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

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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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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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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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Is it safe to get my cat on X-ray machine?

My vet advised having an X-ray taken of my cat's paw after she was stomped upon by my reckless neighbor who I am not speaking with anymore. She is always coming to drink my coffee and take my food, ...
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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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How can I safely induce vomiting in a dog?

This answer says that salt is considered poisonous to dogs. Additionally, the site linked in that answer states: The use of salt to induce vomiting in dogs and cats is no longer the standard of ...
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What are the signs that my cat is not happy playing with my toddler son?

My cat (Fluffy) has his own territory of raised platform with good window viewing, plus many other areas where my 2 year old son (Hugo) has generally restricted access or not permitted. Fluffy is a 5 ...
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How long can a dog stay outside on a 95 °F (35 °C) day safely?

How long could you keep a medium sized, brown, healthy, 2 years old dog outside in full sun without water on a 95 °F (35 °C) day without risking sunburn/heatstroke/etc.? Clarify from comment posted ...
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My two month old cat bit me, could I get rabies? [duplicate]

My kitten is UNVACCINATED but I live in Europe currently and where I live most rabies come from bats or dogs. I was playing around with her with my hand as a mouse and other objects. She was also ...
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What (wall) cleaning product ingredients are safe for cats?

Please give me the names of the ingredients so that I can see what to buy. I live in the UK, so I need the ingredients, not just a brand-name that may be unavailable here. Thanks.
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Should I get a wire cage with a pullout bottom for my guinea pig or a solid bottom?

My mom and I are arguing about a cage for a Guinea Pig. She wants to get a wire cage with a slide out tray because she said it would be less expensive and less stinky. I didn't want to do that because ...
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I feed my turtles maggots..is that ok? [duplicate]

I have redeared sliders a male and a female I found some maggots (kind of embarrassing) but in my kitchen trash I save scraps for my bosses pigs but I didn't go to work for 2 days so kind of forgot it ...
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My 2 month old puppy bit me. He hasn't gotten any vaccines yet, is it dangerous?

I was carrying him and talking to him and he suddenly bit me in my face. My 2 month old puppy hasn't gotten any vaccines yet. He just turned two months old last Saturday. Is it dangerous? Thanks. My ...
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Is using fertilizer in my cat grass bed safe for pets?

I have a lifted cat grass bed that I grow on my porch. The neighborhood cats are frequently in it, which I encourage and don't mind but it was not my intention in growing it. I feed it to my cockatiel ...
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Are my windows cat safe?

I recently moved into the top floor of a 5 story building and wish to get two kittens soon. During the day the flat gets warm and we open the Windows a lot, so I'm worried that it might fall out of ...
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What are most important recommendations for choosing clothing for my dog? [duplicate]

What are most important recommendations for choosing clothing for my dog? What pets costumes store would you recommend?
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Spacing for fence slats - small dog

How far apart can fence slats be spaced and still safely contain a small dog - specifically a toy poodle? Are there measurements that I could take on her to figure out the spacing?
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Is it safe to use ant traps if they're out of reach of my cats?

We have ants in our house, and nothing I've tried so far has been sufficiently successful. Now I'm considering using ant traps, but only under the kitchen cabinets behind the plinth, a place where ...
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How many grams of whale meat is it safe to feed my cat in a week?

I live in Norway, we are able to buy minkie whale meat in some shops. My cat loves whale meat and I feed her around 50 grams once a week. How many grams is it safe to feed in a week? I have asked five ...
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How to safe guard against being kicked by a horse?

For the first time of my life I was kicked by a horse. My own horse in fact. She's not an aggressive horse. I was distracted and talking to people over the fence about the horses, pointing out the ...
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Is changing water daily in a fish bowl harmful to the fish?

I have two goldfish and have kept them in a fish bowl for now. As I do not have a water filter in there, should I change the water daily in the bowl? It does seem a bit dirty after a day, but I don't ...
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My dog eats dirt from weird places then throws up

Recently, my female dog gave birth to a pup, which is about one and half to two months old by now. Every morning I take him on a walk near the neighborhood to get him acquainted with smells. However, ...
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Pumpkin spice for cats, is it good for them?

Would pumpkin spice be good to add to cat food or not? If not why not?
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How to stop cats from eating toxic plants?

The Background We have 2 cats, and they are wonderfully smart…except when it comes to eating certain things that they have no business eating. One of these things is plants. One of our cats once ...
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Is it safe for a pet to stay exactly near an IP camera?

We have rescued a small pigeon female and now it is part of the family. She is mostly residing in a large enclosed balcony where I have also placed an IP camera. Several times, I have seen her ...
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Has my dog eaten fox bait?

We live on a 10 acre property surrounded on one side by other small properties and on the other, a large expanse of forested bushland. My small 5 year old Kelpie cross and 7 year old cattle dog cross ...
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Is an UV lamp dangerous for fish?

Is the UV lamp useful for decorative freshwater (aquarium) fishes or may it be rather dangerous instead? As far as I am aware the Sun causes fishes' coloration to saturate, and although the UV lamp ...
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Tortoise came out of hibernation box in the fridge

Yesterday we put our Hermans tortoise in a box in the fridge. When we put him in he was a little agitated at first but settled down immediately. He had spotted eating for a week so we thought it was ...
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Can I use vitamin pills meant for humans in home-cooked meals for my cats?

I am researching on home-cooked meals for my cats and all the articles I've came across emphasize the importance of adding additional vitamin supplements into the meal but they did not mentioned ...
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Are bells on collars harmful to cats?

I was on Facebook and saw this image, and I'm wondering if the statement is true or not. From Google translator: Collar with a bell? Better not use! Your kitten has rattle on a leash? Due to the ...
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Should dogs eat out of raised or non-raised bowls?

I recently had a dog that we had to put to sleep because of his stomach flipping (on peteducation.com you could learn more about this subject). I have been reading into many different causes and ...

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