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All issues regarding droppings, pooping, excrements. Pet relieving themselves of fecal matter.

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What might be the cause of my cat's feces smelling like mothballs?

Two days ago, when I walked into the room where my 1 year old cat's litter box is kept, I noticed an odd, unpleasant odor (not ammonia). I thought it might be coming from the sewer pipes (ugh), so I ...
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Behavior problems with two of my cats

When my husband and I first moved in together we got our first cat,Lucky. About a year later we got another one and they got along great. Lucky took her under his wing and showed her the ropes. But ...
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How do you clean poop out of a long hair cat's fur?

I have never had a long-hair cat before. We just picked up two that we rescued, and brought them home. One of them pooped in the carrier during the drive home. There is now poop in her fur. I ...
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How do I teach my kitten to clean feces from itself?

I adopted a kitten, when he was only 1.5 months old (he is now almost 4 months), from his breeder so he didn't know a lot things. So I've had to teach him how to use the litter box and even how to eat ...
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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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My leopard gecko is excreting a white sludge. What is this and is it normal?

There's a white paste coming out of my gecko's vent. Is this calcium or something else? Should I be worried about it if the gecko isn't metabolising the calcium properly?
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Is there a way to prevent another dog from pooping on our grass?

Our regularly-trimmed grass outside our gate has been pooped on by another dog. I don't know the dog and I've been trying to determine which dog it was. I know about dogs being territorial, and that ...
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Should I worry that my rabbit is leaving connected poops?

My bunny has been pooping connected poops (see picture). I sometimes see a couple of these when cleaning the litter box. Is something wrong? What causes this?
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What does it mean when a rabbit has clear mucus like poop?

On occasion we have had a rabbit with clear mucus like poop, some times it is rather well formed other times not so much. In my experience it has mostly been with a rabbit who has a new or ...
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Keeping pigeons and their droppings away from other pets

We have a large number of pigeons in our backyward and doing some research I have found that the histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis diseases carried in their feces can be harmful to cats and dogs. ...
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Solution To Stop Cat Excreting In My Front Yard [duplicate]

I have been suffering a problem since last few weeks. I took my cat out for some playtime and he led me to another stray cat's feces in my yard's grass & now this has been very frequent. I've ...
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How do I manage a cat litter box to maximize hygiene?

I have a genetic, incurable autoimmune disease. This causes me to be chronically immunocompromised. Keeping a pet is a decision of weighing the benefits vs. possible health risks. I've decided the ...
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What's the most effective way to pick up after and dispose of dog waste?

I carry plastic grocery bags when I walk my dogs, and I pick up after their leavings. I use the bags like gloves, then turn them inside-out. Sometimes the bags have holes in the bottom from poor ...
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Why does my dog wipe his paws on the grass after he poops?

After he does his business, my dog sometimes wipes his (usually rear) paws on the grass. I heard this was to spread his scent in the area, but I figured the result of doing his business did enough of ...
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Why is my dog eating dirt?

I'm finding dirt in my dachshund's poop. He eats his regular kibble and sometimes doesn't finish it all, and he does get snacks and a vitamin pill. I'm finding areas in the yard that have been ...
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Do bunnies eat their droppings?

I was watching a bunny, he was sitting up, and seemed to be grooming his private parts. When his head came up it looked like he was chewing on something. After a couple minutes he hopped away and I ...