• What are the top five small breed dog foods for poor skin and coat?

    There's some great websites that help compare different brands of dog food and break down the ingredients so you know you are getting the best quality :) Check out this site: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/ to find a good option that is suitable for your pup and your budget :)
    There's some great websites that help compare different brands of dog food and break down the ingredients so you know you are getting the best quality :) Check out this site: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/ to find a good option that is suitable for your pup and your budget :)
    8 answers · Dogs · 4 years ago
  • How to keep baby fry alive?

    It's good if you can move them into a separate tank because the mums love to eat the babies. Floating plants will help to protect them, though. It's also good if you can condition the water to be specific for the live bearers- they have fairly unique preferences, and do better in slightly salty (brackish) water. You can purchase specialised... show more
    It's good if you can move them into a separate tank because the mums love to eat the babies. Floating plants will help to protect them, though. It's also good if you can condition the water to be specific for the live bearers- they have fairly unique preferences, and do better in slightly salty (brackish) water. You can purchase specialised water conditioners. I have found these fish to be incredibly hardy when kept in these conditions. You may need a larger tank, though- Mollies get pretty big (well- compared to Guppies, anyway) and they will start to kill each other if they are overcrowded.
    4 answers · Fish · 4 years ago
  • My freind said cats r a type of fish?

    There's a catfish... but a cat isn't a fish.
    There's a catfish... but a cat isn't a fish.
    19 answers · Fish · 4 years ago
  • Any ideas as to what could have happened to my cat?

    Sorry for your loss :( There are many causes for seizures and sudden death like you have described- without an autopsy there is no way to know for sure. With the urination- it's actually common for animals to urinate when they are seizing as the body loses muscle control, but the same happens when an animal dies as the muscles relax and the... show more
    Sorry for your loss :( There are many causes for seizures and sudden death like you have described- without an autopsy there is no way to know for sure. With the urination- it's actually common for animals to urinate when they are seizing as the body loses muscle control, but the same happens when an animal dies as the muscles relax and the urine leaks out. This probably happened as a result of his seizing or death and not prior to it.
    8 answers · Cats · 4 years ago
  • What breed of cat do you think this is?

    He is a Domestic Short Haired cat. The majority of pet cats are domestic cats- no particular breed. They come in all shapes, sizes, colours & personalities. He looks like a beautiful boy!
    He is a Domestic Short Haired cat. The majority of pet cats are domestic cats- no particular breed. They come in all shapes, sizes, colours & personalities. He looks like a beautiful boy!
    3 answers · Cats · 5 years ago
  • Why are therians thought of as fake?

    Probably because the idea sounds so completely ridiculous that nobody can really understand it unless they are going through it themselves. Unfortunately, as a wolf kin you will get the worst of it, because it's the most common kintype and also the most commonly misidentified kintype. So many people first identify as wolves only to later realise... show more
    Probably because the idea sounds so completely ridiculous that nobody can really understand it unless they are going through it themselves. Unfortunately, as a wolf kin you will get the worst of it, because it's the most common kintype and also the most commonly misidentified kintype. So many people first identify as wolves only to later realise they are a totally different kintype. Many therians don't trust newbies who identify as wolves for this reason. I wouldn't stress too much about it- it's your own identity- if other people aren't comfortable with it then that's their problem, not yours. Personally I have only told a select few people about this side of myself because I have a hard time explaining it and I know how crazy it sounds.
    3 answers · Mythology & Folklore · 4 years ago
  • 16yo Jack Russell/Terrior fox losing hair on his back area. What's the problem?

    I would get him checked over by your vet just to be on the safe side. Hair loss & itching can be caused by sarcoptic mange which is highly contagious & can be passed on to humans. It may be a flea allergy, or something of the like as well but if he has previously not had allergies to fleas then it is less likely that this would be the case. I would... show more
    I would get him checked over by your vet just to be on the safe side. Hair loss & itching can be caused by sarcoptic mange which is highly contagious & can be passed on to humans. It may be a flea allergy, or something of the like as well but if he has previously not had allergies to fleas then it is less likely that this would be the case. I would be getting him a skin scraping to make sure he doesn't have mange. Good luck :)
    1 answer · Dogs · 5 years ago
  • My cat headbutts my hand?

    It's because she wants you to continue patting her. It is a sign of affection & means she is enjoying it. :) Great job rescuing your Grandma's kitty :)
    It's because she wants you to continue patting her. It is a sign of affection & means she is enjoying it. :) Great job rescuing your Grandma's kitty :)
    5 answers · Cats · 5 years ago
  • How long do cats live?

    Cats can live into their 30's, however it is uncommon. Into the teens is pretty normal, though :)
    Cats can live into their 30's, however it is uncommon. Into the teens is pretty normal, though :)
    9 answers · Cats · 5 years ago
  • My rat is sneezing a lot ???!?!?

    Hay really isn't appropriate bedding for rats. It smells & it gets damp & yucky really quickly. Especially if you are keeping them in your home. Rats don't cope with dust well, and hay is covered in it. It could be the bedding that is impacting partially on your rattie's health. A better option is paper based kitty litter & scraps of... show more
    Hay really isn't appropriate bedding for rats. It smells & it gets damp & yucky really quickly. Especially if you are keeping them in your home. Rats don't cope with dust well, and hay is covered in it. It could be the bedding that is impacting partially on your rattie's health. A better option is paper based kitty litter & scraps of fabric. Once the bedding is soiled or chewed through you can just throw it out. Old socks are favourites for rat bedding- they love them. If you are really crafty you can look into making hammocks and bedding out of fleece. Rats love it & they last a bit longer when they aren't on the floor of the cage. A common problem in rats is mycoplasma which is a bacteria that attacks the rat's respiratory system. All rats have it, but certain rats are more susceptible to it, and these guys really tend to suffer. Antibiotics can help keep a mycoplasma infection at bay, but won't cure it. Vibravet is a common antibiotic used. I would begin by changing the bedding to a dust free option, see how it goes, and if he is still struggling to breathe contact your vet to get some antibiotics to help treat him.
    5 answers · Rodents · 5 years ago
  • What are common misconceptions or myths that surround the breed of dog you own?

    I have an American Bulldog, so the most common thing I get is "aren't they illegal" then "does he bite" (no SHE doesn't) "aren't they pit bulls? (or pit balls as many people seem to say it here :/) Once they meet her & see that she is a total sooky wuss like the majority of Bull breeds they quickly change their... show more
    I have an American Bulldog, so the most common thing I get is "aren't they illegal" then "does he bite" (no SHE doesn't) "aren't they pit bulls? (or pit balls as many people seem to say it here :/) Once they meet her & see that she is a total sooky wuss like the majority of Bull breeds they quickly change their tune with her.
    12 answers · Dogs · 5 years ago
  • Is the American Pit Bull a registered Breed?

    Best answer: Not in Australia, no. There are many breeds of dogs out there that are not registered as official breeds with the Australian Kennel Club.
    Best answer: Not in Australia, no. There are many breeds of dogs out there that are not registered as official breeds with the Australian Kennel Club.
    5 answers · Dogs · 5 years ago
  • Therians...?

    *waves* yep- therian here- dog-kin. My opinion on therianthropy? Hmm I'm not really sure. Obviously I believe it's a genuine "condition" (don't know if that's the right word) because it's something I have experienced my whole life, the term was something I discovered more recently. Unfortunately there are a lot of... show more
    *waves* yep- therian here- dog-kin. My opinion on therianthropy? Hmm I'm not really sure. Obviously I believe it's a genuine "condition" (don't know if that's the right word) because it's something I have experienced my whole life, the term was something I discovered more recently. Unfortunately there are a lot of idiots out there who think it's fun to make up ridiculous kin types in order to mock genuine kin, and then there are those who don't really understand what it is and claim to be therian/otherkin when they really aren't. I guess you get that with every group of people though, hey?
    3 answers · Other - Cultures & Groups · 4 years ago
  • How to find out what my therian animals names are and identify between them??

    I don't really understand this idea- your kintypes are a part of your identity. You have your own name already. In the wild animals don't give each other names, so if you believed in the idea that you are a combination of reincarnated souls, or anything of the like then your kin types wouldn't have names. If you are going to join a forum... show more
    I don't really understand this idea- your kintypes are a part of your identity. You have your own name already. In the wild animals don't give each other names, so if you believed in the idea that you are a combination of reincarnated souls, or anything of the like then your kin types wouldn't have names. If you are going to join a forum it's a good idea to wait a while until asking questions like this because a lot of the people who have been on the scene for a while really don't tolerate things like naming kin types, wearing tails, wolf packs and role play.
    1 answer · Mythology & Folklore · 4 years ago
  • My grown dog had all three parvo shots when he was young, is he now able to get parvo?

    Yes, he is still susceptible to Parvovirus. It is recommended that dogs receive annual booster shots, although for different vaccines there is evidence to suggest that they may only be required once every 3 years or so depending on the strain of virus you are trying to protect your dog from. That being said, Parvo in adult dogs is uncommon. It... show more
    Yes, he is still susceptible to Parvovirus. It is recommended that dogs receive annual booster shots, although for different vaccines there is evidence to suggest that they may only be required once every 3 years or so depending on the strain of virus you are trying to protect your dog from. That being said, Parvo in adult dogs is uncommon. It normally infects puppies & elderly dogs whom have compromised immune systems. It may not be Parvo, but you should certainly be getting your vet's advice on the matter ASAP.
    2 answers · Dogs · 4 years ago
  • Do dogs grow back their adult teeth?

    Dog's teeth don't grow back. But she's definitely at the age where she could be losing puppy teeth. Check over her mouth & see if you can see a tooth missing, and maybe there will be another one coming up underneath it. If it didn't hurt her & it fell out easily it was probably a puppy tooth.
    Dog's teeth don't grow back. But she's definitely at the age where she could be losing puppy teeth. Check over her mouth & see if you can see a tooth missing, and maybe there will be another one coming up underneath it. If it didn't hurt her & it fell out easily it was probably a puppy tooth.
    8 answers · Dogs · 5 years ago
  • My 13 year old Golden Retriever just snapped at me?

    How quickly did you try to grab the toy off of her? Older dogs can start to lose their senses, so grabbing something off of her could have easily startled her as she may not have seen/heard/smelled you coming. When we are surprised, we react in ways we would not normally react. Next time, approach her slowly & gently get her to relenquish the toy... show more
    How quickly did you try to grab the toy off of her? Older dogs can start to lose their senses, so grabbing something off of her could have easily startled her as she may not have seen/heard/smelled you coming. When we are surprised, we react in ways we would not normally react. Next time, approach her slowly & gently get her to relenquish the toy to you.
    8 answers · Dogs · 5 years ago
  • I would like to ask Dr Harry a guestion about how to controll a very frightened dog?

    Best answer: I'm pretty sure Doctor Harry doesn't use Y!A. Although he is a vet he isn't a dog behavioural expert, and this is who you really need in this kind of a situation. Your dog sounds like she has an issue with fear & anxiety around people. This is not an easy problem to resolve. You can work on it by slowly increasing her... show more
    Best answer: I'm pretty sure Doctor Harry doesn't use Y!A. Although he is a vet he isn't a dog behavioural expert, and this is who you really need in this kind of a situation. Your dog sounds like she has an issue with fear & anxiety around people. This is not an easy problem to resolve. You can work on it by slowly increasing her exposure to new people. Honestly- there is that much information out there on the internet on how to correctly socialise your dog- way too much for me to be able to write. She needs to have positive experiences with strangers. It is important that you ensure that she is on a loose leash when she is being walked & particularly when she is near people. Tension on the leash can cause stress & anxiety in dogs. It is very important that you watch the way you are reacting to the situation, don't get stressed out when she is anxious & stay calm. If she starts freaking out- don't comfort her. Give her time to settle down by herself & learn that there is nothing to be fearful of. If I am trying to get a dog used to something they are fearful of, I just stand there with the dog. Just say the electric doors at the supermarket. I will stand out the front with the dog, calmly watching both the doors & the dog & reward the dog when it stops reacting & sits calmly, then we will continue on our way. If she is incredibly fearful, then you need to slowly remove her from the area that is causing her the anxiety & introduce her from further away. I hope this helps :)
    5 answers · Dogs · 5 years ago
  • My problem is Im working in a petshop that is getting chased on the internet by Animal activists and it's only a matter of time that..?

    You are in a unique position here to whistleblow. If you want to do what is best for the animals, then research the current laws. You will soon find evidence of where your bosses are breaking the law. Get as much evidence as you possibly can, and keep a diary of the goings ons. Next, get in touch with the local council & RSPCA & report them for... show more
    You are in a unique position here to whistleblow. If you want to do what is best for the animals, then research the current laws. You will soon find evidence of where your bosses are breaking the law. Get as much evidence as you possibly can, and keep a diary of the goings ons. Next, get in touch with the local council & RSPCA & report them for violating the various animal laws. :)
    2 answers · Other - Pets · 5 years ago
  • Bird smell?

    An air purifier might be a good option. Cockatiels are really dusty birds, so they make a lot of mess & dust with their feathers. Air purifiers help to remove the dust from the air & may help with the smell. Regular bathing should also help. Parrots love to bathe. If she doesn't have a dish large enough to bathe in then she may enjoy bathing... show more
    An air purifier might be a good option. Cockatiels are really dusty birds, so they make a lot of mess & dust with their feathers. Air purifiers help to remove the dust from the air & may help with the smell. Regular bathing should also help. Parrots love to bathe. If she doesn't have a dish large enough to bathe in then she may enjoy bathing under a tap, being sprayed with water, etc. It just depends on the bird :)
    5 answers · Birds · 5 years ago