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Should I pull the dead skin off my gecko's eyeless sockets?

Even though he no longer has eyes it is still ideal that all shed be removed. Retained shed can cause avascular necrosis which can lead to sloughing of the skin and osteomyelitis of the underlying ...
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How frequently do cats lose their whiskers?

Continuously (if slowly) shed and replaced; nothing to worry about. I'm always amused by finding a whisker; I forget just how long they are compared to the cat until I have one without the cat ...
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I really want a guinea pig, but I think I am allergic to rabbits

kratzallergy.com says: If the rabbit also causes an allergy, you might consider a smaller pet. A guinea pig is a fairly safe bet for most people with allergies. If you find that a regular guinea pig ...
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My cat is shedding so much! What to do?

If you brush or comb the cat (which many cats enjoy, if done gently), that will gather a lot of the loose fur, and leave her looking and feeling silkier too. Of course you and the immediate ...
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Tip of leopard gecko's tail fell off, what do I do?

What do I do? Leave it be, use a layer of paper towel as substrate to prevent dirt from getting into the area causing infection. Keep her moist hide always fresh, dampen it daily. Tupperware ...
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Do non neutered cats shed more hair?

In my experience, cats shed the same amount of fur after they are spayed/neutered. I have had cats that have been unneutered and unspayed and I have not seen any difference in the amount of shedding ...
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Why does my cat shed so much?

With the disclaimer I am not a vet, but from your description, I do get the impression the shedding could be stress related, specifically due to these points: It visibly increases in specific ...
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My leopard gecko won't shed

Leopard Geckos shed throughout their entire lives, the reason you do not see the shed is because they eat it! Once full grown they shed less regularly (this varies from species to species). Healthy ...
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Puppy eating food, covered with hair, problem?

The short answer: No, very unlikely. Remember wild carnivores (like wolves) will inevitable end up eating bits and pieces of their prey, including hair (and even bones). And don't forget about their ...
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Golden retriever: will fur grow back after infection?

Often if a dog gets shaved for surgery or something like that, the hair won't grow back until the next "shedding cycle" (I'm sure there is a more scientific word for that). I think this is only for ...
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Tip of leopard gecko's tail fell off, what do I do?

My gecko's tail recently did this. Her shedding process didn’t go as planned and her shedding skin stayed on half her tail for two days. I noticed an open flesh wound, so I grabbed her tail and she ...
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My leopard gecko is bleeding under his skin!

The only thing I can attribute that to is stuck shed I'm afraid. Do you have a hygrometer to measure humidity with? Not having stuck shed on toes isn't really the best way of measuring the humidity. ...
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What happened to my leopard gecko? Is aspen bedding good for him?

There's a lot going on here. The causes could honestly be anything you listed. The individual incidents could also exacerbate the others - i.e. the tail being stood on could make the shed worse etc. ...
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Can dogs shed back to their original coats?

I've had a multiple breed of dogs throughout my life, and most of them keep changing their colors with time. Your dog may or may not go back to the exact shade he was before, rather he may develop a ...
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Is it normal for a husky to shed large patches of fur in the summer?

This is fairly normal, Huskies (among) are double coated dogs. Breeds like German Shepherds, Akitas, Malamutes, Newfoundlands etc also have them, mainly working dogs bread for harsh working conditions....
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How do I reduce my dog's excessive shedding?

It sounds like you have taken most of the steps recommended to minimise shedding. These are (for reference): Regular grooming: brushing will remove some or most of the loose hair Improving diet: dogs ...
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My cat is shedding so much! What to do?

One thing that will help is bathing your cat. Some people freak out about this, but I bathe my cat a few times a year. He's an indoor/outdoor cat. He likes to roll in the dirt and most of the time he ...
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