Questions tagged [health]

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

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Why is my oranda goldfish gasping at the surface?

I have 110 gallon (420 liter) tank, which contains 1 ranchu measuring 13 cm, 1 ranchu measuring 10 cm, and 1 oranda measuring 8 cm. The oranda is gasping for air, while the other fish seem fine. ...
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Cat scratching her face and head

I have a 12 year old DLH Calico. She has been scratching at her chin on and off over the years. I treat her for fleas and worms regularly and have visited the vet on multiple occasions and they don't ...
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Why does my cat like licking tape so much?

One of my cats (3 y.o. female Bengal, spayed) absolutely loooves the taste of the sticky side of tape - especially packing tape (or at least, that's what's usually available) but I've also caught her ...
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Itchy cat, head and chin

We have an 8 year old cat that in the last year has started scratching the top of his head and chin on and off. He gets to the point that touching the top of his head to pet him causes him to shake ...
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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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What is this? I just pulled this out of my cat almost like a pimple

is about the length of my pinky nail and it looks like it’s leaving an open hole with no blood. Please help me!
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Should I change veterinarians?

English Mastiff developed round infected lump and swelling in web between first toes that made walking difficult, one year ago. Vet said it was cheek grass and did surgery. Found nothing. Sore between ...
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Why is my cat only losing guard hairs?

He is 6yo, domestic short hair. He had "allergies" last summer so the vet told me. He was missing hair on his legs, mostly the front ones. I kept him inside and all his hair grew back. This ...
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Is there a way to repair apple snail shell damage?

My snails have damage on their shells. I think they had a calcium deficiency, and ate each other's shells to make up for it. I've changed their diet, and things seem to be getting better. Now I'm ...
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Is it possible for a dog with a torn ACL to start walking normally without any medical treatment?

Part 1 of 2 My father has a pet Labrador retriever. I took her for a long walk in my dad's neighborhood; longer than she was used to. She started limping. After I brought my father's dog back home, my ...
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Coughing fits in cats

My cat started to display some coughing behaviour. I have seen him cough just once in the last year but last week, he coughed three times, and all coughing sessions take like twenty seconds. There ...
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My friend's cat stopped eating

My friend's cat's birthday is April 21st, 2020. She’s drooling, not eating, growling at her food and losing weight. At first the vet said she has a respiratory infection, fever and ulcers in her ...
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What could be causing my 11 year old Miniature Schnauzer's vision problems?

My 11 year old female Schnauzer has recently been walking into the walls at home. Sometimes it appears she can see and others not at all. Each day seems to get a little worse. Her pupils are very ...
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My dog ate a cricket, is that bad?

My dog is a cross between labrador and retriever and I estimate he weighs around 40 kgs and he's 1 year and 9 months old. My dog loves chasing crickets, especially because they jump, and in end, he ...
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Why are my 6 flame tetras not swimming like normal?

I have a 29 gallon aquarium with 6 flame tetras, 2 smaller mystery apple snails and 2 other bottom feeders (brown, spotted, with dorsal spike and main fin spikes). Usually I see my 6 flame tetras ...
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Black goldfish with its fin clamped down

We have two small fish in our tank, they seemed very happy until about a week ago. They both became fairly inactive and had their dorsal fins clamped down against their backs. We thought it might be ...
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Something is wrong with my cockatiel - she is missing feathers

I have two cockatiels and four budgies. Since I got my second cockatiel, I noticed that she doesn't have feathers under her crest. I thought that the reason for it is that she is really submissive and ...
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Kitten hurt from bite/scratch developed swelling and bald spot on head. Has she got some disease?

My kitten had hurt herself and was bleeding in the neck a few days ago. I'm not sure of what caused that, but I doubt it may have been bitten or scratched by some other feral cats of street. From few ...
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Can you use Monistat on a dogs paw for yeast infection?

My mom's dog, an 8 years old Coton de Tuléar named Henri was seen by an "in and out" vet, a shot clinic basically. When the vet asked whether she has any health concerns besides shots, she replied by ...
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I took in a malnourished kitten; how do I stop my other cat from stealing her food?

I took in a abandoned kitten; she is skinny, malnourished and needs to eat. I bought her kitten dry food, but my older cat keeps stealing her food. He has his own dish of food filled to the top ...
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How can I help my fish which was exposed to UV light?

I have installed a UV lamp in my aquarium and had it on for 12 hours. After that my flowerhorn fish seems to turn pale in colour and his eyes seem to have turned blind. How can I cure my fish? Is the ...
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Helping an old betta with fin holes

I’ve had my betta for two years. He was full grown when I got him so I’m not sure how old he is. He’s got pretty classic signs of age - humped back, difficulty attacking food accurately, not active at ...
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Could having fallen onto the floor have changed my goldfish's behavior?

I have a tank with three goldfish in it. Some weeks ago, I had to do a 100% water change and had to take the fishes out. While returning them to the tank, one of them, an Oranda, jumped off and hit ...
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Can you estimate when a shrimp is going to give birth

Now my shrimp is pregnant. I know I have been asking a lot of questions about my shrimp pregnancy but yes. Either ways, this is my sunkist shrimp. One of them. I want to see if it’s possible to tell ...
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Cat struggling to walk, but has no leg or spine issues

My cat recently began to struggle to walk. It looked like his back legs were hurting quite a bit and he would not walk to the food/water or the cat box. If I brought him there he would eat/drink a ...
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Can WiFi be harmful for my budgerigar family?

My budgie pair is all ready for breeding. But for the last 2 months I've been using WiFi throughout my home. Now I'm worried if WiFi radiation will lead newly hatched babies to death, or if there will ...
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Depressed budgie

I have a female budgie, whom I have had for at least four years. She is in a cage about 3 ft square x 1.5 feet wide with a slightly younger male. They used to groom each other and sing all day long, ...
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Is dandruff from neck massage on cockatiel normal?

This cockatiel likes to perch on my shoulder to receive neck rubs. After a while of this, I notice quite a bit of white flakes, like dandruff, on the fabric of my shirt. Is this normal? Or might this ...
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Help! I’m worried about my new kitten. She hasn’t eaten in over a day and I haven't been able to see her in over 12 hours :(

My boyfriend and I adopted a cat from a family friend. She rescued this cat from being outside and was with her for about a week before we got her. We brought her home, and she immediately ran under ...
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My dog is coughing frequently (several times per hour)

Our 4-year old Aussie-doodle frequently will have a coughing attack in which she almost sounds like she's hacking up a hairball; she'll cough hard 3-5 times, then have a final hack and be done... ...
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How to feed oral medication?

My (8 month old) puppy is currently on antibiotics (amoxicillin), specifically 250mg Noroclav twice daily. I've tried: putting it in her food (she just eats around it); crushing it into powder and ...
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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. It's color is also similar to a pimple head
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What are all of the preventative medications dogs need?

What are all of the necessary, essential, and optional preventative medications dogs need (e.g. heartworm pills)? By medication, I do not mean vaccinations that dogs need, but rather medications like ...
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Is it safe for a dog to drink water from a stream?

We have a small stream that cuts through our yard. The dog enjoys drinking from it frequently, even when he has a source of fresh water (from the kitchen sink) nearby. Is it safe? If not, is there a ...
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Why is my kitten shedding?

I have a 3 month old kitten and I keep finding hair everywhere. He’s really young, so why is he shedding? Have I done something wrong? However, his coat is very shiny and healthy and he’s eating ...
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My praying mantis pet is not eating and has 2 black lines on it's abdomen

There are 2 new black lines on my mantis's abdomen, which seems to be contracting. Almost like it's squeezing it. What is it? I don't think it used to have that. Secondly, it's also not eating, and ...
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Male cat with mucus in stool

The cat is 11 or 12 years old, and I got him from a friend two years ago. He's been very healthy all along until the last few weeks, when he seemed to be losing some weight and being annoyed at our ...
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Cat threw up clear liquid?

I have two kittens at home. One of them, not sure which one, seems to have thrown up twice over night. At first I only saw one puddle, and thought it's soft stool. But upon closer inspection, I'm ...
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Is my tom cat attacking my female cat when we're not around?

I'm just after a bit of advice as I think my tom cat is attacking my female cat when we're not around. My female cat is 4 years old and we've had her since she was a kitten. She was spayed at about 1. ...
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3 month old kitten pawing at mouth and making gagging motion

My 3 month old male kitten woke up from his evening nap yesterday and started pawing at his mouth with both front paws (nearly falling on his face) and then did kind of a gagging motion with his mouth ...
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My new hamster is inactive

My aunt got a new dwarf hamster for my cousin for Christmas. I have been keeping watch until Christmas morning and then I will surprise my cousin. I have put the hamster in its new enclosure, which is ...
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Mollys appear bloated after eating bloodworm

We have a 60 litre tank with around 6 adult fish, and 6-8 juveniles. They are mostly happy, rarely swim at the surface, and spend much of their time foraging. On the rare (maybe monthly) occasions I ...
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Why is my bearded dragon having these colors?

Why is my bearded dragon having these dark colors? This is 3 weeks after he has shed.
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Is it normal for a kitten to have a big belly?

I bought a food dispenser for my new kitten that allows it to eat as much as it wants. It seems to be getting what seems to me as an abnormally large belly, after just a few days. But I haven't had a ...
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My rabbit's hair looks wet and dirty and it’s getting worse

I recently bought a rabbit from pet store and it's been a week that my rabbit hair has changed. It looks like the hair around the mouth, nose and stomach is dirty and wet and it's not getting better. ...
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Can a shrimp be a pet?

I want to keep shrimp as a pet, but it would always be dead in about 1 or 2 days. I read lots of information and I know that it is lack of dissolved of oxygen. How to get the water full of dissolved ...
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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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My 2 week old kittens are probably ill

I'm having a problem with my 2 week old kittens. They have been sprayed by a perfume. Suddenly, they started to vomit worms and milk, too. And the other kitten has been dropped from a height, probably ...
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Is my dog's neuter inscision infected? [duplicate]

My dog was neutered 6 days ago; this picture is of his sight, but sideways. I just wanna know if this is normal?
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Cat not breathing well through his nose

I have a 9 year old cat who stopped breathing well through his nose about a year ago. It sounds like he's snoring all the time. We have taken him to a lot of vets and they aren't sure what the issue ...

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