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How can I identify the breed of my cat

I just got a cat and I wonder what breed it is, how can I identify the breed of my cat?
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Identify unknown fish, what strategy should I follow?

Through this post ( Why did my Oscar change color? ) I ask me, how to identify a unknown fish? What should I look at first? Size? Shape? Kind? Color? Biotope? So my questions is: What strategy ...
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What are these?

(click to enlarge) I have been seeing these around my tank, above and he waterline! They move, and if cut in half, they duplicate. They do NOT have a triangle head. If they get in the water they are ...
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Black long fish that can swim upside down

I am new to aquarium fish. Could anyone help me identify these species? I found it in local aquarium store in Chengdu, China, where I am visiting. It is about 6 inches long, it has a black body with ...
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Really large dogs in Scotland; Which breed are they? [closed]

In Edinburgh many people seem to have these massive dogs, they look as big as a fully grown lion (at least to my 4 year old son). This picture does not do justice to how big this dog was but it ...
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Identifying a cat parasite

Yesterday I let a stray cat sleep on a chair on my balcony. After it got up, I saw it left dozens of blood filled parasites on the chair, but I'm not sure of which kind. They are tiny (1-2mm diameter)...
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Why did this fish kill my Kissing Gouramis?

I got two of these recently, and they killed my Kissing Gouramis. The shop owner said that they would be compatible. I don't know what kind of fish it is, nor what would have caused them to kill my ...
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Cats third eyelid showing and could it mean a contagious infection

My two cats both have their third eyelid showing. How would I know if it's an eye infection or something else
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What breed of cat is this? [closed]

I may have a couple guesses, but I'm pretty sure I'm wrong.
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Vet lost cat's microchip information

My two cats recently had microchips implanted. The vet, however, lost one of the cats information (entire envelope of information). The vet scanned the microchip and wrote down the number associated (...
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What is this bump on my cat's lip?

I've recently noticed my cat has this bump on her lip. I dont know when it appeared exactly, but it's a few months at most. It feels very soft and the cat doesnt seem to feel pain when it is touched. ...
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Do cats have unique paw-prints like human finger-prints and unique meows?

Due to a neighbour lying about me and my cat, I started to think how the things they say need a firm rebuttal. The paw-print would need to be taken from nylon carpet in the hall of the building where ...
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Irish Setter or Cocker Spaniel?

I'm currently learning about dog breeds and I would like to know which breed of dog the following is. Is it an Irish Setter or a red English Cocker Spaniel? Thanks.
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Did my lost kitten return?

My 2 or 3 year old cat had 2 litters and raising the third one now. Her second litter had 5 kittens, one black, two gray tabbies, and two orange tabbies. One orange tabby was light orange. The mother ...
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Microchips: which national database hosts the record if the pet moved between countries?

Our dog has an ISO standard microchip implanted in Hungary according to this page: This transponder has a country code according to ISO 3166 from Hungary, the manufacturer is "Felixcan S.L." and ...
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Stray dog or fox?

A neighbor on a local community message board is trying to locate the owner of this stray "dog" pictured below (Raleigh North Carolina area). She was reportedly a little timid at first but became ...
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Vizsla vs. pitbull terrier

The Humane Society told us our dog was a "pitbull terrier", and a "shepherd mix", on two different papers. It looks a lot like a vizsla for me, but I know nothing about dogs. Are there any tell-tale ...
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Should I put a collar on my indoor cat

I have a very strictly indoor cat, that has tried to dart outside a couple of times and sometimes succeeded, only making it to the edge of our patio before we caught him. My absolute worst nightmare ...
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How I do know if my cat is male or female? [duplicate]

I have a cat called Tesla, who's only 3 months. We can't see if Tesla has got testicles or another things because Tesla has got a very long hair. We asked to our neighbors (they have two cats) how ...
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What is this parasite?

I found this parasite in my tank this week. It was the second time I saw it but the first time I lost him before I could catch it. He wasn't on any fish or plant, he was on a wood piece the first time ...
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How can I positively identify a dog which was stolen from me 1.5 years ago?

I am an amateur siberian laika dog breeder. A year and a half ago, one of my dogs, a female a West Siberian Laika, was abducted while I was away. A dog has been found that may be her, but I need to be ...
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What percentage of pet identification chips (i.e. Avid) are reassigned by new owners?

This comes from a discussion on the question What information should we leave for a cat sitter/cattery? The chip company has a record of who the "pet owner" contact is, this can be updated when the ...
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Where to get leg band for parrot in USA?

I need to travel internationally with cockatiels. For travel it is often required to have some sort of identification attached to the animal, such as microchips or leg bands. For birds of this size ...