New answers tagged

4

The „pimple“ is a normal part of the bird’s anatomy, it’s the uropygial or oil gland and it produces the oils necessary to waterproof and care for his plumage - think of it as nature’s conditioner. Usually the gland is barely noticeable, because it’s hidden in the feathers. I am no vet, so I can’t judge whether the appearance is as it should be (it differs a ...


3

Other people have talked about possible issues presuming the problem is with the tank setup somehow. But you say you've had your Betta fish for 2 years. In all likelihood, it was already a year + old when you bought it; Betta fish live between 2 to 5 years, and probably the most common symptoms of old age are these kinds of problems, where they get ...


4

The first thing to check with sick fish is the water quality. As indicated in the excellent answer from Gwendolyn, small tanks need more frequent water changes (even if you're using a pump with a filter). Once a month seems a little infrequent for a tank that size. Personally, for my 1.6 gallon tank, I vacuum the gravel and do a water change of no more than ...


18

It is most important that a betta fish have the right environment. If the environment is right, it's easier to treat any illnesses the fish may develop. Your fish needs at least 5 gallons (19 L) (despite what a pet store employee recommends, you can always get a different tank). Additionally, the smaller the tank, the more frequently you need to perform ...


5

If your cat has not eaten anything for so long, it is a serious concern. If a cat does not eat for any longer than 24 hours, it is at risk of developing feline hepatic lipidosis, also known as fatty liver syndrome; this is potentially fatal disease that is capable of causing death within just 3 days since the cat has stopped eating. I do not think asking ...


2

If he never threw up in his 2 years of life, you're probably not providing him with grass to chew. Although this is not essential for his health and wellbeing, it's still recommended to offer a cat fresh grass for the health benefits and to prevent the cat eating plants that might be toxic. When cats lick their fur they inevitably swallow hairs, which are ...


8

Short answer: No. Cats do throw up from time to time, and it is normal. Keep an eye out for: more throwing up general sluggishness less appetite lack of defecation Generally just keep an eye out for more things that point to your cat being sick. If it is just this one throwing up, and he does not do it several times a day, you do not need to go to the vet. ...


3

The most probable explanation is that he connects the noise with the ball and with play time and fun. His "Chewbacca sound" is probably an invitation to play, maybe mixed with a slight note of indecision because he would really like to have the ball right now but you're playing with it and he doesn't know how to get it from you. There are several ...


0

You discontinued the wrong medicine. Once she started vomiting, you should have discontinued the Proton Pump Inhibitor, not the antibiotic (amoxicillin/metronidazole). Your dog vomiting and being unable to hold food down after taking metronidazole and a PPI is great news. It means the metronidazole was killing the bacteria/parasite that has been causing ...


Top 50 recent answers are included