Veterinary Medicine Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

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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Imagine having an eyelash in your eye all the time. Here’s what to do if that happens to your pet

Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

We humans have all had a stray eyelash get onto our eyeball, and we moan and groan like there’s a rosebush rubbing on our cornea. It’s uncomfortable. It hurts. I know, because I’m a big baby about it. I take action immediately and won’t stop until the tiny hair is out. There’s a condition is […]

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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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How to kitten-proof a house

Thursday, Jan 26th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

We’ve promised our granddaughter, Reagan, that she can adopt a kitten in the spring. The events of that day will certainly be captured on smartphones and seared into our consciousness, but we also want to make sure, before we let the kinetic kitten down and he takes off in turbo mode, to protect him against […]

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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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