Questions tagged [health]

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

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Cat having chronic tremors

My cat has been having tremors since he was a kitten. He is currently 14 years old, so apparently, he is able to survive this situation. However, I still would like to improve his condition any way I ...
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Cat suddenly started vomiting food

A few days ago, one of my cats (5 months old) started vomiting her food and stomach liquids. She seems to mainly vomit during the night. Two days ago, I brought her to the vet. They did an x-ray, but ...
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Black dark spot on kitten's face

I found this spot on my 7 week old kitten, it doesn't seem to be painful. I tried to clean it using H2O2 solution - it went away, but 5 days later appeared again together with a new spot on the nose. ...
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What is Rabbit Mash and how is it useful for challenged rabbits?

I read something about mash for rabbits. What is it made with? How to prepare it? In which cases is it useful?
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Does my goldfish have fin rot? [duplicate]

This is my fish, today I noticed that they’re tail had split all over, I can’t find anything online that looks similar to this. Please help! What could this be and how could I treat it? They have two ...
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How worried should I be about this cough?

My dog began showing symptoms by throwing up; after that, she's made horrible hacking noises every so often like she wants to throw up but can't. I think this is a "cough"? It doesn't sound ...
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Dog cancer treatment options

I have a really old dog, about fourteen or so, covered in tumors. I got her when I was four. I'm 18 now. She's gotten progressively worse lately. As in, within the past month or so, new tumors have ...
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Clear bubble forming on guppy fin

My male white guppy has a strange, bubble-filled pocket on both sides of his dorsal fin. It does not seem to be affecting or causing any pain to the guppy. He is acting normal. He is still energetic ...
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20-day-old kitten's left eye closed for 3 days after it was open?

20 days ago, my female cat gave birth to 4 kittens (she's an outdoor cat). The kittens open their eyes in the day 14 normally, but one of them now has an issue that wasn't there before. One of his ...
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Dog developed dewlap and died

A street puppy (about 8 months old) died in my vicinity. Cause of death was unknown, but following symptoms were visible in his body: He developed a dewlap (major symptom). It seemed that he had ...
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Parrotlet has small bald spot on her head

My Pacific parrotlet is nearly 7 years old. About a month or two ago I noticed a small bald spot on her head. It is only visible when I pet her head and comb over her feathers, but otherwise it is ...
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My rabbit survived botulism poisoning; is she now immune to it?

According to this article by the Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs; an inactivated toxoid is used to vaccinate horses against botulism. Though it does call for an annual re-...
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What’s wrong with my Betta fish?

I can’t tell if it’s a fungal disease, but he lost all of his color. My sister never cleaned his tank so I think that might be the reason behind it, but I don’t know what disease he has so I have no ...
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Golden Retriever puppy with one retained testicle

We are planning to buy a Golden Retriever puppy from one breeder and we liked one male puppy which we are keen to make him our family member. He is now 7 weeks old. Breeder recently took all of his ...
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My pet rat won't stop reopening his wound

My rat has this big bump on his shoulder that he made into a wound and he won't stop reopening it. He's 2 years old, so I'm scared to stress him out too much with excessive treatment. What to do?
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My rabbit is losing fur and weight, what's wrong with him?

My rabbit is about a year and a half old and is neutered. He lives with his brother. For a while now he has been losing fur and he is rather thin. When I bought the rabbits the woman said they were ...
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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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My turtle won't eat

Why won't my turtle (a spiny turtle), that I've just recently bought, eat? It's been 1 week and the turtle still hasn't eat. The turtle is 12 inch (30 cm) long (I reckon she is quite old). I've tried ...
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Baby ball python has never taken food

I got a baby ball python about a month ago. He was born in August and has never taken food. I have assist fed him a number of times, which I don’t particularly like doing as it causes him stress. I ...
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Why are my Mollie fry not growing?

I have 4 Mollie fry and I have had them for about 3 months. They aren't growing and some of them have a brown line on their fins. They are in a 20 gallon tank with 2 other Mollies, 2 plecos (I'm ...
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Water chlorination too much for pup?

I asked a question about my pup regurgitating too much before but not much has improved since then. If anything, we just got better at limiting it and predicting when she would regurgitate. An ...
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Rabbit is losing hair on the nose and skin is getting crusty

My rabbit is losing the hair around her nose, and the skin there is also looking crusty. I took my rabbit to a vet but they don't know what's wrong with her. The outline of her mouth is also very ...
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Is my cat having trouble waking, seizures, or something else?

Almost exactly a month ago, my cat Dylan (female, 5 years) was sleeping on a chair when she fell out of it, scrambled about with her belly low to the floor and her pupils widely dilated, head turning ...
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My cat has lost his teeth and can't keep food in his mouth

My cat is a senior cat, and has lost most of his teeth. He really wants to eat, but the food just falls out, then he gets so frustrated that he just stops trying. I have to cook for this cat and give ...
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Can dogs be affected by the lack of routine/being kept up at night?

I live with a live-in landlady. I was away at home during the pandemic and on my return I discovered that not only had she been furloughed (so no need for time-keeping), she had also moved in her ...
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What's the purpose of tying a thread or dental floss on either side of a kitten's umbilical cord?

I read on multiple sites about how to help a queen give birth to her kittens, and almost all of them say that the cat usually chews the umbilical cord, but if she doesn't, then you have to do it. But ...
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My dog spots got darker, is that normal? [duplicate]

We recently rescue a terrier mix, he was 1yr old when we first got him and he's now 1.5yr old. Since we got him, he always had those spots on his belly, inner paws and groin area. They look like ...
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Maxidex Eye Drops use in dogs - safe or just ineffective if stored below recommended temperatures?

Our dog had a red/bloodshot eye and we were prescribed Maxidex (dexamethasone) eye drops for our dog. The first two times we used them they were stored at room temperature (bottle just store below 25°...
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English Springer spaniel hair thinning and pigment loss

Two trips to our local vet and we have ruled out all the big players that would show up on blood work. 2 separate thyroid tests, Cushing's syndrome, cancer... all blood work and urine is normal. He is ...
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Is it advisable to let my cat mate two months after having given birth?

My cat (Persian) is in heat two months after having given birth! Yes, she has stopped breastfeeding the kittens as they have been adopted. However, in case she mates with my male cat and gets pregnant ...
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My cat is skittish and scared of my brother all of a sudden

Baggins is a two-year-old domestic short hair. I found him in the forestry near my house when he was only weeks old. He was starved and very nervous. It took a long time to build trust between us as ...
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Bunny lays down (like a pancake) when I pat him

My Bunny was neglected and only on pellets for about 5 years (before I got him). When I pat him he often lays down (legs underneath him), is that good? Also, how do I get him happier? He is free ...
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How do I clean an aggressive cat's private area from diarrhea?

I have a cat that I took home while she was pregnant and now she is almost due this month. She currently has diarrhea that gets stuck in her private area, and she has started to smell bad. She's ...
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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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Ochrobactrum intermedium infection in a dog

My vet found a bacteria in my dog's wound: Ochrobactrum intermedium He does not know this bacteria and therefore does not know what antibiotic to give. Unfortunately, the condition of my dog is ...
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My cat ate a balloon [duplicate]

My cat ate a noodle balloon this morning when me and my dad were making breakfast. When we saw the balloon, we tried to pull it out but she swallowed it moments before my dad was able to take it out ...
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Iris of my cat's left eye is discoloring on the edge

A few weeks back, I noticed my cat's left eye's iris is discoloring from the corner (brownish red, iris is gold color). She is 8 years old, female. She has no other complaint whatsoever. I know I ...
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Bloated Zebra Danio

I got two zebra danios on Thursday. They've been doing just fine, but I just now noticed that they are both sort of bloated. Their stomachs look a little bigger, but they are swimming just fine. I ...
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Should I get a second opinion from a different vet regarding my cat's hair loss, dark spots in ear and scabby skin?

I've had my local Banfield vet check my cat because of dark spots in the ear and local hair loss on the same ear. They did an ear swab that showed nothing wrong, even though there is dark icky build ...
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Why is my dog losing all his hair?

Our Boston is losing hair, bottom half of him is hair-less, now his back is starting to bald. We have been to our vet, skin tests, blood tests, no answers. Our Veterinarian suggested Possible Allergy....
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Most likely cause of hair loss in dogs

I have what I think might be a very good controlled experiment since I have two dogs. They are both Great Pyrenees. One is "mine" a female 7 years old and has a thick impermeable healthy white coat. ...
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When do older cats start to experience an increase in dandruff?

I've noticed my older cat has started to experience signs of dandruff - especially near the base of her tail. While this does raise some concern, my research has shown that cats generally do get ...
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How to remove poop from a cat if it's stuck on some hair that's stuck in her butt?

Just as the question says my cat has hair coming out of her butt. Human hair. Our mistake. There is poop hanging on the hair. The cat has kittens it should go back to, and I am keeping her in the ...
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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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How can I tell if my goldfishes' popeye is due to stunting or an infection?

I have three goldfish in a twenty-gallon tank. I know it's not the best set up and I would like to move them to a bigger tank when I get the opportunity, but they seem happy and healthy enough. I have ...
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Something wrong with my betta fish fins

Hi, this is my betta fish, Aahan. I got him from pet shop on August 6th, 2019. He has no eating nor pooping problems, he is very active. I’m noticing some change in his fins, namely wrinkled fin ...
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Custom Hay Blend/Diet for a small fur-chewing Chinchilla

Pixel the chinchilla lost her cagemate in late Dec. 2019. Before the loss, she was a happy, healthy chin, with a preference for hay over pellets, but would gladly eat both. After the loss, she became ...
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What's wrong with my pet mouse?

My pet (feeder) mouse has been acting strange, she has gained weight and hasn't been using her wheel as much. She is also either drooling or foaming at the mouth (I believe only a small bit). To my ...
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Why is my kitten’s tail tip like that?

Today I noticed my kitten’s tail looking like this, completely stumped as to how this could’ve happened, and can’t find anything on this online. Currently I have two theories: She does play with her ...
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Bleach in turtle tank

We had a terrible outbreak of algae in the turtle tank. I removed the turtle and added bleach to the water to kill the algae. I then siphoned all but about an inch of the water out, put in clean ...

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