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I own a pair of 7 year old sibling cats, Jack and Bellamy. They've spent their whole little lives together, never been apart, (normally) get along swimmingly. Two peas in a pod. Until yesterday. [more inside]
I will be traveling for 8 days. I'm worried about leaving my cat alone as she is very attached to me... [more inside]
Our 8 year old dog will be transitioning from living her whole life in a moderate sized house-with-yard to an apartment (70% of the size) with cement patio. Suggestions on making this as stress-free as possible for her? [more inside]
We are moving to our forever home very soon and it has a newish tree planted out front that we have been unable to identify. Online guides have been less than helpful. Help!
My vet has recently added a tip line to the credit card slip that I sign when checking out. Then, the office put a sign on the counter that read, tips are for boarding, grooming, (and a few other cosmetic services I can't remember). I want to do the right thing, and apparently here, it's tip the vet. I really mostly want to know if this is common or expected everywhere. [more inside]
I got bitten by a dog. Pretty good puncture wounds, definitely not a rabid dog. Doc friends are predicting augmentin. Already did alcohol and bacitracin. Would love not to go to my primary tomorrow. [more inside]
My dog ate a discarded piece of very well-chewed spearmint "Ice Cubes" gum. Is he in danger? [more inside]
One of our 15 year old kitties died about three weeks ago. His brother is showing a lot of typical symptoms of cat-grief. But his behavior is making us bonkers. Help! [more inside]
My 12 year old chihuahua mix Maxine had high ALT levels on her last 2 rounds of bloodwork. She is asymptomatic except for a decreased appetite. Does anybody have experience with canine liver supplements? There are a lot of options out there...
Is it fair/feasible to adopt my parent's cat, given my roommate's qualms and the two specific cats involved? I've read previous questions about re-homing, about the dangers of outdoor cats, etc, but am still torn and feeling terribly guilty about even considering saying no. Pictures of all involved cats inside. [more inside]
A small bird is repeatedly flying into our window with reckless abandon, similar to the one described in a previous thread, and we're wondering if anyone has any new ideas. The poor bird has been at it for several days now. Details of what we have tried so far inside. [more inside]
My rotten cat, Toast, has decided to become finicky in his old age. My husband and I are pulling our hair out. Halp please. [more inside]
I adopted my cat as an adult and he's sweet, adoring, and clingy. He's very much a people cat and particularly loyal to me. I'd like to adopt a dog, and I've read about introducing a cat to a new dog and know the process, but my question is more along the lines of can I do it without causing my needy cat to be significantly less happy? [more inside]
I live in Pasadena, California home to all sorts of wild parrots. There are a lot of yellow headed amazons, but also a variety of species. I know they are unlikely to feed at bird feeders, but if there was something I could put in a bird feeder that might attract them, what would it be, and what feeder would you use? [more inside]
My 10-pound dog is getting older (he's now between 10-12, best estimate) and I've noticed that he likes to stretch out to snooze on the couch during the day. He sleeps in a crate at night, so is this an indication that I should get him a bigger create so he can stretch out? [more inside]
My 11 year old cat has been very sick for a month and we’ve got no conclusive answers after an MRI, spinal tap, urinalysis, bloodwork, and X-ray. His symptoms are ataxia and dizziness. He’s still eating, using his litterbox, alert, talkative, no vomiting. [more inside]
My most precious, beloved Lucy has been missing for a week. This is entirely, completely out of character for her. While I was out searching last night, I noticed the distinct smell of death coming from a neighbor's property a block away. Odds are, it's almost certainly just a squirrel or something. But I have to know. How do I go about...that? [more inside]
We got a cat (pic1, pic2, pic3) this weekend. She's white and orange, medium sized, about 3 years old, and enjoys chatting, sitting on laps, kneading, and purring. [more inside]
My nearly 11-year-old cat is having issues with her back end, but she refuses to use stepstools or cat stairs. What's the best way to teach her, before she aggravates whatever condition she has? [more inside]
Any ideas for making it through the next few months? Especially this month when we have to keep him at home? [more inside]