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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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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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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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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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Cat loves to eat newly opened can food, but after a day or two hesistates to eat the food

Cats register the presence of food by smell; when food is refrigerated, it has far less scent than when it's fresh from the (room temperature) can, and for many cats, the comparative lack of scent ...
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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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I am sick of my cat's stealing habit!

Your cat seems to be very food motivated. Do not expect any negative reinforcement to ever work to keep it from stealing food, because as you said, as soon as your back is turned it will do it because ...
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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 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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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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Are commercial cat foods addictive?

In a sense, yes, commercial cat foods could be addictive insofar as tasty food is addictive. This does not mean that there is anything nefarious in the commercial food (like nicotine in tobacco). ...
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First time owning a cat

There are many things you can try to solve your problem. The easiest of which is as follows: Find a small room in your house, where you go often, that has a door. Such as a bedroom. Take all the ...
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Auto feeder: do cats need a bowl for their kibble, or is gathering from floor ok?

As long as the area the food falls on is kept clean with cat-safe cleaners and daily/bi-daily vacuuming or similar, this is actually a far better option than feeding in a bowl. It feeds your cat what ...
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Can my cat go without wet food for two days?

Your cat will be fine as long as it has food and water. The reason for giving wet food is to keep your cat well hydrated but skipping wet food for a couple of days is not a problem. You have to be ...
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How often do you feed your cats?

It depends on the cats and the style of feeder. Some feeders let you pick how much food to dispense at each feeding. In that case, I would do half of their daily food budget in the morning and half in ...
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How do I get my cat to stop waking me up at 5:45am?

This happens to my mom and her cats, because she feeds them wet food in the morning. I did some reading and found that feeding them in the morning will make them want to wake you up for food in the ...
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My cat is afraid to eat

Your cat could have all kinds of medical problems (esophageal problems, a dental abscess, kidney failure, etc.) I would take her to a vet. Not to be confused with throwing up or coughing up a ...
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Is cheap human food for street dogs good for their health?

The food you are offering these dogs is a sweet snack with little to no nutritional benefit to the humans it's intended for; it has zero nutritional benefit for dogs. My answer here on nutritional ...
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I am sick of my cat's stealing habit!

What are you currently feeding them? Because what you're describing is very common especially in cats that are dry kibble fed. This can also happen with an unbalanced diet and/or feeding a low quality ...
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Am I doing anything wrong with my kitten?

I’m really glad that you’ve stepped up to take care of this poor little thing but you must get her to a rescue center or an emergency vet asap. Newborn kittens can’t regulate their own body heat and ...
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