Questions tagged [hygiene]

Hygiene is a set of practices performed for a pet to preserve their health and well-being.

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What is Fly Strike?

I heard someone talking about "fly strike' and their pet, what is it? Can it be prevented and/or treated?
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Are maggots appropriate food for a turtle?

I've got my turtle some dog food to use as an occasional treat for it. I've only gave it once and it didn't even eat from it then. I then covered and left it. After some time I noticed some white ...
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How do I bathe my cat?

We have a skin infection going around in our house right now, and the vet's instructions were to bathe the cats with a special shampoo. Once we get them lathered up, the shampoo has to sit on their ...
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How do I manage a cat litter box to maximize hygiene?

I have a genetic, incurable autoimmune disease. This causes me to be chronically immunocompromised. Keeping a pet is a decision of weighing the benefits vs. possible health risks. I've decided the ...
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How should I dispose of a dead fish's body?

One of my neighbor's fish coincidentally died during the time I was caring for them. I immediately removed it from the fish tank, but I didn't know what to do with it. Flushing a pet down the toilet ...