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Food or overall nutrition comprising "what" is being intentionally fed to a pet.

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Codependence and food stealing -Cats

I have two male cats, brothers of the same litter. At meal times Percy will always go after Poseidon's food. Sometimes after he's licked his bowl clean but often before he's even finished his food. ...
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Why is my 1 year old girl bunny breathing so fast while laying down in her cage?

So I was on my Bed for a while just chilling and then I look in my bunny’s cage and my bunny was breathing so fast and her ears were shaking nonstop. I don’t know if this Matters but I fed her some ...
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What's the best way to move forward with a cat with CKD and gingivitis?

I don't know where to start this story but I have had a terrible experience with multiple vets, and even now I get conflicting information from two different vets. Two years ago, my now 11 year old ...
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Why are leafy green vegetables safe for snails given their high copper content?

I've frequently seen leafy green vegetables like kale recommended as food for snails (in part due to their high calcium content). However, I was reading the nutritional content for several kinds of ...
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Can (big) dogs eat small portions of chocolate cake?

My friend's birthday party was a month ago and they had chocolate cake. At the end, there was a bit left over and they said they would leave it for their dog. I asked if this is ok (because I have a ...
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How can I keep one cat from eating from the other cats bowl? [duplicate]

I’m in university and i keep a cat where i live out of town while i’m in school and move back home for the summer. My cat cannot regulate her eating and she needs special food but the other cats do ...
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Acquaintance will be having his guard dogs fed spicy food by a stranger so they "learn not to accept food and comfort from strangers". Legitimate?

He mentioned that he will be doing this while training his new dog. He uses his dogs to guard his place of business overnight... He assured me that it's an actual training technique to "prevent ...
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My cat is in pain when eating and even from drinking

So for about 2 months we had noticed that my male cat would jump away from his bowl and act like something was stack in his teeth. We assumed at first that it was due to the dry kibbles he really like ...
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Can a cat drink human milk?

My mom always gives our cat human milk, because our cat loves it. But I'm scared because it might be bad for him, even though he likes it. And I heard that it's bad for cats to drink milk because they ...
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Shih Tzu with food aggression behavior problems

I have a male Shih Tzu dog that is just over a year old (not neutered), and he has food aggression behavioral problems. We got him when he was just a month old, and he tends to be a picky eater (maybe ...
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Why shouldn't you give dogs pork, lamb, poultry and fish? [duplicate]

I have, at an uncountable number of times, been told that you shouldn't feed dogs pork, lamb, poultry and fish. The reason is that the dog will eat the bones, and the bones will fragment (as opposed ...
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Is giving your dog dental food as a snack between meals rather than mixing it with the regular food more effective?

My dog had dental cleaning at the veterinarian a couple of weeks ago, and I was recommended to give him a certain brand of dental food that has fibers which supposedly clean the teeth when bitten onto....
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If I fed a dog whole animals, would that be a healthy diet?

If I fed a dog complete animals, e.g. freshly put down unskinned rabbits, and let it eat it as it liked, would that be a healthy diet for it or would it need some kind of supplements? And would it ...
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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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Is it OK to feed a neutered male cat with high quality urinary SO food only?

Note: this is a narrow case of Can cats survive solely on dry food? Two and half years my wife and I rescued a cat and went to the vet for a medical check. One of the recommendations was to take care ...
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How to ensure proper food for a stray or feral cat after neutering?

I live in a city with lots of stray and feral cats. Very close to where I live there are a couple of kittens (~ 4-5 months and ~ 2-month year old). My wife and I already rescued a cat a couple of ...
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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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Why do cats love milk even though they are lactose intolerant

It is known that older kittens and adult cats are usually lactose intolerant. Yet almost all (except just 1) of the cats I've known/had love milk and will steal milk products. And they all get smelly ...
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Why aren’t my African dwarf frogs eating

Well I just got my two African dwarf frogs and neither of them have been eating and they have no shown any interest in eating what so ever
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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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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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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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Baby kitten demands more food but has a big belly

My kitten’s belly is big and I give her a good amount of food at a time, but afterwards she wants more. She plays and behaves otherwise normal. Should I feed her more? She is four weeks old and she is ...
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Is it ok to feed my Cat Wotsits?

I have discovered that my Cat loves Wotsits, so I usually dish four or five of them to her whenever I eat a packet, though I am aware that certain human foods can be harmful to Cats, so was wondering ...
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Inulin and fat absorption in dogs

Just been looking around for some new food to feed our small dogs, the one in question is about 6kg (13 years), and have found Bestie Kitchen, which looks interesting. The ingredient list is below (...
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Dog Food And Anxiety [duplicate]

Background My dog, an American Staffordshire Terrier Mix, is a rescue dog. We got him at about 12 weeks old after he was found with his brother in a dumpster. I adopted both and his brother seems to ...
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Is mozzarella water safe for cats to drink?

One day when having dinner, my dad poured the water a fresh mozzarella comes packaged in inside a flower pot, and we noticed shortly after the cat jumping onto it and licking it. Next time I had a ...
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How to avoid snails/slugs on pet's food outside?

My two rabbits get some additional tasty food when I close their enclosure at night. This helps me to train them "Coming home is tasty" and they will come in without pressure. But the last ...
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Finicky cats and what to do

My three cats are the most finicky cats I’ve ever had and, since one is allergic to chicken, it makes things even worse. They eat gravy and sauce and then they walk. I throw away food every day and it’...
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How can I save a kitten with head injury occurred in an accident?

Two days ago, I found a nearly dead kitten with eyes open in the street. I rushed him to the vet and they injected him some vitamin and anti-inflammatory and said his spine has been moved and he won't ...
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Diet for cat with higher liver enzymes

My cat is almost two years old, Persian and weight around 3.3 kg. After adopting her 6 months ago I noticed that she poops outside the litter box unintentionally (once I caught her trying to remove it/...
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My cat has stopped having food since its kittens passed away

Our cat has stopped having food after its 2 kittens passed away last week (the remaining one was adopted 2 weeks ago). It's been 4 days since it had anything to eat or drink, except water which is not ...
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What should/could I feed my outdoor rabbits in winter?

My rabbits live in Middle Europe outside in my garden the whole year. What should I regard in choosing their diet during winter? (Picture of my male exploring the big white play ground:)
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What exactly are Timothy Hay pellets?

I read a lot about hay pellets and Timothy Hay and Timothy Hay pellets here, when it comes to questions about rabbit's (and sometimes guinea pig's) diets. Here in Germany I did not use nor even ...
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My dog ​doesn't want to eat in the morning

She is very underweight, so the vet told me that she had to eat dog food all day. However, she only eats in the afternoon, regardless of whether it is human food. Never, but never, eats in the morning....
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Goldfish stopped eating after moving to a new tank, how to help them eat again?

I used to have a very small fish tank (can be seen in this older question), and finally upgraded it to much bigger tank, moving the fish into it. In the old, small tank, the fish used to hover a lot, ...
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Is it okay to keep a dog chained in a room at night with proper food and water?

I recently got two stray puppies. One puppy died because a stray dog had bitten him. We tried our best to save him, but unfortunately, he died. They used to sleep together in a separate room. Now ...
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What is Rabbit Mash and how is it useful for challenged rabbits?

I read something about mash for rabbits. What is it made with? How to prepare it? In which cases is it useful?
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My dog is not eating her food

My dog only likes human food, but I can't give her it, because she vomits. If she doesn't get human food, she won't eat, and is sick, because she weighs 10,5 kg and she should weigh from 16 to 22 kg. ...
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What are the effects of an all meat diet in cats? [duplicate]

Is there any harm in this or do I need to add nutrition to the diet? Also, how long would the health effects of a harmful diet take to appear and what are these, if any?
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Is senior cat food OK for my young cat? [duplicate]

I have two cats, one three years old and the other 13. I want to change the older cat to eating an expensive cat food for senior cats; both cats eat from the same bowl. Is it okay for the young cat to ...
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How to increase goldfish color?

I was fooled a bit when buying this one fish, when the fish arrived it looks not so appealing to me... is there something I could do to brighten it's color or should I just ask for a bit refund? I ...
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Custom Hay Blend/Diet for a small fur-chewing Chinchilla

Pixel the chinchilla lost her cagemate in late Dec. 2019. Before the loss, she was a happy, healthy chin, with a preference for hay over pellets, but would gladly eat both. After the loss, she became ...
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How can I temporarily feed two cats in Beijing before their food arrives by post?

I find myself unexpectedly catsitting in Beijing, and I'm out of cat food (I'm brand new to this). Yesterday, I assumed I could just go to a random store and buy some cat food, but it doesn't seem ...
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Mollys appear bloated after eating bloodworm

We have a 60 litre tank with around 6 adult fish, and 6-8 juveniles. They are mostly happy, rarely swim at the surface, and spend much of their time foraging. On the rare (maybe monthly) occasions I ...
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Baby ball python has never taken food

I got a baby ball python about a month ago. He was born in August and has never taken food. I have assist fed him a number of times, which I don’t particularly like doing as it causes him stress. I ...
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My 9 month old bearded dragon poops only every week or two

I know baby bearded dragons are supposed to poop multiple times a day, but mine only poops every 7-14 days. He always eats his bugs (BSFL) and vegetables (Kale), but I am concerned that he is ...
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My dog is extremely overweight [duplicate]

Over the years my dog has been taking on weight. I didn’t notice at first until I was going through some pictures of him when he was at a healthy weight. I am not sure what type of dog he is, but I ...
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How much water should a nursing dog drink?

I've read that dogs need roughly an ounce of water per pound of body weight each day and that nursing dogs need more than that to produce milk. My pit bull terrier recently gave birth to a litter of 9 ...
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Are cats used to a food for a lifetime?

As we all know, cats have very sensitive stomachs. That makes me wonder. Once a cat gets used to a specific food, are they used to it for a lifetime? To make an example: I feed my cat Food A for a ...
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