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From what I've seen, there's not a lot of settled science about the inner lives of fish. It's not really obvious whether they even experience emotional states like boredom in a way we would recognize. Most of the research in this field of animal behavior focuses on larger vertebrates from what I can tell. When we talk about a bored pet, what we're basically ...


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While I did not find any reliable references that clearly put it as boldly as the question, there can be little doubt that rabbits do fart. Lets begin by looking at a rabbits digestive track. Image from Wikimedia Commons Notice that the stomach is very early in the digestive track, this is the usual problem area noted for gas accumulation in bloat. Then ...


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There doesn't seem to be a huge amount of research here. I'd like to read the entire study linked in the question, but don't have access to the full text through my institution. But I was able to find an article from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine that discusses it. To be clear, the study did not investigate carrying them by the ...


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It's hard to say, because not many studies are done with cats. The folks over at Mental Floss mentioned doing a test of their own and finding that only some cats would acknowledge the optical illusions. One problem is that some cats (like mine) just like the sound that paper makes when it crinkles and tears. If I put a blank piece of paper down, they'll ...


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Definition Iontophoresis is a medical procedure to administer a liquid drug into the skin and deeper tissue without using a syringe. The drug is transported through the skin via an electrical current. The administration of procaine into joints is one of the common scenarios where iontophoresis is used. Effectiveness Iontophoresis seems to be widely used ...


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Rabbits can definitely fart The gas will need to be expelled somewhere, and it seems likely that if they can poop that they'll be able to fart also. According to many websites, the jury seems to be out on whether it's common for rabbits to burp (and whether or not this is indicative of gastrointestinal problems.) Intuitively, because rabbits can't vomit, ...


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From the abstract to Gastric dilation and intestinal obstruction in 76 rabbits (F.M. Harcourt-Brown, Veterinary Record 2007;161:409-414): Eighty-four incidents of gastric dilation (bloat) were investigated in 76 pet rabbits, and an intestinal obstruction was confirmed in 64 of them. In 49 the obstruction was due to pellets of compressed hair, in ...


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I recently moved to Georgia and inherited 3 pond comets which live outside regardless of temperature. Their names are Winkin Blinkin and Nod. When my friends ask which one is which I told them the orange one is Nod. All humor aside this last weekend I took a lot of stones from a live running brook that runs through my yard and put them in the pond which is ...


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While shivering can be a symptom of fever, it’s not always present, so I wouldn’t consider shivering an important indicator. Many lists of fever symptoms in cats don’t include shivering. A far more telltale sign is an overall sluggishness and low responsiveness, lack of appetite and possibly dry/parched nose and mouth. If you know your cat, you won’t miss it,...


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I haven't had alike experience as you and I might be wrong. The material of which the water bowl is made of could potentially leach minuscule amounts of nauseating chemicals to the water, especially if it's made of low quality plastic. Maybe it's the case that chlorine, which is in fact a highly reactive oxidizing agent, reacts with the otherwise harmless ...


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This is common to many dogs I've been with. This link http://m.petmd.com/dog/general-health/5-types-dog-eye-discharge-and-what-they-mean talks about several different kinds. I believe the one you're talking about is the dark brown/red crust (#3) Light colored dogs often develop a reddish brown discoloration to the fur below the inner corner of their ...


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Humans tend to keep themselves cleaner than dogs do. The difference in color is dirt buildup. Ask any girl who doesn't wipe off her mascara before she goes to bed what color her eye boogers are in the morning - black from the buildup! Of course dogs don't wear makeup, but they DO dig in the dirt, do their business outdoors, go for walks, stick their noses ...


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