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

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Daily "Liver & <whatever>" commercial wet food?

I've seen this question, Is it ok to feed my cat one chicken liver daily? and the answer was that "liver should be fed maybe once a week". However that question was about home-made food. My ...
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13 year old adopted shelter cat will not eat any kind of meat

I adopted a 12 y/o (now 13) cat from a shelter. Although the shelter said she had always been in a shelter she was not socialized when I adopted her. She was eating Science Diet senior kibble and I ...
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I’ve raised a baby magpie and wanting to release it back into the wild

I found a young baby magpie that had been pushed out of the nest way too early since it was still developing feathers. So I took it in and raised it but now I have had it for three weeks and I want to ...
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Do pigs eat mushrooms [closed]

I have seen television shows where people kept pigs as pets. In the game, super Mario, there are three characters you can choose from, these are Mario, Luigi, the Mushroom, and the Princess. I was ...
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7 month old kitten and adopted 5 month old won't stop nursing - help? [duplicate]

Hi and thanks in advance for any input. I've read the other threads with similar issues and helpful comments. We kept the runt of the litter and got a companion for him and his mother. Buddy is now ...
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Can the neighbours stop me from feeding the stray cat inside my home?

I stay in a rented apartment and I’ve been feeding a pregnant stray cat. She delivered the kittens 2 months back and she comes to me door in the morning and evening twice for food.I always feed the ...
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Need help with feeding schedule/type of food for cat

I am currently struggling with finding a good brand of cat food for my year old cat. I am also struggling with the proper amount to feed him since all the bags of food and cans have different amounts. ...
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Alternatives to put in a feeding toy other than food

I recently bought a feeding toy (something like this) for my cat and he absolutely LOVES it. But I can't put food in the toy all the time because I don't want him to become obese. It breaks my heart ...
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Advice for feeding a scratching, overweight cat [duplicate]

My grandma's cat has gotten rather overweight in recent years. Thankfully she's still an active cat, but that increasing rotundness does not look healthy. My grandma told me that she can't really feed ...
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10 week old frenchie puppy pooping and peeing in crate

We just got a 10 week old french bulldog puppy. At night when we go to bed we crate her so she can't get into any trouble while we're sleeping. Now I know puppies don't have fully developed bladders ...
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Why my 7-year-old dog barks when I leave home while when my parents leave he doesn’t bark? [closed]

I own a 7-year-old Jack Russell and since he was a puppy he started to bark every time I was leaving; it may seem like “usual” behaviour but it gets strange because when my parents or my sister also ...
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How much and how often to feed my dog?

My dog is about 5 months old. His childhood teeth are already lost, and he has grown a new set of teeth. My dog is not a small breed kind. When fully grown up, he would be a bit bigger than a German ...
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kitten (2 months) trying to nurse on male cat(1year) [duplicate]

It started about a week ago and has progressed very quickly. She did not do this when they first met. The older cat has no issue with it. Now were to the point where she is started to chew hair off. ...
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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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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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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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