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What's the cause of my cat's black nose and around her mouth? [closed]

My dad said its because of a thorn that got stack in her throat, so i search how to get it out. (I cant just open her mouth wide), so i got an answer that i need to make her drink olive oil. I did ...
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Cat growling at nearby people while holding a "caught" toy

At some point, my cat started growling whenever she manages to catch her toys in her teeth. When she does this, she holds onto it while growling whenever anyone is within a meter or two. One thing ...
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How large should a dwarf hamster cage be?

I have a female Russian dwarf in this cage https://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/medium-plastic-hamster-home Is this large enough should her big should it be? I heard some people say that the cage ...
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Non-lethal rodent deterrents that are safe and tolerable for cats

We are currently facing an issue with rodents, most likely mice or rats, having taken up residency in our flat roof. The space itself is inaccessible for us or our cats, so they can't take care of ...
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How to Stop my cat from biting my hand?

I have a six months old kitten who got spayed 20 days back. I play with her with an interactive toy, half an hour in the afternoon and one hour in the evening. When I am working, I play one hour in ...
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Do dogs and cats with long artificially selected fur live miserable lives due always being overheated? [closed]

It's just common sense to me that animal's fur is a certain length for a reason. So if they are longer than intended, then the animal must be overheated all the time?
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Cat has bare area where collar rubbed

Our cat has a bald area due to a collar being a little to tight. She gained weight and I realized it later than I should have. Her hair has never grown back, and her collar is loose now. I am not sure ...
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Is my cat British-longhair or Persian? [closed]

I got my cat from another family. When she was around +4 months old weight : about 2.2 Kg length : about 40 Cm (tail not included) she has a very buffy tail :D She is now +5 months old (in the ...
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If living in a zoo makes no difference to an animal why do zoos need to provide their animals with enrichment? [closed]

Do you know who else gets "enrichment"? Prisoners. Doesn't the simple fact that zoos need to provide their animals with "enrichment" prove that zoos are inherently a miserable ...
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Why aren't leg amputations usually done right at the knee-joint? (turkey-leg style)

I've noticed that cat leg amputations aren't usually done right at the knee-joint. For example, with my cat, the shin bones were shattered and unrepairable, so an amputation was done. The amputation ...
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Is Kiri cheese safe for cats?

I don't give my cat cheese because (Lactose). But sooo many people recommend feeding them this creamy cheese. I'm not sure what type of cheese it's actually called. Since Kiri is a brand (La Vacha Qui ...
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feeding your cats when you’re on vacation?

I have two cats: one’s an 8-year old middle-aged guy and the other’s a senior citizen gal. They eat dry food. What do you do to feed them if you’re out of the house a few days? Is there a reliable ...
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Does cats require boosting vaccine shot every year?

I will give my cat FVRCP vaccine. I was told that it requires boosting dose after 3 weeks. And that I need to repeat the vaccine every year. Say for example I give the vaccine @2021 And a boosting ...
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Is my cat a short haired or long haired cat [duplicate]

I am not sure if my cat will have long hair or short hair. It seems like her tail is kinda thick its just hard to tell.
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New kitten meeting adult cat at family gathering

We are getting a kitten (3 months) very soon. However during christmas we are spending the night with family some distance away. We would like to take him with us. The one thing that worries me is: my ...
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Can I get my GF's cat to be comfortable with me after I scared it [duplicate]

So my girlfriend has 2 cats right now. One she got several months ago and he's never had any issues with me. Recently she got a new kitten. He was doing okay with me, but one night I was going to the ...
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Is it ok to feed my cat one chicken liver daily?

Is it ok to feed my cat [5 months] one chicken liver daily? I feed her as follows 1 wing 1 gizzard 1 liver 1 heart All cooked.
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Help - How can I help rescue this young stray kitten?

So there's this young stray kitten (can run and eat solid food) that got stuck outside our window on the 3rd floor of an apartment building. We helped bring her down and brought her inside the house (...
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Fish bent spine

My black moor get sucking in my aquarium siphon durning water change. Is there any medicine or treatment to follow to straighten the fish's back/spine?
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How to get our dog used to me and my SO dancing together?

So my wife to be and myself started a dancing course in preparation of our marriage party. We totally enjoy dancing together and would love to do it more often and especially also doing it at home. ...
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What to do about my dog barking at everything? [duplicate]

Our 2 year old cockapoo is very anxious and we have had trainers/behaviourist advice; no matter what we do she is obsessed with barking loudly indoors and in the back yard, upsetting us and neighbours....
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Should I intervene when cat hiss during play?

We have two kittens we adopted 3 months ago. The male cat is some variation of Russian Blue and is neutered; the female cat (2 months older but smaller) is orange and not spayed (yet). Whenever we ...
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Cat hisses then immediately blinks at dog

So we have an adult tomcat who doesn't like dogs very much. And there's an older male puppy that tends to be slightly dominant. The puppy has by now learnt to mostly leave the cat alone. There is ...
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Dog has a lump on eyelid

This morning I was petting my dog and noticed a small lump on his lower eyelid. It looks like the size of a large zit on a person but it's all under the skin and there isn't hair that close to his eye ...
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A cat was potentially exposed to parasites, when should I go to a vet?

My mom's indoor cat killed a bat and a sparrow, she just found out about it when cleaning a balcony. It must have happened recently, because there was no sign of decay. Obviously, there is a small ...
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What should a zebra finch's nest be like?

I got a zebra finch pair and they had a plastic nest in the cage which they used to lay eggs but none ever hatched. Since the plastic nest was utterly ugly and not giving any results, I made one more ...
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Chew-resistant yet lightweight dog leash [closed]

My dog likes to grab her leash in her mouth and pull on it or just hold it. She doesn't really go at it like with a chew toy, but over time it abades and eventually gets weak enough to break. Annie ...
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Will my cat have medium hair or short hair? [duplicate]

My kitten is about 3 months old. When we first got him he was fluffy but as he’s grown he’s slimmed down a bit. He’s half Maine Coon and his mom was short hair. He looks to me like he’ll have short ...
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My 10 months old cat keeps going to the neighbor’s

I have a 10 months old female cat and she has been going to my neighbor’s house a lot recently and refuses to stay at my house. She would always wait at the door or try to climb out the window to ...
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Best diets for senior cats (UK)

I’m new to the forums! I currently own a male 11-13 year old cat (his age is estimated as he is a rescue). We feed him on Purina Gourmet Fancy Feast, I wondered if there were better healthier options ...
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Can a three months old cat kill or hurt a kitten?

I have a 3 month old cat, and for a reason i had a 6 weeks kitten, when they meet they looks like they are fighting not playing although there's no hissing but the oldest cat looks like he's biting ...
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Shy dog won't walk on leash

In short: What are some "tricks" to get an extremely timid dog, that is impounded, to walk on a leash and go outside? In long: At the dog pound that I volunteer at we have a dog (Dakota) ...
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My dog ate “Bonne Mammans Blackcurrant Conserve” the other day

My dog is about 3 and a half yrs and she ate a Blackcurrant sandwich with the conserve in the title. I’ve seen speculation online about the toxicity and difference between zante currants and ...
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Very skittish cat, spends most of his day hiding - how could I help him? [duplicate]

We got our kitten about a year ago, he was always skittish but it feels like he's getting worse and worse. At the beginning he was always out and about. He was a bit scared of our friends coming by ...
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Why is my pleco growing extremely fast after being introduced to large tank?

Hi! I got my pleco when it was still quite small, and it quickly outgrew its 10-gallon tank (I know 10g is too small but I was on a budget) and I just now moved all my fish(pleco included) to a 36 ...
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Do i pay to hospitalize or let her go?

I took my cat in this morning to have surgery on an impacted tooth, she is dripping pus & blood from her mouth & her face is swollen. Shes down to 4 lbs. So they call me and tell me they can't ...
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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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Ok to let my indoor house cat outside in area frequented by strays?

My 2 year old in-door house cat has shown an interest in hanging out outside, in my fenced-in backyard. While nervous, I do want to allow him to sniff around there so I am inclined to allow him to ...
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My cats hair is balding after I showered her with human shampoo

I bathed my cat with human shampoo because she got stuck in rat glue and I had no idea how to remove it. I rubbed her with vegetable oil based on what google said to use and it came off but then after ...
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What size litter box do I get for my cat?

What size litter box do I get for my cat? People recommend: at least 1.5 times the length of the cat at least 1.5 times longer than your cat Which one is correct/better? the first = 1.5L the ...
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What's a good chew toy for food-aggressive dog?

I have a very active 1-year-old golden retriever/Australian shepherd mix. He loves chewing on bones, but he can be occasionally food aggressive towards my partner and I, and our other dog. We control ...
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Would sleeping on floor tiles make my cat catch cold?

My cat sleeps on he floor tiles a lot. I assume she wants to cool herself. But I was concerned if doing that frequently would make her catch cold. And if she is already sick (possibly cold), would ...
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Should I choose basic nightlights over color-cycling ones for my deaf dog

I am about to adopt my very first deaf dog and I am working to prepare my house for the new family member. I've read Living With Deaf Dogs by Susan C. Becker, The Complete Guide to Owning a Deaf Dog: ...
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What triggers rabbit's fur to change for winter?

What factors let the fur of rabbits change from summer to winter? Only temperature, or also day length or others? Background: I want to help my rabbit get a high-quality fur for the next winter.
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My dog's leaf obsession

I have a six year old Lab/ Great Dane mix. He is a very good dog but has been diagnosed with anxiety and OCD. He is on medication and is in behavioral therapy. For the most part it is controlled. ...
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Info i should collect before giving the cat to new owner

I just found a kitty in the road and brought it home i already have a cat so my parents forbade me to keep this one, i found this guy who is my friend's friend and he is ready to adopt this kitten,...
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Why doesn't my cat seem to mind loud music despite stronger hearing?

I am effectively making a colloquial assumption that my cat's hearing is better than mine but... if this truly is the case, why doesn't my cat seem to mind loud music? Surprising noises that come out ...
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What is the prognosis for feline leprosy, and why is so little known about it?

I'm trying to find information on feline leprosy, and am coming up empty-handed. My cat—a two year old male Saimese—was recently diagnosed with this and is facing surgery for removal of what ...
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Bringing a very scared cat home [duplicate]

Yesterday I picked up a cat from a lady off Craigslist, he was scared of course and she said it was from outside (he's an indoor cat). He did come from a home with 6 other animals I should add. I set ...
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Is my Red Platy pregnant? [duplicate]

Hi can someone please tell me if my red platy is pregnant.. I got her from Maidenhead Aquatics about 3 weeks ago and she seems 'bigger' to me She also has a dark line running down her stomach I placed ...

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