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I would suggest that you attempt a complete soak of the area. Also, keep in mind that there may be multiple areas, some large, some small. I understand this will be quite challenging for a mattress. Please read the following for my reasoning, which is based on one company - but applies to all cleaners, enzymatic or not. An enzymatic cleaner such as Kids '...


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Step 1: Quarantine the fish. Any fish still alive need to be moved into a new tank set up only for them. It doesn't need to be fancy. Just clean water, and nothing you can't stand to risk exposure to. If you notice any fungus growing on the fish, you'll need to treat them with an antifungal treatment. [Note: Antifungal treatments are very bad for ...


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I was afraid of damaging the shell (particularly in the growth regions) by scrubbing at it, so the tortoise's vet recommended using something like baby shampoo. Baby shampoo has had some unfavorable press in the last few years due to additives. However, most of these additives have been removed from the formulations, and it also uses mild surfactants ...


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I worked some olive oil into the end of the bandage, and it came off with light pulling after a couple minutes; some fur came with it, but not as much had I not oiled it. His ear appears unharmed, and he had no adverse reaction.


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1) Most cats stop cleaning themselves at a reasonable time. An overanxious cat might overgroom to the point of stripping their hair and harming their skin. An elderly cat might not be able to clean themselves enough due to flexibility issues. 2) Adults are often better cleaners than kittens are, but I don't think you need to worry about upsetting the ...


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A couple tips: Exercise him first to start with less energy and in a more relaxed state. Do it in a place that the dog is used to and relaxed in... the room he sleeps in might be good. (sometimes the slippery floors in bathrooms can make dogs more anxious and therefore prone to fighting the situation) A new bone or kong type toy filled with yummy stuff he ...


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Generally speaking, you can't control the shedding since it needs to happen. The best preventative measure you can take is to brush/groom the dog regularly to ensure that the old hair is removed. For dogs that get seasonal coats, it is important to groom them more frequently during the times their new coat is coming in. For dogs that continually shed (...


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There is a good guide for bathing tortoises here. All you really need to clean a tortoise's shell is water and a gentle scrubbing device of some kind, like a toothbrush or washcloth. Scrubbing (provided it's gentle) will not damage the shell and on the contrary can promote healthy shell growth. Fill a container with lukewarm water so that it covers the ...


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There are a few ways to reduce the frequency of water changes for your turtle. Just keep in mind there is no running away from water changes. Have an efficient biological filter: This very obvious way is probably the most important. I'm not particularly sure about the filter you have, but essentially in turtle tanks you want to cycle the water at least ...


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I actually like Nature's Miracle as far as pet stain and smell removers go. You can get it in different strengths. If You're finding that it's a tough stain, you might want to try the version made for cat urine. Cat urine generally sticks around more than dog's, so the kinds made to get rid of cat urine are stronger because of that. Something else you can ...


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She may think you are cleaning her and that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Grooming is social bonding, you guys are identifying each other as a family unit. When problems result, it is usually because given anxiety (as a kitten or - continued stressful environment in adulthood), a cat may groom too often, and then there is a feedback loop: the comfort they ...


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There are (in the US anyway) several ear cleaning solutions available at most (all?) pet supply stores. It is a liquid in a bottle, the label directions generally include putting some amount of the fluid in the dogs ear, rubbing the base of the ear, and allowing the dog to shake out any residue. I always keep this in my rabbit grooming/first aid kit. As ...


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I know this question is a little old but I wanted to comment for other people who come across this post looking for answers too. I always use bleach to clean my tanks and decorations. I also just had a tank get fungus all through it. So I set up a tank to transfer the fish into, took everything out of the tank, and scrubbed the whole tank out with hot water ...


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I have used the get-rid-of-cat-urine-smell technique found at the following website with great success on both fresh and old stains on a mattress. All you need is vinegar, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, and water :) Good luck!! http://www.catsofaustralia.com/clean-cat-urine-mattress.htm EDIT As requested (and rightfully so), here is the ...


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We use a biosoap with a soft nail brush. Skatter absolutely loves having his shell scrubbed. We put a couple drops of soap in the sink, then dip the brush. Sure to always rinse him off after. It is part of our tank cleaning process. Everything is clean and fresh when he goes back!


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Honestly, I wouldn't do it. First of all, I don't think that baby wipes contain a disinfectant. Yes, they'll clean the baby, but that's not the same as disinfecting. Then: Babies don't usually lick themselves and I can't imagine that it would be healthy to consume large quantities of the residue of baby wipes, including the oil that most wipes include to re-...


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It's a fear reaction. My cat does it as well when I take him to the vet. You have to think about it this way. A dog is given a kennel as a bedroom and while they may be shut in sometimes, you know they know they'll get out. Most people don't do a very good job at training their dog to kennel. Almost no one trains their cats and while we often ask a dog to do ...


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A few things: You should be careful with covered litter boxes, some cats will decide that they don't like being in a confined space. Adding a fan to this situation could force a cat who is on the fence about the litter box into doing their business somewhere you'd prefer they not. Those vents/filters are (as you noted) totally worthless. The only thing ...


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Attempt 1: Bissel I first tried normal Bissel carpet shampoo, thoroughly wetting, sucking up, and re-wetting the carpet many times in the same setting and it did nothing to remove the odor. Next I bought the Hoover Petplus 2x odor remover solution, which also did absolutely nothing to help the smell. They left virtually no odor masking perfume smell once ...


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If you brush or comb the cat (which many cats enjoy, if done gently), that will gather a lot of the loose fur, and leave her looking and feeling silkier too. Of course you and the immediate surroundings are going to get rather furred in the process, though doing this often caN limit how much is scattered at a time. But a furry pet sheds fur. Some breeds ...


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Allergic reactions to cats is mostly caused by proteins in saliva, as well as dander. Physical removal is the only solution. This means vacuuming and wet cleaning, mostly. You shouldn't need to use a hot wash. Hand-washing delicate items should be fine. Dry (solvent) cleaning will also work. If the problem persists, you may have to discard certain items. ...


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Most likely nothing will happen, the reason for washing the sand is to get rid of the dust (this is for the sand you buy in bags and labeled aquarium sand); this type of sand have been washed and dried using heat, so it is almost sterile. But if you make your own sand/gravel, it is very important to clean it to get rid of bacteria and organic waste. Gravel/...


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You have to clean your house, even if your cat gets a bit scared. Cats in general get over this in a short time. Putting your cat in the bathroom while you clean your room is not a problem, but you need to be sure he has a litterbox, food and water. If you get a cat tree, he will have a place to watch what is going on at the same time as he will feel safer ...


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Cats are self-cleaning, so as long as she isn’t rolling around in something that could be poisonous (like fertilizer or weed killer), let her take care of that. Yes, the dirt will probably annoy her when she grooms later. If it annoys her enough, she will learn to be more careful about getting dirty. But if she doesn’t mind, then you shouldn’t either.


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It sounds like your kitten really wants kicker toys. "Bunny kicking" with their hind legs on toys is a common play behavior which regular cat toys don't really satisfy. If their desire to do that is strong enough, they'll find whatever to take it out on, such as table legs, your own legs, or in this case, blankets. Kicker toys are cat toys designed ...


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Petting as cleaning: that's a big mixed bag. On one level they see it as friendly social grooming, but I'm pretty sure they don't count it in place of their own cleaning activities. If anything it can help to stimulate them to clean themselves more (a good thing in older cats who might not clean themselves enough) for a few reasons: it is pleasurable (like ...


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I just wouldn't use the scouring brush, it's meant to be abrasive in order to scrub baked on food off pots and pans so it's a bit overkill in my opinion. Here is my cleaning routine for my bearded dragon's tank, I can't imagine that it wouldn't work for you, since the temperatures in my tank will be about the same as yours if not a little bit hotter. Step ...


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If Peanut (cute name) is an inside dog, which it sounds like she is, cleaning weekly isn't necessary. However - dirt, germs, etc can get in there at any time when she goes outside, and they could get musty and later infected of water gets in there when she's being bathed, and not properly dried (just examples so not at all insinuating that you wouldn't be ...


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If I have to carry my cats I put them into their toilet in advance. When they feel the litter under their paws they usually feel urged to pee there even if their bladders are only half full. After this procedure, the probability that so pees in the carrier is much lower than without. But it does not remove the primary cause of peeing. If the peeing is ...


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