Questions tagged [health]

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

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How should i apply bandage

My cat was attacked and his muscle came off i contacted my vet and he told me to dress it with bandage and keep changing it,but the muscle is still hanging from the skin, and it has started to turn ...
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Urgent! How should i treat the wound [closed]

My cat was attack just an hour ago the thumb like part on his front paw has come off its hanging as it's edge is still connected, it's not bleeding now,should i connect the hanging part to the surface ...
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Does anyone know what this lump on my dog might be?

The vet is not available until Tuesday so I was wondering if anyone had any experience seeing a lump like this in their dogs. It’s located below her butthole area and between the legs. Thank you very ...
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Is my rescued budgie healthy?

We just had a new budgie, got it from my parents. Main reason we decided to adopt him is because he's been bullied by his mates in cage (there's like 8 of them on a regular sized cage). As for my mom, ...
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Inulin and fat absorption in dogs

Just been looking around for some new food to feed our small dogs, the one in question is about 6kg (13 years), and have found Bestie Kitchen, which looks interesting. The ingredient list is below (...
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What are some home remedies for a constipated dog?

So my dog hasn't been pooping like regular for a few days and she seems to be struggling when she does try. I think she might be constipated. I am going to take her to the vet ASAP but I would love to ...
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Home remedy for suspected fever in cat

My cat’s head is warmer than usual. Nose and paw pads are hot pink, it has been this way for 4 hours. Breathing is faster than normal, occasionally she breathes very fast just like after playtime but ...
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Is it ear mites or just dirty ears?

My kitten sometimes has blackish-brown wax in her ears that I clean out with a ball of cotton. I've read cats get coffee-grounds-looking ear wax when they have ear mites but she doesn't show any sign ...
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How to avoid snails/slugs on pet's food outside?

My two rabbits get some additional tasty food when I close their enclosure at night. This helps me to train them "Coming home is tasty" and they will come in without pressure. But the last ...
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Why does my gourami have this spot?

My gourami was okay when I first got him. I've only had him for a 3 weeks, I think. I realized he had that spot a couple days ago, but it was small and I went away for 2 or 3 days. My parents were ...
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My pregnant cat has difficulty breathing; will giving birth be risky for her?

I take care of a stray female cat that is 10 moths old and pregnant. A couple of months ago, she used to have some problems with breathing such as noisy breathing and some nasal discharges (note that ...
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Just found a bald spot under my cat's chin

I’m very concerned, the skin doesn’t look irritated so hopefully that’s a good thing. Please let me know if you’ve seen this before, I’ve googled and such but there’s a lot of possibilities.
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Cat is dry coughing? Retching? Wheezing? It is the weekend and I am not sure what to do

Here is a video of my cat who has been doing this yesterday and today. I contacted the vet yesterday over the phone to get an opinion. Since he is eating and behaving normally, they didn't seem too ...
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Budgie head feathers are clumping, looks like he has a shiny wet coating then it dries

I have a four year old budgie who is in good health and gets lots of exercise flying about the house. He is very tame and of a good nature. He molts frequently. His head feathers from the top above ...
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Rabbit is losing chunks of hair in different areas

This rabbit was bought in a pet store. After a month, we started to notice that a part of his skin is going bald, which we assumed to be harmless. However, we were alarmed to see that the baldness ...
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My older cat is having skin issues and my vet doesn't seem to know what is wrong with him. Is anyone familiar with this?

I am at my wits' end at this point because I can't find a conclusive answer to what is causing my cat's symptoms and honestly, the current veterinarian I have been visiting has not been much help in ...
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My budgerigar seems partially paralyzed, is breathing heavily, and is having problems standing. What should I do?

I am really not sure what to do. My budgerigar has started behaving very suspiciously since noon. It looks like he has some kind of paralysis and I am really not sure what to do. He has been looking ...
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My 2 years old dog doesn't want to eat, she has a serious weight loss [closed]

My 2 years old dog has serious problems recently and I can't figure out what's wrong with her. Symptoms include: Noticeable weight loss; Inactive (lays on the ground all day); Not eating at all (or ...
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Why is my betta fish starting to have a dull color? [duplicate]

I have a betta fish that I’ve had for a year now. I’m not exactly sure what kind he is, but I found a picture of him when I first got him and he was a really bright pink/purple, his tail and fins were ...
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Options for a wound other than a cone, collar or shirt [duplicate]

My cat gets out of everything. What can go on the wound, like spray bandage, creams, etc., that will help heal it through rubbing.
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Rescued European sparrow has a weird pimple

I rescued a baby European sparrow that fell into my garden (its parents didn't come back). It is doing fine and slowly learning to fly, scavenge for food, etc. When it took its bath I noticed a ...
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Lethargic hen with yellow poop

I've noticed an unusually lethargic hen this morning, she's even allowed me to pick her up which is incredibly rare for her. Looking around I've noticed some pretty awful looking yellow poop which I ...
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Large dog lays down when eating. Should I feed in an elevated bowl and which is riskier for bloat?

So I have a German Shepherd/Doberman mix. Big dog that weighs about 85 pounds (around 40 kg). Not fat but large and energetic (vets says for his size he is good). He has been eating laying down since ...
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New kitten not eating, threw up twice

Just got 2 new kittens, and this is the first time I've had cats. One of the kittens isn't eating much and threw up twice (mostly spit than anything). Her poo was also a bit runny, but her brother ...
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Diet for cat with higher liver enzymes

My cat is almost two years old, Persian and weight around 3.3 kg. After adopting her 6 months ago I noticed that she poops outside the litter box unintentionally (once I caught her trying to remove it/...
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How can I help my betta, who has a white-ish sore on his side, is laying at the bottom of the tank, and isn't eating?

This is Ringo. I’ve had him for almost 2 years and he’s been happy until the last week or so. He lives in a 1 gallon (3.8 L) tank (I know it’s small, blame the Petsmart employee who suggested it) and ...
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My cat has stopped having food since its kittens passed away

Our cat has stopped having food after its 2 kittens passed away last week (the remaining one was adopted 2 weeks ago). It's been 4 days since it had anything to eat or drink, except water which is not ...
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My cat threw up once, should I be worried?

My cat threw up this morning what looked to be food he recently ate. He is 2 years old, perfectly healthy otherwise as far as I can tell, and hasn't had any other negative signs. Nonetheless, it is ...
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Why does my dog bark when I squeak a tennis ball?

My dog Rocky is a healthy 9 month old bull mastiff. For some reason, he has an old toy, which is a squeaky tennis ball. Originally, whenever I would squeeze it, he wouldn’t care much, but lately I’ve ...
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Why is lot of clear liquid coming out of my cats butt ? hes also vomiting [duplicate]

please help there is a lot of clear liquid mucus looking stuff coming out of my cats butt . he is also vomiting something that looks like stomach bile. he is almost a year old , whets wrong with him ...
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I found mold and bugs in my cat's food bowl!

I left my cat in the care of a friend for a month and she fed him everyday. I guess she didn't want to clean the bowl because she put a paper bowl on top of the plastic bowl. When I lifted the paper ...
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Do dogs 'sigh out of contentment'?

Over the years, I have noticed with all of my dogs that after I have given some sweet talk and ear scratches, they will give out a long sigh. I am hoping this is out of contentment. Is there any basis ...
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Common goldfish with "bleeding" around face, gills and fins

I look after two common goldfish in a 56L filtered tank with an airstone for additional aeration. Over the past two days, one of the fish has been appearing to be sick, suffering with what I can only ...
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Can cat with pyometra be allowed to mate and get pregnant?

My cat was diagnosed having a pyometra. I'm thinking: if I allow her to mate and get pregnant, will it be okay? And will it help my cat with recovering from pyometra?
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My Amelanistic Corn Snake is turning yellow?

This is my corn snake, Pyro, I just got him out today to feed him. Last week when I got him out, I didn't notice any different colors, but he had a yellow tint around his face/upper body. His ...
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How urgent is a UTI in dogs?

We think my puppy has a UTI; she's house-trained but she keeps having accidents, keeps signaling to go out but not going, and last night she peed in bed with my partner. Do we go to the emergency vet? ...
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Color change in guppy

My guppy looked pretty healthy and shiny just three days ago: And yesterday... it just darkened. The scale pattern just got so dark all of a sudden. Should I be worried? And this is today:
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Is my guppy pregnant? It's my first fish so i don't know [duplicate]

Is my guppy pregnant? I really hope it is but I'm not sure...
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Scab on cat's paw pad?

I recently discovered this bump scab-looking thing on my cat's paw. He is a 7 month old orange tabby. He was giving himself a bath on my lap and was really digging into this one toe. I know they ...
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What is this black spot in my kitten's snout? [duplicate]

My kitten is 7 weeks old and there is this dark spot in his nose, which is slightly protruding. It appeared about a week ago and it has only been growing since then. I started getting worried when the ...
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What is this red mark on my dog’s forehead?

I was doing a little bit of a checkup on our family dog, Rocky, and I found a strange small bump on top of his forehead, in between his ears. I was a bit concerned, so I began looking online, to check ...
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Why did my cat eat a bee, and then puke afterwards?

A couple weeks back, one of my cats, Odin, ate a bee. A lot was going on at that moment, I was getting ready for a new couch, and a friend was over. Then, while we were switching the couches, Odin ...
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Is my guppy healthy? Its colour is weird

I just bought a male and female guppy, and the male guppy is really small, probably a month or two old. This is my first time getting a fish. The male guppy seems to have a black spot near his head. ...
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Ear problems in kitten

Two weeks ago, I took in a feral kitten (he’s 7 weeks old now), but the last few days his ears have started peeling, scabbing and smell bad. There is no black stuff in his ears either. I’ve tried F10, ...
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My cat's lower canine tooth is loose

Yesterday morning I noticed my cat's face seemed a little puffy around the left side of her mouth. I didn't see anything wrong and she didn't seem upset about it. Last night I checked again and her ...
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My kitten ate a coffee bean

We realized our kitten got a coffee bean quite a while ago and it's not exhibiting any weird symptoms that we can realize. Should we worry?
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My goldfish started growing a flower-like thing on his head and it is now disturbing it during eating

My pet goldfish, Mentos, has a flower-like structure growing on his head. At first, we didn't take it as a big issue. Now, it started concerning us and the fish itself because it blocks him from ...
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Potbelly pig's front legs pull to chest and she screams in pain

Maggie is an 8 year old, 150 lbs (68 kg) potbelly pig. She is often unable to walk. She goes to move forward, but then her front legs go tight against her chest and she sits up, screaming. She looks ...
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Help guinea pig recover from bad impaction

So, my guinea pig has been acting very sick for 2 or 3 days, and today we noticed he had a huge impaction. We think he may have had it for a few weeks, but just noticed when he started acting very ...
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Female guinea pig uterus infection, please help

My female guinea pig Coco, 2 years old, recently had her sonography done and she was found to have uterus infection. We have two other female guinea pigs, and one of them previously too had a uterus ...

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