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What are the possible causes of my dog drinking his own urine [duplicate]

This is more of a kudo than a question . Under this topic and the the final answer edited by DogMumbler. My husband's 10 year rescue shipperkie, Whisky" drinks his pee, every time inside. He's ...
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My pet caterpillar didn't wanna eat [duplicate]

I know caterpillars isn't a normal pet to have but anyways here's my story: On the first day, i found 4 tiny caterpillars waddling in my garden, i decided to take them and provide them with food and a ...
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Oscar fish turning pale

Hey so I have a tiger Oscar and it’s turned pale it’s only a couple months old and was completely fine until I started feed it blood worms 3 days ago they is a Barra in the tank with it but they are ...
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One of ratty girls passed away suddenly this morning. I found her in alive but unresponsive, about an hour later she had passed [duplicate]

I’m worried about her sister. Though they were independent even in cage together, they didn’t spend much time together, so I’m unsure of how she will react. I allowed her to see and sniff the body, ...
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Puppy eating food, covered with hair, problem?

My puppy will sometimes refuse to eat his food and dump it in his crate. So every once in a while I'll pull out his tray and let him eat it. But as he got older he has shed more. Now the trays are ...
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can excess of exercise be dangerous to dogs?

My female dog likes to play. A lot. In the house, she never gets enough. In the daycare, she is always the first one up and the last one out, and will play pretty much non stop except for sleeping The ...
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8 month old steer is down

My steer was up and eating fine on Thursday. Friday morning he was lying flat on his side. I got him up to a sitting position, gave him some electrolytes and some antibiotics. He’s not gotten up, he ...
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Dog started having panic attack like symptoms and struggling to walk as if drunk

it's currently late in the evening and we won't be able to get my dog to a vet right away. My dog wasn't acting strangely today, but all of a sudden she struggled to get up. When she did, she could ...
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My sick cat disappeared

My sick cat disappeared almost 2 months ago. Before that she vomited, she was shaking, she slept a bit longer, she was moving one leg uncontrollably and she didn't wanted to eat. I remembered that she ...
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Stuck with incomplete diagnosis for a cat (struvites confirmed, infection cannot be confirmed). What are my options?

The full ranty version of this is on reddit, if you want a very detailed explanation. So, I have 5 cats, and 1 of them started peeing bloody urine. I contacted a vet and brought in the cat for ...
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Abrasion on my kitten back [closed]

just notice this tonight doesn't seem to be in pain eating good and playing with my other cat just find.
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My dachshund is 3 months her face is swelling?

My dachshund is 3 months the Friday night her left cheek swelled up then went down shortly after but it left a ball the vet said it wasn’t anything to worry about, it’s starting to concern me because ...
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My cat's breathing sounds like it has reduced flow

We adopted a stray kitty 3 months ago, it is pretty young and I wouldn't give it more than 5 months of age. We cleaned it from parasites but haven't really taken it to the vet yet (I know I know). ...
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14 year old cat not eating

I have a 14 year old indoor tabby that has slowly been losing weight this year (and is currently around 9lb, down from 10 or 11 lb), and has reduced her eating a lot. She doesn't respond very much to ...
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Is it okay to use an extremely diluted essential oil pillow spray if I have cats?

I have a specific pillow spray that really relaxes me at night. I spray my pillow and blanket just a couple times each, and the cats don’t usually come to bed for HOURS, so it’s definitely dry by the ...
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My 30lb Catahoula ripped open a pack of instant yeast

My 11-month-old Catahoula pit ripped open a pack of dry instant sourdough yeast. I got the packet before he ingested any of it but I think a small amount definitely got in his tongue. Should I be ...
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White hard residue on hen beak

3 of my BlackRock have some white hardish substance on their beak. It also seems that they might have lost a bit of weight and some weird and lay eggs with some strange marks on them. I have tried ...
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Acid reflux (GERD) in a dog with chronic kidney disease

My 12.5 yo Labrador retriever has chronic kidney disease (early stage 3, non-proteinuric) and as a result, or possibly coincidentally, has what is probably acid reflux. He groans when he lays down, ...
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Should I be worried about this patch under my dog’s chin?

As my dog was lying next to me, I noticed a small patch that appears to be bald and possibly raw right under her mouth. It’s a couple centimeters across and a little bit red. Any idea what this is and ...
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Is it okay to walk my cats?

I have two cats, and both are about three years old. They've been locked inside the house since day 1. Last night, I accidentally left the window (1st floor) open, and these bad boys found a way out ...
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My dog's teeth are really bad, what can I do about them?

I have a 14-year-old Maltese who has really bad teeth. Most of them have fallen apart and she has very few left. I love my puppy; she is like family. My question is what do I do to help the situation ...
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My dog has odd circles of lighter skin on either side of his face. Can anyone tell me what they are?

My 5 year old lab has these odd circles on both sides of his mouth. He has had them for several months and I've assumed it was due to allergies. In the last week the circles have gotten significantly ...
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My 25 lb dog took my 45 lb dogs heart and thyroid medication

My 25 lb dog took my 45 lb dogs heart and thyroid medication. What possible symptoms should I be looking for if poisoning has occurred?
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Red fin-like protrusions from gils

[New aquarium owner. Pardon any lack of basic knowledge or incorrect terminology.] My fish has some weird red protrusions coming out from the bottom part of its gills that look like either "...
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Leopard Gecko has a injury on her tail

I picked her up after a few days of not handling her, and right away I see this on her tail. There is a new "wound" further up her tail. I'm unsure what to do as I cannot afford a vet at ...
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"Unknown" Sickness of my rooster

My rooster presents some symptoms: weakness in legs, he has (I suppose) plantar pododermatitis that seems to be advanced because I notice swelling and cracks, he also shows drowsiness and no longer ...
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How can I help my cat lose weight and be healthy?

I have a five year old male cat named Marble; unfortunately he is overweight, although he is a big boy with bigger frame. I want him to avoid developing a potential life threaten condition. I lost my ...
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Why is my rabbit losing his whiskers and facial fur?

Since about November 2022 one of my two rabbits (neutered twins ~3.5yo, bonded since birth) has been losing his whiskers and facial fur. The other one is fine. It started with him losing his eyebrow ...
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My black cat's nose looks like it has a scab or weird booger

My black cat's nose is usually full black but today it looks brighter and humid. It has a weird spot that looks like a scar, scab or booger. I can't exactly tell. Should I take her to the vet? How ...
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How long should neutered cat use shredded newspaper litter box?

I neutered my cat yesterday and changed his litter box so that it's full of shredded newspaper. For how long should he stay away from his regular sand litter box? Cleaning a litter box full of ...
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Male Platy clamping fins and hiding

I got 7 coral red platy for a planted ten gallon tank about two months ago. The water conditions are very good and the temperature is 76. I have 3 males and 4 females, and they have been breeding so I ...
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Whats wrong with my fish?

Not sure what’s wrong with my fish. Got this fish about 3 years ago. Always been fine, in a small tank. Moved him in to a 50 gallon tank, and randomly( few months in ) grows a big ball on his head ...
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Is there any research on the long term effect of dry foods on dogs?

Ancestors of dogs and cats mostly ate meat in the wild as well as after domestication. True that they ate hard bones. Nowadays we use dry kibbles mostly because that is cheaper and easier. Given that ...
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Why does my cat have two bald spots, and how do I get her to a vet if I cannot drive?

Due to being on computer i cannot get any pictures to add right now. a little about my cat: she is a 6-7 year old tuxedo cat and has no back teeth. She was declawed by her former owners and is ...
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Why are prescription pet diets "prescription"?

I have an older cat who, like most older cats, is starting to have some kidney issues. Not severe, but she's noticeably drinking/peeling more. Our vet says that the "senior cat" mixtures ...
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Do pygmy hedgehog pee weird?

I just witnessed my male hedgehog pee and I'm equal parts confused and worried. He hid himself behind the running disk and next to a litter box. I moved the disk away to make more walking space, ...
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What should I check for my old cat?

My cat is a 12-years old American short-hair male. I think I have to take him to a vet for a medical check-up because he is quite old. The inspection items may vary by a vet, so I wonder what are '...
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How do I get rid of my dog's worms?

About a year ago, my family noticed that my dog had picked up a worm. I looked dead, so we didn't go to the vet. I wanted to, but my family wouldn't. Recently, we found another one, the last one being ...
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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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Why is my 12yr old cat howling (almost sounds like he's crying out for something or someone!) [closed]

My 12 to 13-year-old male cat named Gordo has started to howl or I just don't know how to describe it, it is so heart-wrenching. I feel like crying when I hear him doing that I don't know what to do ...
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For kennel cough, how soon after symptoms disappear is it safe to be around other dogs?

I'm pretty sure my dog has kennel cough—she's had a hacking cough for a couple days and her daycare said it's been going around. We're isolating her from other dogs, but we also have a trip coming up ...
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Bring kitten to an apartment owned by senior cat?

I posted a question last week about a kitten that's living on the street. Fortunately, he survived. So... I want to move him to my apartment, and he's only a few weeks old. He already recognizes me, ...
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Why is my bonded pair of cats suddenly fighting?

I have a bonded pair of cats: 1 male and 1 female. They are the same size and both were adopted from the shelter as kittens. Now, two years down the road, my male is suddenly attacking my female. I ...
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What health conditions and symptoms should I look out for in a newly adopted puppy?

We are in the early process of adopting a 3-4 month old puppy from a rescue organization. The dog will see a vet who will hopefully do a point-in-time test for known conditions, but some conditions ...
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Leave kitten in small room for 3 days while traveling?

There's a weeks-old kitten that's running around the busy street I live in. My concern is that he'll start playing in the middle of the street and a car will run him over in the next few days if he ...
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14 years old cat refuses to eat after operation

As mentioned in the title.   Seven days ago our 14 y.o. cat had an operation because he had developed a stone in his bladder. The operation went well and the doctor says that he is really well (x-rays,...
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Bitter Spray so that cat stops licking himself?

One of my cats has a small scrape in one of his paws. He continues licking it and it never heals. What spray can I use so that he stops licking his paw? I tried one of the DIY remedies on the web. My ...
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My kissing gourami having spots. Help!

I have 1 kissing gourami. My favorite fish in my aquarium. But few days I noticed that my kissing gourami having black spots on its scales and fins. And my kissing gourami sits at the bottom of the ...
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Kitten ate some coffee grounds

Kitten jumped into trash after I dumped my coffee grounds and then licked some off his paws. He’s 3 months old. Should I be worried?
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Can a dog go into heat again after just 2 months?

We've got a small dog that is now ca. 8 months old an we had her for 2.5 months. Shortly after we got her she went into her first heat. We assume that when we got her she was already in the pre-heat ...
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