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

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How often should I feed a pregnant cat?

A stray cat adopted us a few months back. Initially, we thought it was a boy but then discovered that it's a girl and expecting kittens. I have never had a cat before and I am learning on the go ...
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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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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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Betta fish appears to struggle to swallow food pellets

I recently acquired a Betta fish. I also purchased "standard" Betta fish food pellets. My Betta fish does try to eat the food, but sometimes appears to struggle to swallow the pellets. I can ...
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How can I reduce feeding my fish to keep my snail population under control?

I posted the other week about some snails I had noticed in my relatively new tank; where I was warned that it would be wise to get the snail population under control while I can. Sure enough, the ...
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Can I feed very soft cooked bones to cats and dogs?

I sometimes cook chicken broth in my Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker), using chicken carcasses from free range birds. Yesterday I was picking the cooked meat (aka pet treats or diet food) from ...
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Feeding 25-day-old kittens with buffalo's milk in addition to mother's milk

My parents and sister are giving buffalo's milk to 25 days old kittens, even when we have the mother cat to feed them. It's like just some moments ago the mother cat was with her kittens in her bed, ...
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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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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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How to prevent crows from eating rabbits' food?

My rabbits are outdoor rabbits. The crows do not act against them. But when my rabbits (daily) leave their enclosure to roam free in the garden, the crows want to get into the enclosure to steal the ...
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Cat has wound above eye and on head

I am very worried because my British short hair cat has this wound at the eye and yesterday when I see it didn't have blood or anything, just the scalp. But when at night I checked, it had blood and ...
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My cat runs from me all of a sudden when eating

I have a 3 yr old female that I have been spoon feeding wet food since we got her as a kitten. Back then it was the only way she would eat, so it became a habit. Lately she takes a few bites then ...
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Which of the following contains low fibre? [closed]

wet cat food or dry cat food. I need this information to better feed my lactating mother cat.
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Cat eating with paws and then flings it EVERYWHERE

My cat loves his wet food. He can't have dry because he has so few teeth from a genetic mouth disorder, lucky us. So after ruining one of my walls, because when he is done eating he flings his paws so ...
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What is this pimple like thing on my nursing mother cat's nipple?

Please zoom-in on the area I have marked. It is like a small pimple head. Its color is also similar to a pimple head
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How do I determine when my tortoise is sated?

How do I determine when my tortoise is sated and, if there's no way to tell when she is, are there any long-term effects of (mildly) overfeeding her? I've given my tortoise a lot of food, she'll ...
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Can dogs eat yoghurt?

My dog loves eating yoghurt. I'm wondering if this is good for her. Can dogs eat yoghurt, is it good for them? Are there any dangers? What should I be looking for when selecting a yoghurt?
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Can horses eat bread?

A recent question, sparked my interest. I have heard that too much grain is bad for horses, and I have heard that bread is bad for many animals. Are there any health concerns with feeding bread to ...
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How to prevent my cat from deconstructing cat fountain?

Since vet stated that it might be better for them to prevent dehydration I bought a cat fountain for my girls (Catit Flower Fontain). However they seem obsessed with deconstructing it into basic parts ...
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How to get cat not to steal food?

We took this cat from a shelter 4 years ago when he was 1 year old, but this problem did not happen until recently. Basically, it's not possible to leave any food anywhere in the open. He climbs the ...
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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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Keeping mealworms alive

We have adopted a "mack snow" leopard gecko this weekend, from the local exotic pet store. She's called Rosie (my 7yo son chose her name). She is being fed on mealworms & crickets, but ...
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How to convince my cat to eat its enzymatically hydrolysed diet?

The situation Our oldest cat (Persian, about 13 years) developed a pretty nasty allergy to almost all foods. So she's given enzymatically hydrolysed cat food. If she eats anything else, she'll quickly ...
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How can I stop my cat throwing up after drinking water in the morning?

My cat (10 y.o.) goes through this routine every morning: water is available before I wake up I feed her a regular portion of dry food (1/3 her daily total) she drinks lots of water 5-10 mins later ...
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Should I capture live (invasive) house sparrows for my indoor cats to hunt?

Okay, let's get a couple of things out of the way first: I am not in this to torture birds. I have a deep love for all animals, especially birds. I'll explain myself further in the body text below. I ...
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My hedgehog is almost completely immobile and won't eat, what can I do?

For the past few days, my hedgehog has been almost completely immobile. She was able to slowly wobble around a cage for a day, but now is only able to curl slightly (but not fully), and wiggle her ...
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Can we feed our cat with a mix of home-cooked and specialized food?

We have a Siberian cat, 6 months old, and currently we feed him as follows: dry food: Royal Canin for Kittens home-cooked food: soup with beef (or turkey or chicken) and some veggies (no salt/...
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Two cats eating each other's differently prescribed food

The situation now is that we have a 6 year old cat (no breed) with his special dietary food and a small kitten of 5 months (Mainecoon / Norwegian forest cat mix) with her special kitten food. We don't ...
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How to feed multiple Betta together?

I am having 6 female Betta fish together and want to feed them equally, as overfeeding or underfeeding can kill them. So how should I feed them together?
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How many grams of whale meat is it safe to feed my cat in a week?

I live in Norway, we are able to buy minkie whale meat in some shops. My cat loves whale meat and I feed her around 50 grams once a week. How many grams is it safe to feed in a week? I have asked five ...
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What if a kitten is still nursing on other cat?

My 3 month old kitten is still nursing. Not on her mother cat but her lola cat. Her lola cat has a 6 week old kitten on her own and I think the 3 month old kitten that is not her biological kitten ...
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DIY food for cat with kidney stones

We have one 3 year old, male, Persian cat with some kidney problem, which I think has something to do with stone formation in the bladder and kidneys. We have some food of this kind: We have a ...
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Cats not eating their wet food

I have two cats they are brother and sister. They are refusing to eat their wet food. I tried many brands: Applaws, Royal Canin, Hill's (out of question), Schesir, Cosma nature. They have no problem ...
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Why won't my dog eat on her own?

My dog will go days without eating unless someone sits with her and hand feeds her dog food. At first, I thought it was because we were feeding her some table scraps every once in a while, but I have ...
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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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Free feeding to scheduled feeding

I started my 4 cats on scheduled feeding. Based on their weights, they're supposed to be getting 2/3 cup, twice a day. I give them a super tiny bit of wet food in the morning, followed by their dry ...
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How to care for an orphaned puppy?

After a question about an orphaned puppy (Can I allow my puppy near my breast?) I like to get an answer about the general (extra) care an orphaned puppy needs. What special care did an orphaned puppy ...
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One of my turtles hasn't grown and doesn't eat much, what should I do?

I have 2 red eared sliders in a 20 gallon (76 liters) tank and I got them both 7 months ago. They were both the size of a 50 cent coin (about 3 cm) and the one hasn't grown past that size and only ...
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Is my ball python hungry or not?

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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My cat has stopped eating wet foods

My almost 2 year old, tortoise shell cat, named Korina, used to eat her wet food really well. She always has fresh water and dry food out for her. She has a set breakfast and dinner time, a pouch in ...
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What do I feed baby pigeons?

My dad brought 2 baby pigeons from his shop whose nest broke and mom was nowhere to be found. What do I feed them and how do I take care of them? I don't know how old they are, but they have black ...
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Can I feed an orphaned baby rat cows milk? And how would I do that?

I found an orphaned baby rat, they're small enough that their eyes aren't even open yet, and I don't want to let the little thing die, but I only have access to cow's milk, and I can't go anywhere to ...
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Is cedar oil safe to de-flea 2-week-old kittens?

I did some research, but I'm a bit concerned about the methods recommended, namely diatomaceous earth and giving the kittens a bath. I believe the kittens are too young for a bath since they don't ...
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Food for cat with urinary problems?

I have a cat that recently was hospitalized with a urinary blockage. The vet put him on a prescription food for urinary care that comes in both wet and dry varieties. He doesnt like the dry, so we've ...
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Should my cat be allowed some wet food every day?

My cat is a two-year-old Maine Coon. He's very lean and in good health. He has all-day free access to his dry food and he eats a small quantity a few times a day. As everything is going well I don't ...
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Trying to get an elderly dog to eat

I have a very elderly dog (border collie mix), who is on her last legs. She is getting pretty weak, lost 20% or more of body weight, doesn't seem to have a whole lot of joy in life, but doesn't seem ...
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Is there a way to treat milk fever at home?

Our cat had her first litter last night. She's been away from the kittens most of the first day while they were sleeping. Early this morning, I noticed she tried to jump on some furniture, and she ...
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Are possibly poisoned locusts safe to feed my leopard gecko?

I adopted a friend of a friend's gecko a couple of weeks ago. I have no experience with reptiles, just my 17 year old son wanted one since forever ago. It was all quick and I was given her tank and ...
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Kittens that eat dry food

My kittens just turned 4 weeks old. I noticed recently they would sneak to their mother's dry food, which is a “mother and baby-cat food”, and eat it. Is it okay to let them feed on it? Because I ...
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What indicates whether my outdoor goldfish are healthy or ill?

I keep goldfish in large outdoor pots (homemade ponds). Other than noting their swiftness when surfacing for food, it is difficult to determine if my goldfish are unwell. It is only obvious they are ...

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