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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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What's wrong with this kitten's eyes and how do I take care of them?

Dude, don't try to treat that cat yourself, no matter what the advice you get on here. Get it to a vet as soon as you can, or find someone else who can. It looks pretty bad (a lot worse than "...
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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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What's wrong with this kitten's eyes and how do I take care of them?

Still hard to tell from the pictures and I wouldn't be able to just diagnose in any event (I'm not a vet), but it does look a bit like encrusted dirt and dust (I don't think that's what it is, just ...
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What's wrong with this kitten's eyes and how do I take care of them?

I concur with all the answers that say "take this cat to the vet, do not try to treat this on your own". The pictures are poor quality -but- to me it looks like some kind of infection. I would also ...
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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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Can unscented baby wipes be used instead of pet wipes to disinfect my dog?

Honestly, I wouldn't do it. First of all, I don't think that baby wipes contain a disinfectant. Yes, they'll clean the baby, but that's not the same as disinfecting. Then: Babies don't usually lick ...
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What is this hairless patch on my dog?

It's not uncommon for dogs to scratch (or chew) off hair if they have something bothering their skin that won't go away with a single scratch. They don't have the self-restraint we do in knowing that ...
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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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Can my rabbit get fleas from a cat or dog?

They absolutely can. There are two types of flea which are generally found on rabbits. The more common is the cat flea, known as Ctenocephalides felides. The other is called the rabbit flea or ...
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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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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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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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Any internal medicine to get rid of maggots in dogs?

No, there is not a strictly internal/oral medication that can be used to treat maggots living in a live dog. The condition is called fly strike or Myiasis it can be fatal if untreated, there has been ...
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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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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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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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Is my dogs spay incision infected, or is this some sort of blister?

To be honest, this does look somewhat worrying. The rest of the incision healed very well, but the dark dot near the bruising could be a spot that didn't heal properly. In my opinion, you don't need ...
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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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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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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 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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How to clean (disinfect) my dog everyday after walk?

You can buy wet wipes for dogs (and cats). (Source) WIth these you could spot-clean your dog rather than giving him an entire bath. I don't think it should have the same kind of problem as shampoo ...
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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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