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Questions tagged [health]

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

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leopard gecko odd behavior-

i got my leo a month ago. i love her to bits, her name's frankie. the vet said she was around 6 months old. maybe i'm just worrying too much, but i figured i should get input anyway. to begin, i have ...
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My Rottweiler puppy is sick

I have a Rottweiler pup who is about 12-13 weeks old. About Tuesday he became uncharacteristicly lethargic and wouldn’t eat. We took him to the vet and he received some fluids and an injection to help ...
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Strange black marks on cat

I've had my cat for about two weeks now, the Vets estimated that he is around 6 months old (i rescued him from being feral) He has had some medical issues already with his bowel that he is making ...
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My 16 year old red eared slider hasn't laid eggs in years [closed]

Shes been acting crazy, trying to get out of her tank and being a picky eater. I just started reading about her symptoms and discovered that she could be eggbound. Until now, I had no idea that this ...
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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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Rat is gasping and lying on the floor after being fed

Spencer is my rat and he's about 5 months old, I fed him and his new buddy a few hours ago and I usually let them out to play for a few hours before bed. However, normally when I come in Spencer is ...
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Somethings wrong with my gecko

My coleonyx gecko dropped her tail yesterday and i thought it could have been my cat or a cricket that scared her. (9/21) Today I came home and checked on her and I thought she was dead. Her mouth ...
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FIP fluid too viscous to drain

We have a kitten that's about 5 months old and has been diagnosed with FIP (Feline infectious peritonitis) 12 days ago. Since then she's been on treatment with Prednisolone, antibiotics and, for the ...
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Why does my kitten seem to be paralyzed?

Golla, our 5 months old stray kitty was refusing food for about a week and has been having diarrhea. Yesterday evening he finally asked for food! we were really happy. This morning he was in our bed ...
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My cat behaves very strange and apathetic and doesn't eat

We have a cat, Gato who went away five days ago and returned two days ago (which is a very long time for a cat as they return at least once per day when they get food). After returning back he just ...
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What are these things on the paw?

Could you tell me what these on my cat's paw are and what was the cause? It looks like dried blood, but I don't think this is what it really is. As you can see, there's no hair on this place as the ...
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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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My snake died suddenly

I have 2 baby corn snakes and I fed them both about three days ago. I went to check on them today and I found one of them dead with only his head buried. I don’t know how this could have happened and ...
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Fish's fin got torn in garbage disposal

Putter my fish is two years old. Yesterday while cleaning out his bowl, he jumped out and landed in the sink and fell down the disposal hole with freshly cut potato skins. I managed to get him out ...
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Golden retriever: will fur grow back after infection?

My Golden Retriever is 1.5 yrs old. He lost his fur in the back and tail recently, and vet suggested it might be bacterial infection. For a week we gave anti-bacterial medication and looks like the ...
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Is my Betta dying or sick [duplicate]

i Don’t know what’s up with him He keeps looking like he is gonna turn upside down . He is usually very active he has been in a 50 gallon with only a guppy and one of those glow fish they have been ...
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my star tortoise doesn't poop since last 8 days. Kindly help

My start tortoise doesn't poop since last 8 days. He eats well and tries hard to get the poop out but no luck. Kindly suggest something so that i can help him.
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Are Labrador's predisposed to ear infections?

I would like to know if ear infections are more common in large dog breeds; chiefly in Labrador Retrievers, likely owing to their hanging ears and inherently small ear canals. Mine is scratching, ...
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My rabbit died yesterday not sure if its Heart Attack or maggots

Hi My rabbit died yesterday< I had him for 5 years. I noticed the rabbit was full of poop (poop stuck to his bottom?). He had been attacked by flies and the vet removed the visible maggots. The ...
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Cat produces way too much mucus/slime

Our cat, which is 12 years old, has been ill for around 2 months now. However, we don't know what the real disease or problem actually is. The problem during these 2 months is that our cat lost a ...
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My German Shepherd has arthritis, how can I get her down the steps?

My parents have a 10-year-old female German Shepherd that has hip arthritis, which is especially bad on one side. She limps pretty much everywhere, and even has trouble getting up off the floor. The ...
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What are some good treatments to help a horse with strangles?

It looks as though one of my horses has strangles. I'm not looking for a substitution for veterinary care, I'm wanting to know of any home made remedies to relief the symptoms and help her cope with ...
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Why does my dog want me to basically massage her jaw?

My dog has been very weird lately. She used to lick my hands when she was a puppy, but doesn't do it anymore. This past week or so she does it all the time! She also never had gas, but this past week ...
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Is this kind of puppy's stool normal?

Is it normal that 13 days old puppy's stool is liquid and with foam (little bubbles) ? Today I notice that one of the 4 puppies made that kind of stool and at the same time the puppy screamed loudly ...
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GSD Female cancer when not mated?

Well I have 3 year GSD female. She's very healthy. She's not spayed. I want to know that is it true that if my dog doesn't get mated/reproduce a baby she will have cancers. Is it true? I just don't ...
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My puppy at some dish soap mixed with water, is she OK/ what should I do/ what will happen (symptoms)?

My puppy ate some dish soap mixed with water in the form of bubbles, is she ok or what are the symptoms of this?
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What could happen if my 3 year old boxer does not reproduce?

I have a 3 year old male boxer and until now I have not find him a partner to reproduce with. Could it be negative consequences about it? What is the limit of years such that the boxer can be in ...
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Kitten is too thin - what can I do?

I've got two kittens, a generic black kitten and a white Siamese kitten. I've got the black one about two months ago, the white one about a month ago. I don't know the exact ages but they were both ...
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Pug Allergy - Skin Rash

I have a pug and it's usually very active and we don't feed anything apart from Drools Focus Puppy. Recently, it got a Skin Rash on the top neck region and gradually it started expanding. We had ...
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Painted turtle hit by car!

My painted turtle escaped his outdoor dry enclosure I walked inside for 5 mins and somehow he was in the middle of a super busy street, he isn't bleeding and the only damage to his shell is some nicks ...
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Is it healthy for newborn puppies to live on direct land?

My dog Jamie (no breed) had 4 puppies on July 8th. They haven't opened their eyes as of yet. Prior to this, Jamie dug a hole in the ground in the yard and there she gave birth to her puppies. While ...
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Female rat suddenly having vaginal discharge

Clover is almost a year old now and she randomly gained weight and feels heavier, she also is getting a lot of mucus over her “lady parts”. I just recently adopted a male rat from a coworker so I don’...
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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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Rhodesian Ridgeback Liver Nose Health

I am interested in getting a Rhodesian Ridgeback. The registered breeder has both black and liver nosed pups. I would just like to know if there are any future health concerns I should know about if ...
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What is this? I just pulled this out of my cat almost like a pimple

is about the length of my pinky nail and it looks like it’s leaving an open hole with no blood. Please help me!
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Cat has acute episodes of extreme ALT levels. Vet and we are at a loss as there's no obvious toxin access, looking for weird or uncommon ideas

We've been to a pretty good vet. We know the symptoms, but we just can't figure out what might be going on, or a cause. The vet says its serious and possibly life threatening, but he's at a loss what ...
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Sick leopard gecko declining rapidly - Mouth Rot, irritated skin etc

We have a very ill leopard gecko and we would really appreciate if anyone with experience with leos could share some thoughts/help/guidance. It's a long story so strap in. December Around mid-...
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Corydra with injured barbels stopped eating?

My mum bought 2 small (baby) juli eye corydra a from a pet shop on Monday. On Friday when I came to hers for the weekend, I noticed that one of them was missing like 2 whole barbels and it looks a ...
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My cat's rear end smells like acid

One of my cats just jumped in my lap and I started petting her like usual. She turned and faced away as she was getting comfortable, and I had a strong whiff of what I can only describe as acid. There'...
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Betta fish question

My betta fish does not want to eat and has developed a discoloration under his chin. He is acting sick. Can someone help? Attached is a picture.
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Are the dead maggots in a wound dangerous to the dog?

I have 2 month old German Shepherd puppy which had a wound on her head and maggots inside her wound. I have consulted with a vet and they treated her with injection and a spray. She is fine now and ...
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Dog strange behavior before pooping

My dog is a shiba. He is now 16 months old. We live in a hot region in Brazil. This is our first pet, therefore we don't know how to address many suspicious behaviors. Unfortunately, some of these ...
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Best cat food for fat but healthy cat [duplicate]

I want to buy scottish straight kitten like this: And I want him to be like this: But I do not want him to be obese or to cause any other harm to his health. What the food will be the best for him? ...
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Can my laboratory rat be ill?

Picture below shows Maya, my lab rat, my friend. But something must happen. She seems to be rather sad, have bad coordination and appears to be somehow weakened. She refusing her favorite food and ...
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How to give nasal drops to a very shy shelter cat?

I have very recently adopted a very shy 2-year old cat (Vinyl) from a shelter. Since adoption I have had to take him back to the vets for special care and hospitalisation. Once Vinyl came back from ...
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Can my rabbit be harmed by e-coli on Lettuce?

House rabbits eat leafy green vegetables and they eat poop should I be concerned about warnings of e-coli on store bought leafy green vegetables?
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Puppy sleeping on a different room

I'm currently in the process of raising my first puppy (a Dachshund). She's 6 weeks old and about to get her first vaccine. I've had a few dogs before and even litters from my previous pets, but ...
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What are the potential risks (to the dog) from having a child ride it like a pony?

Important note - the dog is huge (Newfie-Bernese-Poodle) and the child is small (< 30 pounds). Also, the dog has a very mild temperament, is familiar with the child (same household,) and has proven ...
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Can I leave my gerbils' sand bath in their cage all the time?

We adopted a pair of gerbils from our local shelter a few weeks ago. It's been 30+ years since I have had gerbils. Back then enrichment was not really common beyond some bedding to shred and tubes to ...
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Weak, collapsing back legs on young foal

A small Australian Brumby colt came to me today, he is approximately 3 months old and needed to be weaned early, as his mother was starved and lost her milk. They were recently trapped from the wild. ...