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The "act" of a pet consuming or chewing on something, whether the action is appropriate or not (pica).

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Cat ate rubber band. Is this dangerous?

My 2 y/o cat just ate a rubber band. Vet suggested waiting to see if it passes (since it wasn’t very big and in the past he has successfully passed at least one) and then bringing him in if he shows ...
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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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Caterpillar almost never moves

My caterpillar doesn't want to move, she stays still most of the time, i know she might be in the pupation process but, She is not yet in her "adult" form.And about harmful substances, I've ...
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Can my Labrador eating plant dirt signify a vitamin deficiency even though he's slightly overweight?

I have a 6.5 year old male chocolate Labrador, sterilized, who currently weighs about 38kg. When he was younger he weighed about 35kg but at some point he reached almost 40kg. I'm not certain he looks ...
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Replacement for Hill's r/d food for cats

We have been feeding our 8-years old cat with Hill's Prescription Diet r/d (both dry food and wet canned food). Unfortunately, the canned version is no longer available in shops in my country so I ...
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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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What to do with my indoor-outdoor cat when we are not home?

We have a male cat, aged 1 year and 6 months roughly. He is not a complete indoor cat. He can go in and out of our house as his will. He usually spends half his time indoors and half outdoors. The ...
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10 year old dog stopped eating from dish

Lucylu always takes a walk before she will eat her food from her little dish...she has been doing this for 3 or more years. All of a sudden I would take her for her walk she would come in and head ...
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Magpie robin raising

I found a baby magpie in my backyard; his parents had abandoned him because of other chicks. I tried to keep him in the nest, but everytime they pushed him out of nest and I finally brought him inside....
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My 2 years old dog doesn't want to eat, she has a serious weight loss [closed]

My 2 years old dog has serious problems recently and I can't figure out what's wrong with her. Symptoms include: Noticeable weight loss; Inactive (lays on the ground all day); Not eating at all (or ...
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Feeding dogs after they have been without food

My dogs ran away six days ago (June 1, 2021), and just came back today. They are skinny after being without food for probably a good portion of that time. I have heard that after humans haven't eaten ...
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How can I prevent my plants from getting eaten too fast?

I've got a huge problem with my fish and plants. They eat them too rapidly. Put in 5 plants yesterday afternoon. Today they are half eaten already. Mostly, the sword bearers are responsible. Eaters ...
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Large dog lays down when eating. Should I feed in an elevated bowl and which is riskier for bloat?

So I have a German Shepherd/Doberman mix. Big dog that weighs about 85 pounds (around 40 kg). Not fat but large and energetic (vets says for his size he is good). He has been eating laying down since ...
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New kitten not eating, threw up twice

Just got 2 new kittens, and this is the first time I've had cats. One of the kittens isn't eating much and threw up twice (mostly spit than anything). Her poo was also a bit runny, but her brother ...
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Cat won't drink water, only gravy from wet food; can I prepare the gravy myself?

My cat eats Royal Canin gastrointestinal wet food from the vet. She has constipation issues with her dry food (science diet sensitive stomach), so I took it away completely ($700 vet bill from ...
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Why did my cat eat a bee, and then puke afterwards?

A couple weeks back, one of my cats, Odin, ate a bee. A lot was going on at that moment, I was getting ready for a new couch, and a friend was over. Then, while we were switching the couches, Odin ...
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My goldfish started growing a flower-like thing on his head and it is now disturbing it during eating

My pet goldfish, Mentos, has a flower-like structure growing on his head. At first, we didn't take it as a big issue. Now, it started concerning us and the fish itself because it blocks him from ...
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Should I be concerned if my dog swallowed a battery?

My dog may have swallowed the battery off his invisible fence collar. How concerned should I be? The battery is the flat, round type that is roughly the size of a quarter (button cell). Update: the ...
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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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My leopard gecko is sick [duplicate]

My leopard gecko got moved to a new cage a month ago. In the last two weeks he has refused to eat anything. He is out of hiding and walking throughout his cage. His tank is around 84°F (29°C) on the ...
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My cat ate a balloon [duplicate]

My cat ate a noodle balloon this morning when me and my dad were making breakfast. When we saw the balloon, we tried to pull it out but she swallowed it moments before my dad was able to take it out ...
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Can a 4yo cat be taught not to binge eat?

This is a 4 something year old Siamese cat. It is used to being fed precise meals. I would love to train it to eat only as much as it needs. Currently, it eats everything in the bow, possibly vomiting....
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My friend's cat stopped eating

My friend's cat's birthday is April 21st, 2020. She’s drooling, not eating, growling at her food and losing weight. At first the vet said she has a respiratory infection, fever and ulcers in her ...
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My dog ate a cricket, is that bad?

My dog is a cross between labrador and retriever and I estimate he weighs around 40 kgs and he's 1 year and 9 months old. My dog loves chasing crickets, especially because they jump, and in end, he ...
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Cat suddenly started vomiting food

A few days ago, one of my cats (5 months old) started vomiting her food and stomach liquids. She seems to mainly vomit during the night. Two days ago, I brought her to the vet. They did an x-ray, but ...
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Toy suggestion for dog that tears apart fabric/rope toys

I have a Rhodesian ridgeback/boxer mix and he loves to tear apart toys. He'll hold the toy in his paws and rip them apart using his front teeth. However, I don't want him eating stuff like rope ...
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Can a cat cut its tongue on an open food can's edge?

It would be really convenient and save money, to let my cat "Mucca" clean her wet cat food cans with her tongue - but I'm afraid she might [at least eventually] cut her tongue on the edge of ...
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My turtle won't eat

Why won't my turtle (a spiny turtle), that I've just recently bought, eat? It's been 1 week and the turtle still hasn't eat. The turtle is 12 inch (30 cm) long (I reckon she is quite old). I've tried ...
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Is it safe to feed mosquito larvae to my fish?

A long time ago, I had a small fish that would not eat any fish flakes/pellets, So I tried my luck with mosquito larvae from outside. It ate those just fine, and after a while, I was able to transfer ...
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Is it normal for cats to periodically vomit dry food?

I have two 1 year-old cats that are brothers. For a while now, they have been occasionally vomiting up dry food. Each cat will vomit maybe 2-3 times a month, and I haven't been able to figure out a ...
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Devastated and Lost Due to My Cat Not Wanting to Eat

Hi all fellow pet lovers, I am trying to find some courage on here. I have a 1.5 years male cat. Found him outside and decided to take him in and we formed a great bond. He acts more like a dog. Last ...
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One of my baby chicks looks like it is going to die...what should I do?

I have 10 chicks. They are all hens. But one of them is weak and is always sleeping under the food and doesn't eat like the others. What should I do? I would hate to see her die so soon... Please help!...
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Cat is eating and drinking but hasn't gone to the bathroom since I got him a different kind of litter yesterday

My cat is normal overall, but usually I get up in the morning and there's something to clean. There was nothing. Yesterday I got him a new litter box with new silica litter. Up until this point, he ...
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What are the main alternatives to tooth extraction for feline stomatitis?

We have a 7-year old spayed female cat with persistent inflammation in her mouth. She's had two operations to extract teeth, but apparently that didn't help much, and now one vet has diagnosed ...
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Cat has wound above eye and on head

I am very worried because my British short hair cat has this wound at the eye and yesterday when I see it didn't have blood or anything, just the scalp. But when at night I checked, it had blood and ...
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Cat eating with paws and then flings it EVERYWHERE

My cat loves his wet food. He can't have dry because he has so few teeth from a genetic mouth disorder, lucky us. So after ruining one of my walls, because when he is done eating he flings his paws so ...
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Why does my cat like licking tape so much?

One of my cats (3 y.o. female Bengal, spayed) absolutely loooves the taste of the sticky side of tape - especially packing tape (or at least, that's what's usually available) but I've also caught her ...
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3-month-old kitten won't eat cat food

She and her mother used to hang around a lot in the kitchen, so she picked up begging for human food from her mother; not so much going to their designated eatery to satiate her hunger. We thought she'...
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4-month-old cat licks a drop of honey, is there something to worry about?

So this morning I was having breakfast with bread and honey, and apparently a drop of honey fell over the table. My little kitten saw the opportunity and jump over the table and "licked" the ...
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Leopard gecko not eating and suffering from eye problems

I don't know how old my leopard gecko is, but I've had him for a few years. He used to eat fine, but I would always have a bit of trouble getting him to eat... it got worse and worse. I didn't have a ...
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Baby leopard gecko hasn’t eaten [duplicate]

Hi I bought a baby leopard gecko almost two weeks ago, on 14th August, and I haven't seen him eat. He is a hatchling. I offer him mealworms and Phoenix worms, but he has not ate since I got him. He ...
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What happened to my rat? [duplicate]

Last night I noticed my rat ate little to no food, which is odd because she usually eats a fair amount. I took her out of her cage to look at her and her left eye was closed and had red goobers along ...
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What do I do if my dog inhaled dog shampoo?

My dog inhaled dog shampoo, at first she was making noises, but over time they started disappearing. But now she makes tiny little noises from time to time; it's been 4-5 hours since that incident, ...
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Leopard gecko's remarkable lethargy and weight loss during recent 3 weeks

My leopard gecko stopped eating probably about 3 weeks ago. He has lost a significant amount of weight and is remarkably lethargic. He is now 29 grams and a little over a year old. My gecko never ...
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Free feeding to scheduled feeding

I started my 4 cats on scheduled feeding. Based on their weights, they're supposed to be getting 2/3 cup, twice a day. I give them a super tiny bit of wet food in the morning, followed by their dry ...
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Is my leopard gecko sick? [duplicate]

My leopard gecko is about 3 months old, and she was doing well until about a week and a half ago, when she stopped eating. A few days after this started, I bought her a different kind of food in case ...
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Cat will now only lick food from my finger - how to provide high calorie food for a cat?

Backstory: Cat has always had a good appetite. Only problems in the past have been with hairballs getting out of control and suppressing his appetite for a while. Problem: Lately, he stopped eating ...
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Should I make my cat taste his food?

My cat is nearly 9 years old and he's being eating each of its meals so fast since I can't remember! I'm not sure for his first year with me, but for at least 8 years, each time I fed him he'd rush ...
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My cat is on steroids and she won’t stop crying for food

So my cat has been on steroid medication for a few months now and it makes her hungry ALL the time. She wakes me up at 6am every day. And at night I keep her in my bedroom like I have done for years ...
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