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My cat wakes me up at night pawing at my door

My cat paws at my door at night and wakes me up. I know the easy thing to do is leave the door open but I can't sleep with it open.is there a way to keep her from scratching at my door?
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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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Cat behaving badly

We have a 9 year old female cat that has been hitting, spitting and being very verbal towards our 4 (almost 5) year-old Male cat. Both have been neutered, so they can’t breed. We have had Willow since ...
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Leopard gecko tail cut

I was removing the top to my terrarium, and I dropped it on my leopard geckos tail. He didn't drop his tail but he has an open wound. What should I do?
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Advise On Feeding My Sensitive Cat

My neutered 6 human years old male cat (Butterscotch) has always had digestive issues and when we finally found a food for him, we were very happy. He still throws up his food occasionally when he ...
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Is it ok to leave the pup/dog alone for whole day in a one-room apartment?

My friend has a dog (Hybrid Indian Spitz) who just gave birth to two little pups (one male, one female) two weeks ago. His parents don't want any more dogs, so they want to give them away. He is very ...
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Can rabbits make babies when separated by a single wire cage wall?

I have heard several people say that their female rabbit got pregnant while physically separated from the buck by a wire cage. I have heard it from multiple people, over a span of years. In all cases ...
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How to introduce a newly resident cat to regularly visiting dog

We recently adopted a 2 year old male cat from the local humane society. He has a very outgoing personality and has already claimed the house as his own within a few days after spending the night '...
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Rottweiler - need a durable chewing toy or ball - desperate owner

I own a female Rottweiler, about 2 years old. I've tried every kind of chewing toy. The only ones she can't destroy are the silicon made ones, but the silicon ball is too heavy for her and she gets ...
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My Black Cat (Named Ki-Ki), won't eat cat food anymore!

When we adopted our black cat Ki-Ki, he would eat cat food just fine when he was little. 2-3 years later he wants me to feed him only human food because we sometimes gave him scraps of meat we cooked. ...
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How to get cristal clear water in an aquarium?

What are necessary and optional steps to get crystal clear aquarium water, i.e. water with as few large and micro particles and maximal visibility in the distance as possible?
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Socializing a puppy without all of the vaccinations

I have a 10 week old puppy, but since she is too young she doesn't have all her shots. Should I wait till she's 16 weeks old to introduce her to new puppies or should I just introduce her to adult ...
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How can I stop my dog from chewing on everything.

My dog is a 1 year old German shepherd in human years and 7 in dog years. He's a good boy but he chews on everything. He chews on trash, drywall, plastic, clothing. Everything. I always have to get it ...
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My kitten was desexed young? [duplicate]

I got my 10 week old kitten yesterday and he was desexed 3 days before that. That seems too young. Wondering what effects this could have on his hormones, personality and development?
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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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My older cat is very aggressive towards my 6 week old kitten

I have a cat about 2 months old who is very aggressive he attacks my feet when I walk and any time I try to pet him he bites (hard) we got a very small kitten today who is very sweet and loving and ...
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After how many days should I worry when my dog will not eat a new diet?

Our dog spent the last two months on bad food and he got obese. Our trainer suggested he should start on low fat food to loose weight (Welness reduced fat). The first day I gave it to him in the ...
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What are the considerations for metacam vs aspirin for a rabbit in longterm therapy

A recent comment on How to give aspirin to a rabbit? brought up the topic of Metacam (Meloxicam) vs Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic acid) for long-term pain management in rabbits with arthritis or other age-...
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A stray dog has fleas. Any way to help remove them?

There is a stray dog in my area and he has fleas. He scratches the area behind his ears, neck and lower back a lot and he has open wounds now in those areas. He also sometimes bleeds if he over ...
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What indicates whether my outdoor goldfish are healthy or ill?

I keep goldfish in large outdoor pots (homemade ponds). Other than noting their swiftness when surfacing for food, it is difficult to determine if my goldfish are unwell. It is only obvious they are ...
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Can cats occasionally be fed rice?

My children fed our cat a snack 1 of cooked white rice and tuna. Is it healthy for my cat to eat rice? 1 In Australia, by snack, I do not mean a treat, it is not a full meal, but like a small meal,...
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Can goldfish bully each other after an injury?

One of our goldfish was found outside of the pond, on the ground and the cat was sitting next to it, playing with it. We are not sure if the cat fished the goldfish out or if it jumped out, as the ...
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What is the shelf life of metoclopromide (Reglan)?

I have metoclopromide (Reglan) oral solution in my rabbit first aid kit. It should be dispensed in a light-resistant, Tightly sealed container and stored at room temperature. It has been suggested ...
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I train 2-on/2-off contacts, what exercises I can use to help keep them consistent?

I train a stopped 2-on/2-off contact what exercises I can use to help keep them consistent? By consistent I mean they should be within the criteria is the below. I think that other types of contact ...
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What is the Tellington TTouch method and what are the benefits for dogs?

The dog of one of my relatives has fear and anxiety problems. A few months ago the vet suggested micro-massaging the dog. I didn't know what it meant at the time. Recently I heard about the ...
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What common house/garden plants are dangerous to dogs and why?

What common house/garden plants, if any, are dangerous to dogs and why are they? Are some potentially fatal?
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Advice for stocking an Aquarium (45L)

I've just bought a 45 liter 50x30x30 aquarium. I was wondering would 2-3 colisa lalia (Dwarf gourami), 1-2 ancistrus and 6 ember tetras (Hyphessobrycon amandae) fit and be happy? Thanks!
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What are good fiber substitutes for hay in a rabbit's diet?

There are a couple of reasons that a rabbit may not be able to eat hay. Occasionally for a dental misalignment issue a rabbit will have it's teeth removed. When a rabbit is sick it may be unable to ...
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Why aren't my turtles producing eggs? [closed]

I have two turtles, one male and another female, (I've identified the female by her more sloping back). There are 4 golden fish too in the tank with them. It's been around 5 years since I brought ...
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When my snake is refusing food how long should I wait before I should worry?

I have had my corn snake for approximately 5 years now. He is normally a very good feeder, strikes for his food and eats well (I feed him one jumbo mouse approximately every 12-14 days). He usually ...
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How do you tell the gender of a young rabbit? [duplicate]

Someone wants to give us two rabbits about 4 months old, the say they are both girls; but I am not sure. How do I tell the difference?
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What small pets should I consider for a preteen with limited space? [closed]

There are no other pets or children in the house, this child will be keeping the pet in their room and be responsible for it's care and feeding. The parents will be supervising the care-giving, but ...
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What is the procedure for adopting a purebred dog in the United States?

I mean, I've had dogs before, it's not like I'm trying to get a dog for the first time in my life. The thing is, I am an immigrant, I had to leave my previous dog back home; A caucasian shepherd - a ...
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How to appease a rabbit separated from his pregnant companion?

Shortly after we realized our second "buck" was pregnant we had to separate her from her hubby. Now every time we check on them the buck's on the floor outside her cage trying to groom her through ...
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What are the pink spots on my African dwarf frogs?

I have two african dwarf frogs, and one of them has pink spots under both of its arms. I have been trying to figure out what they are, and I just can't figure it out. Does anyone possibly know what ...
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Why does my cat get calluses on his paw pads?

My cat Hunter (10 year old neutered male with chronic sinus infections and no teeth due to stomatitis) grows these calluses on his paw pads. He's grown these calluses since I've had him (5 months old)....
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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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What are the risks and/or benefits of receiving more frequent vaccines?

In the question Anti-rabies vaccination once in 3 years for pets in countries like India? in addition to the proper schedule in their area, the OP is concerned that their dog is getting vaccinated to ...
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Why is my rat drooling and opening its mouth? Is it choking?

My rat is behaving oddly, opening her mouth and pulling back her ears. There is a thick, mucus-like liquid coming from her mouth. What could this be, and how can I help her?
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I don't understand crate training. What am I missing?

Kennel training is driving me crazy. I have read article after article on the subject and I have a few unanswered questions. For example, I see a LOT of people saying that you need to take your puppy ...
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Aquarium size and startup recommendations for two guppies

I bought a 5 gallon fish tank. I have two guppies and my tank is well fitted with an air filter and heater to control temperature. I use only gravel for decorating my tank. Is it good or do I need ...
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Kitten being weird, could it be rabies?

I have a kitten (born May 7 2014) now for almost 3 months. Usually, during the evening, he has a good appetite and runs around. Today, afternoon he has been sleepy all the time, very calm, folds his ...
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Can the wood be near the heater or decorations?

Is it ok for wood to be near a heater? Or any decorations at all? Will it create a hot spot and crack and the heater or glass of the tank?
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Kitten refuses to eat after mama cat's death. Getting weaker

Cat throws up for a while. Leaves forever The kitten in question is of the mama cat about whom i have written in the above question. She refuses to eat. Drinks water but goes on to sit in water or ...
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What's the Difference Between Pulling Back on Leash and Stopping?

There's one thing about leash training that I can't quite wrap my head around regardless of how many of these I read: If your dog is pulling ahead of you on their leash, the advice is always never to ...
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Can desert/beach sand work as an alternative for litter?

So here's my story: I find myself traveling out of the city once each month. and I'll have to leave my cat home alone for a day to three days. I live in an area where it's hard to buy litter due to ...
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Does my cat have a boyfriend?

So I just walked downstairs to find my black cat chilling out on the table with a ginger cat in the room, with no issues whatsoever. The cat is called Peter and owned by someone who lives nearby. This ...
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Do small parrots poop more frequently than large parrots?

A recent post said: Small parrots poop much more frequently than large parrots. Is that actually true? If so why?
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How can I stop my dog barking and growling at strangers and guests?

My dog is a 7 month old chihuahua/ dachshund. She's actually really playful and nice if she knows you, but she will bark and growl if your a new person. She won't let you pet her, and I really need ...
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Keeping my cats in a room while I am at work

Recently, I had to move back with my parents for various reasons, but one of which is to save up to buy a home. This process should take roughly a year or so. I don't have anyone with me so my cats (...

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