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

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What is this bump on my cat?

She has this bump but it’s sticking pretty far out, I’m a little concerned. She started wiggling around when I tried looking at it. It’s too far from her stomach to be a nipple. Should I take her to ...
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My 4.3 month old Persian cat passed away suddenly

My kitten was doing well till yesterday evening. But suddenly she started facing breathing difficulty at 07:30 PM in the evening. I called the Vet and told him symptoms which were no running nose and ...
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What is happening to my cats ear?

It started on the inside and now it is all over her ear. The vet told us to put some cream on it. It got worse so we have her in a cone and some antibiotics. Any have any idea? I’m so sad to see my ...
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My betta (Robbie) looks dead [duplicate]

My Beta (Robbie) sits at the top of the tank on it's side. I have been having this problem for awhile. I upgraded to a larger tank 6.5 gallons, have a heater and a filter. I clean the water and use ...
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Why is my Pleco turning white, how to improve his health

A few days ago I got a Pleco and some cherry shrimp for my aquarium. Due to my being a complete idiot, the bag with the Pleco fell while I was acclimating the shrimp. In order to keep it alive I put ...
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My dog drank alot of laundry run off water should i worry? [duplicate]

He has been drinking the water quite often without me noticing and is throwing up and dry heaving alot and i dont know what to do i cant afford to go to the vet! What can i do for him?
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What is this on my cats lip?

I don’t know what this is on my cats lip It’s been here about 5 Days I am worried I am going to take her to the vet when I get paid Just want to know if it’s ok for the time being
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Is it okay to neuter my cat although he had been exposed to FIP cat?

I have two male cats, both are stray which decided to live in my house this past year. one cat is less than a year, 10 months perhaps, and other is probably older than 2 years, both are not neutered ...
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Can an abused, malnourished and severely matted miniature male poodle 2 1/2-3 yrs old ever show unconditional love like he was intended to?

I recently got an abused, malnourished and severely matted miniature male poodle 2 1/2-3 yrs old. This is when I picked him up at the farm in Pittstown, N.J. on 1/16/20 How can someone do this to ...
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German Shepherd with mysterious health issues

I have a bit of a mystery of a health issue with one of the pups I bred and wanted to ask if anyone knows what it might be. I bred this pup (now dog) from my near perfect German Shepherd bitch who ...
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My cat has been diagnosed with stage 4 chronic renal failure. Is the saline infusion worth it?

My cat is 10 years old and he has been diagnosed with Chronic Renal Failure. I feel so bad for not noticing until the last minute. He was supposed to stay at the hospital for a week and have the ...
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How long and often should I walk my pig?

I have a 10mo (mostly) American mini-pig/potbelly mix. We've been taking the little guy on walks about 4 days a week. We'll go out around the block and interact with some neighbors and let him lead ...
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Cat health consideration vs coronavirus

We have one two year old Persian cat with some kidney problems. We live in Iran, which these days is not a good place relative to potential coronavirus outbreaks because of the government not giving ...
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Rodents fighting, now one losing weight

Had Ronnie and Reggie for 2.5 years. I guess they were 5/ 6 months when I got them. Last two in a pet shop. Got told the whole yes we do this and that, well they would do anything to sell. Anyway, ...
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Vetmedin eaten by wrong dog

Lilly takes vetmedin for congestive heart failure. Baxter May have eaten her dose when I dropped it between them. 2.5 mg for 20# Jack Russell. Help. I don’t know if Lilly got her medicine. Should I ...
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Cat with newly diagnosed diabetes not eating much before insulin injection

My 10 1/2 year old male cat has just been diagnosed with diabetes. He usually grazes on dry food through the day and has a wet pouch. He is on 1 unit of prozinc. I've been told not to change his food ...
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Skin Betta problem

Today I noticed my betta fish has two white spots on his body and I’m not sure what it could be if it’s cause by an injury from items in the tank or if he has a disease. Please help I’m very worried. ...
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Infared light effect on animals [duplicate]

I have built a Webcam with a raspberry pi. It is supposed to go in the house of our guineapigs to watch what their doing. The camera has no IR filter so I want to get some IR lights to give the camera ...
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Cat with kidney disease eats wet dog food, but shuns most cat food

Since my cat is old (17) and has kidney disease I Try to give her whatever she will eat. She won't touch the canned cat food anymore, and I don't often see her eating the dry food. She will eat scraps ...
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Fin rot, clamped fin, or what? [duplicate]

I decided to save my betta from dying in an abandoned bowl. The previous owner kept him in a 1 gallon bowl that was never cleaned and at 68°. I'm trying to rescue him. So now he's in a 5 gallon tank ...
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My 18 year old Musk turtle has some soft areas on his plastron

My 18 year old Musk turtle has some soft areas on his plastron. They also bend a bit. Is this ok? There are no exotic vets in my area so I am not sure what to. He eats dry turtle pellets and he has ...
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What caused the death of my kitten?

He was 2 months old and 2 weeks before he was suffering from Hypothermia,I and my sister went to the veterinary and doctor said we need to keep him warm, on those days he was also not eating anything, ...
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How to treat mudfever in horses

I'm looking for ideas on how to treat my horses mud fever. I've got four horses with socks and/or white legs who are extremely prone to getting what we assume to be mudfever. Now from what I've read ...
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How to treat sarcoids in horses

My horse has sarcoids on the side of her body - near her flank. I'm wanting more information about it and what treatments are available. (I'll add a pic tomorrow)
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Do cats benefit from human probiotics?

My cat is going through a 4-week antibiotics prescription, and due to it he’s having a bad diarrhea. I have a probiotic suppliment containing bifidobacterium bifidum bifidobacterium longum ...
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How goes RHD/RHD2 from rabbit to rabbit?

There are no much more evil infects than RHD and RHD2 for rabbits. How can they spread?
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Is My betta fish is sick or dying or just old [duplicate]

Ive has a Siamese fighting fish for about a year and about a month ago he started laying on the bottom of the tank. I have a 20L tank, heater, filter, thermometer, hiding spots plastic plants. He ...
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My betta lies around in a circle shape and I don’t know why! [duplicate]

Okay so I’ve had my betta for 2 years now and originally he was in a inappropriate tank, about 6 months ago I changed him to a filtered, heated 5 gallon tank and he was incredibly happy. About a month ...
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A safe treatment for ticks on a pregnant horse

I have a horse - she is two months pregnant. We have a lot of ticks in the paddocks and I'm forever pulling ticks off her. I'm reluctant to use any products on her without knowing if it's safe for the ...
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How to cut up vegetables and fruit for horses

Horses can choke on chunks of vegetables like carrot or sweet potato. To be clear - when horses suffer choke - it does not mean the food goes down the wrong pipe. It means the food is lodged in the ...
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My leopard gecko has a huge issue

My male leopard gecko is not eating, and hasn’t been. The vet told us they did not see anything wrong but, we are very worried about him. He is getting red spots all over his body. HELP! He is eating ...
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Guppy died then disappeared?

Long story short, I now had one guppy in a 5 gallon tank. He looked less active about one week ago. Then about 2 days ago he stopped eating. Then he just laid around with zero energy although his ...
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Dog with weird bump keeps running away

My 4-year-old dog ran away from me one night and when I got near her she would run further once we got her back home she ran away again. I have her back right now but she is acting differently like ...
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Adequate UV light for my birds

My vet told me that my birds (parakeets like in the below image) may have calcium absorption problems in the long term because their exposition to UV light is low (they do not receive direct sunlight,...
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Am I feeding ok for my 6 inch map turtle?

Her pellet foods. Her bugco superworms. I currently feed my map turtle 3 worms in the morning and 3 more in the afternoon like 3pm or 2pm and also feed her just a little bit of calcium and vitamin c ...
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Depressed budgie

I have a female budgie, whom I have had for at least four years. She is in a cage about 3 ft square x 1.5 feet wide with a slightly younger male. They used to groom each other and sing all day long, ...
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My brand new goldfish is gasping for air

Today I went to the pet shop and got a goldfish. My tank is 20litres and the goldfish is pretty small. When I first got the fish it was gasping and eating the bubbles in the bag I thought this was ...
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Really Red rash looking swollen nipples

My female Pitt just had puppies and she has a really bad I don't even know what it is a rash or I don't know but it's all over her stomach and nipples and her nipples are really swollen bad um I don't ...
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I’m dog sitting for my mom for 10 days but her dogs won’t eat the food she always feeds them

Is this because they miss her or because they are in a different setting? It’s been 5 days and they only really will eat snacks. Just not their food
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My rat is drooling/has thick spit and it looks like blood. They are also heaving as if they are trying to vomit

I have a senior rat, about three years in age who just started spitting up/drooling blood like substance, though it looks pinkish, and he will occasionally heave as if he is trying to puke. He is also ...
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Is it fine if my 2 week kitten hasn’t pooped in 2 days?

I got a 2 week orphan kitty 2 days ago and we’ve been feeding him every 5 hours and stimulating him after, but he only pees, no poop. Now i’m starting to be concerned because it’s been 2 full days ...
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Galliprant & enrofloxacin

Can I give galliprant and enrofloxacin to my 9.8 pound dog. She has a sensitive stomach. I gave her pepcid AC 1hour before enrofloxacin 8:30pm. Its 9:34pm. Is it ok to give her the galliprant. She ...
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Helping outdoor dogs in extreme heat waves

We are in the middle of our worst bush fires in recorded history, fueled by the fact we're in the second year of drought and are having record highs. The other day topped at 43 degrees Celsius and we'...
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How do you know if your horse/s have mange? How do you treat it?

My horses have been getting itchy legs, some are missing hair on their faces and chests. This is not improving with the usual treatments of insect repellants, for flies. There's a lot of ticks on ...
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Kitten got into espresso beans [duplicate]

My kitten got into a small bag of espresso beans. I am unsure how many he ate. My husband had left the bag on the counter. He is getting to the point where he climbs everything. He hasn't been snipped ...
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What is the percent of rats that survive mammary tumor surgery?

Last week I noticed a growth on my rats chest. I got her into the vet and they said it was a mammary tumor. One option is to let it take its course and manage pain through medications and eventually ...
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How to cure persistent infections in the ear of a dog?

My dog had a fight with another dog and his ear got infected. Ever since then we'd prescribe antibiotics for his ear infection and it'll get better for a month, but it keeps recurring. The vet just ...
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Are there any natural meds for cat flu?

I wonder if there are any natural meds which can be used when cat suffers from flu. I have no problem to buy meds for them, I just want to know if there is any alternative. Once my cat had a hoarse ...
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I have a west highland terrier that is 11yrs old(in human yrs) and he drinks his own urine, what should I do?

My Westie is 11yrs old and he’s drinking his own urine and I don’t know what I should do. I give him water throughout the day but he always drinks so much like as if he hasn’t had water in days, he’ll ...
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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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