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

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Is this normal kitten behaviour?

I adopted a 11 week male from the shelter. I've never had a cat this young and some behaviour I'm not sure if it's normal for clumsy cats or there's something wrong. Every night he is suckling on my ...
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Pleco has a burn! Help, please!

My common pleco, named Fossil, spent his whole day willingly stuck on the wall, with his back (just above the dorsal fin) touching the heater. When I put my net in the tank to nudge him away from the ...
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Which of the following contains low fibre? [closed]

wet cat food or dry cat food. I need this information to better feed my lactating mother cat.
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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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Should a new turtle's shell look like this?

Hey my fellow turtle lovers. I just purchased a baby RES. It's very active and smart for me to own it for only 2 weeks. It's eating here and there, but for the most part moves around freely. It's ...
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My betta is sinking, and we've tried everything. Looking for non-generic/mind-blowing advice

I have had this betta for about two years now, since he was a baby. A couple of months ago he started having trouble swimming. He would swim upwards, but could not stay there - instead, he would sink ...
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What does "eggcrate" mean in the context of a material for a turtle basking area?

I saw this turtle basking tower to buy at amazon and as do-it-yourself-video on youtube: I'd like to build it (I plan to secure it with 4 additional legs, so the weight of my heavy turtle is more ...
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Goldfish skin around the intestine area is gone and stomach looks to be caved in

This is my first time posting so I’m sorry if I made any mistakes with my post. I think I’m going to lose one of my goldfish. About 2-3 weeks ago both of my goldfish (I only have 2) developed ammonia ...
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What should I do to my goldfish swimming on surface? [duplicate]

I am new to goldfish, it is swimming on surface like gasping for air every 3 minutes or so. So, I did 40% water change, using drinking water just now. Should I do something else? There is 24/7 filter ...
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Cat coughing/sneezing keeps coming back despite treatment?

I have an eight-year-old male cat. He has always been very healthy, but this year he's had some respiratory problems. Here's the history: In early March he started sneezing and coughing often. On 23 ...
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Pregnant platy, what should I do? [duplicate]

I have a platy that is pregnant. I used to have her outside in a little pond (a bath tub), but put her inside by herself in a 5 gallon (19 liters) aquarium, so the babies don't get eaten by the other ...
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Can't find a reason for my cat's soft stool

I've recently bought a kitten. She is now 3 months old, and I've had her for one month. The first week I had brought her home, I was only feeding dry food (Applaws kitten). I think she had mostly ...
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What is the suitable diet for Feline Urethral Obstruction?

My male cat had just a little operation to remove a 'crystal' which blocked him from peeing. After that the vet nurse advised me to strictly cut any food apart from certain Virbac dry food brand ...
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How frequently does a cat need to sneeze before it might indicate a health problem?

My 10 year-old cat had some discharge in both eyes a week ago, and was lethargic and uninterested in food, so I brought him into the vet. I was told he seemed to be in good health, but they ...
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Sudden stop of wet food diet is causing my cat to vomit

I went to the vet on Saturday for my cats yearly checkup. They are 2 years old now. The male cat (Joe) weights around 8kg (or 17.7 pounds), and the female cat (Moe) weights around 6kg (or 13.2 pounds)....
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How to help an infant palm squirrel that is not drinking milk and seems like it's suffocating

My dog brought the squirrel infant from somewhere. We were giving him buffalo milk for the last 2 days, but today he stopped taking milk and is kind of suffocating with his mouth open. What can we ...
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German Shepherd with horrible smelling oral tumor

Our German Shepherd has had this growing tumor for a year and half. It has grown so big and has destroyed her teeth and the inside of her mouth. The tumor smells SO BAD we don’t know what to do. ...
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What to feed 5 week old rabbits?

A friend of mine called me very stressed today, because she became an owner of two rabbits that were given as a present for her children. The grandparents bought them from another farmer in this ...
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Should I capture live (invasive) house sparrows for my indoor cats to hunt?

Okay, let's get a couple of things out of the way first: I am not in this to torture birds. I have a deep love for all animals, especially birds. I'll explain myself further in the body text below. I ...
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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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How should you groom a dog with a double coat and severe matting?

In this question, the answers state that there are two types of dog breeds: dogs with a single coat that consists of a coat with a single type of hair, and dogs with a double coat, with an inner coat ...
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What air quality index (AQI) is safe for cats?

My kitty loves to go outside, but I live in an area with extensive wildfires at the moment, and so the air quality has been awful. I've been keeping her inside for the worst of it, but it's starting ...
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Pink eye/Conjunctivitis or URI?

TL;DR at bottom I've gotten a kitten at the start of this month (September). From the first day, she has had eye discharge in one eye, and has to sneeze every now and then. I was concerned, and ...
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My bunny is making a new noise I’ve never heard before and I was wondering if anyone has ever heard a similar noise from another bunny?

My 3-month old lionhead bunny has started making a new noise. She previously was ill with the snuffles, completed a course of antibiotic. She was never very ill with the snuffles just very sneezy and ...
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Cat weight guide for Russian Blue

I have recently bought a Russian blue kitten. According to the breeder, she is 3 months old (well, 3 1/2 now). Last week, when i brought her to the vet for a check, the vet was baffled. She said that ...
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Is this normal for my cat to be bald? [duplicate]

He is around 4 and half months. I’ve had him since he had opened his eyes and around 3 months of his age I noticed it. He has these thin/bald spots, on his other ear too. He never really scratches or ...
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How to identify a turtle/tortoise experienced vet?

It is not easy to find a vet, that is experienced in reptiles. Most cat-dog-vets, who have no experience with reptiles, do not admit that they may be uninformed. How could I get knowledge about a vet ...
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Why are my Betta’s fins curled and maybe spotted?

I bought a Betta for my daughter that has quickly become my 5th child. We bought him from Petsmart, as I knew little about where else to go - especially with Covid19. He is in a 3.5 gallon (13 liters) ...
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Please help I found a strange sac on my cat's tail. What shall I do?

I noticed this sac on my cat's tail while petting him. It doesn't cause pain, since I tried pressing on it and it didn't hurt him. It appears to be fatty and it has a very thin red vein as shown in ...
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My kitten doesn't pee - should I worry?

I have a two and half months female kitten for 3 days. She doesn't enjoy dry food so far so she's eating primarily wet food - from can or pouches, but I started mixing them with dry food. I think her ...
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Leopard gecko not eating and suffering from eye problems

I don't know how old my leopard gecko is, but I've had him for a few years. He used to eat fine, but I would always have a bit of trouble getting him to eat... it got worse and worse. I didn't have a ...
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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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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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Baby leopard gecko hasn’t eaten [duplicate]

Hi I bought a baby leopard gecko almost two weeks ago, on 14th August, and I haven't seen him eat. He is a hatchling. I offer him mealworms and Phoenix worms, but he has not ate since I got him. He ...
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How to encourage a hamster to chew more?

I have had a few hamsters over the years, but the hamster that I have now seems to not chew on its chew toys. I know that hamsters need to chew on things to prevent their teeth from growing too long ...
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Dark and scabby spot on my kitten's nose

Hello everyone and thanks for reading this. In the last days, I noticed that my kitten, he is three months old, has a black spot right above the nose (you can see in the photo) and I wonder what it is,...
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What is this weird, dull looking, gray patching on my beardie's head and neck?

I noticed this a few days ago, it doesn't look like anything normal, I was wondering if it might be scale rot due to too much moisture, but now it's not so gray anymore, I completely dried and cleaned ...
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When to see vet? Snake digestion process stuck

I fed my 5 year old adult carpet python 2 weeks ago. He still has a large bump right in the middle of his midsection. He is last poop was around the same time he was fed. I plan to go to the vet in ...
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Kitten keeps throwing up and clear liquid keeps coming out of her butt [duplicate]

My sister fed my kitten cereal milk and now she keeps throwing up milk and oozing out clear liquid or goo out her butt and she's drooling a lot. What should I do?
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What happened to my rat? [duplicate]

Last night I noticed my rat ate little to no food, which is odd because she usually eats a fair amount. I took her out of her cage to look at her and her left eye was closed and had red goobers along ...
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How do I keep my leopard geckos cage warm without a heat mat or bulb? [duplicate]

I bought my gecko recently and had a bulb that worked fine, but it broke so I ordered a new one along with a heat mat, but they have not arrived. In the mean time, how can I keep it’s cage warm or can ...
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Strange change in rabbit's behaviour

I have a bunny who is almost 6 months old. When I first got him home at the age of 2-3 months, I tried not to scare him and to let him explore the surroundings. Everything was fine until I wanted to ...
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What disease causes a dog to lose their vision seemingly over night?

My dog's eyes have suddenly gone cloudy, and I would have noticed that long before now. It wasn't until my dog's vision was gone that I noticed any changes in her eyes. She couldn't make it back on ...
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What do I do if my dog inhaled dog shampoo?

My dog inhaled dog shampoo, at first she was making noises, but over time they started disappearing. But now she makes tiny little noises from time to time; it's been 4-5 hours since that incident, ...
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What is this fish disease?

I had 4 platies and 5 danios but there are only 1 platy and 4 danios left. mysteriously, they die in the same manner, like sinking to the bottom of the tank and resting there. I was wondering if they ...
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Any help would mean the world! My kitten in severely underweight with a massive stomach

My kitten is 12 weeks old and is still only 700 grams in weight and tiny in size. She eats and drinks well, is as active as she can be with her belly, but I can feel her spine, all her bones yet her ...
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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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Senior dog feeling down and shaking

My dog is a female chihuahua, around over 10 years old (I found her on the street and don't know exact age). For the past 4 weeks, she progressively started to shake a little as if she was cold, but ...
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What if a kitten is still nursing on other cat?

My 3 month old kitten is still nursing. Not on her mother cat but her lola cat. Her lola cat has a 6 week old kitten on her own and I think the 3 month old kitten that is not her biological kitten ...
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"Scratch" on my cat's head?

Hi guys I was hoping someone could tell me what's up with my cat here's a photo of the "scratch": https://i.imgur.com/Aph8gjU.jpg Is this bad? Should I go to the vet? What could it be? Is ...

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