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Questions tagged [eating]

The "act" of a pet consuming or chewing on something, whether the action is appropriate or not (pica).

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Is it possible to break a cat's habit to swallow treats whole?

We have a 6 year old cat to which we have tried, since he was little, to give treats but he ends up always swallowing them whole and throwing up a while later. We have tried different brands and ...
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My cat vomited a big piece of plastic

I am very anxious about my cats health especially because one of them died last week and there was not much I could do to save him, he wouldn't eat or drink, he'd threw up when we gave him food ...
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How long does it take for a worm to die after a toad eats it?

Recently got a pet toad, and I am wondering at what point after feeding meal worms do the worms die? I noticed that they are definitely still squirmy when in his mouth and he swallows them whole. ...
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Is this DIY doggy bath wipe safe?

My friend babysat my 6 month old bulldog puppy and used a DIY dog bath wipes. The recipe was 2 to 3 cups of water, 1 tablespoon of "my pet's friend" oatmeal enhanced deodorizing shampoo, 1/4 cup ...
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Pet not eating and lost weight [duplicate]

My cat just recently moved from being an out-door cat and living in a house to being an in-door cat in a apartment, he hasn't been eating from what I've seen although he does drink water. He hides all ...
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My Cat is Rejecting His Food [duplicate]

I recently decided to switch my cat food due to the manufacturer halting it's production. My cat was hooked on the brand and was the only food that he licked clean in his bowl. I have tried many ...
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Caterpillar has stopped eating - what can be done?

I need some help with my caterpillar. I have two young caterpillars which hatched a while ago and I have one big one that doesn’t want to eat. He/she stopped eating 5-6 days ago which I know because ...
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What does it mean if my 5 year old cat isn't eating and has changed behavior?

My cat is usually really social. Is all over you at night meowing and wanting attention. For the past few days, he spent the nights sleeping under the bench at the foot of the bed and doesn't come out,...
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My Cat Loves Human Food

I have an issue with my cat where he likes to eat human food. I give him plenty of food between him and my other cat. But he still tries to take food off of plates, and he'll even get on the counter ...
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How to keep my dog from eating really fast? [duplicate]

My black lab has a problem: he eats way too fast, thus making it so that he doesn't swallow and what comes afterward from his mouth isn't any better. He is a year and about 8 months old. Any idea ...
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Why doesn't my kitten hunt like others?

My kitten doesn't hunt at all. It just keeps lying lazily in the carton box and when it feels hungry, it meows and we feed her. Even when insects or rats go in front of it, she just looks at them and ...
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My cat is not eating, will he starve to death?

I have older cat that is suffering from chronic renal failure. He is refusing to eat and growing thin and weak. Will he just starve to death? Is that the way a cat with this illness dies?
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Why does my cat prefer eating on the carpet?

I have wooden flooring in my kitchen with a small carpet, which does not cover the entire room. I put my cat's bowls on the wooden flooring and most of the time he carries his food to the carpet and ...
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How dangerous are lemons for a cat?

My 6 month old cat licked at a lemon slice but is behaving normally. I've read on multiple websites that lemon is poisonous to cats (and dogs). However there are also some people that recommend to ...
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How can I encourage my cat to eat after treated megacolon?

My cat had megacolon for 3-4 days. He was apathetic, did not eat, and when he eventually ate, he vomited. Two days ago the vet used enema that helped to empty the colon through fecal vomiting. The ...
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Why my cat uses paws to bring food from plate to floor and then eats it from floor?

My cat doesn't like to eat from plate. She rather likes to eat from floor. In case of large food such as a piece of fish she will kick the food on plate a few times. Then she grabs the piece with ...
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Cat has bad tooth and won't eat but vet won't remove tooth if she isn't eating

My cat has a very bad rotten mouth with an abscess. We noticed about 5 days ago when she stopped eating, and so we took her to the vet twice. She got a shot of antibiotics and painkillers that we give ...
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Will hedgehogs break and eat hen's eggs?

I've seen a hedgehog milling about during the day. It is November, the temperature has recently gone below freezing at night, and the hedgehog looked pretty small, say the size of a large potato. ...
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How to stop my cat from scavenging, eating carpet, placemat, cord, etc

Recently I adopted a female cat, a little over a year and two months old, as a companion for my male cat. The introduction was smooth and they got along very quickly. However, this new cat would ...
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Food anxiety in former stray cat?

We adopted a stray cat a little over two weeks ago; she’s about a year old. She's a total house cat, but she was very skinny when rescued so we have no idea how long she spent in the streets. Now that ...
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Cat suckling sister

My cat has started to lick and suckle his sister, he does this on the side of her. She doesn't seem to mind, but when she has had enough she walks away. This has only just started to happen, her fur ...
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Cost of keeping a dog vs cat [closed]

What will be the average food cost (per month) for having a dog vs cat? How much will vet cost (average) (per year) for a dog vs cat?
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Social component to grass eating

I am aware that pretty much all dogs eat grass. Some say they puke from it, while mine eats it to soothe her belly when she feels sick. It actually prevents her from puking. My dog will eat pieces of ...
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How can I safely induce vomiting in a dog?

This answer says that salt is considered poisonous to dogs. Additionally, the site linked in that answer states: The use of salt to induce vomiting in dogs and cats is no longer the standard of ...
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How can I feed this hedgehog?

I found a baby hedgehog two days ago. He was very friendly and I have played with him. This morning I have found him in a bad condition half bent around / curled up. Can anybody tell me how can I ...
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Why do my cats eat food that is not part of their natural palate?

I have noticed that most of our cats enjoy trying to get into the groceries. Particularly bread and are very curious about other foods that are not a part of their natural eating diet. I do my best ...
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Odd poop, clear jelly like, with fresh blood and eating grass

My dog went out and ate a bunch of grass then immediately came in the house and pooped the undirected grass. It was encased in a clear jelly like substance with fresh blood mixed in. Earlier in the ...
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How do I get my cat to stop waking me up at 5:45am?

I have a small 8lb female cat whom, in a day, I feed a third of a cup dry food and a can of simple nourish wet food. I split this into a morning and evening meal but the cat meows incessantly for its ...
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Kitten can't eat dry kibble

He's a 1 month old kitten. We used to feed him canned tuna and chicken. Yes, I know that isn't enough for him. Today we bought some dry kibble made for kittens, and put it in a bowl. He seems ...
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New cat only licks sauce / gravy from wet food and ignores the chunks, but eats dry food without issues

My girlfriend and I adopted a shelter cat, unknown age, but we were told she was rather old (10 to 17 years?). Was very shy in the beginning and hid under the bed or in my wardrobe. But purred when ...
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How do I get my dog to stop eating, literally, everything? [duplicate]

I have a pure-bred Catahoula dog. He is 80lbs and just turned 1yr old. I can't give him bedding because he eats it. He literally eats everything his bedding (he pooped out the bedding all over the ...
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My chartreux stopped eating canned food - Normal?

My 16 year old chartreux mix recently stopped eating his canned (wet) food. I've always given him 100-200 grams each day and always had a bowl of dry food ready for him. Recently, he stopped eating ...
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My dog eats dirt from weird places then throws up

Recently my female dog gave birth to a pup which is about one and half to two months old by now. Every morning I take him on a walk near the neighborhood to get him acquainted with smells. However my ...
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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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Why do my pets eat at the same time I eat?

I recently noticed that my pets (indoor rabbit and a parakeet) almost always eat at the moment I start eating my breakfast or dinner. I was wondering, is there a reason for this?
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Why my zebra danios are not eating frozen shrimp?

I have ten small zebra danios, I feed them everyday with regular fish pellets I bought from the local pet store. Yesterday, I got some frozen shrimps for them to eat and I crushed the shrimps into ...
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My dog eats everything that isn't food

I've read other posts here on the topic of unwanted chewing behavior. How can I stop my dog from chewing on everything. How can I train my dog to stop eating everything? my dogs eats sandals and ...
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Do cats need to eat grass?

I've read some questions here asking if cats can eat grass. Based on those, I gather that the purpose of eating grass is so kitty can get rid of hairballs or other indigestible "stuff" in their ...
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What types of grass do cats eat?

I have a cat who loves to eat wheat grass. The only issue is that wheat grass dies about 2-3 weeks after germination. So I have been planting them from wheat berries every 4-5 days so that he gets a ...
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New cats: Female intimidating/bullying her brother

My Wife and I recently (two and a half weeks ago) adopted two cats, a brother and sister around 7 years old, from our local shelter. On the first day, the brother was more confident, but then became ...
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Why does my cat eat plants?

I have caught my cat a couple of times chewing on household plants. Most of the plants now have chewed leaves. I have seen him do it outside but I suspect he might. Why does my cat chew on plant ...
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How To Train a Cat 3 Questions?

He meows at me, as soon as I get out of bed, for food. I used to feed him in the morning, but then started to feed him at dinner and he meows throughout the day anytime we go into the dinning room or ...
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New puppy devours food impossibly quick

I rescued a puppy from a local rescue organization recently. The puppy is about 5-8 months old and is a German sheppard doberman mix. I feed him roughly 3 cups of dog food a day broken into 3 meals (...
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Husky refuses to eat dry biscuits unless it's something else like canned meat for dogs

I have 2 female huskies, 1 of them usually loves their food, once it's put down, it's gone in seconds. Last few weeks, we have had trouble with her (the one that loves her food) not eating. We ...
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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, now 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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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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My beagle eats all of her toys!

I have a beagle that is a year and a half that chews and eats all of her toys! I even got her one of the toys that is supposed to be indestructible and she chewed the edges of it to eat the thread! I ...
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Pet's behavior - Asking for food or thanking for food?

We have quite a few kittens at our place and any time any neighbor pets come my parents give them food. There are 2 dogs which we neighbor owns and those two dogs are like the street guards and bark ...
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My cat has been eating about half of what he should

My 15-year-old, indoor cat has been losing weight over a 6-month period and the vet is offering suggestions - but so far nothing is working. Here is his history: - he used to have 3 fixed meals when ...
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is redwood decorative bark mulch stained black bad for dogs?

So, we want to add medium size redwood bark pieces (mulch) around our yard at the flower beds. We have a 3mo. old German Shepherd pup. Landscaper suggested black, but we are concerned that this is ...