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Why do groomers tell you not to shear a long-haired dog in warm weather?

Specifically, I have a Great Pyrenees. I've had groomers tell me that a dog's fur keeps them cool in hot weather as well as keeping them warm in cold. This argument holds as long as the environment is ...
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In what temperature ranges are Labrador-type dogs comfortable outside?

My wife and I would like to get a dog for our family, specifically, a Labrador-type dog, but we don't want to leave it inside for extended periods. It's not as bad as us both being gone 8AM - 5PM each ...
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When does a dog need to wear a jacket or sweater?

I live in the northeast United States, and the weather can become fairly cold here in the winter. Jackets and sweaters for dogs seem to be popular around here, but are they necessary? I can ...
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How long can an aquarium remain without any filter and heating?

The filter and the heating of my aquarium do not work anymore. After trying to solve the problem, I've concluded that the only way to solve the problem is to buy a new filter and a new heating. Can my ...
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What temperature should I keep my home at for my cat's comfort?

I recently got a cat, and with summer just getting here, what is the best temperature to keep the house at, for the cat's comfort? I'm asking because I would like to leave the place at 75 like I was ...
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How can I keep a rabbit cool?

As pointed out in the question What temperature ranges are appropriate for a pet rabbit? temperatures above 85 °F (29 °C) are hazardous to rabbits. How can I help my rabbit stay cool in warm ...
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How can I make my cat use her house during winter cold?

My cat Catalina is 7 months old, pretty healthy and playful. I'm worried because the temperatures are dropping now and the inside of our house isn't really warm during winter at night (15 degrees ...
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How can I keep a rabbit warm?

I was thinking about my sister's rabbit today, who she keeps indoors. Her house doesn't always keep a stable temperature, as it is mostly wood-heated. It is getting warmer out, so I suspect there won'...
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Is my horse too cold?

This is my first horse and he is an Appendix (thoroughbred/quarter horse cross). He has a long slim athletic build much like a thoroughbred. I came out to feed him this morning and he was shivering ...
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Does my dog need boots for winter?

Winter will be early in my country this year. I have Labrador that is going to be one year old by then. And during extreme cold, temperature may fall below 10 degrees Celsius, but no snowing. I have ...
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Can a house get too hot for tropical fish and what precautions could we take?

We really want to get tropical fish but there's a problem. In the state we live in, it can get as high as low 40's °C in the summer. And worse, we don't have insulation installed in our house. Would ...
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Betta is not active and laying on the bottom after tank dropped to 19C [duplicate]

I Recently decided to get a heater to keep the water temperatures higher for my betta. This heater will overheat my tank if I am not watching so I only turn it on during the day. One night I had ...
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Is it okay to heat a lactated ringer's bag using a sous vide cooker?

I have been told that cats like it better if their subcutaneous fluids are administered from a bag that has been warmed a little bit. I like this idea, but I don't trust my arbitrary means of heating ...
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How can I determine the temperature when my dog needs to wear a coat?

I have a short haired mutt who gets cold easily. How can I figure out the temperature when he needs a coat and when he doesn't need one?
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What the best way to get water up to temperature for a water change?

I'm just about to do a water change and was wondering what's the best way to get water up to the right temperature to put it back in to my tank?
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Should you shave a Norwegian Forest cat for summer? If so, how?

They have the double coat so it is not the same as other cat breeds. It gets hot and humid here in Saitama, Japan. While we use aircon, we do tend to leave it off when going out and my 8 year old cat ...
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What are the ways to help my cats feel better during a heatwave?

Recently, the majority of UK was hit with heatwaves, and as I am writing this, it's a flaming 90 °F (32 °C). Comparisons aside, it is the hottest it has been in the past few years, for London. Since ...
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How can I keep my 3 month old leopard gecko warm

I have a baby leopard gecko but my heat lamp just broke and I will have no money for a new one for about a week or two how can I keep her warm until then?? Is a floor vent heater okay? I’m panicking ...
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I heard I can't shave my cat's fur because it affects its ability to cool down. Is that true? [duplicate]

We live in a warm climate and have two cats. One of the cats is local and seems fine with the heat but the other one comes from the Northern region and has a lot more fur. In Summer, the heat is ...
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Need help choosing a chiller

Given that I live in a very hot place where the temperatures get extremely hot (especially during the summer) and I have a 55 gallon (around 210 liters) tank with a few angelfish, an aquarium chiller ...
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How to cool a dwarf hamster in hot weather

Our Djungarian hamster is apparently getting hot when temperatures reach about 25 °C. She then sleeps outside her house, in a corner of her terrarium, leaning on the glass and looking annoyed. She ...
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Indian flapshell turtle not eating

I have a baby Indian flapshell turtle (Lissemys punctata), around 4-5 months old. I have observed that it has not been consuming its food for the last few days. It is playing fine inside water and ...
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Goldfishes died first night

We bought 3 small goldfish from Walmart last night. We poured some tap water in the tank and waited for the chlorine to be released. After 2 hours, we put them in with their water (initially in the ...
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How cold should I let my home get in the winter for my small dog?

My home gets cold in the winter. What temperature should I heat my house to for my dog's safety and comfort. I have a small dog with tons of fur (a Pomeranian). She sleeps in a plastic crate with two ...
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What temperature ranges are appropriate for a pet rabbit?

I have seen rabbits on TV living everywhere from the arctic to the desert. Can I expect a pet rabbit to do well in the same range of temperatures as their wild cousins? If not what temperature ...
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Can an American Bulldog tolerate Wisconsin temperatures?

My American Bulldog spends the night indoors (not heated) but then is outside for 12 hours every day. Will my dog be okay during winter? If not, what precautions should I take?
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Can I use any digital thermometer on my dog?

I want to buy a digital thermometer to check the (rectal) temperature of my dog when needed[*]. I'm not sure if any digital thermometer will do, or if I should look for a specific "animal-grade" ...
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What happens when a gold fish pond freezes?

I used to have a neighbor with a gold fish pond, and large (8 inch, 20 CM) or bigger gold fish (Koi?). The pond was only about a foot deep and would often freeze over and/or freeze solid. As I ...
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What temperature would be best for my Labrador dog?

I have a female Labrador dog, about 2-3 years old and weighing 25 kg (55 lbs), with a light coat. Her dog house is outside, but she's inside the whole day. Where I live, in the daytime it is 20-23 ...
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What material should I use for fish tank for tilapia

I live in the tropics and have a temperature range of 75-95 °F (24-35 °C). I would like to grow tilapia fish in a tank with volume of 10,000L. I like the tank on my terrace, it will be covered. What ...
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Is it okay to give too many injections to a 40 day puppy?

My 40 days old puppy had loose motions and the vet gave him injections (antibiotics), a day later he had 103.5 °F (39.7 °C) fever and again got the injections, screaming in the process. Should I see ...
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Acceptable temperature shock for aquarium water changes

It's generally accepted that it's good to get the temperature of your new water to match the temperature of the tank water before introducing it. You don't want to change the temperature of the ...
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What is wrong with my snake? Skin problem? Burn?

Yesterday my snake was absolutely fine. This morning I went to pick her up for some handling and I noticed a weird mark on her skin, as I looked closer it appears there's a small amount of blood and ...
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Betta fish is a dark blue but color keeps fading and returning quickly Why?

My Betta fish Sahpire is a female veiltail and she's dark blue normally but her color keeps fading and returning to normal in a short span of time and I don't know what to do. I already lost one to ...
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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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Does fur protect a rabbit from heat or make it hotter?

There are various suggestions I have read on how to keep a rabbit cool in hot and extreme heat conditions, including here. What none of these seem to address is the suitability of shaving or ...
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When do rabbits need a dry&insulated place to sit?

My female rabbit likes to sit on the grass in my garden. In summer this seems normal to me, but in the colder seasons I am worried about her health. For example today it is a cloudy, foggy and rainy ...
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Leo Gecko Too Cold During the Winter? [duplicate]

Over the summer I purchased a leopard gecko and have managed to keep her cage within the recommended warmth range, though recently I've noticed her cage becomes a little colder due to the winter ...
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Is my gecko's lethargic behaviour due to a heating issue or something else?

I just got a 5 year-old leopard-gecko from a family friend and I don't think her enclosure is warm enough. It usually reads between 80-85°F and my house is normally around 72°F. I use both a heat pad ...
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How much deviation (if any at all) is acceptable when housing amphibians?

Recently, I've been considering getting a Pacman frog, but have a question / concern regarding the the ideal temperature of the environment. Most resources I've read online specify that the ...
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Clothes for shaved cats

Our Persian cat was shaved yesterday and now it's become sensitive about touching and I think also he could become cold at home by this situation, his conditions now and before are like this:   So I ...