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Gold fish survivability in winter

I have a small pond, about a meter deep with some regular gold fishes in it, nothing fancy. The fishes look healthy, they have a really good color, they are active and they recently reproduced, so I ...
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Moving dog from warm to cold climate

We recently adopted a rescue dog from Houston and we live in Colorado. He's never experienced a cold winter and for sure not one like Colorado gets. Given that adopted him so close to winter will his ...
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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 nights (15 degrees ...
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I have a mutt with a weird body shape. I can't seem to find a winter jacket that fits him

I have a question. I have a rat terrier / English bull / unidentified (lol) dog mutt. We got a bit of extra cold winter here on the Northeast coast this year. I bought 3 coats for him from Amazon but ...
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Large, short haired breed in Canadian Winter

I have a Presa Canario puppy (fairly large - probably 50-ish lbs by now, 4 months). It's a short haired breed, from Canary Islands near West Africa. I live in Canada. If it's at least +5 or so ...
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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 do I need to know when picking pet friendly deicers?

I know that rock salt is inexpensive but can be like little knives on bare paws. I know some of the special formulas can be more toxic to pets. What do I need to know when picking pet friendly ...
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How can I tell when my small dog is too cold

I am the owner of a 25 lb. pug. When we get snow here in the northeast United States, he loves to go out and play in the snow when we are shoveling the driveway, and even tries to start digging up ...
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Will feeding other fish in the same pond have an impact on my koi in winter?

There are two sturgeons in the pond which need to be fed during winter. As far as I know koi don't need food during frost periods and only a small amount when the pond isn't frozen. I kept feeding ...
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What plants or other winter yard items are safe for a rabbit?

During the summer, I feed my rabbit treats I get from my yard including twigs, leaves, and grass. However, during the winter here my trees lose their leaves and the grass is mostly dead. Are there ...
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How can I protect a fish pond during the winter?

We have a pond with several fish in it (koi, sturgeon, goldfish). We live in a temperate area where the pond is covered by a layer of ice for several weeks during winter. How can I ensure the fish ...