Questions tagged [safety]

For safety issues concerning the safety of pets, and also the safety of people from a pet.

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What could happen if my 3 year old boxer does not reproduce?

I have a 3 year old male boxer and, as for now, I still have not found him a partner to reproduce with. Could there be negative consequences of it? What is the upper limit of time duration of the ...
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Is it healthy for newborn puppies to live on direct land?

My dog Jamie (no breed) had 4 puppies on July 8th. They haven't opened their eyes as of yet. Prior to this, Jamie dug a hole in the ground in the yard and there she gave birth to her puppies. While ...
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Our dog accidentally ate pimobendan

We have a dog who is on pimobendan, and our other dog who weighs about 13 pounds (5.9 kg) accidentally got 0.625 mg of it. Will he be okay?
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Cat has acute episodes of extreme ALT levels. Vet and we are at a loss as there's no obvious toxin access, looking for weird or uncommon ideas

We've been to a pretty good vet. We know the symptoms, but we just can't figure out what might be going on, or a cause. The vet says its serious and possibly life threatening, but he's at a loss what ...
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My cat loves coconut oil. Is it safe to give him some?

I use coconut oil to moisturize my skin everyday. If my cat happens to be around me by the time I'm using the coconut oil, he goes nuts and tries to lick it from the jar. Occasionally I give him just ...
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How do I deal with my cat puncturing my skin when I pick her up to cuddle her on my lap?

Just got a rescue cat (my avatar) in March. When I try to pick her up and cuddle her on my lap, she grips with her nails and causes puncture holes on my skin. How do I teach her not to do that? I cant ...
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Are dogs much less sensitive to high noise than humans?

I must admit (a bit shamefully) that I was not aware of the fact that volume is on a logarithmic scale and thus following sentence (source) surprised me: The back seats are closer to 87 dBA, which is ...
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How/why is non-stick cookware fatal to birds

I was reading this answer and saw this comment, I have not heard about this before: Non-stick cookware must absolutely not be used as the fumes emitted are fatal to birds. How or why does non-stick ...
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Plants suitable/safe for a hamster?

I am trying to create a 'natural' looking hamster cage. I want to create as much enrichment as I can by using rocks, moss, wood, leaves, sand, dirt and other elements that would be natural to a (dwarf)...
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Are vertical dog seat belts safe

I saw a video of a vertical dog seatbelt that led through to Zugo Pet at https://zugopet.com/ these things would clearly help in an accident and could stop the dog jumping around but can they ...
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Can my rabbit be harmed by e-coli on Lettuce?

House rabbits eat leafy green vegetables and they eat poop should I be concerned about warnings of e-coli on store bought leafy green vegetables?
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I just read my hognose snake is venomous. Should I be worried?

I have a pet hognose snake (Heterodon nasicus) and I just read somewhere that they are venomous. Should I be worried about getting bitten?
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What are the potential risks (to the dog) from having a child ride it like a pony?

Important note - the dog is huge (Newfie-Bernese-Poodle) and the child is small (< 30 pounds). Also, the dog has a very mild temperament, is familiar with the child (same household,) and has proven ...
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Flea treatment toxicity when mixing flea treatment with shampoo?

I just bathed my dog with sergeants skip-flea & tick shampoo with 0.10% permethrin and 0.50% piperonyl butoxide, technical. My dad then proceeded to almost immediately after apply another flea ...
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The curious case of the cannabis cat?

I have a 7-year-old British shorthair cat that sleeps next to me every night. I vape cannabis oil as a sleep aid a few times a week, usually while reading or watching a movie just before sleep. I do ...
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Neutering incisions

My kitten just got neutered today and he has been bad about trying to lick his incision. I put a cone on him but he is able to pull it off. How easily is he able to ruin his incisions? He is on pain ...
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Microscopic like bugs or parasites in my tank?

2 months ago, a friend gave me a plant (Anacharis or some thing) from her plastic guppy pond. It had algae and bugs, etc. but I just rinsed it in warm water a couple times, hoping that would be enough....
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I don't feel like I'm enough for my cat

I got a cat as a birthday gift (I knew about her a few weeks beforehand so I could prepare) and when she got here she stayed in my room. Immediately she used the litter tray and ate. The problem is, ...
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Is it harmful to let cat groom synthetic fur toy?

I recently bought a key ring that has a long furry tail, presumably some kind of synthetic fur. My cat loves to groom it, but I'm worried he may get a hairball from licking it, and that might be more ...
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Is it okay if I put my turtle a UVC light instead of UVB?

I have an AW UVC 9W light bulb and I’m not quite sure if this is the right lighting for my red eared slider. The bulb can be put underwater to prevent any harm to the eyes or skin. Will this UVC light ...
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A single parakeet and an older cat - good idea?

I have a single male 5 year old parakeet. He is very tame and friendly. I know he is unafraid of dogs, as I have had two wonder up to the cage and my bird has been very curious. In fact, I was more ...
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Cat Sub-Q Ringer's Solution: Not DPHV Free?

I received a donation or 4 bags of Hospira Brand Ringer's Solution (1000 ml each) and they say that they are not DPHV-free. My cat is in Stage 3 kidney disease. Is it too dangerous to trust this type ...
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How do I keep ferrets out of my aviary?

Is there a wire or something else that can be used to stop ferrets getting into aviaries? One ate my mum's owl over the weekend, and I want to keep them out so no one else gets eaten. (It could have ...
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I have had my bearded dragon for 5 years and dark patches appear now?

What does this mean please someone answer and I am so nervous and might freak out because I do not know what to do. I have looked multiple time to see if it was skin, but it was not. Also this just ...
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Is it safe to put a plant in a bird's cage?

I'd like to place a bird-safe plant (such as a spider plant) inside my conure's cage to give her the opportunity to hide among the leaves, since that's something she currently does with her toys. I'd ...
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What wormers are safe for pregnant mares?

I have purchased a pregnant mare - she has 3 months to go. I'm wondering what wormers are safe to use in pregnancy. I will also check with my equine vet. Picture for the interested. I haven't received ...
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Is there a safe dose of vitamin D to give a cat?

I know that too much vitamin D (fat soluble) can cause toxicity in cats, but how much is too much? The reason I asked this is - When I open my vitamin D bottle, because I take it, my kitty goes "...
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How to prevent my cat from leaning down from balcony?

We live on 1st floor of a multi storey apartment. My cat's favorite time pass is to lean down from balcony and look at road. However it is extremely dangerous. If the street dogs get hold of her, they ...
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How dangerous are lemons for a cat?

My 6 month old cat licked at a lemon slice but is behaving normally. I've read on multiple websites that lemon is poisonous to cats (and dogs). However there are also some people that recommend to ...
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Cat exposed to sewer waste, does it need antibiotic?

So we recently had sewer backup in our basement. It happened from the surge from outside and was not something we could have prevented or controlled. By the time we got back home and discovered it, ...
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Is it safe for my cat to carry/jump around with heavy toys in her mouth?

I got this automated toy for my cats: https://www.amazon.com/SmartyKat-Hot-Pursuit-Concealed-Motion/dp/B06WP7F8YC My female cat really, really likes the toy. She grabs onto it and carries it around, ...
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Kitten eating clumping litter

I just got a new kitten, 7 weeks old. He has been in the house for about 2-3 days and has gone pee multiple times and pooped once. He is litter trained, but he has been chewing on litter. I am unsure ...
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Pulling my cat back to bed

My cat has troubles at night. She doesn't go to bed easily. Sometimes I carry her to her bed, and she tries to run off. I then pick her up again and bring her back, at which point she tries to run off ...
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Can claw caps (like Softpaws) cause infections?

I heard someone assert that claw caps (like Softpaws) can cause infections, but I've used them for several years without any issue. What is the risk of infection? Are there any ways to eliminate/...
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Is it right to have puppies locked?

We found 4 orphaned puppies which are 1-2 month old. We built a small home for them with water inside it. During the time 9 pm- 7 am, no one can keep an eye on them and they wander around so we ...
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How high can an unprotected second level be in a hamster cage?

I have read that hamsters must be protected from injury due to accidental falls. I am starting to make DIY hamster toys out of cardboard, wood and Popsicle sticks. I know that my hamster can ...
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Can a rabbit pet be released to the wild? [duplicate]

I have had a cottontail rabbit since he was 2 weeks old. My dog had found the nest and killed all of them except him because I got to him in time. He is now 9 months old. I was wondering - would he be ...
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What things can help keep stray dogs warm?

It is cold in India. Stray dogs literally shake while sleeping. I do not have enough blankets for them. What other things can Insulate cold air? Can paper do it? If not, what other things can be used? ...
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Can I install 'HoundHeater' against plastic FRP Wall Board?

I have a question that is pet adjacent and I figured some of you on here might have one of these for your pet and know the answer. I just purchased an Akoma Hound Heater Deluxe from amazon. I'm ...
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How to get son and dad to stop fighting?

I have 3 dogs. 2 blue nose pitts (both male) and a mini dotson (female). The mini was here first and then we got the oldest pitt. They are currently 3/4 years old and we've had them since 9 months. ...
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How to safely keep a parrot's space warm through the winter?

My partner and I inherited a parrot a few months ago and are doing our best to take good care of him. He's a middle-aged caique. Temperatures are beginning to drop here in northern USA and we're ...
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What kind of Aquarium background is better? SelfAdhesive or with Glue?

I have aquarium 32" x 16", it is brand new and I am looking for some aquarium background. I am now deciding between using SelfAdhesive or Normal one? Any Advices?
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How to clean/wash litter box that had clay litter?

We recently switched from a corn based litter to a clay based one bc of recommendations for clumping and odor control. However I read that the litter should not be flushed because they may expand in ...
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How to determine if a cat can squeeze through a gap?

I have a type of window that lets me use a small hook to hold just a small gap open at the top and bottom corners (the window opens sideways). The gap is about 5 cm (2 in) and, if I use considerable ...
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Friendship between a boxer and puppy pitbull

I am worried about the relationship between my 4 year old boxer dog and my new pitbull puppy (3 months), which I buy today, because when I take my pitbull puppy to my apartment, my boxer kept looking ...
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Are candles scented with fragrance oils safe for birds?

Candles that use paraffin wax are dangerous for birds because they produce smoke that is especially unhealthy for birds to inhale. Soy and beeswax candles with lead-free wicks are the item of choice ...
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How can I get a hermit crab off me, safely, once it pinches?

Honestly I'm scared if they get stuck. I need a way to get them off really quickly, without harming them.
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My kitten ran away, what are the chances of her coming home and/or surviving?

We have a 3-4 month old stray kitten. She's fed, loved, played with and taken to the vet. Today, My door was cracked open for 5 seconds and she ran out into the the woods. My husband and I tried ...
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Local cat attacks my dog whilst walking, what should I do?

A local cat has attacked my dog 4 times now. The attacks are unprovoked (my dog doesn't growl or bark or bother them at all) and my dog loves cats. One of the attacks had the cat chasing me down the ...
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How will the eclipse affect my pet?

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the US mainland will experience a total eclipse for the first time in decades. Is there anything special I need to do to prepare my pets? Will they be anxious about the ...

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