Pet Connection Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Pet Connection

The search for the perfect dog chew toy

Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dogs love to chew — and it’s good for them, too. But not all canine chew objects are created equal, and not all of them are safe. Here’s what I told a reader who wrote asking about cow hoof chews. Q: Are cow hooves safe for dogs to chew on? My dogs love them and […]

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What you need to know about your parrot’s diarrhea

Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

What should a parrot’s poop look like? And what do you do if it flunks the test? Here’s what I told a reader. Q: My bird’s poop looks more liquid than normal. Do birds get diarrhea? What should I do? A: Good question! If your parrot eats seeds, his normal fecal droppings probably are dark-colored […]

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When your cat bites after petting

Tuesday, Jan 31st, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A reader asked about the common problem of a cat who bites after being petted. I enlisted my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to help me respond. Q: My brother’s cat will come over to people purring, so we’ll pet her, and then all of a sudden she bites. A: That’s a common complaint of many […]

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How to know if a dog’s cough means he needs to see the vet

Monday, Jan 23rd, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A cough in a dog can be no big deal, or it can be life-threatening. Here’s what I told a reader who wanted to know if her dog needed to see the veterinarian. Q: My dog has been coughing lately. Is this something I should worry about? Does he need to go to the vet? […]

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What do to about feline aggression

Tuesday, Jan 17th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

We hear a lot about inter-cat aggressive behavior, but less so about cats who are aggressive toward strangers who visit the home. I teamed up with my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to help a reader facing this problem. Q: My cat is aggressive toward people who visit our home. Is there anything I can do […]

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