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Contact your vet. Caffeine is indeed toxic to cats. According to vetmeds.org, cats can only tolerate about 36 to 68 milligrams per pound. For a small cat, they estimate that amounts to less than .05 ounces of coffee beans, which is a very tiny amount. If your kitten is very small, the risk is even greater. So perhaps if the kitten has truly only eaten one ...


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This answer is part of Pet's Spring Cleaning Campaign. This question is old, but this answer will still help people with the same problem. There's a number of things this could be and I cannot say for sure which one is correct. Skin tags are small benign tumors that form primarily in areas where the skin forms creases (or rubs together), such as the neck, ...


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This looks like a tick bite. Ticks are most common in coastal or in lowland areas, but as a direct result of increasing global warming, the areas where ticks can live are expanding. If you live in an area where roedeer-deer-moose-elk are common, you will most likely find ticks. More information about ticks could be found in this article. Another type of ...


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There are a lot of things going on here... The hair loss could indicate some problems like parasite infestation, inflammation or malnutrition. Without physically examining your cat we won't be able to tell you what exactly it is, but you should keep in mind that parasites like mites (which can be microscopic) can spread over the whole skin and some can also ...


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This answer is part of Pet's Spring Cleaning Campaign. This question is old, but this answer will still help people with the same problem. The short answer is that yes, the snails probably are suffering, but we don't know if this tank is their usual enclosure or just their temporary home for a week. The size of the enclosure is not even enough to house 2 ...


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One of the most common vitamin overdoses in cats is Vitamin D. It can be caused by vitamin supplements or medications containing high amounts of vitamin D, but also by ingesting certain plants, rat poison, certain skin creams and even commercial cat food (see case study). It's also possible to overdose a cat with poorly balanced diets containing high ...


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High concentration of nitrite ions (1 mg/L of NO2-) is the most concerning thing in the list of your water parameters; it is many times above the toxicity threshold, because nitrites may start to become toxic at levels as low as 0.1 mg/L. Mechanism of toxicity is that NO2- ions get absorbed into the bloodstream through gills and oxidize hemoglobin in fish's ...


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First things first, while eating a bee itself is considered safe, they can cause airway blockage if they sting. Never let your cat play with bees and if you see he eats one, stay vigilant for 12 hours. I have seen cats play and eat flies, butterflies, spiders and other insects. Cats are curious by nature and their eyesight is developed to follow moving ...


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This should be harmless, based on gathering the numbers in the other answer and the comments therein. A dangerous dose for a cat is around 36 to 68 mg of caffeine per pound (79 to 150 mg per kg) of cat weight. A single coffee bean is around 0.13g and contains between 1 to 10 mg of caffeine. Additionally, your cat swallowed an entire bean, not the same amount ...


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This might be a skin irritation or an infection, especially if only one paw is affected. Unfortunately, there's not much you can do at home, besides looking for possible causes. The cat would simply lick any topical lotion off. If possible, visit a vet to have them find the cause (maybe a bacterial or fungal infection) and offer the correct treatment. If a ...


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I assume you mean the weird color of the torso of the guppy. It looks so weird because it's actually transparent and you can see the organs and the spine inside the body. Here's an example of 2 completely healthy guppies: image source: Phys.org The lower fish is completely transparent. You can see the spine and the silver and brown things in the stomach are ...


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This answer is part of Pets Spring Cleaning Campaign. This question is old, but this answer will still help people with the same problem. This is the comment of the original poster converted to an answer so that future users can find it easier. I wasn't overreacting. I went to another vet and ran blood tests, all parameters were normal; also, did x-rays I ...


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This answer is part of Pet's Spring Cleaning Campaign. This question is old, but this answer will still help people with the same problem. Rats (among other animals) have a Harderian gland at their eyes that excretes porphyrin - a chemical compound very close to hemoglobin, the compound responsible for the red color of our blood. If the rat is stressed, ill,...


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Ultraviolet radiation Ultraviolet radiation is the only known thing that is both beneficial and carcinogenic at the same time. More specifically, part of the ultraviolet spectrum which highly overlaps with UV-B (280 - 315 nm) causes conversion of 7-dehydrocholesterol (a zoosterol, chemical compound naturally occurring in the skin of animals and humans) to ...


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Comparison of methods Elastration is a procedure where a very tight rubber band is placed around the scrotum (or tail), cutting off blood flow and causing tissue death. The band is usually left in place until the scrotum (or tail) drops off. This is a non-surgical method of castration. In surgical castration the scrotum is cut open and the testes are removed ...


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