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How to deal with the parvovirus infected dead body?

I'm sorry for your loss, but with this particular virus I would be very careful. The safest solution is to cremate her body or leave her with the vet or clinic, but I can understand if you want to ...
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Can rabies virus survive outside host on grass or leaves under sunlight?

First things first: Rabies is an extremely dangerous infection and regular vaccination (every 10 years) is the only sure protection! As far as I know there are about 15 - 20 people who have ever ...
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Can a cat get FIV from a fight wound?

I am sorry to hear that your cat is not well. If your cat is not eating for an extended time, take him to the vet. Also if the wounds look serious do the same. FIV is mostly transmitted by deep ...
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Cat exposed to sewer waste, does it need antibiotic?

No, do not use unnecessary antibiotics! Unless your cat is ill - then you should go to your vet with it - then take the steps to cure. Do NOT use antibiotics as a precautionary measure in pets, or ...
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What is this on stray cat’s skin?

I'm not a vet, so this is not professional advice. From the pictures, these look like seriously infected wounds that urgently need treatment, these will not heal on their own and likely get worse ...
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Cat exposed to sewer waste, does it need antibiotic?

I think it is best to wait and see, keep an eye on your cats to see if any illness is developing and if it is, take the cats to your vet. Remember, cats walk on the ground and they can get diseases ...
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20-day-old kitten's left eye closed for 3 days after it was open?

The best thing you could do is get all them checked by a vet. Given your situation, you should have a look at I can't afford vet treatment, what are my options? As a first aid measure, I can recommend ...
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What is wrong with my cat's eye

The eye of your cat is cloudy, that much is clear. But there are different types of cloudy eyes. A cataract is "only" a cloudy lens and can be treated by an operation. A cloudy cornea ...
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How to recover a dog from maggots?

He needs to go to a veterinarian to assess the damage, you will need a prescription antiparasitic as well as antibiotics and pain meds. They will be able to handle an aggressive dog.
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Can my pup actually be affected by Parvo Virus

Yes it can be true for mainly two reasons: Firstly, Canine Parvovirus (CPV) and Haemorrhagic Gastroenteritis (HGE) can look very similar. Some tests (the ones we use for example) can give false ...
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I got scratched by a feral cat. Should I see a doctor?

Your country actually helps a lot. USA is known to almost fully eradicate rabies in urban and suburban regions, while it still exists in wild. Apparently, there are 1-3 cases a month in the whole ...
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Extremely sick German shepherd puppies

The symptoms (not eating, vomiting, lethargic) indicate Canine parvovirus (parvo for short). I'll be short with this answer in saying that the pups will perish if not immediately treated by a vet. ...
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White patches/spots on my betta

This doesn't look like Ich to me. In my experiences, ich generally seems to manifest in several places on the fish's body as small white granules rather than a single place in a larger white patch. ...
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Cephalexin vs amoxicillin in treating urinary tract infections in feline

Do not change antibiotics without discussing with your veterinarian. In cats you could risk overdosing, underdosing, or causing other adverse effects. Both cephalexin and amoxicillin are good ...
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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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Will a bite from another cat turn into an abscess?

Very often cats get abcesses from wounds caused by bites and claws so you will have to keep an eye on any wounds your cat get. The cause for many abcesses is that the wounds are deep and you will not ...
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Is my dogs spay incision infected, or is this some sort of blister?

To be honest, this does look somewhat worrying, but it's not uncommon for sutures to develop these blisters (here's a similar question with more detailed answers). The rest of the incision healed very ...
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Ear problems in kitten

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 ...
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Cat bath and its ears considerations

Not sure if the breed of the cat makes a difference when it comes to water in ears, but I could be wrong. I’ve heard many times the same thing your sister told you. I think they must have a hard ...
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White patches/spots on my betta

While the photo isn't conclusive the most common cause for "white spots" on a Betta is Ich, it's exceptionally common in Betta, and if left untreated can be fatal. Fortunately however it's ...
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Are Labradors predisposed to ear infections?

Floppy ears tend to catch water, which results in more infections. Our vet taught us to dry out our dog's ears with gauze, and there's a few commercial options for regularish ear cleaning. Floppy ...
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Dog with open wound on leg and no vet available

The wound is clearly very infected and it's only natural the dog turns it away from you. Please don't try to touch it, it may provoke a (defensive) attack. You also have to realize that the dog may ...
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What can this be in my dog's skin?

It could also be a fungus. You stated that you live in a hot environment, but is it humid as well? If it is, those spots could be a fungus. To be sure and to get the proper medication, you would need ...
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What can this be in my dog's skin?

You need to bring your dog to the vet. Stop reading this, call your vet, get your dog there now - it looks like a skin infection*. These can happen for a variety of reasons, but the only course of ...
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Can I use these medicines for my sick fish

They are both safe products so long as you have a filtered aquarium (choose one product, do not mix both). Be sure to read the instructions carefully as some aquarium remedies require you to remove ...
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Can you use Monistat on a dogs paw for yeast infection?

Miconazole (active ingredient of Monistat) is a commonly used topical antifungal. It is safe to apply to your dog's paws in small amount. Carefully clean and dry the paws before applying a small ...
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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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Cat infected tooth

Unless a vet gives you a different advice, I would not give a pregnant or nursing animal antibiotics. Si-Fixim is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, which kills not only bad bacteria, but also the ...
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Cat incision opened up after neutering

If the operation was done only 5 days ago, you shouldn't remove the cone. Your cat will lick the wound open, no question. You need to keep the collar on him for one more week. Imagine cutting your ...
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What is the real chance my 8-week puppy gets parvo?

I wouldn't take the chance. Parvo killed my puppy. If you live in a nice neighborhood then I would definitely get the other 2 shots. Parvo has no bounds and if any of you neighbor's board their ...
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