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

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Mother cat won’t let 5 wk kittens eat soft food

If I don’t separate my mother cat and her kittens that she is trying to wean she will not let them eat the food that I gave them
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How to stop my horse from pawing the ground when she's eating hard feed

I have a horse who would constantly paw at the ground when being fed hard food. Basically any feed that was given to her in a container. Some background: When I got her she was underweight, covered ...
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My cat has started slapping my head/forehead with her claws when she wants to be fed

Unfortunately our cat needed to have all her teeth pulled and a couple of other visits to the veterinarian. Fortunately, (we're quite sure) she's not in pain anymore. However we noticed, that her ...
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Is it ok if the kittens are stacked up on top of eachother while nursing?

My kittens were just born and they are stacking on top of each other while nursing. I don't know if that's bad or ok?
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How much dry food (and when) should I feed my cats? [duplicate]

I have two cats: one's a senior citizen gal (Tincy) and the other's a talkative 7-yr old guy (Willis). They both have small plates that's always filled with dry food, and in the morning I each give ...
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Why is my cat so aggressive about feeding?

I adopted two male kittens (brothers), who are about 8 months old now. They are both generally calm and I play with them pretty frequently. They also have plenty of toys. I give them wet and dry food ...
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What can I use to crush peas

I own a few fowls (around 50) and started mixing cereals, corn and dry legumes a few weeks ago. Although I was able to get hold of a good load of peas, it is unfortunately uncrushed: I was told that ...
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How to avoid accidental bites when feeding a horse from my hand

Given it's not always safe to feed large chunks of food, so I might be wanting to feed small slices of carrot for instance. If I want the horse to take some food from my cupped hand, how can I do so ...
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Cats and kittens won't eat their age-appriopiate food

I take care of four cats, two three-year-olds and two 5 months old kittens. I feed them all wet feed. The kittens receive special feed suited for their age. The old and young cats eat in different ...
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How to cut up vegetables and fruit for horses

Horses can choke on chunks of vegetables like carrot or sweet potato. To be clear - when horses suffer choke - it does not mean the food goes down the wrong pipe. It means the food is lodged in the ...
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Am I feeding ok for my 6 inch map turtle?

Her pellet foods. Her bugco superworms. I currently feed my map turtle 3 worms in the morning and 3 more in the afternoon like 3pm or 2pm and also feed her just a little bit of calcium and vitamin c ...
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Why does he knock over his heavy refillable water dish

A while back I got this refillable water bottle dish for my cats because I got a second one and they don't mind sharing, my 1.5 year old cat though will sit there and knock it over until all the water ...
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I’m dog sitting for my mom for 10 days but her dogs won’t eat the food she always feeds them

Is this because they miss her or because they are in a different setting? It’s been 5 days and they only really will eat snacks. Just not their food
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what can happen if i add too much powder to my kitten formula?

I accidentally been adding 1 table spoon of powder and 2 tablespoons of water to my kitten formula, instead of 2 1/2. My kitten has only pooped once in the 3 days we’ve had him. What can i do to ...
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How do I get my dog to stop eating from being hand fed to ratting out of their bowl on their own? [duplicate]

I have this Bichon cruise poodle mix and as a puppy she was able to eat food on her own and it continued but then one day she just wouldn't eat from her bowl. An there only way she would eat is by ...
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Budgies eating only seeds

My budgies are eating only seeds. I tried feeding them soaked wheat and chickpeas. They did not eat it. Also I am trying to feed tomato, carrot and apple, however they are not eating it. Is there any ...
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Is feeding a puppy in the crate for the purpose of getting them comfortable with crate or another reason?

We have a new 8-week-old Boxer puppy we brought home yesterday. We are crate training her and most of what we are reading says to feed the pup in the crate but it seems like it says that is to get ...
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Can horses eat lawn mower grass clippings?

I've heard over the years that horses shouldn't be fed grass clippings from lawn mowers. Is this dangerous and why would it be?
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4.5 month old kitten won't stop dry nursing on 5.5 month old kitten

Long story short I rescued two kittens near death from two different litters at ages 3 and 7 weeks old. Both are happy and healthy now after seeing the vet countless times. The 7 week old was already ...
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I am sick of my cat's stealing habit!

My cat started off as a cute, nice cat but just after a month, she started misbehaving a lot! The biggest problem is that she keeps stealing food no matter what! I leave my food on dining table to go ...
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Is Ball Python Hungry or no?

Okay, so i bought my ball python about 5 days ago from a reptile show. He is a one month old and the breeder told me he was due to eat today. He seemed very interested at first and struck but he ...
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Moving Stray Cats Feed Location A Couple of Blocks Over

I recently stumbled upon two litters of kittens and a couple of adult cats on my way home. The kittens are not of nursing age and some approach me without issue when I offer food. I started feeding ...
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Should I adopt a stray kitten even if it's too much responsibility?

I have been feeding a group of stray cats for a while, particularly an orphan kitten because she is very skinny. I don't have the heart to part with her. She does not come forward to eat along with ...
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Moving feral cats’ food

My Mom was feeding four ferals and had them TNR’d . She passed away last year, and a neighbor has continued to feed them daily at my Mom’s house. I have been there on weekends for the last eight ...
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Is it Okay to feed stray cats ground beef? [duplicate]

I have a stray cat family around and feed them whenever I can, is it safe to feed them sauted ground beef? Will be okay to feed her and kittens the beef a few times a week?
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Can a stray kitten eat eggs?

I have many stray cats around, and there's this stray kitten I am feeding whenever I can. Is it safe to feed her boiled eggs a few times a week?
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Can rabbits and guinea pigs eat sparrow grass?

I have a rabbit and a guinea pig kept together in my room. (They come along very well.) I also happen to have a bunch of sparrow grass in front of me that I don't have any plans to do with. Could ...
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Which types of fruit can I give to my dog?

When I am eating in the garden my dog always comes near me. As one of the things that I eat frequently is fruit, I was wondering about which types of fruit are safe to feed him/add to his diet and ...
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Should I consider switching an older (around 10 years) cat and maybe soon-to-be-7-years cats to “senior” food, what are the benefits?

I have 3 cats - one around 10-11 years old (was a stray so I don't know exactly but not far from this) two littermates 6, nearly 7 years old. All female and spayed. No particular breed, just "...
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Which home made foods/meals can dog eat? [duplicate]

I don't want to buy packaged dog foods. What meals i can offer for him? E.g spaghetti, bread, milk? I mean not specially prepared food but foods that human eats.
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My cat is only interested in eating tuna or food she is probably allergic too

My cat is 17, adopted last year. Generally lively, no obvious signs of distress or pain besides mild arthritis. She used to throw up a lot, and after a battery of tests the vet declared that she was ...
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Alternatives for helping/treating swim bladder issue in betta

I've finally figured out my betta must have a swim bladder issue. Luckily, he's floating at the top of his tank, so I don't have to worry about him struggling to get air. However, I'm struggling to ...
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Milk seems to make the dog gentler and calmer — why?

Whenever the dogs hear me steam milk at my coffee machine, they come running because they know I'll give them a fingerful of milk foam from the inside of the empty milk container. This is a treat they ...
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My yellow rat snake was eaten by a live pet mouse!

I had a yellow rat snake, we fed it a live mouse only the mouse turned round and ate the snake! Obviously killing the snake. Why did this happen? I have an albino corn snake now and will only feed ...
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My cat is still nursing kittens and pregnant

My cat is still nursing her kittens that are 8 months old . She recently became pregnant again and delivered 4 kittens that were stillborn. Could that be a cause of her still nursing the kittens ...
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Feeding Geriatric Cat with Hyperthyroidism and Cancer

My sweet girl is nearing 17 and has been suffering with hyperthyroidism for several years. Just last year she was also diagnosed with terminal small cell lymphoma in her bowel. She has previously ...
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How much food is too much for a baby bunny?

We have a baby bunny, around 400 grams (1 pound or so). He has a bed of hay and pellets in the cage and we feed him greens in the morning and evening. However, it seems that no matter how much parsil ...
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Shy and nervous kittens are too scared to eat

I recently adopted two kittens (both are siblings) and since having them I've noticed they are extremely nervous and scared. They only come out when nobody is home, and I'm trying to get them used to ...
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My cat have respiratory infection and it cant eat? it want to eat but cat smell it? [duplicate]

My cat has this infection and when it sees food it go for it (it doesn't refuse the idea ) but it tries to smell it and then Nothing .. It have been 4 day till now .. anybody tell me what to do t make ...
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Historical pet food recipes

Are there any pet food recipes from yesteryear that can be applied to today’s pets? I think it’ll be a good thought exercise if nothing else.
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Older kitten feeding schedule

My SO and I recently adopted a pair of six month old kittens, and we're trying to work out how much to feed them. (We have an older cat, but she's not relevant here, yet.) Currently, we're feeding ...
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Alternative for automatic dry cat feeder?

I'll be going on vacation for 4 days so I'm looking for a way to feed my cats during this time. I was considering something like this automatic dry cat feeder, but I'm not going to spend $60+ for ...
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My baby chickens are screaming and not eating normal food

So,I got a pair of baby chickens.They are not too small though, they have beautiful yellow feathers and flap their wings, occasionally sitting on my leg. When we got them,the guy gave us some special ...
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Can dogs eat grapes? [duplicate]

My dog likes grapes. I give her just few at a time. Will this harm her? Are grapes toxic to dogs? Can it be fatal?
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Highly aggressive kittens

Situation: Two kittens (originally three in litter, one died recently) are extremely aggressive around food and in pursuit of food. Their behavior includes slashing, biting, growling, and hissing at ...
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there an easy way to feed multiple cats? How do I keep one cat from eating the others' food? [duplicate]

This can be a challenging situation, especially if you have one cat that's more of an "eater" than the others.so what should i do?
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My cat buries his food. Why? [duplicate]

Being a cat owner for many decades and knowing much about these enigmatic creatures, my new rescue kitten (about a year old), has the strangest behavior: After eating, he scratches the floor, multiple ...
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Is my cornsnake overweight?

My 3 Year old boy (corn snake) has come back to me after being looked after by a friend for 9 months. I'm concerned about his body shape; he seems to have a pivot where his spine is, with mounds ...
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Kittens drinking from a male cat?

I have 4 kittens, 3 from one mother (5 months old) and another from a different mother (6 months old) and recently we noticed that these younger three kittens keep trying to feed from the 6 month year ...
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What food should I give to African gray parrot?

Which feed is suitable for an African gray parrot. Also mention name of that feed and other edible foods for parrot if that specific feed is not available.

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