Questions tagged [health]

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

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My youngest leopard gecko's eye started shrinking / deflating! Is this something I should be worried about?

My littlest leopard gecko has always been a tad unhealthy. He was the tiniest lizard from his clutch, and he already has metabolic bone disease... His tail was also eaten off by a violent sibling (has ...
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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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Female Guppy Health Question

I went to feed my fish and I always check on my female guppies because they are the smallest in my community tank. I saw that one of my female’s gravid spot was a “odd” color to me. It is usually a ...
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When do rabbits need a dry and insulated place to sit?

My female rabbit likes to sit on the grass in my garden. In summer, this seems normal to me, but in the colder seasons, I am worried about her health. For example today it is a cloudy, foggy, and ...
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Feline hyperesthesia

My 8 year old cat has just been diagnosed with feline hyperesthesia. Out of the blue she began attacking her tail. She’s wearing a cone and taking 4 daily medications. Is it manageable? Or am I going ...
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How much space does a fish need?

I am wondering if there is any accurate way to determine how much space any particular fish needs. I have heard things like 1 gallon per inch of fish, but this cannot be accurate as a betta (2.25 ...
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What could cause lameness in the back legs of a young rabbit?

My friend has got (as a present for their children) 2 around 7-week-old male (?) rabbits 2 weeks ago (when they were 5 weeks old). Like I wrote in another question, she has got no information about ...
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Terrapin laying eggs! Help!

So I adopted 2 terrapins 5 days ago. The female 'Babs' layed 2 eggs yesterday (1 crushed and 1 didn't). I've checked her over and she feels like there's another 4 eggs to be layed. I've set up a box ...
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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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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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Dog scratching another

I have 2 dogs and one has a tendency to scratch and then lick the other's back. Sometimes it will happen so much a cut appears and a scab afterward. Is this dangerous and how do I stop this behavior?
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White bumps on goldfish

I have 2 goldfish in a 20 gallon (76 liters) tank and last night I noticed one of them developed a white bump on its side, then this morning I noticed the other one has a similar white bump on its ...
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Fever and diarrhea in 4 month old kitten

I have a 4 month old kitten which was very active and playful. However, it seems sick as of two days ago. It's eating much less food and sleeping all the time. It has an increased body temperature, ...
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What does a adult cat want when it meows a lot?

I have fed him today and played with him. He still meows randomly I just wanna know why he is meowing a lot.
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My cat's chin is black

My cat’s chin is black. He cries all the time, so I think he also feels pain due to this condition. Also he can’t close his mouth. I don't know what to do, should we visit a vet? He’s been like that ...
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Rodents fighting, now one losing weight

Had Ronnie and Reggie for 2.5 years. I guess they were 5/ 6 months when I got them. Last two in a pet shop. Got told the whole yes we do this and that, well they would do anything to sell. Anyway, ...
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Really Red rash looking swollen nipples

My female Pitt just had puppies and she has a really bad I don't even know what it is a rash or I don't know but it's all over her stomach and nipples and her nipples are really swollen bad um I don't ...
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Galliprant & enrofloxacin

Can I give galliprant and enrofloxacin to my 9.8 pound dog. She has a sensitive stomach. I gave her pepcid AC 1hour before enrofloxacin 8:30pm. Its 9:34pm. Is it ok to give her the galliprant. She ...
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Will ichthyophthiriasis medicine harm my betta if he doesnt actually have ich?

A few days ago I noticed a spot on my betta's side just next to his gills. It wasn't completely white in color but definitely lighter than the rest of his body. I tested his water and there was an ...
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My red eared slider's shell suddenly get soft

I have 3 month old red eared slider, I observed him yesterday, if we gently press his shell, it's getting pressed, his shell became soft, it's clearly visible and we can see with the naked eye that ...
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My cat has strange scabs in her ear

My cat has these scabs in one of her ears and she recently fought one of my other cats (it was play fighting but it was pretty rough) so it might have gotten jacked up from that but I want to be more ...
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Sisters dog has a fungal infection on the belly

Is a fungal infection on my sisters west highland white contagious to my dog who is a Lhasa 13 years old but very healthy My dog is a male
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Clavamox possible overdose

My 15 year old female cat is being treated for suspected UTI. 62.5 mg tablet twice daily (every 12 hours). Despite sitting with her for 1/2 hour to make sure she didn't expel it, and I was sure she ...
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What is this on my dogs face?

Any idea what that is on her face? Should I be concerned that it might be something serious? I added another picture. I hope it helps.
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what precautions should i do to protect my dog from little worms and ticks?

I have a long-haired dog who always picks up little worms in his fur (difficult to pull them off), what should I do to overcome my problem?
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What can be done for my three year old, male, neutered cat based on the info below?

My vet just saw one of my cats this morning and he had a temp of 106+ degrees. He sounds very congested when he coughs, which is seldom. There is no runny nose or sneezing. Without further testing ...
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Goldfish-unknown white marks

I’m really concerned about one of my goldfish as this morning I noticed 2 marks on his body. One near the head and one near the tail. I noticed my bigger goldfish nudging him out of the way at feeding ...
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My indoor kittens are leaving grimy stains on everything

I have two indoor kittens which are around half a year old. We got both of them at 12 weeks old and about 1 month apart. Both of them still have their manhood intact. They leave grimy stains where ...
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Rat has been violently itching till it bleeds, what can I do?

Okay so I have a pet Rat named Hope and she seems to be violently itching herself on her sides and face. Its forming a row of individual scabs ling one side that I can see when I bathe on her back and ...
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How to cure kitten whose eye is closed and dripping with puss?

The feral kitten at our home who doesn't like to get picked up or held and runs away when we try to do so has hurt herself. I don't know exactly what happened but I think that something pricked her ...
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Our kitten has had constant urinary issues after an initial urinary infection, vet bills are exorbitant. Advice?

We got a kitten that was dribbling pee everywhere, crying and struggling when he peed, and constantly licking his groin. We noticed he rarely urinated, and that he would not drink water from bowls, a ...
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Why is the hair on my dog's back getting much lighter?

I have a doberman and he has a number of issues. My parents refuse to take him to the vet but I think it's something serious. Here are the symptoms. Hair on his back has become much lighter. He has ...
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Is it normal for a pregnant cat to have a hard stomach?

My cat is almost due to delivery. We expect her to give delivery withen these days. Her tummy on each side (where I assume there is a kitten on each) is hard, is this normal? Also the cat sets on ...
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Blind disease in Hens

It's rainy season here. The hens and cocks are affected by a type of disease in the eyes. The eyes remain closed and swollen. The hens remain motionless and eventually die. It is spreading to other ...
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Does my Betta have dropsy?

Hi, I’ve had a betta and some tetras in a 30litre tank for about 5 months. Everything’s been good, they all get along, eating fine, not fighting and such, until this morning I noticed that my betta’s ‘...
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Fatal cotton like fungus on goldfish spreading to other?

I've had a black moore goldfish for 5 years. I just recently brought him with me to a new city and he's temporarily in a five gallon aquarium. Originally he was in a 30 gallon aquarium with other fish ...
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When I touch my cats upper lip his mouth opens abruptly

When I touch my cats upper lip his mouth is abruptly opened, and sometimes his jaw moves weirdly when it opens, like it locks in place then unlocks. I don't know if its painful for my cat and I want ...
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Dog black stool, negative on tests

my 1 year old female 75 lb doberman, sharpei, Staffordshire terrier mix has been having black stool a few times a week. It's solid in firmness, but pure black. Sometimes mixed in with the brown ...
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Dog suddenly barking and hiding

My year and half old Rottweiler/German Shepherd has developed a scary behavior recently. All of a sudden he start barking, runs like mad, then goes and hides in a dark place. When he is in his kennel ...
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How can I prevent my cat from developing pressure sores on his legs?

Hunter (our 11 year old neutered male with a heart condition diagnosed this summer) has developed a small wound on one of his hind legs. This summer he started spending more time laying on the hard ...
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Is there a solution to improve the quality of life for my basset hound?

Our basset hound is 16 years old. Here are his symptoms: vision almost gone, hearing almost gone, back legs very weak and sometimes needs help to stand up, no control over urinary and bowl movements. ...
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Dog coughs all day and all night because of eating dirt

Our dog is a 13 year old Boykin spaniel-a year ago he started eating dirt non stop- tried muzzles- staying outside with him- you turn your back and he is eating dirt as fast as he can.the coughing is ...
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Why is my Staffordshire Terrier losing hair around his mouth?

My 6 year old Staffordshire Terrier is losing hair around his mouth. This has happened before except he lost all the hair around his right eye. The vet took a scraping and there were no increased ...
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Does Feline Ringworm turn black and crusty when healing?

My cat developed ringworm after receiving shots at a Feline Rescue Facility. The treated area has turned black, and is raised and very crusty ~ is this part of the normal healing process?
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What are the pet health considerations in using fipronil for treating parasites?

Fipronil is a topical flea and other parasite treatment for pets. Is there any evidence supporting health concerns in humans or pets with the use of Fipronil for treating fleas? What dosage/...
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Did my kitten have a seizure?

We just brought home a kitten an hour ago and everything seemed to be fine. As I was crawling over towards it, it stopped and looked scared and started to shake. Its eyes were focused forward, but at ...
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Should I get a second opinion, my high energy dog with at rest coughing fits was diagnosed with potential heart murmur

My collie poodle can be very active and loves to chase other dogs for fun. Recently I noticed that once a day or every three days my dog at rest (just walking in the house) would have a standing ...
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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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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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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 ...