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The question is not about how much beef he ate, but how much onion. I found one source that lists the critical dose for a single ingestion as 0.5% of body weight, which for your dog is 25g. If you used the onion in the usual ratios for a dish/sauce and your dog ate just the meat, it should pretty harmless. If on the other hand you made a dish that features ...


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Not advisable unless you make certain modifications Hamster proofing an enclosure of this size is quite hard. Hamster can climb to beds, sofas, heavy curtains and any wooden furniture with 3-4 cm separation from any flat surface. It is especially dangerous to have heavy curtains in the room as hamsters are excellent upward climbers but they are very clumsy ...


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You could just donate the cat to a shelter and not have to deal with it at all.


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No, if a hamster has sufficient space, they do not need a wheel. A wheel is just a way to work around not having enough space to exercise. I'm sure a hamster would love having a that much space to run around in!


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My experience with kids hamsters running loose , is that they do not want to go back in a cage and make homes in furniture. etc. I had a pet squirrel many years ago and he made a nest on the top shelf of the pantry by shredding toilet paper stored there. That is another point ,the hamsters will shred stuff to make nests. And what they decide to shred may not ...


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I agree in principle with AlaskaMan, but as the offspring of a competent breeder&trainer of dogs, I will state unequivocally: Crate your dog. With the rare exception of bitches rescued from puppy mills, there is not a dog out there that won't be happy having its own "cave" to retreat to whenever it desires, as well as being perfectly ...


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From experience of growing up in certain region, outdoor German Shepherds of my neighbors started to freeze to death around -30C, so -3C is nothing. Not sure how far is their thermoregulation at age of 5 months, though. I would however bring the tent, just in case (wind-chill/freezing rain). Also couple towels to dry those happy pups. I reckon you could ...


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A +10C air temperature can only be considered"extreme" if you live in sub-Saharan climate. But perhaps you are just trolling? Afaik, lab has a nice thick coat and the webbing on his paws. From experience with my Husky I know that the webbing grows linearly with the temperature. When it dropped to -50F last winter, her paw fur was about 4 inch long ...


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If my wife is pregnant, she may need to spend her days lying down on our couch - and with our second bedroom set aside to become a nursery, where will we keep the cats? Why can the cats not be around your wife? If we do let our cats roam about, how do I prevent them from jumping on my wife's pregnant belly? You don't, your wife does. Once they've been ...


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First of all, please calm down. Your question sounds as if any interaction with your cats would potentially endanger the life of your unborn child, but that is not the case. It's not the cat itself that poses a danger during pregnancy, but an infection called "toxoplasmosis" that is caused by "Toxoplasma gondii" parasites. This infection ...


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If in doubt, ask your vet. You should "never ever* use anything made for humans without prior consultation simply because dogs might react differently and because they've got a far smaller body size. It's certainly possible that repellents or toxins are indeed harmful to humans and dogs, but the dose would be too small to matter in the human case (think ...


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Have you ever seen wolves hunt in the snow wearing their winter boots? 😉 So the short answer is: No, unless there's a specific medical condition you don't. Make sure the dog has a warm place to stay in rather than stand/sit on the cold floor all the time and you should be fine. Far more important, depending on where you live, is cleaning the paws from salt (...


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Note: This answer should be seen more of a some addendum to Elmy's great answer. Different standards are used in feeding stray cats/dogs and pets. Stray animals are not a big problem in many countries, yet they are in some. In Turkey, stray cats are even part of the culture. However, they are very malnourished and some practices which are obviously wrong for ...


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In general, feeding cooked bones is not advised. If you chose to feed cooked bones anyways, you should keep the following aspects in mind: Splintering This is the main reason why pets shouldn't eat cooked bones. A raw bone is a solid mixture of minerals like calcium that give it strength and stability, and softer organic material like cartilage that make it ...


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It's difficult to find advice specific to buffalo milk, but I think it's likely the advice would be buffalo milk is not good for kittens, and if you need to supplement their diet, use kitten formula instead. The advice when it comes to cow milk seems to agree that cow milk isn't good for kittens due to the high lactose content which will give them diarrhea, ...


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I just found this: https://pets.stackexchange.com/a/1874/19018 in short, a rabbit can be scared to death. I'm not going to have my wild rabbit spayed now. I need to do more research.


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I tried different things including fleece and different kinds of bedding. I found the best one is solid bottom with absorbent paper bedding. Wire bottom will hurt their feet. Hope this helps.


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Dogs are similar to humans on a lot of aspects. If you cannot stand it, neither can they. If someone was trying to do that for instance just to see, something is wrong with them, call the local authorities. Beagles are used to do a lot of horrible things to them to see if it is safe for humans and it makes me feel bad to think that make up I wore was tested ...


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It might depend on the cat. Cats have very diverse characters so it is impossible to know the response of individual cats. Moreover, it also depends on the individual collar and bell. There are signs you can look if your cat is disturbed. A disturbed cat will not let you re-attach the collar. If he keeps relatively still while you are re-attaching it, it ...


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It is almost impossible to make cats do what you want them to do, but it is possible to make cats not do what you want them not to do. There is a hierarchy of actions which you should start carry out. Blow air to his face. Spray water to his face. Hit on the ground with a stick/club, like a meter or two from the animal. Start a vacuum cleaner near him. ...


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Cats are experts when it comes to falling. Their bodies are built for it - their hooked claws are great for going up a tree, but not for coming back down. Their bodies and prepped and ready for impact. HERE is a great article about cats falling, and their likelihood of getting injured. It looks like the balcony may be 10 or 12 feet high? 8 feet is, for a ...


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Kittens are notoriously adventurous and will inevitably do things they shouldn't. A screen or door net is a fun and easy thing to climb. It will take a lot of patience to find what works best. You may even find that they will become less interested as they grow older. Here are some options to deter the kittens from climbing the screen: Try deterrent sprays....


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As you guessed already, it is going to be difficult to have a solution which is both useful and good-looking. My advice is to train the cat to return by itself when it is "stuck" there. A wild guess might be that the cat is faking the danger to get your attention. An extra reason to go the training path is the following. Let's assume that you ...


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