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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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 tell if cat has abandoned her kids?

Today, when I woke up, I found several kittens in one of the empty room in my house: Now, I am monitoring them from the morning but I don't see their mom anywhere. My questions: Has the cat ...
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New kitten not eating, threw up twice

Just got 2 new kittens, and this is the first time I've had cats. One of the kittens isn't eating much and threw up twice (mostly spit than anything). Her poo was also a bit runny, but her brother ...
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Puppy goes in tantrum when leaving for a walk

We have a 12 weeks old Cavalier King Charles. Leash training is going so so, but it's going. The issue is that my puppy's trigger is leaving / approaching the house. When we are leaving for a walk he ...
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Why has my 8 month old puppy started to whine?

I have a 9 month old mastiff/pit male puppy who, for the most part, is an exceptionally well behaved pup. However, his persistent whining is getting out of hand. He was only 7 weeks old when I got him ...
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Six month old dog urinating and defecating while I'm at work; what can I do?

I recently brought a Shih Tzu dog; he's so adorable, we love him so much. We usually leave him alone at least 8 hours a day while I am at work. Every time I come back, I find he has peed on the ...
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List of important habits to teach a young kitten

2 days ago I got a very tiny kitten (1.5 months old). Since then, I'm constantly trying to improve its manners, and I must say that I'm doing great so far. Yet, I hear many friends and acquaintances ...
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What makes a treat only suitable for a certain age range?

About a month ago I bought a bag of treats for my puppy (cracker-like, bone shaped). But when I got home I discovered that the bag said it was suitable for puppies 6 months old and older. I don't mind ...
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How can I save this baby bird?

One baby bird came on my terrace today, what do you suggest I can do to save this baby? I think it is a pigeon. I kept it at a place other pigeons can easily see, but no other birds came around.
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A pigeons' nest doesn't seem to have a “bed” for the chicks, should I add one to it?

It seems that the parent pigeons are lethargic because while building their nest in our home gallery, they did not take proper care. They just made round in the nest. There is no bed for babies. Shall ...
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Does anybody know what this lump on my bulldog could be?

So my bulldog has a lump that seems to look like a wart, as it is dry on the top. It is growing, but it's causing him no discomfort. However, he has suffered with his skin a little.
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Golden Retriever puppy with one retained testicle

We are planning to buy a Golden Retriever puppy from one breeder and we liked one male puppy which we are keen to make him our family member. He is now 7 weeks old. Breeder recently took all of his ...
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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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Is senior cat food OK for my young cat? [duplicate]

I have two cats, one three years old and the other 13. I want to change the older cat to eating an expensive cat food for senior cats; both cats eat from the same bowl. Is it okay for the young cat to ...
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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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Is it okay to rehome a 2 month old kitten if it's weaned, but still suckling off mum occasionally?

I have a 2 month old kitten (from a litter of 6). All the kittens from the litter are still with mum, are eating kibble and wet food. Boy in question is pretty big compared to the rest of the litter. ...
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Puppy Pee Schedule: If not relieved post mealtime, will it lead to a UTI?

My partner has cautioned me that if we don't take our 6 month old puppy outside to pee within 30 minutes after mealtime, he's at risk for developing an urinary tract infection! I've searched all ...
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Can an orphaned kitten (about 4 weeks old) learn to clean itself?

I found a baby cat who was about 1 month old I think. I can't bring her in our house because we are not in ground floor and some other reasons. I keep her in the parking and she can go out and back in ...
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Am I doing anything wrong with my kitten?

I have a kitten that was born on Thanksgiving. Her mother passed away, so I’ve been taking care of her. She whines a lot and I try to comfort her and she gets scared at first and then comes over and ...
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Kitten's voice & growth rate

I have a kitten who meows silently, but purrs perfectly well. She is also growing at a slower rate than other kittens born around the same time. She seems perfectly healthy & quite frankly very ...
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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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Is this normal kitten behaviour?

I adopted a 11 week male from the shelter. I've never had a cat this young and some behaviour I'm not sure if it's normal for clumsy cats or there's something wrong. Every night he is suckling on my ...
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Is it normal for a long haired doxie to like yogurt? [duplicate]

My 9 month old puppy loves yogurt and I don't know if that's normal or not. Is it normal for a long haired doxie (Dachshund) to like yogurt?
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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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Highly aggressive kittens

Situation: Two kittens (originally three in litter, one died recently) are extremely aggressive around food and in pursuit of food. Their behavior includes slashing, biting, growling, and hissing at ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...