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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My sons 12 week old kitten will eat only human food

My Mother-in-law started feeding her off of her plate as soon as she was weaned and she just will NOT eat cat food. I have tried many brands of high end dry & wet but no ~ I tried tuna ~ no ~ She ...
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Why is my cat drooling and unable to eat food and clean itself?

My cat is unable to eat for the last 1 week. I don't know what the problem is, but her mouth is drooling a lot. She is also unable to clean herself. I guess there is some problem in her mouth, but ...
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What to do with my indoor-outdoor cat when we are not home?

We have a male cat, aged 1 year and 6 months roughly. He is not a complete indoor cat. He can go in and out of our house as his will. He usually spends half his time indoors and half outdoors. The ...
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What might be a typical stomach ulcer healing process and timeline?

Sadly, my cat (11 years old, male neutered) was recently diagnosed with moderate inflammation of his intestines (IBD) and a stomach ulcer. It explains his occasional vomiting over the last couple of ...
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10 year old dog stopped eating from dish

Lucylu always takes a walk before she will eat her food from her little dish...she has been doing this for 3 or more years. All of a sudden I would take her for her walk she would come in and head ...
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Why does my cat LOVE coconut oil?

Just curious if anyone understands why my cat seems to go crazy for coconut oil? Do they have different ways of perceiving taste than us? I have tasted the coconut oil and the flavor is very mild. I ...
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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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My cat is extremely picky in terms of food

I have a cat that is at an older age (we don't know her age, we only know she is older than 12 years). She always liked to eat and would eat anything you give her. The last two months this changed. ...
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Magpie robin raising

I found a baby magpie in my backyard; his parents had abandoned him because of other chicks. I tried to keep him in the nest, but everytime they pushed him out of nest and I finally brought him inside....
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My 2 years old dog doesn't want to eat, she has a serious weight loss [closed]

My 2 years old dog has serious problems recently and I can't figure out what's wrong with her. Symptoms include: Noticeable weight loss; Inactive (lays on the ground all day); Not eating at all (or ...
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My cat just drank one bowl full of water in an hour, is this normal?

Everyday my cat eats sweets with us at tea time and she likes it very much. So I decided to give her more sweets today. After that she has drunk one bowl full of water in an hour. Is this normal? It ...
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How can I prevent my plants from getting eaten too fast?

I've got a huge problem with my fish and plants. They eat them too rapidly. Put in 5 plants yesterday afternoon. Today they are half eaten already. Mostly, the sword bearers are responsible. Eaters ...
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Feeding dogs after they have been without food

My dogs ran away six days ago (June 1, 2021), and just came back today. They are skinny after being without food for probably a good portion of that time. I have heard that after humans haven't eaten ...
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Large dog lays down when eating. Should I feed in an elevated bowl and which is riskier for bloat?

So I have a German Shepherd/Doberman mix. Big dog that weighs about 85 pounds (around 40 kg). Not fat but large and energetic (vets says for his size he is good). He has been eating laying down since ...
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New kitten not eating, threw up twice

Just got 2 new kittens, and this is the first time I've had cats. One of the kittens isn't eating much and threw up twice (mostly spit than anything). Her poo was also a bit runny, but her brother ...
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How much will a full grown English mastiff eat?

I am looking to get my favorite breed of dog: Mastiff. But I can't spend much on dog food. How much should I expect a mastiff to eat per day once it's full grown?
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Cat won't drink water, only gravy from wet food; can I prepare the gravy myself?

My cat eats Royal Canin gastrointestinal wet food from the vet. She has constipation issues with her dry food (science diet sensitive stomach), so I took it away completely ($700 vet bill from ...
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Cat is eating and drinking but hasn't gone to the bathroom since I got him a different kind of litter yesterday

My cat is normal overall, but usually I get up in the morning and there's something to clean. There was nothing. Yesterday I got him a new litter box with new silica litter. Up until this point, he ...
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Why did my cat eat a bee, and then puke afterwards?

A couple weeks back, one of my cats, Odin, ate a bee. A lot was going on at that moment, I was getting ready for a new couch, and a friend was over. Then, while we were switching the couches, Odin ...
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Need tips for my friend's sick lab [closed]

My best friend's lab is sick. She is vomiting, will not sleep, nor eat. I am really worried! She was just recently pregnant with 4 pups. Please help!
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My goldfish started growing a flower-like thing on his head and it is now disturbing it during eating

My pet goldfish, Mentos, has a flower-like structure growing on his head. At first, we didn't take it as a big issue. Now, it started concerning us and the fish itself because it blocks him from ...
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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 I ...
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Should I be concerned if my dog swallowed a battery?

My dog may have swallowed the battery off his invisible fence collar. How concerned should I be? The battery is the flat, round type that is roughly the size of a quarter (button cell). Update: the ...
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My leopard gecko is sick [duplicate]

My leopard gecko got moved to a new cage a month ago. In the last two weeks he has refused to eat anything. He is out of hiding and walking throughout his cage. His tank is around 84°F (29°C) on the ...
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My dog ​doesn't want to eat in the morning

She is very underweight, so the vet told me that she had to eat dog food all day. However, she only eats in the afternoon, regardless of whether it is human food. Never, but never, eats in the morning....
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Goldfish stopped eating after moving to a new tank, how to help them eat again?

I used to have a very small fish tank (can be seen in this older question), and finally upgraded it to much bigger tank, moving the fish into it. In the old, small tank, the fish used to hover a lot, ...
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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 ...
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Cat suddenly started vomiting food

A few days ago, one of my cats (5 months old) started vomiting her food and stomach liquids. She seems to mainly vomit during the night. Two days ago, I brought her to the vet. They did an x-ray, but ...
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My koi fish ate a piece of gum

I have a koi fish pond with about 14 to 15 inch (around 37 cm) koi. The neighborhood kid threw a piece of gum in the pond and one of my koi ate it; how harmful is this?
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Pet rat's companion died and was cannibalized, she is now alone

About 4 months ago I bought two young-ish female rats, Star and Blaze. The store said they were the same litter, but their coloring and size as they grew leads me to believe that may not have been the ...
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My turtle won't eat

Why won't my turtle (a spiny turtle), that I've just recently bought, eat? It's been 1 week and the turtle still hasn't eat. The turtle is 12 inch (30 cm) long (I reckon she is quite old). I've tried ...
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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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My cat ate a balloon [duplicate]

My cat ate a noodle balloon this morning when me and my dad were making breakfast. When we saw the balloon, we tried to pull it out but she swallowed it moments before my dad was able to take it out ...
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Devastated and Lost Due to My Cat Not Wanting to Eat

Hi all fellow pet lovers, I am trying to find some courage on here. I have a 1.5 years male cat. Found him outside and decided to take him in and we formed a great bond. He acts more like a dog. Last ...
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Can a 4yo cat be taught not to binge eat?

This is a 4 something year old Siamese cat. It is used to being fed precise meals. I would love to train it to eat only as much as it needs. Currently, it eats everything in the bow, possibly vomiting....
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Why does my cat like licking tape so much?

One of my cats (3 y.o. female Bengal, spayed) absolutely loooves the taste of the sticky side of tape - especially packing tape (or at least, that's what's usually available) but I've also caught her ...
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My friend's cat stopped eating

My friend's cat's birthday is April 21st, 2020. She’s drooling, not eating, growling at her food and losing weight. At first the vet said she has a respiratory infection, fever and ulcers in her ...
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My dog ate a cricket, is that bad?

My dog is a cross between labrador and retriever and I estimate he weighs around 40 kgs and he's 1 year and 9 months old. My dog loves chasing crickets, especially because they jump, and in end, he ...
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Is there a safe dose of vitamin D to give a cat?

I know that too much vitamin D (fat soluble) can cause toxicity in cats, but how much is too much? The reason I asked this is - When I open my vitamin D bottle, because I take it, my kitty goes "...
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My praying mantis pet is not eating and has 2 black lines on it's abdomen

There are 2 new black lines on my mantis's abdomen, which seems to be contracting. Almost like it's squeezing it. What is it? I don't think it used to have that. Secondly, it's also not eating, and ...
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My cat is hiding and won't move

My cat, Max, has been hiding under my grandma's steps since the 27th of September. We had to drop off all of my cats at my grandma's temporarily, so we can move into another house. We didn't want them ...
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How do I teach my dog that certain behaviours are off limits when I can't enforce it?

I have two dogs (~2 years old) which have lived with me in my apartment since they were 3 months old. There are certain boundaries that I want to teach them (no putting the paws on tables, no eating ...
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Toy suggestion for dog that tears apart fabric/rope toys

I have a Rhodesian ridgeback/boxer mix and he loves to tear apart toys. He'll hold the toy in his paws and rip them apart using his front teeth. However, I don't want him eating stuff like rope ...
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Should I be concerned that my puppy is chewing on fallen leaves?

I have two 13 week old puppies who have a playpen that is partially shaded by a star magnolia tree. Winter is coming and the tree is starting to lose its leaves. I sometimes see the puppies chewing on ...
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Can a cat cut its tongue on an open food can's edge?

It would be really convenient and save money, to let my cat "Mucca" clean her wet cat food cans with her tongue - but I'm afraid she might [at least eventually] cut her tongue on the edge of ...
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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, ...
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Is it safe to feed mosquito larvae to my fish?

A long time ago, I had a small fish that would not eat any fish flakes/pellets, So I tried my luck with mosquito larvae from outside. It ate those just fine, and after a while, I was able to transfer ...
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Is it normal for cats to periodically vomit dry food?

I have two 1 year-old cats that are brothers. For a while now, they have been occasionally vomiting up dry food. Each cat will vomit maybe 2-3 times a month, and I haven't been able to figure out a ...
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One of my baby chicks looks like it is going to die...what should I do?

I have 10 chicks. They are all hens. But one of them is weak and is always sleeping under the food and doesn't eat like the others. What should I do? I would hate to see her die so soon... Please help!...
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Dog not eating unless accompanied

My 4 years old male Welsh Corgi has had this problem where he very often does not eat unless accompanied. We keep him in the backyard, and as soon as I leave him and close the glass door, he ceases ...