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Stray dog or fox?

Assuming this isn't a joke, that is a fox. If you want to make absolutely sure, and assuming you can check safely, check the eyes. Foxes have slit pupils when they're contracted, like a cat's. Dogs ...
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Is whisker layout in a dog a constant?

I've looked around in scientific publications and found no indication that whisker patterns are used anywhere to identify canines (neither lost dogs nor wild animals or those living in zoos). There ...
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Should I put a collar on my indoor cat?

Yes, you should put an orange collar on your strictly-indoor cat to mark him as an escaped convict. Check out The Kitty Convict Project While having your kitty micro chipped is awesome, many lost ...
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Should I put a collar on my indoor cat?

You have a microchip, so presumably you live in a part of the world were it is reasonable to expect a lost cat will be scanned, by either the local vet or rescue. Only you can decide if a collar is ...
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Should I put a collar on my indoor cat?

We have tried putting harnesses on our cats, then immediately taking them outside on a lead. That way they are excited about getting to see what's out there and not really paying any attention to ...
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Vet lost cat's microchip information

Your vet will have registered most of the information about your cat on his PC, and the chip number contains information about the producer of the chip plus the unique number of the chip/cat. Your ...
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Vet lost cat's microchip information

The chip number is important but so is the name of the company who stores the microchip information. If ever you move you will need to contact the company to change the information, it is also good ...
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What is this bump on my cat's lip?

It is a large pimple or a small abscess, an infection in the skin. It can be painful or get painful quickly, so I suggest you take your cat to a vet. The vet will make a small incision to drain it. ...
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Identifying unknown fish, what strategy should I follow?

Here are my two best techniques for identifying a fish: Reading materials about the most common aquarium fishes. Websites or books often list the most common aquarium species with pictures. I have a ...
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What is this whitish goo in my newly set up tank?

Your tank is not properly cycled yet. Take this a bit slower, do not add any animals to your tank until it is properly cycled. The gray you can see in your tank is bacteria starting to grow. It is ...
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What breed of cat is this?

Domestic Shorthair Tabby Thanks to @Stig Tore. But that says very little if any thing about your cat. Other than that it's a cat: domesticated from wild cats with a certain pattern to their fur. Now,...
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Can you help me identify baby snails in my freshwater aquarium?

It is a bladder snail,they grow to about 1,5 cm in lenght and can live for up to two years. They multiply fast but they mainly eat waste products so they are not a threat to your fish and plants,you ...
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What type of turtle is this and what should I feed it?

This is surely a Yellow-Bellied Slider (I will call them YBS further). Look at this Wikipedia site to start your research :) If they are younger, they have black dots at the belly, later all of them ...
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What is this whitish goo in my newly set up tank?

You did too many things in too little time. Maybe you want to take a step back and do things gradually. In that way, you will be able to better understand the source of your problems. Move everything ...
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Microchips: which national database hosts the record if the pet moved between countries?

I have had a few pets come into the hospital with foreign microchips (though not from Hungary) and the process goes like this. The chip does not switch companies - i.e if your chip was registered ...
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Black long fish that can swim upside down

They're called knife fish. There are several varieties, the ones in your photo are called black ghost knife fish. The common varieties such as ghost knife fish are fairly easy to care for, but they ...
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Does this cat have a colorpoint pattern or is it something different?

She is clearly at minimum a type of calico cat, as she has patches of both black and cream, with the white belly. The calico markings make it much more difficult to determine whether she also has ...
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Should I put a collar on my indoor cat?

Personal opinion really is the answer to this question, but you have done the responsible thing and had the cat microchipped, which would be the first thing a vet or rescue centre would check. I have ...
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Should I put a collar on my indoor cat?

I'd try initially applying the collar during an extended petting session, while the cat is effectively sedated... Just tried an around-the-neck grip on both of mine, who are curled up on me, and I ...
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Vizsla vs. pitbull terrier

You can go to your vet hospital and they can send a blood sample off to a lab to do DNA testing, it's relatively cheap (30$ where I'm from) and you'll know for sure.
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Really large dogs in Scotland; Which breed are they?

I'm not 100% sure, but this looks like a St. Bernhard breed of dog. Wikipedia describes them as: The St. Bernard or St Bernard (UK: /ˈbɜːrnərd/, US: /bərˈnɑːrd/) is a breed of very large working ...
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Identifying a cat parasite

It is a tick. They do transfer to all animals living on land. They need blood to live and reproduce. They can make you and your animal ill, they can transfer serious disease and even kill you or your ...
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What are these?

It looks like some type of leech and there are about 500 types that live in water. Some of them feed on the body fluids of snails and others feed on body fluids of fish or other animals that live in ...
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What kind of information collar fits for a rabbit?

The most important thing with a collar is that it breaks off if your rabbit gets stuck. You can ask your vet or pet shop about what type they recommend as it might differ with the weight of your ...
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How can I identify the breed of my cat

Pedigree Papers If you got your cat from a registered cattery, then the breeder should have provided you pedigree papers establishing its breed. If sold as a kitten, the breeder may withhold the ...
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Identify filter for fish tank?

You have an ATMAN AT-3336 aquarium filter https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32731898939.html this filter is made for aquariums up to 150 l Not sure if you can get parts to your version of the filter. ...
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What is this whitish goo in my newly set up tank?

Were you sure to wash everything thoroughly before adding them to the tank? Even new items/plants need to be cleaned off before adding. I believe you possibly have some variation of thread algae. ...
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Why did this fish kill my Kissing Gouramis?

A lot depends on how they were kept, as to what happened to your gourami. They are tropical, as prior commented while these shubunkin goldfish are cooler water fish, as also commented :) Most goldies ...
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