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Go see a Veterinarians as a close reason?

I have seen several comments where someone is voting to close a question as off topic because the close voter feels that the OP should take their animal to a vet. If this is listed as out of scope ...
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Are questions regarding carnivorous plants within the scope of this site?

Nowadays, carnivorous plants have become a popular pet for many. Some of them sold as pets are - tropical pitcher plants pitcher plants venus flytrap drosera capensis sundews trumpet pitchers ...
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Product identification should it be allowed?

Should we allow questions about product identification? This question Does anyone know what brand this toy is? I have searched everywhere and cannot find it was self answered it has collected 2 ...
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Is a canonical question about free/low/deferred veterinary costs would be a good idea

There seem to be a number of questions where the correct response (usually as a comment) is 'Consult a vet' possibly with 'urgently' tagged on. Would it be sensible to have a canonical question with ...
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Are questions asking for how to treat pets with Vet treatments e.g. medicines on topic?

This question Amoxicillin dosage and length of treatment for cat? bothers me somewhat. We have a pet owner asking how to dose antibiotics for their pets, without having a vet checking the pets. I ...
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New tag literature

After much thought (preceding weeks), and the happenstance of events yesterday, Today I created the tag literature along with the post Do rabbits fight each other to the death? To the best of my ...
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Are questions about Bees in scope?

There is a new site proposal at area 51 Beekeeping we have an existing meta question Are questions about horses and/or farm pets on topic? which does not clearly include or exclude Bees. Looking at ...
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Overly Broad? “Dealing with aggressive animals in a professional environment”

Is the question Dealing with aggressive animals in a professional environment overly broad? It is not clear if the question is about adoptable pets, visiting pets, or recently surrender pets (i.e. ...
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Is dog name history in scope? [duplicate]

The new question Why is "Blue" a traditional dog's name? pushes the limits of scope that is currently in place. I can see valid arguments to allow this to be in or out of scope. A meta ...
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Is the culture of Pets SE in line with the rest of Stack Exchange?

Some Issues with the Pets SE Culture I've recently begun participating in Pets SE, and noticed a few key areas where the culture of Pets SE doesn't seem to fit into the general Stack Exchange culture....
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Are “List of symptoms, any advice” questions on topic?

We've decided that medical questions are on topic, and especially when the pet already has a diagnosis, the questions can be very focused about how to manage that particular diagnosis. However, I'm ...
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Would questions on keeping a colony of ants be on topic here?

Okay, where is the boundary drawn between animal care requirement questions on Biology (like How should I feed and keep an ant queen?) and this site? Is there some overlap? I know some questions (...
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Should questions about history/descent of pets be on topic?

I wonder if these types of questions are good for this site. They don't directly have to do with pet care, or anything necessary to know in order to properly care for your pet. Will this type of ...
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When animal-identification questions are on-topic

Previously we've discussed whether or not we should allow species-identification questions on this site. (Species identification and the Help Center was raised when we had this question: What is this ...
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Cancer health question: Potentially too broad

Earlier today, How successful is Cancer treatment? was posted. At first, I thought about it and gave a little anecdote of my own in the comment about the success of treatments and what factors may ...
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Is there a distinction between questions on pets, and questions about professional/amateur breeding of pet animals for show or sale?

A related meta discussion was started over concerns about questions where euthanization of a healthy animal might be a possible outcome for issues relating to professional or amateur breeding. Up ...
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Should we exclude breeders of animals where 'cull' does not equal adopt as an industry standard?

A recent discussion, has highlighted that the industry standard for breeders of some species, knowingly create more animals then can be placed in homes. As best I can tell there are only two avenues ...
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Do we want to have a no offensive content policy?

Recently a question was asked and quickly deleted because it asked about killing and eating a pet. But death is a part of life and part of raising animals will eventually involve the end of life and ...
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Should we discourage pet breed / species identification questions?

The topic has come up in chat, so a meta discussion seems to be in order. Should we actively disallow questions asking for identification of a specific breed, or even species? Presumably users ...
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Are snails on topic?

Please advise. Are snails on topic? aka are snails on the menu?
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Should we allow “shopping” or product/species recommendation questions?

This is a common issue for most stackexchange sites, and it is already rearing its head here. Should we allow questions that ask for recommendations, such as "what breed of dog is good for x?" or "...