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

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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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Cat loves to eat newly opened can food, but after a day or two hesistates to eat the food

One of my cats (2 years old) loves can food and goes crazy once a fresh can is opened. However if I put the can in the fridge for the next meal it seems the scent has gone away and she wont eat it ...
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Is my horse too cold?

This is my first horse and he is an Appendix (thoroughbred/quarter horse cross). He has a long slim athletic build much like a thoroughbred. I came out to feed him this morning and he was shivering ...
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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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Alternatives for kidney disease food

I've checked the scope to make sure this is on-topic as it sort of involves product recommandations and medical advice. Feel free to let me know if I am overstepping! My old cat has kidney disease ...
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What types of feed are naturally high in magnesium for horses?

My horses are supplemented with a standard mineral mix combining Zinc, Copper and Magnesium compounds that help supplement the feed here, as it tends to be deficient in these minerals. The copper and ...
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How to feed outdoor cats when you're away for a month

I have an outdoor cat that my neighbors refuse to feed. Now I have to be absent for one month. How can I feed my cat during my absence?
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What alternative feeds to hay, grain and legumes can horses eat?

Where we live our state is going through the worst drought in decades. Livestock are dying from starvation. Pasture has died and crops are not producing. Hay, legumes and grain is being trucked in ...
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kittens wont stop nursing on mother and is killing her. what do i do?

so my cat lady had kittens and they are 6 months old. we re-homed all but three and all three are still nursing even though they eat solid food and they catch mice, moles, rabbits and eat that to. i ...
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My Cat is Rejecting His Food [duplicate]

I recently decided to switch my cat food due to the manufacturer halting it's production. My cat was hooked on the brand and was the only food that he licked clean in his bowl. I have tried many ...
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Mother cat won't care for her newborn kitten

My cat Ylaya had her first babies two years ago. All of her kitten until now were/are inbreeding. Her first litter was two cats, one of them was very sick and died. The other one (Yrwana) lived but ...
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How to feed stray/wild cat

I do not have a pet, but every other day a cat comes to us for food. This has been going on for a month now. In our part of the world (subcontinent), the stray cats/dogs will eat just about anything. ...
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My cat always hungry

My cat had babies 2 weeks back and now whenever she sees me she starts to meow, giving me a sign that she is hungry. But after eating, 5 to 10 minutes later she starts to meow again. She is a normal ...
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Can my cat go without wet food for two days?

I normally feed my cat dry food in the AM and 1 small can of wet food in the PM. I also have a Catit water fountain for him so he has a constant supply of fresh water to drink from. I'm going away ...
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My five month old kitten is still drinking mommy's milk?

December 7th, my two year two, beautiful grey cat gave birth to five kittens. Two of which got sick, one dying. They all switched to dry hard cat food. April 3rd, the same mom, grey, gave birth to ...
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Problems at the food bowl

I have an adult 4 year old and a puppy of 5 months that we've had since she was 2 months old. We had an incident early on where the puppy went into the adult's food bowl while he was eating. The ...
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My leopard gecko is not eating [duplicate]

My leopard gecko is not eating anything I have tried everything I have for her ,she has lost a lot of weight and is not very active I took her to the vet and they gave me Emeraid IC Carnivore to help ...