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My cat just drank one bowl full of water in an hour, is this normal?

One instance of a cat drinking 4oz of water in a sitting is not really alarming, but if you are noticing a pattern of your cat drinking more water than usual, repeatedly emptying the bowl in one ...
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What 'Special Occasion' Food Can I Feed My Cat?

It would be hard for us to say what is "special" or not. We don't really know your cat. We don't know her likes or dislikes or the kinds of treats or food you normally feed. If you were to be asked ...
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Is there a safe dose of vitamin D to give a cat?

I don't like answering my own question, but because I came across this article below and it's slightly different than the answers above, I thought I'd post it as an alternative answer. I also ...
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What treats are safe for horses?

Treats There are countless treats which are safe for horses. The majority of fruits and vegetables are safe, along with some foods you might not expect, like candy. In general, as long as you aren't ...
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What treats are safe for horses?

I feed my horse only with grass, hay, oats if I trained him and supplementary minerals adapted to his blood tests. As a treat I use pressed flax pellets (what remains when pressing flax oil) or for ...
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Treat substitutions for a restricted diet cat?

I suggest you look for freeze dried fish cat treats. Typically fish is the only ingredient. They are somewhat smelly (which for pets is generally a desirable characteristic). It's easy to break into ...
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My cat just drank one bowl full of water in an hour, is this normal?

Never ever give sweets to cats; first of all, because it might kill your cat; and second, cats cannot taste sweetness. The reason why your cat drinks lots of water is to try to flush out the poison ...
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Is it possible to break a cat's habit to swallow treats whole?

Cats are specialized for eating meat, more so than many other carnivores such as dogs. Chewing food is more a necessity when eating plant matter. Cats, being such specialized predators, even have ...
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What 'Special Occasion' Food Can I Feed My Cat?

It's better not to give something special to your cat before surgery. Even us humans have hospital food for a reason. Stick to it's regular diet in order for her digestive system not to be disturbed ...
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Is there a safe dose of vitamin D to give a cat?

NO. Do not feed your cat human food. Period. Your cat probably thinks that a lot of things are tasty, more so if you eat it. Don't let her. It will kill her. A lot of things we humans can eat without ...
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Is there a safe dose of vitamin D to give a cat?

Just like in most terrestrial animals, humans included, sunlight is needed to produce vitamin D. It is not the vitamin D that is the most dangerous, but the content of vitamin A is. But your question ...
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What makes a treat only suitable for a certain age range?

I've seen that before as well and couldn't find any significant reason that's directly obvious. The only one I could come up with are indeed the ingredients: A puppy needs a different relative amount ...
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Can horses eat bread?

I think the biggest thing they worry about with feeding "too much" bread is imbalance of vitamins and trace minerals that are possible. I know here A LOT of people use loaves of bread to feed to ...
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Are rawhide bones or natural raw bones potentially dangerous for a dog?

There's a persistent rumor (at least where I live) that all hollow bones (like those in legs) are harmful to dogs and all non-hollow bones (like ribs and shoulder blades) are safe. This myth is wrong. ...
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Dog ate cough-suppressant candy (made for humans)

"If you think your dog may have eaten something dangerous, CALL YOUR VET or: ASPCA POISON CONTROL HOTLINE (888)426-4435, NATIONAL PET POISON HELPLINE (800)213-6680" Yeah, I'd say the first thing to ...
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Treat substitutions for a restricted diet cat?

My cats love tuna, salmon and shrimp packaged treats, but the first ingredient listed on all three packages is chicken, so that’s out for you, at least for Temptations brand. Unfortunately, fresh ...
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How often (and what type) should I reward during grooming?

In general, dogs don't have the mental capacity to connect a reward to any action that happened more than a few seconds ago. If you wanted to teach her a command, you'd have to reward it immediately ...
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Kittens ate entire bag of treats! Please help

Like a kid getting into the cookies, this isn't ideal but won't do much if any harm. In fact, some treats are nutritionally complete enough that a cat could live on them; they're just too expensive ...
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Dog ate cough-suppressant candy (made for humans)

The two ingredients I would be concerned about are the isomalt and the sorbitol, which are sugar substitutes. I was in a vet's office recently, and there was a poster on the wall warning of the ...
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Can dogs eat the leftover bones from grilled ribs?

No bones period, bones are NOT good for dogs not even a little bit. They grind away their teeth and have risks of breaking their teeth as well (see it all the time in clinic), bone chewers always have ...
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Is there a safe dose of vitamin D to give a cat?

While the existing answers offer some excellent insight into the question offered in the title of this question, "What is a safe dose of Vitamin D," I feel all have missed one very critical ...
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Is there a safe dose of vitamin D to give a cat?

This article suggests that symptoms of Vitamin D toxicity can begin with doses as low as 4000 IU/kg. I would assume that this is a very conservative estimate since this is an article written for the ...
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Icing that hardens for dog cakes

You can mix coconut oil with either yogurt chips or carob chips, melt it down and as it dries on top of cookies or cakes, it hardens. Ratio is one tablespoon of coconut oil per 1/2 cup of chips. You ...
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Is there a safe dose of vitamin D to give a cat?

Dose yourself up if you like, but don't give a pet dietary supplements intended for human consumption. Give your cat a balanced diet suitable for felines, not tablets.
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My cat just drank one bowl full of water in an hour, is this normal?

She my be dehydrated from the sweets and dry cat food so switching to wet food and giving her cat treats may be better for her health.
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What are some Household foods to mix with medicine?

If the medication can be mixed with liquids, like if it's a powder or liquid, then there are cat treats that are like a gravy or broth that are really perfect for this purpose, like Fancy Feast broth. ...
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What are some Household foods to mix with medicine?

Depending on the taste of the medication (which you should never taste, of course!) a cat may never voluntarily swallow it. We've made some really bad experiences with dewormer tablets. First we ...
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Does anyone have suggestions for dog treats similar to sweet potato?

If you were wanting to purchase them, there are some great options online: These ring shaped ones by Good Lovin' could take her a bit longer to chew: www.petco.com Smartbones Large Sweet potato Chews ...
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Scooby Snacks in real life?

I've heard of these as well, but actually never seen them in any of my local pet stores (in Poland, that is). But I've looked on Amazon and it turns out that yes, they're currently still in stock. I'...
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