Questions tagged [health]

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

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Female Guppy Health Question

I went to feed my fish and I always check on my female guppies because they are the smallest in my community tank. I saw that one of my female’s gravid spot was a “odd” color to me. It is usually a ...
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Is my neutered dog infected?

It has been a week since my German Shepherd was neutered. He has been wearing his collar cone, but it came off a few times. Today I noticed redness and when I tried to touch his testicles he moved, so ...
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Leopard gecko with stuck debris in her butt

So my daughter's leopard gecko has stuck junk in her trunk. She has been pooping fine, but there is a piece of hard poo that won't come out. I don't think it is impaction. My daughter has been trying ...
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Cat pees on carpet and blankets, how can I stop this? [duplicate]

Back in may my cat had kittens. We kept two. One of the kittens, the male one, uses the litter box like a champ, while the female one pees on blankets and the carpet.She has also started peeing on ...
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White patch and spot on my goldfish?

One of my goldfish, which I've had for 3 months, suddenly got a white patch on the top and a white spot on its left side (the yellow-black one in the picture). I just noticed it today, but I'm sure it ...
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Is My Guppy Sick?

My adult guppy has been acting strange in my opinion. He has been inactive unlike the other guppies and platy fish in the tank. I’ve noticed that he has been swimming in place at the top of the tank. ...
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Wound on the head of my goldfish

I had two gold fishes and a few days ago I noticed my other fish was sitting at the bottom of his tank and struggling to to get to the top (swimming to the top and automatically sinking down). I had ...
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What is this alien in my shrimp tank?

The tank is set up since nearly two months now. The shrimp have been in it for around four weeks. One small algae eating fish and one big and accidentally some small snails are living there too. But ...
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Fins coming out like tearing apart from body of Betta [duplicate]

It's been 2 months since I brought the betta and recently I noticed that it was lying on the bottom being very inactive; seeing this, we changed it to a bowl and changed the water, added almond leaves ...
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How to care for a turtle / tortoise with a fractured shell?

Prompted by this question: Assume you care for a turtle or tortoise and by accident it falls from a height and cracks its shell. The first and most important course of action is to see a vet as soon ...
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When do rabbits need a dry&insulated place to sit?

My female rabbit likes to sit on the grass in my garden. In summer this seems normal to me, but in the colder seasons I am worried about her health. For example today it is a cloudy, foggy and rainy ...
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Why are so many horses put down when they break their leg?

It seems to be a common, and to me upsetting, theme that if a horse breaks its leg it gets put down but this doesn't hold true for some other animals. For example, if a dog or cat breaks its leg the ...
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Kitten has stuffy nose for the past 2 months

I've bought a new kitten 2 months ago. She was 3 months at the time, and is 5 months now. The day I brought her home, I noticed she had a runny/stuffy nose and one eye was quite watery. I brought her ...
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Female cat's urine smells like ammonia

My four-year-old female cat’s urine smells like ammonia. She’s been on antibiotics twice and it didn’t seem to help. She hardly drinks any water, so I’m wondering what food I could give her that has a ...
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Cat losing fur on left side of her neck

I have a cat that has been losing fur on her neck for the past month and I am really worried. The first time my cat lost fur on her neck was when I was fostering another cat and she ended up having a ...
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Discharge from single nostril on feline

One of my cat's nostrils runs constantly. The discharge often hardens and blocks it, but is not causing her to sneeze or cough. She is 15 years old and we've lived in the same place for a few years ...
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Is it normal for cats to periodically vomit dry food?

I have two 1 year-old cats that are brothers. For a while now, they have been occasionally vomiting up dry food. Each cat will vomit maybe 2-3 times a month, and I haven't been able to figure out a ...
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Should I get a second opinion, my high energy dog with at rest coughing fits was diagnosed with potential heart murmur

My collie poodle can be very active and loves to chase other dogs for fun. Recently I noticed that once a day or every three days my dog at rest (just walking in the house) would have a standing ...
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Devastated and Lost Due to My Cat Not Wanting to Eat

Hi all fellow pet lovers, I am trying to find some courage on here. I have a 1.5 years male cat. Found him outside and decided to take him in and we formed a great bond. He acts more like a dog. Last ...
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Dog Atopic Dermatitis

I have a Scottish Terrier with major skin issues and food intolerance. Only eating Royal Canin Hypoallergenic food. This has reduced itchiness, but the skin is still red and flaky. The Royal Canin ...
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My dog ate small beef pieces that were cooked with onions. Is he poisoned?

My dog ate small pieces of beef that had been cooked with onions (seasoned) when I looked away from my kitchen table. He's a small poodle (~ 5 kg), body length is around 50 cm, give or take. I'm ...
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I need to make chicken breasts that my little dog will eat. She has some conditions that require this [closed]

How can I make chicken breast tastier, but not spicy or salty? And what is the best way cook said breasts?
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Can a hamster run around a room instead of having a wheel?

A hamster needs to run to stay healthy and happy. I am wondering, if a hamster was given a large enclosure (like the size of a room that is 300-400 square feet / 28-37 square meters), would the ...
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Weirdness of both hind legs of a cat

My cat is about 2 years old, she's ridiculously curious and jumps off of all kinds of various locations. She was at a friend's who was watching her for awhile and may have jumped off something and ...
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how good is ferrets intelligence? [duplicate]

Ferrets intelligence is do to their curiosity in nature they are also really smart they are capable to get up high into cabinets and even hide things they can also make their owner stay home instead ...
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Does my dog need boots for winter?

Winter will be early in my country this year. I have Labrador that is going to be one year old by then. And during extreme cold, temperature may fall below 10 degrees Celsius, but no snowing. I have ...
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Feline hyperesthesia

My 8 year old cat has just been diagnosed with feline hyperesthesia. Out of the blue she began attacking her tail. She’s wearing a cone and taking 4 daily medications. Is it manageable? Or am I going ...
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One of my baby chicks looks like it is going to die…what should I do?

I have 10 chicks. They are all hens. But one of them is weak and is always sleeping under the food and doesn't eat like the others. What should I do? I would hate to see her die so soon... Please help!...
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How much space does a fish need?

I am wondering if there is any accurate way to determine how much space any particular fish needs. I have heard things like 1 gallon per inch of fish, but this cannot be accurate as a betta (2.25 ...
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Dog has a blister on incision

My dog had a pyometra surgery almost three weeks ago. She is ten years old. Today we noticed a small blister on her incision. I have attached the photo. Is it just a blister or something else? I ...
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Could my dog get infected with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and suffer from COVID-19?

I have heard, that dogs too could get the actual coronavirus. Is this real?
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What are the main alternatives to tooth extraction for feline stomatitis?

We have a 7-year old spayed female cat with persistent inflammation in her mouth. She's had two operations to extract teeth, but apparently that didn't help much, and now one vet has diagnosed ...
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What could cause lameness in the back legs of a young rabbit?

My friend has got (as a present for their children) 2 around 7-week-old male (?) rabbits 2 weeks ago (when they were 5 weeks old). Like I wrote in another question, she has got no information about ...
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Terrapin laying eggs! Help!

So I adopted 2 terrapins 5 days ago. The female 'Babs' layed 2 eggs yesterday (1 crushed and 1 didn't). I've checked her over and she feels like there's another 4 eggs to be layed. I've set up a box ...
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Cat has wound above eye and on head

I am very worried because my British short hair cat has this wound at the eye and yesterday when I see it didn't have blood or anything, just the scalp. But when at night I checked, it had blood and ...
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Is this normal kitten behaviour?

I adopted a 11 week male from the shelter. I've never had a cat this young and some behaviour I'm not sure if it's normal for clumsy cats or there's something wrong. Every night he is suckling on my ...
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Pleco has a burn! Help, please!

My common pleco, named Fossil, spent his whole day willingly stuck on the wall, with his back (just above the dorsal fin) touching the heater. When I put my net in the tank to nudge him away from the ...
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Which of the following contains low fibre? [closed]

wet cat food or dry cat food. I need this information to better feed my lactating mother cat.
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What is this pimple like thing on my nursing mother cat's nipple?

Please zoom-in on the area I have marked. It is like a small pimple head. Its color is also similar to a pimple head
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Should a new turtle's shell look like this?

Hey my fellow turtle lovers. I just purchased a baby RES. It's very active and smart for me to own it for only 2 weeks. It's eating here and there, but for the most part moves around freely. It's ...
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My betta is sinking, and we've tried everything. Looking for non-generic/mind-blowing advice

I have had this betta for about two years now, since he was a baby. A couple of months ago he started having trouble swimming. He would swim upwards, but could not stay there - instead, he would sink ...
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What does “eggcrate” mean in the context of a material for a turtle basking area?

I saw this turtle basking tower to buy at amazon and as do-it-yourself-video on youtube: I'd like to build it (I plan to secure it with 4 additional legs, so the weight of my heavy turtle is more ...
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Goldfish skin around the intestine area is gone and stomach looks to be caved in

This is my first time posting so I’m sorry if I made any mistakes with my post. I think I’m going to lose one of my goldfish. About 2-3 weeks ago both of my goldfish (I only have 2) developed ammonia ...
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What should I do to my goldfish swimming on surface?

I am new to goldfish, it is swimming on surface like gasping for air every 3 minutes or so. So, I did 40% water change, using drinking water just now. Should I do something else? There is 24/7 filter ...
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Cat coughing/sneezing keeps coming back despite treatment?

I have an eight-year-old male cat. He has always been very healthy, but this year he's had some respiratory problems. Here's the history: In early March he started sneezing and coughing often. On 23 ...
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Pregnant platy, what should I do? [duplicate]

I have a platy that is pregnant. I used to have her outside in a little pond (a bath tub), but put her inside by herself in a 5 gallon (19 liters) aquarium, so the babies don't get eaten by the other ...
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Can't find a reason for my cat's soft stool

I've recently bought a kitten. She is now 3 months old, and I've had her for one month. The first week I had brought her home, I was only feeding dry food (Applaws kitten). I think she had mostly ...
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What is the suitable diet for Feline Urethral Obstruction?

My male cat had just a little operation to remove a 'crystal' which blocked him from peeing. After that the vet nurse advised me to strictly cut any food apart from certain Virbac dry food brand ...
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How frequently does a cat need to sneeze before it might indicate a health problem?

My 10 year-old cat had some discharge in both eyes a week ago, and was lethargic and uninterested in food, so I brought him into the vet. I was told he seemed to be in good health, but they ...
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Sudden stop of wet food diet is causing my cat to vomit

I went to the vet on Saturday for my cats yearly checkup. They are 2 years old now. The male cat (Joe) weights around 8kg (or 17.7 pounds), and the female cat (Moe) weights around 6kg (or 13.2 pounds)....

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