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Questions tagged [health]

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

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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 wont open her eyes

My coleonyx gecko stopped opening her eyes about a week ago. Shes opened them about 3 times in that time but its only been for a few seconds and then thyere shut again. Shes not able to eat because of ...
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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 ...
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What can be done for my three year old, male, neutered cat based on the info below?

My vet just saw one of my cats this morning and he had a temp of 106+ degrees. He sounds very congested when he coughs, which is seldom. There is no runny nose or sneezing. Without further testing ...
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Will my dog’s leg be healed if he has damaged his leg?

Context Few days ago, when it was Halloween event, I used to play with my sister’s cool balloon and when the dog saw it, he jumped and barked at the ballon( I didn’t know why, but I never thought of ...
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Ratsnake with mouth deformity

I took custody of a rat snake a few weeks back - I got him off Craigslist. I can tell he has been badly neglected -- the vivarium was stinking. I don't think that it had been cleaned for months. He ...
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How can I fix my relationship with my 7 month old cat after I've constantly abused her the past month?

My kitten is 7 month old, and I... [Content Warning: Descriptions of animal abuse behind spoiler] Now she won't move around me, being highly cautious to every move and every sound. I feel so bad ...
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Giardia infection, how long until safe beyond incubation

I picked up two wonderful Norwegian Forest Cats from the breeder two days ago. Two weeks ago they were sick with a Giardia infection, as confirmed by the breeder's vet's lab checks. The last symptoms ...
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My cat has perpetual dry nose - am I making the problem worse?

My cat's nose is perpetually dry, and he will get "boogers" with moderate frequency (similar to eye boogers, dry clumps of something or other with no associated mucous that come free if I pick at them)...
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My cat threw up

About noon yesterday, my 5 month old cat three up what seemed to be pieces of a fake succulent plant I had in my kitchen. I had thrown the plant away 2 weeks before this. He threw up about three time ...
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Possible case of MBD in a leopard gecko

My 8 month old leopard gecko has had his front left leg turned inwards for the past 2 weeks. He also stays in his hide a lot and rarely comes out. Is there anything I can do?
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My 16 year old Lhasa

My 16 year old Lhasa has a collapsed trachea. She weighs 21 lbs. Ideally , she should weigh 20lbs. How much raw meat and what supplements should I give her daily ? She has no other health issues.
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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 [duplicate]

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

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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Face/Eye injury on a male adult rat

My boys apparently got in a fight today while I was gone and I came home to a decently bloody sight. I discovered the wound at 3:29 AM and it’s currently 4:46AM meaning that the vet doesn’t open for ...
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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 ...