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

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Kitten has stuffy nose for the past 2 months

I've bought a new kitten 2 months ago. She was 3 months at the time, and is 5 months now. The day I brought her home, I noticed she had a runny/stuffy nose and one eye was quite watery. I brought her ...
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Female cat's urine smells like ammonia

My four-year-old female cat’s urine smells like ammonia. She’s been on antibiotics twice and it didn’t seem to help. She hardly drinks any water, so I’m wondering what food I could give her that has a ...
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Dog Atopic Dermatitis

I have a Scottish Terrier with major skin issues and food intolerance. Only eating Royal Canin Hypoallergenic food. This has reduced itchiness, but the skin is still red and flaky. The Royal Canin ...
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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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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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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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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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Leopard gecko's remarkable lethargy and weight loss during recent 3 weeks

My leopard gecko stopped eating probably about 3 weeks ago. He has lost a significant amount of weight and is remarkably lethargic. He is now 29 grams and a little over a year old. My gecko never ...
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One of my turtles hasn't grown and doesn't eat much, what should I do?

I have 2 red eared sliders in a 20 gallon (76 liters) tank and I got them both 7 months ago. They were both the size of a 50 cent coin (about 3 cm) and the one hasn't grown past that size and only ...
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Is my Betta too thin or sick?

I recently became a responsible betta owner. I never knew how wrong I was about them. My butterfly betta, Olaf eats very well but has a lump on one side and is less active today. He usually swims very ...
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How can I help my sick leopard gecko?

Two years ago my brother got a pet leopard gecko. We still don't know it's gender but I will say him. For two years he was fine and looked healthy had a fat tail and ate fine. The only problem was ...
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Dog with Congestive Heart Failure - Rapid Heart Beat

My dog was diagnosed with congestive heart failure roughly 8 months ago. Though her breathing has been the thing we have noticed and discussed primarily with the vets, that seems to be under control ...
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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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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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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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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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Leopard Gecko Tail drop 1+ years ago not grown back

My leopard Gecko dropped her tail over a year ago and she still has not grown it back. It has healed and there is a stump there but it doesn't seem to be growing anymore. The stump is about the size ...
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My hedgehog won’t eat

So I’ve had my hedgehog for almost a year and he’s just stopped eating. If I hand feed him meal worms he will eat them but not his actual food. He’s started acting funny. He’s slower that usual and ...
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What are some good treatments to help a horse with strangles?

It looks as though one of my horses has strangles. I'm not looking for a substitution for veterinary care, I'm wanting to know of any home made remedies to relief the symptoms and help her cope with ...
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Are the dead maggots in a wound dangerous to the dog?

I have 2 month old German Shepherd puppy which had a wound on her head and maggots inside her wound. I have consulted with a vet and they treated her with injection and a spray. She is fine now and ...
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Why does my marginated tortoise have a soft shell?

My 1 1/2 year old marginated tortoise still has a soft shell. Also he hasn't grown much since I got him, he is still 4 cm long. I'm pretty sure I'm giving him the correct nutrition because I'...
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Cat sinus infection? What should I tell sitter to look out for?

Cat is 4 year old, spayed female, domestic longhair, calico, part Angora. She had evidence of a past FHV infection (antibodies present), probably from before when I found her as a 4 week old kitten. ...
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Unexplained limping

My dog is a rescued Labrador/English mastiff cross, so she's big(but not fat) at 35 ish kg and approximately 8. She has been limping at times which has come and gone. Currently it's quite bad. She ...
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Likelihood of survival- Pneumonia baby cockatiel

I just got a female baby cockatiel on July 4th (11days ago). I had to wait two weeks from when I first fell in love with her, and just visit with her instead of taking her home, because she was still ...
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How do I know how old my betta is?

I recently adopted 2 beautiful female Betta fish! I also have one male. I noticed that the girls are a lot more active than the male. As they swim around in their tanks, Mr.Rainbow whom I have had in ...
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How long does pasture need to be rested to prevent worm re-infestation?

I'm moving my horses into new paddocks where there hasn't been horses for 4 weeks. I'm wondering if there can still be worms in these paddocks. Is it possible to rest paddocks for long enough to ...
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Cat drooling in sleep

I read your question about your cat drooling from a couple years ago and am experiencing EXACTLY the same situation, except my cat is a boy. I was curious to know if your cat is still doing well and ...
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Is meadow hay a good source of omega 3

Pasture is meant to be a good natural source of omega 3. Would feeding meadow hay replace that? If so would a diet of 30-40% meadow hay be enough?
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Why is there a worm in my dogs waterbowl?

So my puppy has worms she's been dewormed 4 times and still has them! The worms that come out when she poops look like rice and today when I went to clean her water bowl out there was one of those ...
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Best environment and Matches, beside Beta, Snail, and small Plecos

I own a very small tank, which I'll replace soon, with I think a 40G tank. I had a betta, and yesterday i bought several fish, of which only the placus, 5 tiny fish, and two snails survived the war, ...
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Circular patch on dog's back; ruled out mange, ringworm, other fungal causes, hotspot

I'm fostering a 5 year old rat terrier and he has a flaky bald patch. This is an isolated patch; his skin and coat are otherwise healthy: no dandruff, fleas, mites, etc. He doesn't seem to notice it, ...
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Black spot/patch on my bearded dragons back

My bearded dragon has a black spot/patch on her back. She has had it for. Month or two. Ive been giving her a bath in betadine just in case of infection but it doesn't seem to be going away. Can ...
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Dog suffers from periodic mysterious brief, but intense, leg pain

My dog has been having a strange issue that I have been having trouble diagnosing. A couple times a year, she will suddenly be struck with what looks like sudden muscle spasms in her rear legs. She ...
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Domestic Rabbit Abandoned her litter

My Female show Florida White has starting "unintentional harming" her litters, I believe she is doing this while the cleaning them after birth. We managed to save 2 out of 5. We have been holding our ...
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My pillbugs are having trouble moulting

I raise a box of about 30 pillbugs. About 2 months ago I found a bug that couldn't seem the moult. Its old skin was still attached to its body, and it was limping around with the skin on. It died ...
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My ishigame looked like he was about to vomit?

I have a 3.5 year old ishigame (Japanese pond turtle). He's always very expressive so it's easy to tell how he feels. He's also always extremely friendly towards me. Tonight I heard a strange squeak ...
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Feeding raw meat to kittens

There is this mommy cat and a young one wandering around our neighborhood. Today I just shredded some beef, cut the remaining in to small chunks and gave it to the kitten. I heated it in the microwave ...
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What is causing my cat's urine smell to be so overwhelming?

When my cat urinates, the odor permeates the house, and hangs around. I have switched cat litters, trying all different kinds, but it does not help. I suspect it is due to the cat food fed to my cat....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...