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Dog gets upset with any motion on the television. How can I desensitize her to it?

I just adopted a new dog who has a strange trigger: she gets really upset and starts barking wildly when there is motion on the television, even backing out of the room in fear. I did a number of ...
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Light switches and pets

I've noticed that the cats I've had over the years don't seem to show any interest in the ambient light in a room. Say a room is quite dark. I turn on the light switch and it's now bright as day. I ...
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Why do some dogs dislike fluorescent clothing?

My dog really doesn't like people or animals wearing fluorescent clothing. I thought it was just my dog, but recently, whilst stuck on a motorway at night in the rain, following a crash, a policeman ...
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What with eyes of these cats?

They are siblings. Their mother have good eyes.It seems that eyes of the other two siblings is ok, but with these two something wrong.
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Do cats sleep with their eyes open?

I think my cat is sleeping (he's snoring and his paws/whiskers are twitching occasionally). I'm not sure if he's asleep because he has one eye open (the other is hidden). Can cats sleep with their ...
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Why do dogs and cats eyes reflect light? Does bright light affect their vision?

At night when the light is pointed towards dogs and cats their eyes give a gleaming effect (greenish light). It even happens during a flash of a camera. I've seen this on a cat and the dog and ...
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Can a Savannah monitor see red light?

Many reptiles, especially snakes, don't see red light. However, some see more than humans, such as bearded dragons who have yellow specific color receptors. What colors do Savannah monitors see?
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Our cats eyes keep watering but she seems fine, should we be worried?

When we adopted our cat from a rescue & re homing centre a few weeks ago she had very watery eyes. We were told it was most likely the shape of her face and that she'd been seen by a vet who ...
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What is a cats color vision?

A couple of existing questions, answers and comments How can I train my cats to only eat from their own bowls? & Can cats see optical illusions the same way we can? involve cats color perception. ...
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How does being cross-eyed affect a cat's night-vision?

I recently adopted a kitten who is cross-eyed. She seems to compensate for it pretty well as she is able to jump onto things without problems most of the time, and I think she will get even better ...
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Cat becomes cross-eyed only after rigorous exercise/play. Why?

My female cat, part siamese, becomes cross-eyed only after she'd been running/jumping, etc.. This lasts about 10 mins, and then her eyes are back to normal. The change between these two states is ...
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What could be causing my 11 year old Miniature Schnauzer's vision problems?

My 11 year old female Schnauzer has recently been walking into the walls at home. Sometimes it appears she can see and others not at all. Each day seems to get a little worse. Her pupils are very ...
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Can dogs see things that humans can't?

The other day I was sitting in my lounge alone and my dog got up and started growling and barking at the air. She wouldn't stop whining and wouldn't take her eyes of this spot for ages. Can dogs see ...
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Do dogs see television and computers the way we do?

Do dogs see television and other "screens" the same way we do? For example, if they see a dog on TV, would it look to them like a dog on TV without any "distortion"? The reason I think there may be ...
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Do dogs really only see in black and white?

Do dogs really see in black and white only, or can they see certain colors? Have any "color blindness tests" been done on dogs? One possible test I see is to train a dog to point to a pattern, and ...
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What is a rabbit's field of vision, range and visual acuity?

I have a pet house rabbit, rabbit eyes are pretty much on the side of their head. They also have great big ears. What can a rabbit really see? How well can they see? Can they see 360 degrees?
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How can I test a rabbit's vision?

I'm starting to wonder if my vision on my rabbit is failing. We've had her for 3 years and she seems startled when I come over to her. I'm probably guessing that she doesn't see me at first but when I'...
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How can we help dog with failing vision?

Our border collie is getting old. Her eyes are beginning to fail and there are clear signs of cataracts. She seems to sometimes feel stressed when she encounters stripes of contrasting colours. ...
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Should I be concerned that my dog's right eye is reflecting green in the dark when his left eye doesn't?

Whenever I would take flash photos, or when my dog's face is shone in light, his right eye would reflect greenish light. The other eye has no reflection of light at all. I hadn't really thought about ...
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Elderly cat has eye closed shut and she won't eat

My cat is 18 years old. When I went outside to the backyard (where she prefers to be)to check on her I noticed that her eye was closed shut and the same side of her face is swollen. She won't eat or ...
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What could be the reason for my Schnauzer having a bluish eye?

I have a miniature Schnauzer, who is 4 years old and in good health, but a couple days ago I noticed that his right eye is bluish and the left eye is normal (dark). I took two pictures to compare ...
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What's wrong with this kitten's eyes and how do I take care of them?

I just found a shivering little stray kitten on the inside of air conditioned building and thought it must be feeling cold so I took out in the sun and then ended up just bringing it home. Its eyes ...
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How do they give a vision test to a dog?

A recent question about a dogs eye, got me wondering. How does a veterinary specialist perform a vision test on a dog? When I go to the eye doctor, the majority of the testing is based on my verbal ...
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Cloudy blue-ish eye with redness inside eye of a puppy

We have a new puppy and he seems to have a cloudy/blue-ish eye (in one only). It's not bothering him in anyway as far as we can tell; he plays/eats/etc. all as expected. We had one vet have a look ...
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Are there any special considerations for adopting a cross-eyed cat?

A short discussion in chat made me wonder: do cats that are cross-eyed require any special care? Source: dailymail.co.uk Does it affect the cat's balance (or negatively in any other way)? Can (or ...
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Do Boxers have a tendency towards Cherry-eye and gland-expression issues?

My question is just what's in the title. I was under the impression that Boxers were one of the type of dogs that have that gland near their anus that can cause them serious discomfort, as well as ...