How long should I wait until I palpate my pregnant rabbit?
Recently, my year-old female Russian tortoise has had an issue with feeding: she does not seem to want to go to her food, but will eat what is placed in front of her. She walks around her cage with reduced frequency. I think she may be suffering from the stress of relocation as I recently picked her up from a friend's house who was watching her for me over the holidays. Please let me know if you have any insight. Thanks!
My rescue dog has long nails and an overgrown quick. I try to cut them little by little but can't cut much before I cut the quick. Is there a procedure that can be done to get the to a good length? What would you recommend?
I'm adopting a six-week-old puppy, and the breeder told me she hasn't been taken to the vet. Can I take him to the vet for a checkup?
Last year, my two-year-old dog had Parvo and recovered, but earlier this year my young puppy died of possible Parvo. Is there a way I can get rid of the virus in my yard and home to prevent other animals from contracting it?
I recently adopted a three-month-old pug puppy. What shots will he need when I pick him up? Can I have him neutered once I pick him up? Should I get the surgery for brachycephalic syndrome when I get him neutered? Also, I will be moving from Delaware to North Carolina, will my dog's records transfer automatically when I move from DE to NC?
How much water should my puppy have in a day? What is the longest amount of time that I should leave him in a crate? I work away from home so he is in a crate for at least ten hours a day due to my commute to/from work.
We are getting a cat soon and will need to keep him in the garage during very cold weather. My question is this: will it be safe for him to be in there when my husband starts the car in the morning as long as the garage door is open, or will I need to remove him? He will be in a playpen. And if I do so, how long should I wait until I return him?
My dog goes through phases where he eats uneatable things, like DVDs, books, and shoes. At first, I thought it was his age and he'd grow out of it, but now, at a year-and-a-half old, it seems more like a pattern. Hard treats, like bully sticks, curb his instinct to chew, but I just can't figure out how to help in the long term. Any suggestions?
Are there contraceptive options, such as I.U.D. devices, for dogs and cats? I don't want more pups or kittens at the moment, but I also don't want to permanently fix them.
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