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Is it cruel to take a cat inside for one or two days due to cold?

There are several stray cats outside and currently the weather is around 0 C. We expect it to get colder at night. The temperature is expected to be around -10 C during the night. While I expect all ...
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New cat being bullied ruthlessly by older cats; hides all day and never leaves bedroom

We recently added a new cat to our three-cat (now four) household. Our oldest cat is wonderful and gets along with everyone, cat and human alike. The problem is between our newest, youngest cat (the &...
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Amano shirmps Disappearing 1 day aftre getting into the aquarium

As a test (as I was cautious even after the shop keeper said its fine), I bought 3 amano shrimp to add to teh aquarium. 1 day later only 1 was still there (right top of the pic). All 3 were too large ...
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Jogging distance with 1 year old medium breed active dog

So I have a medium breed mutt type dog/puppy who is almost 1 year old now. I think he's a full adult now given that he hasn't grown in length/height the last 2 - 3 months. He is very active and ...
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Dog pees inside if back door shut with no sign

My 9 month old dog is we behaved and goes outside if we leave the back door open. But if it gets a bit cold and we shut it. She wont hold it at all and just go without her approaching us for a sign or ...
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Female dog pooping while stuck

I have a female dog that's in heat right now. Last night her and my male dog got stuck and she started popping. Is that normal?
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Diabetic cat has stopped using litter box after having accidents

My cat has adult-onset diabetes. It first manifested as having urine accidents which took me a while to notice as I lived in a carpeted apartment. At first these were unconscious accidents (i.e., he ...
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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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Why is my Zebra Danio bloated?

Just a few days ago I added 8 Zebra Danios and 8 White Skirt Tetras to my 60 gallon tank of 8 Albino Corys. One of the Danios is chasing all of the other Danios around. In fact it is bossy - but this ...
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Does a cat that lost an eye from infection need to have its eye sewn shut?

For the past few weeks, a stray kitten has been wandering to my house and getting more and more comfortable staying around. When he came, he has an eye infection, and now he has lost his entire left ...
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My puppy has either a black spot or gap within his iris- what is it?

My 13-week old puppy has a black spot within his iris- what is it? From what I’ve gathered from an online search, it could be an “iris freckle” or coloboma. Does anyone else have any ideas? It ...
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Relocating community cats within the same neighborhood

We are moving house within the same neighborhood in a couple of weeks and we have four cats (2 males, 2 females) and kittens. They were born in our yard and we feed them every day. To describe their ...
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How do zebra finches mate?

I got a pair of zebra finches who are not successful in breeding, Every turn the female lays 1-3 eggs but none is fertilized. I'm wondering if they do ever mate? I've seen mating in other birds but I ...
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Senior cat has dental abscess

I have a 19-20 year old cat. Long story short, over the past week and a half it seems a dental issue arose and an abscess started to explode the past 2 days. Upon the vet's inspection today, he seemed ...
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Dog hasn't had friends; how to make new friends?

My 9 year old greyhound-terrier mix has not really ever had long term dog friends that didn't live in the house. We had two dogs for several years, but the other dog wasn't so active, so they didn't ...
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Some dark spotting on dog's gums after dental cleaning – is it normal?

My dog (male chocolate labrador, 6 years old) had dental cleaning under full anesthesia a few hours ago. The ventilation tube the veterinarian tried to insert at first probably didn't enter well so he ...
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My cat attacks me if I breath loudly close to her

After sterilization my cat (she's about 10 months old) became a bit aggressive and very hyperactive, which I thought might be caused as her hormones are getting back to the place after the surgery. ...
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Will My Schnauzer Accept a New Puppy

I have an intact, male miniature Schnauzer not quite 2 years old. He is very friendly with people, and generally likes other dogs (though we have had mounting issues). I plan on getting another male ...
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How to introduce multiple cats into a two-cat household?

We have two adult cats, and my son, his wife and their son are moving in along with their three adult cats. I've read up on how to introduce one cat into a household ... does introducing multiple cats ...
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Avoiding too much Zinc when using Antibiotics

Our dog is currently taking antibiotics, specifically Cephalexin in tablet form, as well as Ofloxacin (Ocuflox) eye drops. In addition, she is taking Carprofen, which is an NSAID. When reading about ...
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Why does my puppy only eat half of his food when I feed it to him- but then eats another half of other types of dog-food afterwards?

I have a very picky 11-week old puppy. I’ve tried multiple types of hard puppy chow from Hill’s Science Diet and Royal Canin to Orijen Whole Prey puppy chows, which I’ve then mixed with another type ...
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Why does my dog drink another dog's pee?

We live in a home with three other dogs. We have a nice backyard and a doggie door, and all the animals know how to use it, but for some reason we can't get two of them to stop peeing inside the house....
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Ootheca on indoor potted plant

I have discovered my garden praying mantises left a surprise on my 19 year old ponytail palm. It winters inside every year and I don't want baby mantises in my house. The ootheca is on the trunk so I ...
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Building a Termite Farm

So me and my friend have decided to make a termite farm and with me and him both being in high school, we don't really know the best materials for it. We have looked it up and have only found a small ...
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How to feed fish when you're ill?

I recently came down with a cold; I currently normally feed my fish by hand twice a day (morning and afternoon). However, I was wondering if the fact that I'm sick creates a problem for this. Also, I ...
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Is it normal for a 12-week old puppy to occasionally vomit while in the crate at night?

I was wondering what other owner’s experiences are with a roughly 12-week old puppy occasionally vomiting- but only while in the crate at night? Is this caused by some type stress from being in the ...
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Mixing African cichlids with goldfish

I have goldfish in a tank. I added cichlids 3 weeks after. They died over the weekend. I don't know if it was the heater I have in there or I could have overfed. My question is what do I do to next ...
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Is my beta too aggressive for tank mates?

I recently finished setting up a 10 gallon tank with the intention of making it a Betta tank. I was reading online and saw that Bettas and rasboras share similar environments, so I decided to add a ...
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what's the fastest way to build a goat shelter for half a dozen goats? [closed]

Just need 3 sides and a rain-proof roof. LOCATION.......... Location is Sacramento area of California. Hot dry summers. Cool winters, sometimes rainy, a few nights a little below freezing.
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Is it cruel to give pigs nose rings?

I am very interested in pigs, and recently I read that some farmers will give pigs nose rings to prevent them from rooting. This seems cruel considering that the nose is a pig's primary means of ...
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My dog won’t stay in doggy-bed

How do I get my puppy to stay in his doggy-bed while playing with his toys? He’ll stay in it and play with the toys momentarily and then he’ll chuck one outside of the bed with his mouth and then ...
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How to legally stop a neighbors dog from barking at the fence, without contact with the dog?

I've tried to research how to stop a dog from barking, but the articles always seem to be on how to stop your own dog from barking, or if you don't own the dog, the best bet seems to be going through ...
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How can I get my cat to chew dental treats?

I have a cat who is getting on in years, turning 11 this year. His vet has identified some plaque and tartar that would benefit from dental health treats. I told the vet this cat has a habit of ...
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How to move feral cats inside the house

thanks for having me.. I hope it's ok to post here. I was googling my question when I was taken to this website regarding a similar situation. Anyway I have a question about feral/stray cats, a few ...
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How to change which water conditioner I'm using

I have two tanks: my ghost shrimp tank is using Tetra AquaSafe for Bettas water conditioner (the tank used to also contain a Betta fish, but no longer does). My Betta tank is using Seachem Prime water ...
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How to regain pet's trust after hurting him

Ok for context I'm a twelve almost thirteen year old and I have two dogs, but I'm focusing on one called Benji. He's a larger dog and is always pulling on walks, so my mum would smack him on the head (...
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How should we protect the paws of our dog when going to mountains in winter?

we are planning a weekend in the mountains in winter. There will be snow and it will be very cold (below 0C). What I remember from last time, our dog was freezing and we had a jacket to protect her ...
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What effect do loud drums have on cats' hearing?

I have two 15-year-old black cats. They're the most timid little things ever. My brother plays his acoustic drum set at least once a week, and the loudness is incredible no matter where I go in the ...
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Our cat is still scared and suspicious of us

We adopted Carsi when he was eight months old. As far as we know, he was left behind by his owner as she moved and he was taken care of by nice people, but lived on the streets. When we adopted him, ...
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Why did my cat stop catching mice?

My cat, Ben, used to catch mice and rats all the time. I felt bad every time I had to shut the door on him as I know he's trying so hard to give me a present. Once he caught 11 in one day during the ...
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Cat uses litterbox while I'm cleaning it - Is my cat weird

I have a covered litter box which I clean twice a week. When I remove the lid to clean it, my male cat jumps into it and starts using it (urinates/defecates) in front of me, while I'm trying to clean ...
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Is this a planaria?

This morning I have found a lot of small white worms hanging around the walls of my fish tank. Do you know what it is? It might be a planaria, but I am not sure. Should I be concerned?
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How to train dog to wake me up when she needs to go to the toilet?

our dog (a small bichon) seems to have a new habit that she will go to toilet in the middle of the night. I am wondering what are good strategies to keep the dog having the toilet inside in our ...
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Rescued blind cat

We’ve rescued a birth blind kitten, that has been abused by his owner (he was hitting him hard). Now the cat is save with us at home, but he is very scared, keep hissing and being aggressive even when ...
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My cat was fine yesterday. And today shes not eating or drinking

I have a cat. She's about 6 months old. She was fine yesterday. She went into hiding last night. I found her today. And she seems really sick. Her behavior is completely different. Her back legs seem ...
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New freshwater fish tank disaster, please help

Santa elves brought a 37 gallon freshwater fish tank early for Santa, youngest asked Santa for fish. Petsmart said use spring water for the tanks, so I did. Tank set up for a week. Went to aquarium ...
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How do I help my adult cat accept the young dog?

Growing up in the country, we always had both dogs and cats around and they all got along just fine with each other. We even had one of our cats save one of our dogs from an attack by a larger dog ...
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Do male cats mate with dolls or other things, like dogs?

It is well known that lone male dogs "use" (instead of a girl-dog) almost anything else: dolls, furniture, the legs of the people around, and even rabbits and chicken (when available). ...
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How much cooked homemade food do I feed my cat?

Short question. If the recipe/formula of raw food calls for 100gm (3.5oz) of meat, do I need to add more than 100g if I cooked it? Detailed question : There is a very common formula for "raw"...
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Companion for elderly woman (dog)

5 days ago my grandfather suddenly passed away, leaving my grandmother widowed. She loves dogs and is close with mine but they can't be with her 24/7. We would like to get a dog for her, what kind ...

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