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Cat stool sample collection in household with two cats

The simple solution would be to lock each cat in a separate room at night, each with their own litter box, food and water bowl.
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My kitten doesn't pee - should I worry?

To start, any time a cat is not urinating, it's urgent to get them to a vet ASAP. While urinary issues typically affect older (and neutered male) cats, any cat can suffer urinary tract issues which ...
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How can I get my cat to stop pooping on my kid's bed?

Your cat is not jealous of the new child. Your cat is stressed out. Most cats like calm, quiet, routine, and for their territory to not be disrupted. Unfortunately, with a new baby, all those things ...
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Cat stool sample collection in household with two cats

Depending on what the purpose of the stool sample is, collecting a mixed sample might be perfectly fine. For example, if the purpose of the sample is testing for Giardia infection or other parasites ...
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My kitten doesn't pee - should I worry?

If her poo is watery, that’s why: her body isn’t absorbing enough of the water in her food, leaving her too dehydrated to pee. This is a serious concern since peeing is how the body gets rid of non-...
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Neighbourhood cat poops and vomits in my garden and driveway

You say you're "convinced that no cat owner would agree to confining their cat," and so you won't even entertain talking to your neighbors. You should talk to them. Consider that in many places, ...
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Goldfish behaviour after medication

Treat the fish for Ammonia poisoning If it's been any length of time since you took all the gravel, filter, water out and replaced them, you need to do two things: Check the ammonia levels in your ...
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Cat uses litterbox while I'm cleaning it - Is my cat weird

Your cat isn't weird, a lot of cats display this behaviour. It could just be because he goes to check out what you are doing, and then boom! What a good idea, partner, let's use the litter box. When ...
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Is my cat pooping on my bed to get attention? How do I get it to stop?

Of course first, you need to take him to the vet to rule out medical issues. The loud meow before defecating could be pain. After you know there is no medical issues, here are some things you could ...
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Cat wipes its bum on floor

It is unusual for a cat to rub his butt on the floor, something is clearly wrong. It sounds like your cat might have an infection or an injury. Cats have some glands in the anal area that might get ...
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How to remove poop from a cat if it's stuck on some hair that's stuck in her butt?

Don't overthink it. Bring scissors and cut the hair, the poo would fall down and you will be done. Don't worry about hair itself though, because it should come out once the cat uses the litterbox the ...
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How often do different breeds of dog poop?

My experience is 1-3 poops a day. Big dogs just take bigger poops.
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Neighbourhood cat poops and vomits in my garden and driveway

One of your options is to use a motion detector connected to one or more water spray devices, but this only works when there is no frost. I guess this is mainly a problem in summer for you and your ...
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Aqua plants and fish poop

Yes! Not only is it possible its a sustainable method of farming! Hydroponics is farming without soil, and aquaponics is hydroponics using fish. On a low level, the fish waste feeds the plants and the ...
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Hand Stand Poop

Is he retaining that pose for a long time (eg: 30sec - 1 minute), and perhaps whining a little? How long has he been doing this from? Also are his droppings solid, firm and dry? If so he maybe ...
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Why kitten always go to litter box but no pee or stools?

It does indeed sound like he is having trouble peeing, which might indicate an infection, partial blockage, kidney/bladder stones, among other things. I would take the cat to the vet immediately.
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Dog rolls in poop at daycare

Scent-rolling is 100% a normal behavior in dogs. From the Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Small Animals: By rolling, dogs simultaneously disrupt the mark of another animal, deposit their own scent, ...
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My dog when left alone in a room while poop and eat it. Even after walk (with #2)

This behaviour is usually associated with separation anxiety. However, before addressing the behaviour, I strongly suggest a visit to your vet to eliminate any medical conditions. Dogs are ...
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Can I use a toilet flush valve as a water change system?

To answer the question, "Can I?" the answer is probably, "Yes." It would physically work to remove water and automatically replace it. But, there is another question hidden here, "Should I?" And the ...
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How much land is required to not poop scoop for average sized dog?

It depends on the general climate and soil condition. Where does the poop go? It has to be dissolved by water and absorbed by the ground. In freezing temperatures, poop freezes as well (kind of ...
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How to save a kitten that has its stomach getting bigger and bigger due to feces?

If the kitten has deformities that causes problems for its ability to defecate it is very little one can do. You need to talk with the vet and ask what is best for the kitten,there are times in life ...
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Cat poops on the lawn without burying it

You are right, all felines do not bury their faeces when they want to show domination. Burying faeces is necessary for a cat to mask his presence to some place he is not supposed to be, mostly ...
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Small amount of blood occasonally in cat stool. Concern?

My first suggestion is to treat your cat for intestinal worms. It's the easiest thing you can do with a chance of solving the problem and without too much risk involved. If that doesn't solve the ...
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Do small parrots poop more frequently than large parrots?

From my personal experience, the answer to your question is yes. As fmorales mentioned within their answer, the smaller the bird the faster the food gets digested. I have also read and know for a fact ...
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Is this normal for a pregnant guppy, is it a sign she is going to give birth soon?

This is normal; you probably feed flake food and this does often have multiple colors. This is a trick the producer uses to make you buy it - however, it is not different content in the flake food - ...
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My cat hasn't defecated in 2 days

I have jotted down the following points from the The Most Common Cause of Kitty Constipation from the Huffington Post. Constipation is a common problem in cats. Signs of constipation - The cat ...
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Why kitten always go to litter box but no pee or stools?

You must take your cat to the vet immediately in a case like this. Issues with urination aren't trivial, and particularly in (older, neutered) males, can lead to death in a short period of time. If ...
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Is my cat pooping on my bed to get attention? How do I get it to stop?

I am having the same problem with my one-year-old maine coon male. It stopped for a while, but anything can set it off and breaking the cycle is difficult. Try Cat Attract cat litter. You can mix it ...
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Should I stop my dog from attempting to defecate more than needed?

I have the same problem and what I do that seems to work is that after the poo bags finish (I usually take 2-3), I keep my dog closer to me by adjusting where I hold the leash from. This way I drive ...
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