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Does my isolated neon need a companion

1 of my neon tetras has fin injuries... Until they heal s/he is struggling to get to the surface to feed so I've put it in a breeder tank 3" by 5" & 3" deep (it floats in my main tank) My ...
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My dog hurts himself

My dog is given compulsive licking attacks. And It produces wounds in legs and testicles. He needs Elizabethan collar 24/7 but now he has learned to take it off. This behavior comes from abuse but the ...
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Is it stressful for cats to be able to birdwatch/hunt from inside but never actually be able to make a kill (indoor only)? [duplicate]

My orange tabby is a happy and friendly indoor (ONLY - THIS IS IMPORTANT AS SHE NEVER GETS A CHANCE TO HUNT ANYTHING - bugs, birds, or anything else) middle-aged female. I have a glass slider in my ...
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Am I losing my cat?

So my cat is very lovable. We recently had a bad flea infestation in the house because of construction. I mean we had everything bad. So about a week ago I noticed that he had fleas, we had given him ...
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Leaving an American Eskimo dog at home with another person while on vacation

I am thinking of purchasing an American Eskimo dog. My family and I travel a lot (especially during the summer), and I'm sure there will be times when we will not be able to take the dog with us. Is ...
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Leaving an American Eskimo dog at home regularly

I am thinking of getting an American Eskimo dog (most likely toy size). I live in an apartment (in Stuyvesant Town, New York City, New York, U.S.A.). In the usual weekday, all 4 people in the family ...
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My cat is stressed, can it come from my depression?

I have an old cat (16 years old), since two weeks she frantically licks herself until she pulls completely her hairs. I brought her to the veterinarian and he said that she is probably stressed. ...
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Existing puppy (18 months) scared of new rescue (between 2 and 4 years) - will this stop?

We have an 18 month old male pug puppy, he's a very friendly, happy go lucky fella. Loves, people, and other dogs when were out on walks. We recently had the opportunity to rescue a female pug between ...
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10 yo cat prone to cystitis (probably stress related)

As the question says, we have a 10 year old cat (spayed) about 4kg who seems prone to cystitis. This is her second occurrence we know of. Last time was about 3 months ago and we might not have ...
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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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Auto feeder: do cats need a bowl for their kibble, or is gathering from floor ok?

TLDR; I need to portion-feed my cat as he loves food too much. I made a feeding machine that is mounted out of reach, which means the kibble falls down and scatters on the floor, where he has to go ...
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My kitten licks me constantly, should I be worried?

I got a 12 week old kitten about two weeks ago, he seems like he's settled in nicely. (He's always sitting around me, when I'm home), but he's constantly licking me every time he's near me, like every-...
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Stop territorial aggression in my dog

My dog is 7 months old, and is a small dog- dachshund. She's been barking and growling at strangers walking by our house, around our house, or guests coming. If she sees a stranger outside of our home,...
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Stress relief of parakeets? Is vegetable glycerine safe for parakeets/ small birds?

I just brought home a baby parakeet. I know the typical recommendation for having a parakeet is either provide it with enough attention that it accepts you as it's flock or give it a buddy. My ...
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Why is my Persian 9 month old kitten so scared of me? In fact it is getting worse

5 months ago I got a Persian 5 month old white kitten from a breeder. He didn't take too long to get along with my older cat, though he doesn't seem to like me. He is afraid if I walk by, like my ...
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My dog covers food and water bowls with sand

we just built a new home. We brought our Staffie, Bella, to house last weekend (7 days ago) for a pre-moving in overnight stay so she can get to know the environment. Those 2 days she looked ...
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Behaviour problems

im a newbie and amateur in having pets.My cats are male triplets and they are 10 months, one of them start peeing or spraying around the house and i think he might stressed out for being unable to ...
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How long will it take for a dog to adjust to a new home

When moving home it affects us all, including pets. It can take people a while to feel happy in a new home. How long is normal before a dog returns to its confident old behaviors?
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My German Shorthaired Pointer is displaying nervousness and anxiety: what can I do?

My German Shorthaired Pointer is having issues since our entire family has moved to a new home and yard. She never tore up anything in our house when we would leave her alone, but ever since we moved ...
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How can I stop my cat over grooming & pulling hair? [duplicate]

I re-homed an 8 year old cat a couple of weeks ago and he had some problems with over grooming and pulling his hair while he was in the shelter. The vet thought that this was probably due to stress, ...
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How do I stop my 2 year old Siamese from soiling my bed and my nan's bed (on occasion, the dog's bed)?

I got Sunny from a breeder almost 2 years ago. He was approximately 14 weeks old. For the first week or so he continued to soil on the bed, and refused to go in the litter box. After some swapping ...
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Is it okay to talk to a dog?

I'm a divorced guy and I always talk to my dog. I praise him when he does something good and he likes it. When he does something bad, I talk to him in a strict voice. Also I tell him some stories time ...
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Is it advisable to “tame” a turtle?

Through my research on turtles, I have stumbled upon a few videos and articles that encourage you to "tame" your turtle or even tell you how to do so. Generally, reptiles are not the most tame pets ...
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How do I help my dog adjust after moving?

My dog: Sex: Female Breed: Chihuahua/French Poodle Age: 9 Had surgery for a breast tumor a year and a half ago. No further sign of tumors. Previous Location: Mother's home 4 bedrooms (3 residents)...
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How long will it take for a turtle to get used to a new aquarium?

I've set up an aquarium for my turtle, added the basics I know of. I move my turtle like 4 times a day, 2 times to place it under direct sunlight since I'm yet to find UV-B and UV-A lights. And ...
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What can I do to stop my cat urinating indoors?

My cat is normally very well behaved - he is used to going outside and always uses his litter box. However he has recently had surgery on his foot and must stay indoors and wear a cone on his head ...
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Can a rabbit be scared to death?

I have heard several times about rabbits being kept in outdoor cages where, a dog or other predator barked and/or scratched at the cage. The person came out and found the rabbit(s) dead in a still ...
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Why does my dog act differently outside the house?

My dog Rex is like two dogs in one. In the house, he is cuddly, playful, and docile. My mom describes him as "a big mush". He gets along with my nieces and nephews, and doesn't even bark [save the ...