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Questions tagged [health]

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

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My gardner broke the shell of an indian flapshell turtle accidentally how can i treat there is no vet [on hold]

Me and my gardner were working on our garden and suddenly my gardner hit with hoe on turtle it was inside soil his shell was cracked or broke whatever. Few blood is outed but then it stopped. When i ...
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Help! Rabbit has a circular bald spot. It's very red and has hardened

I was busy a couple days ago and and when I checked on him I found this. Is this from stress? Is this a wound from over grooming? The spot is dry, hard and red. It's circular and very distinct from ...
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Can a pug be trained for extended hiking

We are thinking of going on a long hike. About 15 km per day for a week. Weather will be mild. We have a five month old healthy pug. At the moment she appears weary after 2 hours walking with us. I ...
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My cat is keeping his eye closed. Why?

My cat is keeping his right eye closed most of the day, and when he opens his eye, there is something wet coming out of it. Here is a picture of him.
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My cat has been hissing at her sister after 4 years of being with each other

I've noticed my cat Azula is hissing at her sister Divina a lot more than usual lately. Of course, cats play with each other and sometimes hiss but they are twin sisters, they've never been separated ...
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What things are handy to have in a horse owner's kit?

Horses are complex animals to keep as pets. They require a lot of care in ways that may not always be apparent. After many years of accumulating knowledge from research and experience, it would have ...
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How to treat and manage neck thread worms?

I have a horse who has suffered a lot during the warm seasons. It was made worse when we moved north (we're in the Southern hemisphere - so north is warmer) and there were more biting insects. I was ...
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Swollen cat lip

What could be the cause of the swollen lip? Any ideas and tips for a cure? We would rather not give him medication for this.
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X-ray of my cat shows strange rib shape

I found a wild cat, which has a difficulty with breathing, it seems that her nose is blocked and a lot of saliva is coming out. Beside that, we went to a vet to check this cat, blood test, temp., x-...
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cat has been acting strange for a couple of days (very worried) [duplicate]

I have had my cat for a very long time, her behaviour towards people is antisocial but to me she is very lovable and is always sleeping by me and cuddling. for the past few days she has been eating ...
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What is this on my dogs face?

Any idea what that is on her face? Should I be concerned that it might be something serious? I added another picture. I hope it helps.
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What is this brown spot on my bearded dragon?

I inherited an almost 2 year old male Bearded Dragon, He's awesome but I've only had him a few days and I've noticed a weird brown/black color on him. It looks a little crusty. Does it look normal ...
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How to prevent Kidney Decline in Cats?

My cat turns 13 next week! He’s super active, normal weight, eats a quality wet food diet. Every 6 months he goes for routine lab work and at the last check he had everything was normal. However, I've ...
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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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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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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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Is it safe to add medication in a fish tank if there is no sick* fishes? [duplicate]

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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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 ...