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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 "encrusted dirt and dust"). I realize you are trying to help the poor guy - and I applaud you for that - but please be careful to be sure you are doing more good than ...


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Sorry for your loss, it's never easy to lose a friend. So, for those unaware, canine distemper is a particularly virulent disease closely related to measles with about a 50% mortality rate amongst dogs. There are a number of reasons that a vet may tell you that you cannot bring home your dog for burial: Natural route of infection is airborne, droplets, and ...


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Yes, dogs have risk of STD's or STI's. Canine herpesvirus and Canine transmissible venereal tumor are among the diseases which can be sexually transferable among dogs. So you should always have to take care of it. (Source:vetinfo.com)


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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 survived an acute rabies infection in the history of human medicine, none of them without severe neurological sequelae and most of them died a few months after. The ...


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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 looks like it) from the photo. However, there are a few things I think you should do: Give the kitten access to water, a shallow bowl would be ideal. Go out and ...


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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 they need to ignore the itch in order for it to heal better. It's possibly that it started as a bug bite, or he came into contact with something he's allergic ...


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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 bite wounds, which allows the infected cats saliva to enter the tissue of the injured cat. Wikipedia - FIV Generally cats that can go outside and especially males ...


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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 say: quarantine this cat, do not let it near other cats until this medical problem is taken care of, and have a vet give it a general exam (in addition to ...


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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 themselves and I can't imagine that it would be healthy to consume large quantities of the residue of baby wipes, including the oil that most wipes include to re-...


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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 Spilopsylla cuniculi. It is less common for rabbits to be affected by Spilopsylla cuniculi... C. felides can survive on cats, dogs and rabbits. Therefore, if any of ...


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So, it's not normal for dogs to have labored breathing, though the fact that it's not always happening is a good thing. If it was happening all the time, including during sleep, then it would be more cause for concern. It's entirely possible that your puppy just has a mild allergy. Just like humans, dogs can have allergic reactions to their environment and ...


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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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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 some success orally with Ivermectin in treating cattle, but there is some indication that dying larvae excrete toxins that can be fatal so close monitoring of ...


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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 negatives, meaning that even if the test indicates that it is not CPV, it can still be CPV (happens rarely though - in my opinion, the vet should have mentioned that ...


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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 even people! I do understand you do care a lot. But improper use of antibiotics is very dangerous. Why? Antibiotic resistance. That is one very dangerous thing.


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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. What's the mark then? This looks like a missing scale or damaged scale which was probably caused by the wooden decoration log you talked about in your question. ...


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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 normal to have this in the beginning before the tank is in biological balance. The gray stuff will go away after a few days and it is not only bacteria, but ...


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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 a vet to diagnose them.


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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 treatment is antibiotics (you may also need a medicated shampoo, and possibly steroids depending on the severity). You need a prescription from a vet for ...


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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. This can also spread to other dogs very quickly - it's possible that the whole litter could become ill. A lot of the time with a litter of pups a vet will do a ...


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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 certain parts of the filter. Both treat fungus which is what your little guy looks to have.


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I see that you have already received a good answer to your question and I agree with it. It is possible that the virus could still pose a threat to other animals and I do believe your vet has legitimate reasons for not allowing you to take the body home. If you would still like to have some sort of funeral or burial for your dog, you may be able to ask ...


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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 amount of Monistat in between the toes. Obviously it is not ideal if he licks it right off – the medication will not have time to work, and while he is unlikely to ...


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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 deseases from this too but they do not often get ill from this(i am talking about outdoor/indoor cats) cats hunt and they do not often get ill from eating their prey. for ...


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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 ears are adorable, but a little more work and its worth bringing the dog to the vet for a proper examination and basic cleaning if you suspect infection


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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 relatively straightforward to treat. From the link: Move the betta to a hospital tank if there are other tank mates. Increase the temperature slowly in your ...


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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 empirical choices for a urinary tract infection (UTI) in cats. Cephalexin at 25 mg/kg, twice per day, is an appropriate dose. Treatment of urinary tract infections ...


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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 is a different vessel(s) (can even be larger glass jars). Properly clean and disinfect the aquarium (gravel, filter, other accessories also); be sure to remove ...


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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 beneficial gut bacteria. Practo writes: Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy? This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All ...


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