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For questions relating to stress and pets.Physical or emotional stress, internal or external stress, whether the pet is living in a stressful environment or seems stressed. Any conditions that may be related to stress, the cause, symptoms or treatment. Include as much detail and history as possible. Use with the relevant species tag, such as `dog`.

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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. He is 2.5 years old, neutered pitbull/boxer mix, and is incredibly aggressive towards other dogs. In the house, he is cuddly, playful, and docile. My mom ...
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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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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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Cat got badly scared and is now unpredictably jumpy around me

The title of my questions is related to other questions that have already been answered, but what has happened is not and I feel the other answers don't answer my question, so here is mine. About 4 ...
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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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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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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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