I have been reading into many different causes and ...
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Goldfish unresponsive, what should I do?

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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Dog threw up white foam

My dog threw up white foam. She has thrown up this white foam before so this isn't the first time, but it doesn't happen often. I assume she sometimes swallows parts of her toys because she tears ...