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 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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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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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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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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Indian flapshell turtle not eating

I have a baby Indian flapshell turtle (Lissemys punctata), around 4-5 months old. I have observed that it has not been consuming its food for the last few days. It is playing fine inside water and ...
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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. 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 his ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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My dog is pulling her fur out and eating it

She is a 13 year old Labrador and I have I just started to notice this problem. It does not seem to be too bad, but it makes me worry about her. I am dog sitting for a family member so I cannot take ...
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Are peas a complete food and nutrition source for squabs?

I've been mulling on this thought for a while, but as of last night, I have two three-week-old squabs to feed and I figure I probably need to find the answer. So far, I have been feeding them ...
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Can I teach my cat not to eat her treats whole?

I'm sure I should have asked this sooner, as this was something our cat was doing for months, although we didn't pay attention to this until vomit started to appear in our house. Long story short, we ...
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Why does my cat eat inedible things, how can I stop it, and what are the medical side-effects?

My cat has a bad and frequent habit of eating (or trying to eat) inedible items. Specifically, she tends to eat plastic trash bags, cardboard, and paper, though she is especially prone to eating the ...
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How can I tell if my cat is bullying her sister and what can I do to combat the problem?

I have two cats from the same litter that I adopted when they were around 12 weeks old. They are going to be a year old in two days, and as of recently I have been wondering if there's something wrong....
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My dog's not eat eating or drinking

We got a pet put down 4 weeks ago, and since then my 8 year old, Shaffy, won't eat or drink unless I feed her. She won't go on a walk. She stares at the walls, gets stuck in corners and cries a lot ...
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How to get my cat to eat a tablet? [duplicate]

It's been recommended that I add a probiotic to my cat's diet to improve her digestive help - the dose is a quarter tablet twice a day. How do people convince their cats to take their meds? I was ...
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How do I stop my mini schauzer from eating non food items while on walks? [duplicate]

My mini schnauzer (10 months old) literally tries to eat everything when we are out on a walk. We've removed bottle caps, napkins, wood chunks,stones, you name it!!!! I've tried many things to stop ...
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How do I train my dog to stop chewing everything that fits into his mouth? [duplicate]

My 10 month old chiweenie eats everything, quite literally everything. He eats shoes socks underwear plastic foam pens/pencils Kleenexes paperclips carpet you name it and he will try to eat it. He ...
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How can we calm our dog after eating?

Background Our dog is a Pitbull/Husky mix. We got him from the kennel where he spent about 7 years of his life (got adopted twice but returned to the kennel a few weeks after), he's been with us for ...
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Dog was starving himself

One of our three Italian Greyhounds liked to play with his food. About 4 weeks ago we sometimes used to throw some food around for him until we realized he would wait for us to throw him his food and ...
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Cats eat each other's food (and dog's food), makes it hard to keep track of when they eat

I have two cats; Rosie (female, 7 years old), and Pepe (male, 3 years old). Problem is, they eat each other's food, and it makes it hard to keep track of who just ate, especially because Rosie likes ...
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Newly adopted cat won't eat

I just adopted an adult cat three days ago from a shelter. They didn't know how old she was because she came in as a stray. If I had to guess she is 3-5 years old. When we offer her food she won't ...
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Cats are still skittish; have obsessive eating disorder

We adopted two little kittens at 5 weeks old. I think the lady we got them from was some sort of cat hoarder or she was capturing ferals from outside and rehoming them. Anyways, the kitties are two ...
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How can I persuade our Maine Coon to be less messy with food?

Our kitty (7 months) has less-than-desirable table manners that I would like to abate a bit, as they interfere with our cleanness standards. (The kitty seems to have, from the start, high cleanness ...
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Cat extremely finicky. At the end of my rope!

My 2 year old female tabby has been getting more and more finiky over the last year. We usually feed her canned wet food twice a day at the same times every day, then leave a measured amount of dry ...
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My dog will not eat unless handfed, one at a time

I am concerned because my dog will not eat her food unless I handfeed one at a time. I left the food in the bowl and she sniffed it and walked away(she did this a few times over a period of 10 minutes)...
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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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Cat is not eating, Fluid build up in abdomen, Ultrasound reveals mass in small intestine

I have a domestic long hair that is about 11 years old and used to be almost 24lbs. About 6-7 weeks ago, he stopped eating and losing weight (currently around 12lbs). At first, when I put food, he ...
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Teaching cat to use feeding 'toy'

We just bought a new feeding toy for our two cats (4 and 5 years old). Picture below of the product. Now we thought that our cats could use some entertainment, since they are house cats and never get ...
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Does leaving wet pet food at room temperature for 12+ hours pose a risk for your cat?

Recently, my roommate's sister went on vacation and I offered to take care of her kitten for her in the 1-2 weeks she is going to be gone. The feeding instruction she told me is to leave dry food ...
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Snake died, unsure of the cause

I keep two baby carts in a twenty gallon task together, they are both female and have always gotten along just fine. I found them in their hide cuddling frequently,etc. I feed them both a pinkie every ...
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My Cat Is Rejecting Food

I have a very awesome and active Grey Persian, I've been having some trouble feeding her. She came to me when she was 3 months old and I was told by the her breeder that she prefers boiled chicken ...
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Red flesh coming out my turtle's tail

I have two turtles in one tank. Two days ago, one of these turtles got red flesh coming out of its tail and the other one was pulling it out. I removed the hurt turtle from the aquarium and put it ...
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I inadvertently left my cat home with out food and water for 4 days. Is she hurt? She seems fine

I inadvertently left my cat home for 4 days without food and water. She seems okay, but should I take her to the vet?
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Is it harmful that my rabbit eats bugs?

My rabbit is now eating bugs such as crickets and those things. She hasn't shown any signs of health problems while she ate them, but I'm not sure if they're healthy at all for her. The crickets are ...
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My chow-lab mix ate a corn cob. Anything I can do to avoid surgery? [duplicate]

The other day I went to my neighbors get together and took my 9 month old chow lab puppy with me. Towards the end I heard he had eaten a corn cob offered to him as a chew thing whole. Just scarfed it ...