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Questions tagged [health]

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

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What could be this on gum of boxer?

Yesterday I notice my 5 years old boxer had something weird on his gum (right hand side of his mouth). At the top of this weird piece of extra gum has many little red dots. My boxer does not complain ...
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How do I stop my cat from peeing in her crate?

I have a 3 year old female cat whom I have to put in a crate (a large dog crate) at night or when I leave the house, because otherwise she'll tear up cords and get on the counters inside the house. ...
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Cat’s Tail Only Goes To the Right After Fall

My male cat (neutered, 13 y/o) fell while I was away two weeks ago. I don’t know how he fell or where. When I came home after being gone for only a few hours he had a noticeable limp and couldn’t lift ...
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I think my leopard gecko Luna is impacted - how can I tell?

I think my leopard gecko Luna is impacted. Her belly is black and purple. I started warm baths today. She ate some large crickets and just lays around all day. Not eating or drinking or pooping. Is ...
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Dog keeps hyperventilating

Several years ago a smoke alarm inside my house went off and my dog started to shake and hyperventilate. Since then she does this after various beeping type noises, such as a computer booting. In the ...
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Is raw pork bad for cats?

I'm wondering if there are some health risk associated with feeding cats with human grade raw pork? My cat is quite picky about foods. I've tried pork several times and the cat definitely prefers it ...
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Hole in cockatiel's head

On the back of my cockatiels skull I noticed a little hole and I was shocked to see this. I started to panic because I also have another cockatiel and was worried it was a disease that will be passed ...
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My cat has uncontrollable twitching on her back near her tail

My cat has been having an issue where she is clearly agitated and looks like she is trying to run away from her own fur. It will start with appearing very agitated, meowing, and twitching her tail and ...
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High Creatinine level in female Dalmatian

I have a Dalmatian Female who is 11 years and 9 months old. Recently she started vomiting. All the tests were done and her Creatinine Serum is 2.8 mg/dl & Potassium Serum is 5.94 mEq/l. She has ...
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I have a few questions about coconut oil [duplicate]

I read in an article that coconut oil was good for cats and dogs. So I was wondering if it mattered, Which kind of coconut oil I use? Can I use normal pure virgin human coconut oil or does it have ...
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Is it possible to feed a cat a healthy meat diet?

I was given 3 kittens by a friend who's cat had a litter. Not wanting to separate them, I took all 3. They were great kittens, they played, they loved the house and they seemed healthy. 2 boys and ...
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New cat's third eyelid showing when asleep

I have a new rescue cat who is slowly settling in - she's very timid, but getting braver every day. This question is about her eyes. When she is falling asleep/already asleep and her eyes are half-...
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How to treat Queensland itch?

My horse has Queensland itch. I'm looking for a range of options to treat it. I'm concerned about the use of poisonous chemicals.
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Can horses eat yoghurt?

I've been browsing probiotic solutions for horses. I was wondering if it's safe for horses to eat yoghurt with live cultures Related: Can dogs eat yoghurt?
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Is it bad for the cat's health if I keep prodding my cat to play when she wants to rest or sleep?

At times I am so deeply engaged in a play session, that even when the cat wants to stop and rest I keep prodding her for a while. Also sometimes when I feel too bored and my cat is sleeping, I wake ...
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Freshwater Cycle Questions - Nitrite spikes and Fish

I have a 4 gallon aquarium (Biorb Halo) that has been cycling for about four weeks. Unfortunately, when we started down this path, we were not aware of cycling. We followed the directions included ...
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Is it safe to add medication in a fish tank if there is no sick* fishes?

My water conditions aren't the best, yet, my fishes are doing their best so far. I want to put a fungus and fin rot remedy in the fish tank but none of them have it (at least I don't think so). Two-...
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Does frightened cat drink a lot of water?

Today one of our tenants was on the rooftop. She had her huge teddy bear in hand. At the same time I went to roof to have a walk with Bhutu (my cat). By seeing the teddy Bhutu was frightened to hell. ...
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Can I give kittens kitten replacement milk even if they are drinking milk from their mum?

My cat gave birth to 3 kittens 3 weeks ago. They are doing well. But one of them is a female and is smaller than the other one. Can I give her some kitten replacement milk (kitten formula) even if she ...
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Is it both mentally and physically healthy for my cat to be kept like this?

My mom is her late 60's and lonely. She has found as if her child in my cat, Bhutu. She keeps Bhutu on a leash with the other end of the leash in her hand 24 hours. She even sleeps with the leash in ...
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Do cat / pet sanatoriums exist?

I just discovered that my kitten has FeLV. Because this is no longer a death sentence for her, I decided to keep her. She is an indoor cat with no external feline contact, and she is otherwise healthy ...
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My cat just drunk one bowl full of water in an hour, is this normal?

Everyday my cat eats sweets with us at tea time and she likes it very much. So I decided to give her more sweets today. After that she has drunk one bowl full of water in an hour. Is this normal? It ...
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Help! Dog won't eat and is dying without reason

My dog Uno showed no appetite about a week ago. We switched her diet to boiled chicken breast and she ate those and we thought she was just picky until four days ago she vomited a lot and had severe ...
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What is this wound on my dog's leg? Help me please

Weeks ago the leg of my 5 years old boxer was very swollen and he even walked a little limp, time later a kind of wound was formed and until today it has not been removed. Thought my dog does not ...
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special needs kitty! Hiding and won't come out. Should I have adopted her brother to [duplicate]

We got a black kitty from the pound she had been there almost 6 months after being taken by the human society from a crazy cat ladies home. She is affectionate when she is out. But on any strange ...
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Growing black stain in a dog's lower eyelid

Background I have a 2.5 years old male, mixed breed dog. We believe his ancestry is mainly cocker spaniel, with a fair amount of poodle and maybe some other thing. He is in general good health, he ...
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Why does my cat puke almost every time I refill her food bowl?

Normally I fill up her food bowl all the way and it will last her 3-4 days. When it's starting to look empty she will come find me and I fill it up again. It's hardly ever completely empty by the time ...
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Strange hairless spots on my kittens

All of my kittens seem to have developed some sort of skin disease. Some of them have these little bumps that break when you scratch them. I have posted the link to some pictures, if anyone has ...
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How much water should I let my dog drink?

My dog is a Labrador schnoodle cross and he is almost one year old. I want to know how much water I should allow him to drink because I don't want him to have too much in case its bad for him and gets ...
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Home remedy for coughing dog

My dog got infected with a cough and the soonest I can bring him to a vet is in 2 days. I know for certain that this is an infection but I don't know the exact bacteria / viruses that caused the ...
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Is it safe to put lavender oil on my dog's skin? If so, how should I dilute it?

Is it safe to put lavender oil on my dog's skin? If so please tell me the best way to dilute it to help fight fleas. I use advantage plus and want something extra and heard it repels fleas.
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What should I use to dye my dog's fur?

I want to dye my dog's fur with a color for part of a costume, and it has to be his whole body. I have read online about using food dye or chalk and am willing to try that but am unsure. I obviously ...
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How do I get rid of flies around my dog and her puppies?

My dog just had puppies 2 days ago and there are so many flies around them. They are mostly around her tail. Is this bad for the puppies? What can I do to get rid of them besides taking them inside?
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My hairless cat is cold and shivering

I bought a hairless cat. It's winter though and its really cold outside. It's also cold inside as we don't have thermostat. I notice that the cat is often shivering. I try to put blanket on it but it ...
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Why does my cat go “crazy” when I scratch her in certain places?

When I scratch my cat in certain places she tends to go “crazy”. Crazy as in: she’ll bob her head up and down or side to side quickly, she’ll open and close her mouth quickly, and she’ll start licking ...
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My gecko won't open her eyes

My coleonyx gecko stopped opening her eyes about a week ago. She's opened them about 3 times in that time but its only been for a few seconds and then they're shut again. She's not able to eat ...
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My kitten is constantly sleeping or shutting the eyes. Is the kitten alright?

I just got a three month old kitten three days ago. She is very cuddly and purrs every once in a while. The first day we brought her home she mostly slept but played a little bit. The next day she ...
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Dog cannot tolerate winters

It is the 2nd winter of his life this time and he is really suffering. Just today morning he defecated and threw up all over the veranda. Recently, he has been rather dull and inactive. Earlier I had ...
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Can a cat who only lives in a (small) flat be happy?

I know some cats would be very miserable if they couldn't go outside. But I was wondering if there is such a thing as an "apartment cat" where a cat would be perfectly happy to live in a small flat (...
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My pet rat wont stop reopening his wound

He has this big bump on his shoulder that he made into a wound and he won't stop reopening it. He's 2, so I'm scared to stress him out too much with excessive treatment. What to do?
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How long to keep neutered dog from jumping?

I have a small toy poodle that just got neutered yesterday. She's already fully awake and acting mostly normal, just a bit slower. At first she wasn't moving much so I took the cone off, and she ...
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What are these discolorations inside my cat’s mouth?

My 1-year-old male Sphynx cat has what look like symmetrical grey ulcerations on his bottom gums, just behind where his upper canines align with his lower jaw. Is his orthodontia damaging the tissue ...
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Leopard Gecko Tail drop 1+ years ago not grown back

My leopard Gecko dropped her tail over a year ago and she still has not grown it back. It has healed and there is a stump there but it doesn't seem to be growing anymore. The stump is about the size ...
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Dog changing colors [duplicate]

I noticed my black and white tibetan terrier mix is growing brown hair around his eyes and mouth. He is 3 years old. Is this normal?
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Why is my cat eating so much plant leaves and young stems from the garden?

I know that some cats eat plant leaves and then vomit it to clean their digestive track. But in case of my cat she is behaving almost as if she is a goat. I often see her eating young leaves and ...
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My hedgehog won’t eat

So I’ve had my hedgehog for almost a year and he’s just stopped eating. If I hand feed him meal worms he will eat them but not his actual food. He’s started acting funny. He’s slower that usual and ...
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what precautions should i do to protect my dog from little worms and ticks?

I have a long-haired dog who always picks up little worms in his fur (difficult to pull them off), what should I do to overcome my problem?
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How fast does a rabbit get attached as a pair?

How fast does a rabbit get attached as a pair? I’d like to separate but not lose a bunny due to loneliness. They have been together in two groups. One having two bunnies and one having three bunnies. ...
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Is my cornsnake overweight?

My 3 Year old boy (corn snake) has come back to me after being looked after by a friend for 9 months. I'm concerned about his body shape; he seems to have a pivot where his spine is, with mounds ...
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Iontophoresis: does this method have any real scientific backing?

My dog has been administered procaine (called Novocain here in Ukraine) via iontophoresis as part of therapy for intervertebral disk disease, but I have serious doubts about this method. It was ...