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

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Is my guppy pregnant? It's my first fish so i don't know [duplicate]

Is my guppy pregnant? I really hope it is but I'm not sure...
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What should I do for my rat with an injured eye? [duplicate]

My rats got into a tiff last night or this morning and one has an eye injury. No vets near me treat rats and I don't know what to do. What should I do to help my rat?
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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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My leopard gecko is sick [duplicate]

My leopard gecko got moved to a new cage a month ago. In the last two weeks he has refused to eat anything. He is out of hiding and walking throughout his cage. His tank is around 84°F (29°C) on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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how good is ferrets intelligence? [duplicate]

Ferrets intelligence is do to their curiosity in nature they are also really smart they are capable to get up high into cabinets and even hide things they can also make their owner stay home instead ...
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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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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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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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Cat will now only lick food from my finger - how to provide high calorie food for a cat?

Backstory: Cat has always had a good appetite. Only problems in the past have been with hairballs getting out of control and suppressing his appetite for a while. Problem: Lately, he stopped eating ...
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Refugee lovebird with difficulty walking

We suddenly found this refugee lovebird with walking difficulty at our home. I think the bird must have been hurt by falling down form high level of building and its leg has broken: I have this two ...
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Why is my Pleco turning white, how to improve his health

A few days ago I got a Pleco and some cherry shrimp for my aquarium. Due to my being a complete idiot, the bag with the Pleco fell while I was acclimating the shrimp. In order to keep it alive I put ...
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My dog drank alot of laundry run off water should i worry? [duplicate]

He has been drinking the water quite often without me noticing and is throwing up and dry heaving alot and i dont know what to do i cant afford to go to the vet! What can i do for him?
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My rat is drooling/has thick spit and it looks like blood. They are also heaving as if they are trying to vomit

I have a senior rat, about three years in age who just started spitting up/drooling blood like substance, though it looks pinkish, and he will occasionally heave as if he is trying to puke. He is also ...
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Bumps from mites or something else?

My dog started becoming very itchy and had tiny bumps on her skin so we assumed she had mites like she had in the past , we are working on getting her into the vet but now recently she’s developed ...
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Parasitic worm from dog?

Last evening I found two small white worms crawling frantically across my white comforter on my bed attempting to burrow into it.. this after my roommate’s dog slept on my bed leaving copious amounts ...
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Help with kidney failure in dogs/not eating

My chi (10yrs) developed kidney failure, and Dr's said he is a miracle because I've been keeping him alive for 3 yrs. I give sub q IV lactated ringers 3xwk, give Phosphorous reducing med, and make ...
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Feral Bunny with fleas, how can I help it when I'm unable to get more than two feet close?

looks like a dwarf bunny. black and white in color how can I rid it of Fleas as I cannot get close because it's feral.
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Does my bearded dragon have anything wrong with him? [duplicate]

He is acting relatively normal but he is in brumation so he is less active. I have little to no experience with these kind of things, since he is my first reptile, and I got him 6 months ago. The ...
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How to stop my male dog licking other dog urine? [duplicate]

I understand this is all instinctual. He's a mastiff mix and he isn't cut. The big issue is it makes his hormones go crazy and he ends up bleeding (spotting, really) from his man biz. It also makes ...
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My new Leopard gecko turned grey and is cold to the touch

so I just bought a leopard gecko (It's my first reptile) and last night I had turned off it's heat mat. I had read that leopard geckos could withstand temps of 70s (which is the coldest it usually ...
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New lizard lost tail 2 times already, worried about his/her safety

So recently, our family bought 2 more leopard geckos for the current 2 ones we already had... My sister's gecko is "supposedly" a girl, and her new young girl/boy got along nicely. They separated but ...
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My leopard gecko has a huge issue

My male leopard gecko is not eating, and hasn’t been. The vet told us they did not see anything wrong but, we are very worried about him. He is getting red spots all over his body. HELP! He is eating ...
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Flea eggs or dander?

Are these white spots in my cats brushed fur flea eggs or dander?
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Need tips for my friend's sick lab [closed]

My best friend's lab is sick. She is vomiting, will not sleep, nor eat. I am really worried! She was just recently pregnant with 4 pups. Please help!
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Can horse eat sultanas in sultana bread?

My horses eat a variety of hand fed treats, including bread. They eat white bread and multi grain bread. I have some left over sultana bread or "raisin toast" bread (it's not actual toast, it's ...
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Do some dog and cat breeds have reduced life quality because of their selected traits?

For example, dog breeds that are physically much closer to their original wolf forms do have the potential to live happy lives provided that their human owners have the resources to take good care of ...
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Betta dying help

I forgot to save the old water from when I cleaned my betta’s tank and now he’s floating at the bottom. What can I do? I have already tried putting my guppies’ tank water in to do half half and it’s ...
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Should I give my pets vitamins or other supplements? [duplicate]

I want my cat to live long and I'm thinking of giving her human vitamins and supplements. Sadly, all cat foods like Meow Mix and Fancy Feast don't have vitamins added, and considering that in nature ...
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Will a dog live longer if it eats dry dog food all the time?

I'm not talking about canned dog food. I'm talking about kibble or dry dog food. I've had dogs for 22+ years and don't give them dry dog food, or any kind of dog food for that matter, because its ...
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Is it bad for the cat's health if I keep prodding my cat to play when she wants to rest or sleep?

At times I am so deeply engaged in a play session, that even when the cat wants to stop and rest I keep prodding her for a while. Also sometimes when I feel too bored and my cat is sleeping, I wake ...
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Tiger riding, possible or not [closed]

Due to my love towards tigers, I am actually willing to adopt one in the near future. Besides the point, influenced by the vast amount of fantasy stories in which we've all seen warriors riding tigers....

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