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Firstly, free feeding dry food is the fastest way to turn any cat into an overweight cat. Your vet's advice is wildly wrong in this case. Hill's (a respected pet food company) has this to say: Free feeding cats can lead to overeating and obesity. It can also be difficult to tell if your cat's appetite has changed, for the better or worse. It's also ...


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To start, any time a cat is not urinating, it's urgent to get them to a vet ASAP. While urinary issues typically affect older (and neutered male) cats, any cat can suffer urinary tract issues which can become serious to fatal, and even less serious cases can result in long-term behavioral issues, such as litterbox avoidance. Secondarily, it sounds as though ...


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If her poo is watery, that’s why: her body isn’t absorbing enough of the water in her food, leaving her too dehydrated to pee. This is a serious concern since peeing is how the body gets rid of non-food waste, and being dehydrated in general can cause kidney problems. You need to take her to a vet, which is a good practice anyway when you get a new pet. Are ...


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This is impossible to „diagnose“ via the Internet. The list of what may be wrong is nearly endless, but some of the more frequent issues are, in no particular order: Internal / organ damage. The pups are extremely fragile and both it falling from the nest and your dog carrying it around may have caused harm. Thermoregulation problem. This pup is probably ...


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In my (admittedly limited) experience with tumors, there's not much you can do against the odor. First you need to understand the state your dog is in. Tumors are bundles of cells that are physically and functionally changed (the medical term is "neoplastic cells" or "neoplasia"). A tumor "rupturing" doesn't mean it's going to ...


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Dry food expands on contact with liquids in the stomach, so if your cat can fill it’s entire stomach in one sitting, the expanding food has nowhere to go but back out the mouth. The usual solution is free-feeding, but that doesn’t work with a cat that already has weight problems. For many cats, this is what causes their weight problems. The only other ...


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All cats need to hunt capture and kill, but this does not mean they need to hunt live prey; your cat will do fine if the hunting behaviour is satisfied by hunting toys. Hunting and eating birds poses a risk for your cat; birds do very often carry intestinal parasites like worms, and birds are a common source of Salmonella. Eating birds does not pose a ...


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If there's a medical need to shear the dog, then the consequences (far more grooming required, possibly additional shelter needed) until the dog's coat is regrown maybe a year later are just a consequence and equally necessary. Also, if the consequence is that the dog loses a few top coat hairs, then that's how it is. Medical need means that the consequences ...


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I disagree with your vet. Firstly I was always told that male neutered cats should only be fed wet food-they are at increased risk of urinary blockages and dry food is terrible for that. A water fountain also helps ensure the cats get plenty of fresh water-I can't recommend them enough. One of my male cats is a big fatso and he has actually lost a fair ...


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I'll be answering from my experience with our 4 cats as well as the 2 cats of my parents. As always: If in doubt, contact a 2nd vet. The sneezing you describe doesn't sound worrying to me in any way. You shouldn't need to see a vet again. If your cat is an indoors cat, the chances of rabies are actually pretty small. I'll go into detail on sneezing and ...


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I haven't been able to find any studies on the effects of poor air quality on animals, but I was able to find quite a bit of general guidance. The American Veterinary Medical Association says this (and the guidance is very similar to other sources): As irritating as smoke can be to people, it can cause health problems for animals as well. Smoke from ...


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OP here. This is going to be an answer to the comments. I've posted as a guest (haven't made an account yet). As a guest, i can't answer to the comments directly. Back to topic: Thanks for the answers. To my knowledge, the mother cat had 3 kittens. I can't be sure about the age of the kitten. I only have the date that was written in the sanitary book/...


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I see nothing wrong with the fins of your betta. There is that darker spot on its forehead that might indicate a problem, but even that is within normality. If you notice a change of behavior, then you could go to the vet to have a look.


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I'd say that the cat is attracted by the smell of the adhesive substance, the "glue" of the tape, whose ingredients depend on the manufacturer - but, generally, contain volatile compounds with a distinctive aroma, which - as it seems - turns out to be attractive and appetizing to your cat. If you sniff the tape, you'll probably be able to detect ...


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First of all, it is important to recognize the signs of an overheating bird: He breathes Ford with the beak open He holds his wings away from his body It can end up on the ground It keeps the plumage plated He behaves in a stressed manner Reading you, I see that you have already caught some good reflexes. However, they are careful not to force-bathe their ...


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You should feed them the same as you would feed to adult rabbits: hay fresh grass fresh herbs (make sure to check they're not poisonous to rabbits) vegetables small twigs Source 1 Source 2 If you were to feed formula, according to rabbit.org, cat formula is actually recommended. There's also rabbit formula available, according to source 1. You can order it ...


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Your cat is repeatedly vomiting, and his behavior suggests he is not comfortable. These are clear signs that there is something wrong with him, and he should be taken to a vet asap. You can try feeling his ears: if they are unusually warm, he has a fever—another sign you need to take him to the vet. If there is anything you suspect might be related (such as ...


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Yes it’s OK to give raw meat because they are from feline family and raw meat provide that nutrients canned or processed cat food cannot provide. But make sure your cat is used to eating raw food diet, else it will upset their stomach. I give my cat raw meat like chicken breast, chicken liver, chicken gizzard, beef and lamb since he was a kitten. Start with ...


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Cats are pretty much able to abstain from pee and/or poo out of stress for a few days. Not that it is good for them, but they do. There is also a possibility that the pee happens in a place(s) other than it is supposed to. If an adult cat does so, the smell is inevitable, but little kittens can get away for a while. There is also a possibility of some ...


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Update: I gave him a shed hide a few weeks ago, I just forgot to mention that in the post. I will look at the resources you gave me, thank you very much. I am going to try some different food and take him to the vet. We took him before but the vet said it was "normal" for the geckos to refuse food for even months, but I will go again, get him ...


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If you already knew that he needs a shedding hideout and had problems shedding for a long time, why haven't you given him a suitable place to shed already? The way you describe his behavior, it seems he is not happy the way he lives. First of all, make sure his enclosure is well-suited for leopard geckos. Check that all parameters are accounted for, like ...


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I haven't heard of it happening several times an hour, or for so long, but my dog sometimes coughs/hacks like he's gonna throw up a hairball, and like twice a year it means he's going to throw up. But other than that, there's nothing wrong with it. I also haven't heard of them hacking if you pet them "too hard" or don't handle them delicately. For ...


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It looks like he may have scratched it with his nail. My dog had dark scabs all over his body similar to this color, but since the ones on your cat is not raised, I doubt it is the same condition. My dog's were bug bites.


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