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What is a safe paint to use in an aquarium?

I am building a wooden lid for my tank. I want to paint the interior that may touch the water white. I wish to stain and paint the rest clear. What paint is safe to do this?
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Puppy vs Adjustable Bed

Got an adjustable bed. Love it. Got an adorable beagle puppy. Love him. Let the two be alone in the room together. Beagle is still adorable. Bed no longer adjusts. Looking to buy a new adjustable bed (...
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My dog is obsessed with getting inside my home

My Belgium Malinois recently got extremely ill after, what we suspect, being bit by a spider. He recovered quickly after getting the right antibiotics. He is now obsessed with getting inside the house....
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Cat is screeching terrified of me; screaming, hissing and claws out and I cant go near him [duplicate]

We have a sphynx who is 2 years old and never had problems with our dogs. Today, our dog scared him so bad after the cat jumped on her (accidentally trying to get onto my chair; the dog turned around ...
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Dog started having panic attack like symptoms and struggling to walk as if drunk

it's currently late in the evening and we won't be able to get my dog to a vet right away. My dog wasn't acting strangely today, but all of a sudden she struggled to get up. When she did, she could ...
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My 30lb Catahoula ripped open a pack of instant yeast

My 11-month-old Catahoula pit ripped open a pack of dry instant sourdough yeast. I got the packet before he ingested any of it but I think a small amount definitely got in his tongue. Should I be ...
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Puppy & Doggy Door?

We have a 2-year old golden retriever who has free reign of our house and ~.5 Acre fenced backyard while we're home (we close it when we goto bed). We just adopted a second golden retriever puppy, ...
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My cat does not get along with my boyfriend's newly introduced dog [duplicate]

My boyfriend will be moving in with me. I’ve own a cat for a decade plus now and he is the only pet I’ve owned. I’ve never truly introduced him to a dog but he has seen a few. When I bring my ...
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my cat is hurt what do I do? [duplicate]

My cats paw got stepped on and she refuses to walk on it, I spread her toes to make sure nothing was wrong but she start meowing/yelling so I stopped. She keeps trying to go around with three paws and ...
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"Unknown" Sickness of my rooster

My rooster presents some symptoms: weakness in legs, he has (I suppose) plantar pododermatitis that seems to be advanced because I notice swelling and cracks, he also shows drowsiness and no longer ...
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How to stop my neutered male cat from attacking my spayed female cat?

I have 4 cats in my household. A female brown tabby (oldest, 9 yrs), female black cat (7), female black & white short-hair & male black & white short-hair (both 5). All neutered and spayed ...
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What do I need to do to make a former chicken run a child-safe part of my garden?

We have 6 chickens in an outdoor covered run in our garden, and have had for around 3 years. We are planning to relocate them and would like to reclaim this area as part of our garden, safe for young ...
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I don't know if my dog is trying to kill my kitten or groom it

I have four dogs and just got a kitten. Three of my dogs just kind of ignore her, but my three-year-old dachshund won't leave her alone. He pins her down and pushes her around with his nose. He licks ...
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Active rat traps in my backyard, is this safe for my dog?

My dog is a 3-year-old Gerbian Shepsky (in lesser terms, he's the result of a crossbreed between a german shepard and a husky). Our house has had roof rat problems for about 2 or 3 years now (the way ...
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Why my 7-year-old dog barks when I leave home while when my parents leave he doesn’t bark? [closed]

I own a 7-year-old Jack Russell and since he was a puppy he started to bark every time I was leaving; it may seem like “usual” behaviour but it gets strange because when my parents or my sister also ...
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Bring kitten to an apartment owned by senior cat?

I posted a question last week about a kitten that's living on the street. Fortunately, he survived. So... I want to move him to my apartment, and he's only a few weeks old. He already recognizes me, ...
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Leave kitten in small room for 3 days while traveling?

There's a weeks-old kitten that's running around the busy street I live in. My concern is that he'll start playing in the middle of the street and a car will run him over in the next few days if he ...
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When is it safe to let my cat in the house alone or at night?

I have been adopted by a very affectionate gray tabby. She had been coming around more and more to the point that I decide to feed her. I noticed that other neighborhood cats were coming around and ...
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Safe to let indoor cat mingle with outdoor cats?

There are some (feral) outdoor kittens in my yard that have taken a liking to my indoor cat (and vice versa) through "interactions" through a sliding glass door. They have also smelled each ...
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Why is it so hard to find a good cat toy, are these alternatives safe?

I have two ragdoll cat's and honestly their favorite toys arent actually toys; i have tried all kinds of things from the store, in fact i have tried everything they sell from cheap toy stuffies to ...
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Our cat may be attacking neighbour's cat - what to do?

We've had a visit from a neighbour saying that he recognized our cat and he attacked his cat, causing an injury that needs vet's attention. This has apparently happened before, too. He says his cat ...
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Good collar tracker for my deaf cat

I have a deaf cat, 7 years old, and I've been trying to find a tracker for her collar but there's so many different options I don't know which type is best. As she's deaf she's an indoor cat and so ...
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Reasonable standard of cleanliness required for kitten environment?

My family have recently gotten a couple of 9 week old kittens (rag dolls). My partner and I disagree what is appropriate environmentally, and neither of us has had a cat before. One of us seeks to ...
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What types of couch are resistant to damage from a cat?

My orange tabby cat, Cheeto, is almost six years old. Right now in my living room I have three Ikea armchairs which are a simple wooden frame and cushions covered with a blue denim-like fabric. When ...
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What substance can be used to kill all pathogens?

What can I use to disinfect an area after animals like dogs, cats and chickens were present? I'd like to know solution for small (doghouse) and bigger areas (room size). It'll be used for animals, but ...
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Is an Australian Wolf Spider bite dangerous, particularly to small dogs?

In my backyard I have started to discover more and more, what appears to be "Wolf Spiders" - I know there are many many species of these, so for reference, my location is Western Australia. ...
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Can I dye my bird's feathers ethically and temporarily?

I have a standard grey pigeon that I rescued as a squab off the streets, and now I am starting free-flight training with him. I’m very worried that one day he will fly too far, and get lost. How will ...
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How best to give up a dog for adoption?

We have a pit bull just over 1 year old. Because we now have children we feel it best to not have the dog, though we (the parents) love him. We do not want the dog “put down”. How best can we put ...
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Can a puppy chew through a 10-gauge power extension cable?

I have multiple 10-gauge, heavy-duty extension cords in my house powering industrial grade computers for cryptocurrency mining- could a puppy chew through this strength of cable? The only reason why ...
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My cat (3 yrs) fell into my bathtub of diluted shampoo. After licking himself clean he has been sneezing non-stop for 3 days. Would this be why?

He has been acting normal besides the fact that he sneezes constantly. Not purring as much, considering. Just wondering if he has a little cat cold or if the diluted shampoo water he fell into had ...
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Help - How can I help rescue this young stray kitten?

So there's this young stray kitten (can run and eat solid food) that got stuck outside our window on the 3rd floor of an apartment building. We helped bring her down and brought her inside the house (...
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How deep should the needle be when giving a cat subcutaneous fluids?

The vet has instructed us to give our cat subcutaneous fluids, but unfortunately we're having a lot of struggles with this. It's very stressful for us to have to intentionally hurt the cat doing a ...
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Why has my cat changed all of a sudden?

I've raised my cat from a kitten, she was maybe 3 or 4 weeks old. I've been by her constantly. I am a stay at home mom so I really mean constantly. I carried her around the house with me, put her in ...
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How stressful is an overseas relocation for a rabbit?

I've been really wanting to adopt a rabbit, but have been postponing this since I am anticipating an overseas move sometime in the next 2-3 years, and didn't want to have to re-home my rabbit once ...
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How to scare dogs away from attacking a child?

A friend of mine with a one-year-old child lives in a neighbourhood with many aggressive, poorly trained dogs who sometimes get out without a leash. Obviously, the best thing is to avoid a conflict in ...
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Brahman calf aggression?

My sister has a 7 month old brahman calf that charges at me. My niece is the one that takes care of him but with school it has been difficult for her to do so. As soon as i enter the pen he runs at me....
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Seatbelts on my dog?

Almost every day, I get up at a usual hour, go through my normal grooming process, and then head out in the truck to get fresh provisions. My girl (an 8-year-old cocker) always comes with me. In fact, ...
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What should I use to discourage my small dog from pulling while walking?

I have a small adult Chihuahua-mix who pulls very strongly when I walk him. I currently use a harness, but was wondering if a training slip leash would work better to reduce pulling? My concern is ...
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New apartment has radiators for winter heat - are they safe for cats?

They're not running now, but in a few months, the radiators in my new apartment will become quite hot! is direct contact with radiators safe for cats? should I preemptively encourage or discourage ...
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Fish in rainwater outside

I saw an answer to a question about CO2 addition, and it states that fish themselves can make water from rain acidic (I assume they do it by breathing out CO2). Now I am thinking about my small pond ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of different types of recovery cones

Recently, my cat suffered an injury to her paw; after an examination, the veterinarian recommended she wear an e-collar (recovery cone) for a while to allow the paw to heal. While waiting for the vet ...
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Is the injection of carbon dioxide into a planted aquarium a detriment to fish living in it?

From the start, thank you for your time and consideration. Whilst planning a planted aquarium setup that would include CO2 injection, I stumbled across an article about possible behavioral ...
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I accidentally overdosed my kitten on his antibiotic; what should I do?

What should I do? I accidentally overdosed my kitten on his antibiotic; his proper dose was 1:30 and it was accidentally given to him again at 5:30. The antibiotic is “Clavamox drops amoxicillin and ...
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Puppy safety for tug of war

I see a lot of questions here and on other sites answering the psychological hazards of tug, but I don't see anywhere discussing the physical. I have a small Shih Tzu puppy, under 5 pounds (<2 kg) ...
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What are some of the best materials that can be used to safely bite-proof the squeakers in fabric dog toys?

Our medium-small dog is obsessed with killing squeaker plushy toys by biting into the squeaker. I can buy replacement squeakers to sew back into the toys or buy new toys, both very cheap options, but ...
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Does mint plant affect guppies?

Can I try the step 1 and 2 posted here with a fish tank of guppies: Cutting a stem of mint; Placing mint stems in a glass of water fish tank containing guppies? Will guppies enjoy the mint plant? Is ...
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Large dog lays down when eating. Should I feed in an elevated bowl and which is riskier for bloat?

So I have a German Shepherd/Doberman mix. Big dog that weighs about 85 pounds (around 40 kg). Not fat but large and energetic (vets says for his size he is good). He has been eating laying down since ...
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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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Have a routine for my cat that wants to go out

Problem Description and Situation I recently moved to a new apartment with my cats Moe (female) and Joe (male). They are brother and sister. It didn't take long for them to get used to it. Moe started ...
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What are some long term strategy to keep cats off counters?

What are some effective ways of keeping cats off the TV counter for a long term? My cat loves to climb my TV counter, which it probably shouldn't because it can cause him some serious damage with ...
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