Unanswered Questions

839 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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What could cause muscle spasms in a litter of piglets?

While feeding a mother and her newborn litter of piglets this morning, I noticed that most of the piglets seemed to have persistent muscle spasms, specifically on their backends. They were pretty much ...
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Dog refuses to pee outside when we are not home

We have a 14 year old female dog (Carolina breed). For years, she has peed outside. During most of that time, our yard was fenced, so no other dogs' pee. She used to sometimes pee on a walk around ...
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Can too much light kill fish?

I have a 20 L aquarium, mechanical filter, lights with timer, everything was fine. Since the (live) plants were not "too" alive, I upgraded the light. Instead of the generic LED lamp ...
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When should I take over from an injured mother cat who is not taking enough care of her kittens?

We have a cat which had 4 kittens very recently (they are approximately 2 weeks old). Yesterday, she seemed apathetic and worried. We took her immediately to the vet, who informed us she probably got ...
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Will scarring effect my horse's placement in a showing class?

My horse is now almost 3. (a week away) This year we were supposed to start showing in-hand (UK) However, when she was first introduced to our lower herd in November/December she unfortunately caught ...
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Dark Hairless Spot On Skin

While brushing our 5 year old Schnauzer-Poodle we found a bald spot. We have not noticed him trying to lick or rub this spot. It is completely flat, and looks like this: Any ideas on what this could ...
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How can I protect my tortoise from ant attacks?

I've been getting prepared before attaining a new tortoise, and I thought I'd have everything figured out and set up before I get it. A while ago when I was cleaning my turtle's pool I left it to ...
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New cat being bullied ruthlessly by older cats; hides all day and never leaves bedroom

We recently added a new cat to our three-cat (now four) household. Our oldest cat is wonderful and gets along with everyone, cat and human alike. The problem is between our newest, youngest cat (the &...
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Devastated and Lost Due to My Cat Not Wanting to Eat

Hi all fellow pet lovers, I am trying to find some courage on here. I have a 1.5 years male cat. Found him outside and decided to take him in and we formed a great bond. He acts more like a dog. Last ...
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Non-lethal rodent deterrents that are safe and tolerable for cats

We are currently facing an issue with rodents, most likely mice or rats, having taken up residency in our flat roof. The space itself is inaccessible for us or our cats, so they can't take care of ...
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What is this white foamy structure in my aquarium?

My aquarium (180 l) is inhabited by two Mikrogeophagus ramirezi, several Corydoras julii and some uninvited ranshorn snails. Today three of these structures appeared. They are white, around 1 cm wide ...
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Cat fang poking hole in lip

I have a 1.5 year old Maine Coon cat. One of the cat's upper fangs appears to be poking a hole in its lower lip. Only the right side lip has a hole in it; the left side has a small bump instead of a ...
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Cat behavior change: less playful indoors after became more active outdoors and ignoring the other cat

I adopted Korian 2 years ago. He was said to be indoors by the shelter place. However I noticed he seemed always curious about the outside at times begging me to open the door for him. I decided to ...
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Should I use a harness with a house line?

I am soon going to get a Shih Tzu 8 week old puppy. Many places have mentioned that at a young age these small breeds have very fragile necks. They don't recommend using collars for their leashes and ...
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Potbelly pig's front legs pull to chest and she screams in pain

Maggie is an 8 year old, 150 lbs (68 kg) potbelly pig. She is often unable to walk. She goes to move forward, but then her front legs go tight against her chest and she sits up, screaming. She looks ...

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