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The "act" of feeding a pet, including feeding methods and situations.

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How much does feeding amount relate to Platy fish population?

I've a 200L fish tank with Platys breeding in it for a couple of years now. While I started with a reasonably small number, I think there are around 30 breeding sized fish in there now plus all their ...
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How do I stop an automatic fish feeder from geting clogged up? (Zacro,

I have an automatic fish feeder like the one below. It has an adjustable little trap that releases food into the tank. Unfortunately after a couple of days, humidity gets into the feeder and the food ...
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Zoe, 19 months old cat, British Shorthair, refusing to eat due to digestive issues

Greetings to all members of the cats community, I am truly desperate for any help or guidance you’d be able to offer. 3 days ago my cat lost her interest in food and started vomiting and I took her to ...
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How to feed a Pleco in a community tank?

I got a Pleco to control brown algae in my community tank (3 female Bettas, 1 Pleco). At this point, the algae is largely controlled, which leaves another problem: I need to increase supplemental ...
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Healthy treats to replace actual food for cat?

My cat had surgery a few months ago from an accident he had. He was doing well, but he hasn't been feeling great lately. I usually give him Fancy Feast pate and he just eats a little. On the bright ...
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What are my legal rights against an overfeeding neighbour? [closed]

Summary: Can I get a solicitor letter (or a court order if the letter does not scare him) to prevent a neighbour from overfeeding my cat? I currently have an estranged cat, Sonny, living in UK. He is ...
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How to feed fish when you're ill?

I recently came down with a cold; I currently normally feed my fish by hand twice a day (morning and afternoon). However, I was wondering if the fact that I'm sick creates a problem for this. Also, I ...
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Why does my puppy only eat half of his food when I feed it to him- but then eats another half of other types of dog-food afterwards?

I have a very picky 11-week old puppy. I’ve tried multiple types of hard puppy chow from Hill’s Science Diet and Royal Canin to Orijen Whole Prey puppy chows, which I’ve then mixed with another type ...
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Is it OK to feed a neutered male cat with high quality urinary SO food only?

Note: this is a narrow case of Can cats survive solely on dry food? Two and half years my wife and I rescued a cat and went to the vet for a medical check. One of the recommendations was to take care ...
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How to improve a dog's obsession with food?

I have a rescue dog who is three years old. She is relatively well trained but has a real obsession with food that I have never really been able to train away. The obsession is understandable, as ...
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How often do you feed your cats?

I finally bought one of these automatic cat feeders and I’m in the process of programming it. How often during the day should I feed the cats? They’re both older cats.
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Bringing a very scared cat home [duplicate]

Yesterday I picked up a cat from a lady off Craigslist, he was scared of course and she said it was from outside (he's an indoor cat). He did come from a home with 6 other animals I should add. I set ...
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Inulin and fat absorption in dogs

Just been looking around for some new food to feed our small dogs, the one in question is about 6kg (13 years), and have found Bestie Kitchen, which looks interesting. The ingredient list is below (...
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5 month old male cat nurses on a 9 month adopted female cat [duplicate]

I got the 5 month old male kitten when he was 10 weeks old. To date (he's 5) he, for some reason, nurses on the rescued Tabby who is now 9 month old. Surely she has no milk or anything. It is a 2 or 3 ...
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How to feed wild frog? [closed]

I have a well which is 12 feet deep and now I couldn’t dry the well. One green black frog has jumped in the well. Its been a week now. There is no food for it to eat. If we drop some earthworms to the ...
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11 year old cat is on a diet but constantly begs for food

Our vet said that our cat is getting more sedentary so we should cut her calorie intake and only feed her two half-portions of wet food twice a day (one half in morning and one half at night). She's ...
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How do I stop kittens from nursing on my older cat who is not their mother? [duplicate]

I got two kittens 6 weeks ago and they are currently about 4 months old. They nurse on my older cat everyday, several times a day. My older cat would stop them at first, but they are relentless so she ...
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Can I take my feral cat to my new home? [duplicate]

About 3 years ago I spotted a feral cat coming at night to my backyard. I started putting food out for her. I set up trap and took her to the vet to get her fixed. Came to find out she already was ...
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Twelve-year-old cat never wanted to eat wet food. Is that a problem?

I adopted my male cat Shai from foster care at 2 months of age. The Foster Mod fed them strictly dry kitten food, and brought me an almost full bag of what they were eating. Former cats, and every ...
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Will the stray/feral cat I’ve been feeding come to my new apartment patio once I move in a month, it is ~800ft away from my current apartment

About a month ago I took over feeding a stray (feral maybe?) cat for my neighbors because they were moving. Now, I am moving. However, I will be living in the same apartments just at a new building ...
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Finicky cats and what to do

My three cats are the most finicky cats I’ve ever had and, since one is allergic to chicken, it makes things even worse. They eat gravy and sauce and then they walk. I throw away food every day and it’...
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My rabbit isn’t feeding her baby, what should I do?

So my rabbit gave birth to a baby two days ago. About seven hours later, she had two more (however, unfortunately, they died); they may have been dead when they came out, I don't know. We took her to ...
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How to feed two dogs, when one tends to graze?

We are dog-sitting for a friend for the first time next weekend (Friday-Monday), and I am struggling with how to get both his dog and our dog fed properly. Our friend's dog is a grazer/free-feeder and ...
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My cat has stopped having food since its kittens passed away

Our cat has stopped having food after its 2 kittens passed away last week (the remaining one was adopted 2 weeks ago). It's been 4 days since it had anything to eat or drink, except water which is not ...
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Older cats are nursing on the new mother with newborns

I have 3 kittens which are 14 weeks old. Their mother cat gave birth to 5 newborns last night. Today, the 3 older kittens are latched on her teats, are happily helping themselves and she isn't ...
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11 month old Kitty won't eat [duplicate]

I know y'all probably get this alot. I'm a new cat owner. Ive had him for about 13 hours now. He's so good and loving already. He's definitely not used to the environment he's in. He's got his tail ...
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Betta fish ignores bloodworms as food

I recently purchased bloodworms as a supplemental food for my Betta fish, which are often represented as a "treat" for them. However, even though my Betta fish swims to the front of the tank ...
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I found mold and bugs in my cat's food bowl!

I left my cat in the care of a friend for a month and she fed him everyday. I guess she didn't want to clean the bowl because she put a paper bowl on top of the plastic bowl. When I lifted the paper ...
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How much do you feed a Betta fish if you switch from pellets to flakes?

Virtually all instructions on how much to feed a Betta fish focus on pellets. However, what's the proper amount and feeding schedule for flakes? I have not been able to find much information on that ...
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Rooster acts differently from hens when directly fed

So whenever I go to check on my chickens I always bring some treats for them. I usually give them turnips, etc. and I feed them by hand. Now, the hens come running for the food, but the rooster always ...
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Left raw meat out for 10 hours overnight on the counter; is it safe for a cat to eat?

Last night I was in a bit of a rush and really tired and completely forgot to put the raw meat back in the fridge or put the lid back on. I know cats have a higher tolerance for diseases that come ...
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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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My dog is not eating her food

My dog only likes human food, but I can't give her it, because she vomits. If she doesn't get human food, she won't eat, and is sick, because she weighs 10,5 kg and she should weigh from 16 to 22 kg. ...
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Why does my cat chew through bags to get to food?

I have an 8 month old kitten and she has recently started destroying (chewing through) treat bags, food bags (both cat and dog food), and anything else that looks like it has treats in it. I have ...
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Custom Hay Blend/Diet for a small fur-chewing Chinchilla

Pixel the chinchilla lost her cagemate in late Dec. 2019. Before the loss, she was a happy, healthy chin, with a preference for hay over pellets, but would gladly eat both. After the loss, she became ...
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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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My goldfish doesn't like bloodworm

I bought a cup of live bloodworm, but surprisingly my 13 cm ranchu doesn't eat it, but my 10 cm ranchu likes it. How to make my 13 cm ranchu eat it?
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Can I feed my goldfish my red cherry shrimp?

I have many low grade cherry shrimps. Can I feed them to my goldfish? Low grade is instead of bright red, the color is fade red or transparent.
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I took in a malnourished kitten; how do I stop my other cat from stealing her food?

I took in a abandoned kitten; she is skinny, malnourished and needs to eat. I bought her kitten dry food, but my older cat keeps stealing her food. He has his own dish of food filled to the top ...
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Why does my dog bark for permission to eat? [duplicate]

Pepe is an 8 year old Chihuahua /Papillon rescue. We've had him for 5 years. Recently he's decided that he won't eat unless we tell him it's ok. He'll just stand there, barking. Even if he's just ...
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I need help in neighborhood dispute about feeding a stray cat

I was just told that I can't feed stray cat in my neighborhood. Two ladies came to my door and stated "I am to let the stray cat in the neighborhood to starve and they don't care", they made ...
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Is it okay to rehome a 2 month old kitten if it's weaned, but still suckling off mum occasionally?

I have a 2 month old kitten (from a litter of 6). All the kittens from the litter are still with mum, are eating kibble and wet food. Boy in question is pretty big compared to the rest of the litter. ...
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Help! I’m worried about my new kitten. She hasn’t eaten in over a day and I haven't been able to see her in over 12 hours :(

My boyfriend and I adopted a cat from a family friend. She rescued this cat from being outside and was with her for about a week before we got her. We brought her home, and she immediately ran under ...
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How can I temporarily feed two cats in Beijing before their food arrives by post?

I find myself unexpectedly catsitting in Beijing, and I'm out of cat food (I'm brand new to this). Yesterday, I assumed I could just go to a random store and buy some cat food, but it doesn't seem ...
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Queen lost litter of kittens and started nursing her only surviving 8 month old, should I intervene or just let them be?

My Queen "Phobos" has had difficulty having babies; she's had three litters totaling 12 kittens and only one made it ("Mazakeen," 8 months old) past a few days. Her 8 month old ...
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Am I doing anything wrong with my kitten?

I have a kitten that was born on Thanksgiving. Her mother passed away, so I’ve been taking care of her. She whines a lot and I try to comfort her and she gets scared at first and then comes over and ...
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Baby ball python has never taken food

I got a baby ball python about a month ago. He was born in August and has never taken food. I have assist fed him a number of times, which I don’t particularly like doing as it causes him stress. I ...
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Will my cat be okay eating food that might be dirty?

Our full container of cat food got knocked over and we had to spend ages getting it all back in. After doing this, I see there’s hair/fluff/etc. I’ve tried to take bits out, but I’m worried if she ...
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How to tell whether your Betta fish is eating his feeder?

So, I am needing to travel to visit family. I have a feeder for my Betta fish; it's the type that sits on the bottom and the fish nibbles off of. However, my fish is used to eating off the surface, ...
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Can the stray cat I am feeding be fine if I am gone for a couple of weeks

Can cats (almost an year old) find food and survive for themselves? TL;DR During my eight months of staying alone in lockdown, I had come across a stray cat in my building (may be ~4-6 months old at ...
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