Questions tagged [junior-pets]

Addresses specific needs of younger / newborn pet companions, and ways to improve their overall well-being and health.

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What to feed 5 week old rabbits?

A friend of mine called me very stressed today, because she became an owner of two rabbits that were given as a present for her children. The grandparents bought them from another farmer in this ...
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Dog not eating homemade vegetarian food

I have a 3 month old Labrador. She is not eating homemade vegetarian food. She'll stay hungry for a meal, but not eat. If I give her egg or non-vegetarian dog food, she'll be happy to eat, but she won'...
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Can I get a young female cat to aim properly in the litter box?

I adopted a 4 month old kitten three weeks ago. She was bottle-raised in an animal shelter with siblings, without adult cats. My kitten and the littermates were considered properly litter trained at ...
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Chorkie - Posy Op - Red Blister

my pet had a spat on 13th of May. After a visit post op her scar was healing nicely and things were fine. Recently she has come up with a blood type blister on the scar which she has been licking and ...
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How can I warm up my budgies cage in winter?

I have four pairs of budgies. The cage is kept outdoor. Now its winter. I don,t know what to do to keep my birds warm and cozy. The cage is big and I can,t move it indoor. I cover the cage every night ...
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What should be done to a new young cat?

I will get a cat (2-3 months) in about a month. I understand that I should vaccinate her soon, besides, is there anything else? I will be getting that cat from a private individual and she will stay ...
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Kitten is suddenly paralyzed, refuses to eat and leaves

We had adopted a feral kitten. It was very difficult to get her into our control as she would be scared if we tried to hold her, but we continued to keep her food outside so that she eats it. After ...
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Crating puppy first night

We are getting a puppy and I'm find conflicting advice on if she should be in her crate the first night. Some people say to have her in the crate, closed (waking her up every couple of hours to use ...
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How to give first aid to treat open wound in kitten?

How to give first aid to treat open wound in kitten? The kitten has hurt herself and is bleeding. She is feral and doesn't like being picked, so it's not possible to get her to vet.
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Puppy staying with its mother longer

Would there be any benefit in leaving the puppy with its mother until 12 weeks even if its littermates are sold at 8 weeks? I want to pay an extra fee to the breeder so he keeps the puppy an extra 4 ...
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Kitten hurt from bite/scratch developed swelling and bald spot on head. Has she got some disease?

My kitten had hurt herself and was bleeding in the neck a few days ago. I'm not sure of what caused that but I doubt it may have been bitten or scratched by some other feral cats of street. From few ...
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Why doesn't my kitten hunt like others?

My kitten doesn't hunt at all. It just keeps lying lazily in the carton box and when it feels hungry, it meows and we feed her. Even when insects or rats go in front of it, she just looks at them and ...
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Do I really need 2 rats?

I have one champagne, broken hooded, Dumbo rat named Hope. She is alone in her cage but I take her out a lot, play and interact with her. I got her in June and she has never had a cage mate. Several ...
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How to make a kitten friendly with new kittens?

I have a feral kitten(5 months old) who has been staying at our home since 3 months (Though she eats from my hands she still gets scared and runs whenever I try to pet her or hold her) . I recently ...
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Should I get the kitten which my friend wants to give separating from its mother?

My friend wants to give away kittens in his house. He has already given 2 of them. I approached him to get the 3rd kitten but when I went to take the kitten, it was licking and playing with its ...
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How do I make an untamed kitten friendly with humans?

An untamed cat along with 2 kittens started coming to our house often. After a month or so the cat and a kitten left but another kitten started staying in our place. I used to offer milk and some ...
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Why does my cat (kitten) run away from me all the time?

A cat had given birth to two kittens in our house. I used to keep milk in a bowl for them to drink. Some days later the mother cat and one kitten went away somewhere, but one kitten remained outside ...
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Please Help me find a solution for my 6 months dog!

I recently brought a Shih Tzu dog, he's so adorable, we love him so much, we usually leave him at least 8 hours alone a day while I am at work. Every time I am back the I find him peeing on the ...
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My rabbit just had babies and isn’t feeding them

So we just added 3 more rabbits (birth) to the place but our rabbit isn't feeding them. I've had to give them milk for the past week and a half. I've monitored the place with camera's but she's not ...
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My rabbit just had babies and they are dying. What can I do?

I'm wondering what I am doing wrong. The mother, who is two years old, was in the great condition for giving babies. But, the babies started dying when they were 1 week old. The litter was 3 kits, and ...
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Why does my puppy sleep so much?

I have a 15-week-old puppy. My baby is a purebred dachshund. She sleeps an awful lot. We'll take her for a walk (20-40 minutes), she will play for about 10 minutes, and then she is out like a light ...
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How old should a puppy be whenever you adopt them?

I realize that a dog can never be too old to adopt, my parents just adopted a fairly senior citizen schnauzer. However, how young is too young to adopt a puppy? It's been a while, but I think we ...
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How much should I feed my puppy?

I have a Havanese-Maltese mixed puppy that is 14 weeks old and weighs 3.5 pounds. I have been feeding her 1/4 of Blue a day. Every time I fill her bowl up, she devours the food. Should I increase ...
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How do I encourage my cockatiels to continue feeding their chicks when they stop?

My cockatiels stop feeding their chicks after about 5-6 days. Sometimes they feed them until they are 10 days old and then they'll stop. I have lost so many chicks due to this bad habit. What should I ...
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Should I supplement the diet of a breast-feeding puppy?

From what I know, puppies feed on breast milk. Are there any healthy foods that I can feed a puppy along with breast milk, or does breast milk contain all the nutrients they need to grow to full ...