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Should I be concerned if my dog swallowed a battery?

This is a medical emergency! A vet must make an x-ray of the stomach as soon as possible to verify whether or not the dog actually swallowed the battery. If he did indeed, the battery must be removed ...
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Cat vomiting every day

NEVER GIVE YOUR CAT MILK. Cats and all other adult mammals are unable to digest lactose, it makes them and many of us ill. The negative effect of giving milk is most likely stronger than the positive ...
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My cat threw up once, should I be worried?

Short answer: No. Cats do throw up from time to time, and it is normal. Keep an eye out for: more throwing up general sluggishness less appetite lack of defecation Generally just keep an eye out for ...
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Cat vomiting every day

First of all, I would pack some of the vomit up and send it to a vet for analysis. Speak to your vet to arrange a swift and efficient handover. To do this, clean an empty, airtight food container like ...
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Cat vomiting every day

Food sensitivity is worth ruling out; I found out the expensive way with my cat (also a picky eater who lived on tuna food and was fed white fish daily as a youngster). After 11 years eating Felix ...
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36kg labrador ate a marble-sized piece of yeast dough – how dangerous is it?

In general, eating yeast or unbaked yeast dough is considered an emergency for dogs. See the Pet Poison Helpline for more information. The reason for that is that usually a dog that gets access to ...
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Glycemic load for foods with respect to dogs

Yes, but it's complicated. The glycemic index of dog foods depends on various variables, like which carbohydrates are contained in it and how much fiber and which type(s) of fiber the food contains. ...
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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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How long does it take for a worm to die after a toad eats it?

A toad has no teeth to chew on worms, so they are alive when swallowed. The toads stomach is not filled with water, but with acid. As soon as the acid dissolves the worms skin / shell, its body cannot ...
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Why do my dog's ears feel warm?

It could be an indication of a fever, or it could be a sign of some other medical problem, such as an ear infection. It is probably a good idea to get your dog checked out by a vet.
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My cat threw up once, should I be worried?

If he never threw up in his 2 years of life, you're probably not providing him with grass to chew. Although this is not essential for his health and wellbeing, it's still recommended to offer a cat ...
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36kg labrador ate a marble-sized piece of yeast dough – how dangerous is it?

As Stephie said, I wouldn't worry too much about this, since you're coming to the wrong conclusions here (at least to my knowledge). A few years back, one of our Huskies (~20kg back then) snagged a ...
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Cat vomiting every day

You statement "other than a slight thickening of the stomach lining" sounds like my cat although in her case I was told intestines rather than stomach. She has vomited every couple days for most of ...
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Odd poop, clear jelly like, with fresh blood and eating grass

Mucous and blood in the stool can happen for a number of reasons, if it's routine for her to eat an assortment of things from outside then it's possible she got into something that irritated her ...
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Old cat with declining digestion, wasting

It reads like your lil' furball has E.P.I. - exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. It is necessary to monitor your cat's progress on a weekly basis after initiating treatment. If he is wasting away ...
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