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*Specific* problems or concerns regarding the physical well-being of a pet.

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New lizard lost tail 2 times already, worried about his/her safety

So recently, our family bought 2 more leopard geckos for the current 2 ones we already had... My sisters gecko is "supposedly" a girl, and her new young girl/boy got along nicely, they separated but ...
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If sterillising dogs and cats deprive them of sex hormones, does that not cause the likelihood of osteoporosis the way it does in humans?

Someone told me that surgically removing these organs negatively affects their hormone profiles, and that people started vascectomising male dogs and cats for this reason, but I don't know if a ...
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Bumps from mites or something else?

My dog started becoming very itchy and had tiny bumps on her skin so we assumed she had mites like she had in the past , we are working on getting her into the vet but now recently she’s developed ...
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Can a red belly black snake kill a horse? How would I know if my horse has been bitten?

My horse was eating and jumped back from her feed bowl and wouldn't go back to it. I thought she may have been stung by the electric fence, but thought that was strange as she was well aware of how to ...
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My dogs lips and gums are changing color

I have a 1 and a half year old Male Rhodesian Ridgeback and in the past 2 months his lip and gum is changing color from black to a whitish-red. I have taken him to his vet but the vet just said it's ...
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Cat is shaking and sleeping

I got a 4 year old Sphynx cat 6 days ago. He’s been sleeping a lot and shaking constantly when he’s awake. I took him to the vet and he said he thinks this is nothing to worry about. I’m concerned as ...
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Obesity in indoor cats compared to outdoor cats

Are there any statistics / findings on obesity rates in strictly indoor cats as compared to outdoor cats? Does giving a mostly indoor cat some time outside often result in noticeable weight loss?
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Spots on cat's nose

I have recently noticed several spots on my black cat's nose. At first I thought they were just dust spots but they don't wipe off and have a slightly raised texture. He seems to have developed a few ...
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Old cat drooling profusely - teeth problems - what to do at home?

I have an almost 20-year old female cat cat (spayed if it matters) that was a rescue and has lived with me for the last 10 years or so. She is pretty much deaf now (this doesn't bother her really). ...
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What could I feed a dog if my budget is small?

After reading this question: Is cheap human food for street dogs good for their health? I thinking about cheap foods for dogs (for example stray dogs one wants to support), if one does not have the ...
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Does my cat need to see a Veterinarian for his teeth?

I have a three year old cat who recently began swallowing some of his dry food without chewing. I brush his teeth with enzymatic toothpaste every two to three days on average. I attached two photos of ...
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How to stop my male dog licking other dog urine? [duplicate]

I understand this is all instinctual. He's a mastiff mix and he isn't cut. The big issue is it makes his hormones go crazy and he ends up bleeding (spotting, really) from his man biz. It also makes ...
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Senior dog constant ear scratching? [duplicate]

I have a senior citizen doggie that keeps scratching her ears. I assume she has an ear infection. I haven’t taken her to a vet because she’s very old and has a hard time moving around. She also doesn’...
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Want to know solution of betta fish problem

My betta fish isn't eating food from last week. He sinks at the bottom of the tank and color faded. What is the solution?
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Cat's tail tip looks like it has some sort of fungus or necrosis

I have a kitty, just a couple months old. Once we adopted him he got ear mites or something like that, started scratching himself, losing fur, a lot of weird tiny wounds appeared on him. And his tail ...
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Parasitic worm from dog?

Last evening I found two small white worms crawling frantically across my white comforter on my bed attempting to burrow into it.. this after my roommate’s dog slept on my bed leaving copious amounts ...
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Is there any research showing dangers to cats from dried Permethrin?

A sister site has a post Is Permethrin safe for cats after it dries? it has a well referenced answer saying that cats should be kept away from Permethrin before it dries. But there have been some ...
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Why is there brown stuff in my dog's ear?

I don't know when this happened. Just a moment ago my dog started to scratch his ears kind a rough,I though it was weird so I check his ears and I see this. What happened here ? I'm really worried ...
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What to pour on soil where cats eliminate?

I have a small plot of land (about 10x10 feet) with soil and a few trees. I also take care of 5-7 street kitties and this is where they pee and poop. Is there anything I can pour on this soil to “...
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Ivory Python Belly turned Dark Green

I got a Ivory Ball Python back in March and even though his lower jaw was a little deformed (it was a bit shorter than his tip but he still was able to feed correctly) we loved him. Unfortunately he ...
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How to treat a 20 year old cat with pancreatitis?

The vet said my 20 year old cat has pancreatitis and possibly parasites. Would you give her an antibiotic? How would you treat her? ALT. (sgpt). 112 BUN. 51 Precision psl. 42 Lymphocytes. 954 ...
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Cat eye infection

The mother cat gave birth to three kittens in our backyard, after the first month i noticed one of the kittens eyes have some "rheum" and is semi closed. i thought maybe go away by it self (bad ...
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Help with kidney failure in dogs/not eating

My chi (10yrs) developed kidney failure, and Dr's said he is a miracle because I've been keeping him alive for 3 yrs. I give sub q IV lactated ringers 3xwk, give Phosphorous reducing med, and make ...
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Can a Shrimp be a pet?

I want to keep Shrimp as a pet but it always be dead about 1 or 2 days. I read lots of information and knows that it is lack of dissolved of oxygen. How to get the water full of dissolved of oxygen?
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My cat has strange scabs in her ear

My cat has these scabs in one of her ears and she recently fought one of my other cats (it was play fighting but it was pretty rough) so it might have gotten jacked up from that but I want to be more ...
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What kind of food should I give to my boxer that is healthy and not expensive? [duplicate]

I have a boxer dog about 6 years old. I would like to give him unprocessed food (such as croquettes pedigree). Lately I have given pieces of chicken (the cheapest I have found) cooked but it is much ...
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Is the FDA's announcement on luxury brand, grain-free dog foods implying the food simply is not complete?

The FDA announced 16 brands, typically higher end lines advertising grain free foods, may be linked to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in canines. As I am not a vet or a scientist, I am not completely ...
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How can I help my sick leopard gecko?

Two years ago my brother got a pet leopard gecko. We still don't know it's gender but I will say him. For two years he was fine and looked healthy had a fat tail and ate fine. The only problem was ...
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Strategies to prevent a single rabbit from getting lonely when its owners are on holiday?

I've been asked to take care of our neighbors' rabbit again this upcoming summer holiday for two weeks. I also did so last summer, and I think I may have messed that up, and that it got too lonely ...
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Something appeared below my cats eye in 12 hours

Something appeared below my cat's eye. and 12 hours before, there was nothing. This was him yesterday 00:00 This is him 12 hours later on First I thought that he might have had scratched himself ...
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Sisters dog has a fungal infection on the belly

Is a fungal infection on my sisters west highland white contagious to my dog who is a Lhasa 13 years old but very healthy My dog is a male
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Any idea what this growth is on my dog's belly?

My neutered male 6.5 year old GSD/Husky/Lab developed this growth on his belly a couple weeks ago. It doesn't seem to bother him much. Any clue what it is? One source suggested it could be a Mast Cell ...
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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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I accidentally hit my cat with a hockey ball. Do I have to go to the vet?

I still feel bad about this but let's start with a quick rundown of the incident. I play hockey (the field one) and was practicing a bit in my yard. My cat usually goes inside when I do this but this ...
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Kitten fast breathing while sleeping [duplicate]

My 3 month old kitten is breathing quite fast while sleeping after a round of running around and playing. Currently the house is about 28.5 degrees Celsius, so its quite hot. She also breathes with ...
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How can I tell if my cat is in pain?

Because of several symptoms (tilted head, occasional bouts of coughing and infection around her eyes), I brought my 13 year old cat to the vet and was told that sadly she has cancer, untreatable. The ...
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Dog with Congestive Heart Failure - Rapid Heart Beat

My dog was diagnosed with congestive heart failure roughly 8 months ago. Though her breathing has been the thing we have noticed and discussed primarily with the vets, that seems to be under control ...
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Is my cat healthy, ill, or just getting older?

My cat is 5 years old. She is a very friendly cat, playful, and seems very normal, but she is very skinny. She eats and drinks regularly, goes to the bathroom normally, and gets plenty of fresh air. ...
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Flea eggs or dander?

Are these white spots in my cats brushed fur flea eggs or dander?
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Pomeranian hair not growing back after shaving

My pom, did not grew hair back after shaving for surgery. Now it has been one year after the surgery, and he got only like 30 percent of his hair back, and unevenly. Now I know that the poms should ...
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Do Hermann's tortoises enjoy mushrooms, are they healthy for them?

Do Hermann's tortoises enjoy mushrooms, are they healthy for them? I have read in some forums, that mushrooms are not natural food for Hermann's tortoises. But I think that it should not be true. ...
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My new Leopard gecko turned grey and is cold to the touch

so I just bought a leopard gecko (It's my first reptile) and last night I had turned off it's heat mat. I had read that leopard geckos could withstand temps of 70s (which is the coldest it usually ...
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Does cranberry help cats with urinary crystals

My cat recently had urinary crystals. I've been told cranberry capsules are good for helping clear them up. Is there any evidence to support this?
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Cat has watery eye

My cat has been sneezing for the last week at least once a day, but I have thought nothing of it. Today I can home and one of his eyes looks more watery than usual and the corner of his eye looks a ...
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I can't tell if my betta is sick or not

My betta has changed color and has gained some black it looks like under his gills. His color looks more foggy than before and his eyes have a grey spot on each of them. I put him in a larger 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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Clavamox possible overdose

My 15 year old female cat is being treated for suspected UTI. 62.5 mg tablet twice daily (every 12 hours). Despite sitting with her for 1/2 hour to make sure she didn't expel it, and I was sure she ...
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Is my cat fat or does she just have saggy breasts? [duplicate]

The title should say it all, but to add to it: she hasn't been seen by a vet for a few years, but last time she was there the vet thought she was in good health and just a, "larger" cat and not fat. ...
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Why did my betta’s fins grow back curly?

I purchased my half moon about 3 months ago with some fin rot anddull color. This little guy’s fins grew back white and curly and just recently got color. Attached is the progress photos with time ...