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Is it okay to feed my cats canned tuna?

Probably one of the worst things tuna has, is the high levels of mercury. Even in humans, high levels of mercury acts as a neurotoxin, damaging the brain and nervous system. Since cats have a much ...
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I found mold and bugs in my cat's food bowl!

There's no need to rush to the vet, unless one of the following occurs: Your cat gets diarrhea, vomits or refuses to eat or drink. "Vomit" means actually expelling eaten food, not just ...
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Should my cat be allowed some wet food every day?

Well first, bear in mind that a cats natural diet is carnivorous and that type of diet is seldom dried pellets. :) In general, dry and wet food options are, these days, quite on par in terms of ...
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Can dogs eat yoghurt?

Actual natural yogurt's something that dogs in India have had as part of their diet for ages. Its worth remembering there's bad things about it - its milk based, and somewhat fatty (and if your dog is ...
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Why does my cat chew through bags to get to food?

Some cats are convinced they're "starving" regardless of how much food they get. Some have a particularly strong "treat drive," and will do anything to get a treat. Some just like ...
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Can dogs eat yoghurt?

My concern in feeding human food to animals is that animals are more sensitive than us to some of the ingredients. Commercial yoghurt contains emulsifiers, sweetners, flavourants, colourants, and ...
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Feeding 25-day-old kittens with buffalo's milk in addition to mother's milk

It's difficult to find advice specific to buffalo milk, but I think it's likely the advice would be buffalo milk is not good for kittens, and if you need to supplement their diet, use kitten formula ...
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My cat has lost his teeth and can't keep food in his mouth

There are several problems here that need to be addressed. Can your cat drink water without problems? If yes, then your assumption that your cat cannot keep food in its mouth is wrong. The correct ...
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Dog won't eat or drink or come to me on his own? How do I regain his trust?

Not eating/drinking and indicating distress is quite a big alarm bell. With reference to: http://www.pawfriendly.com/community/sick-dog-symptoms This could be a sign that your dog is unwell - that ...
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My yellow rat snake was eaten by a live pet mouse!

Sorry for your loss. This is one of the prime reasons many keepers choose to feed their snakes dead food items. If the snake is not interested in feeding, it will most of the time just ignore the ...
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How do I switch from free-feeding my cat dry food to meal-feeding her wet food?

Cats have a natural hunt-eat-groom-sleep cycle that you can take advantage of in this sort of situation. Hunt: About a 10-30 minutes (depending on your cat's energy level) before meal time, start ...
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Prevent small dog from eating crippled cat's food

Probably not the cheapest solution, but I've heard of different systems that will lock/unlock the food bowl utilizing a collar similar to some pet doors (some even use such doors to begin with). ...
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Cats eat each other's food (and dog's food), makes it hard to keep track of when they eat

Thank you for your question. You have a few different issues within your one question, but let's start with your main question regarding cats eating each other's food. I have the same problem with ...
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My cat refuses to eat any wet food

Some cats may never enjoy wet food, sadly. It's always good to introduce new types of foods when young. Cats' taste depend on a few things, most importantly texture and smell. The smellier the ...
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How much should I feed my puppy?

There are a lot of generalized guidelines for what to feed your dog, and how often. It is best to look at the directions of the food you are feeding for their recommendations, and overall to make ...
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Can dogs eat the leftover bones from grilled ribs?

In general, I would avoid giving cooked bones to a dog. Cooking makes the bones very brittle and much more likely to shard and cause injury. It's also because they're cooked that they crunched through ...
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My hedgehog is almost completely immobile and won't eat, what can I do?

I took her to the vet. It ended up being WHS; a disease comparable to MS in humans. It's incurable, and she was euthanized :(. Sorry if this is the case for anyone else.
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I need help in neighborhood dispute about feeding a stray cat

Encouraging stray cats like this is not a good thing. Feral cat populations can do masses of damage to the local wildlife. The food you leave out will also influence other animals, e.g. the racoon. ...
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Should I worry if my cat accidentally ate some chocolate?

I would keep chocolate well away from any cat or dog. Xanthines (a class of alkaloids which I believe includes caffeine as well as theobromine (present in cocoa)) have very low toxicity to humans ...
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Are dogs carnivores?

TL;DR version: There seems to be some argument about whether dogs are carnivores or omnivores. It is more important that you follow the guidelines for how much meat and plant matter to feed your dog ...
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Should my cat be allowed some wet food every day?

You already have some good answers here, I just wanted to add a bit more info based on the research I did before getting my first cat. The information I found indicated that a wet food diet was ...
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Why does this dog take food out of his bowl to eat it?

I have seen dogs do this too. Animals sometime drag their kills off to protect their food from other animals. Feral cats will sometimes rip a hunk of meat of a carcass and run off with it to prevent ...
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Why would my royal/ball python strike but not eat?

Losing interest in food is just something that royal pythons do; it's perfectly normal. Sometimes this fasting lasts for a few weeks, sometimes it lasts for several months. Earlier this year my own ...
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My 6 month old cat suckles and kneads on a blanket

My 8 year old cat still does that as well. It's usually when a kitten was taken away from their mother too soon. My cat was abandoned when he was 3 weeks old. I did bottle feed him for 2 or 3 more ...
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How can I stop my cat throwing up after drinking water in the morning?

My cat has the same problem. I solved the problem by giving my cat a small portion of wet food before I give her the dry food. Wet food with gravy/gel works best for my cat. I believe the reason for ...
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One discus fish bullying the other discus

I have to strongly suggest taking these fish back to the store. I've kept discus for many years and bred discus in the past for roughly a decade. I can say with almost complete certainty that these ...
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Alternatives for kidney disease food

Prescription kidney diets are beneficial for cats with chronic kidney disease (CKD) for many reasons, but the primary reasons: protein restricted (cats with CKD struggle to filter the protein out of ...
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Is there a way to treat milk fever at home?

I do not have a cat, nor the knowledge about them. I only googled for milk fever in mammals and then for adding calcium to cat's food. The cause of milk fever is the systemic calcium deficiency (also ...
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I found mold and bugs in my cat's food bowl!

Cats are notoriously picky eaters. I don't really think you should be worried that your cat has eaten any food that would be unhealthy. As a side note, cat senses were used (by my mother in law) for ...
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Should my cat be allowed some wet food every day?

Unfortunately, have no external sources, but my father is a veterinarian and my mother is a pet dietary consultant. At home, we have 7 cats, all of which are fed purely wet food. We used to feed them ...
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