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From pet health tips to ideas on fighting boredom and loneliness in pets, you can learn how to make your pets' lives better here.

Here are the best ingredients for cat foods

Monday, Oct 14th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

There’s a lot of confusion about how best to feed your cat. Here’s what I told a reader. Q: What are the best ingredients for cat foods? I’ve read different opinions, and I’m confused. All protein — or some grains? A: Good question. I asked cat nutrition expert Tony Buffington, DVM, to weigh in. Cats […]

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How to transition a puppy from a potty pad to the outdoors

Monday, Oct 7th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you got a puppy or small dog during the winter months, you may have trained her to use a potty pad instead of waiting to be taken outdoors. Can you train her away from the pad? That was the question a reader had for me, and as usual with behavior questions, I asked my […]

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How to stop your cat’s litter box from stinking

Monday, Sep 30th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Cats are very clean animals, which is why litter box odor is a human problem. We don’t like the stench of cat pee, and believe me, neither do they. Here’s what my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, and I told a reader about why it smells so bad and what to do about it. Q: Ugh! […]

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Yes, your cat can enjoy going to the vet. Here’s how

Wednesday, Sep 25th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A cat enjoying a trip to the vet? No, it’s not fantasy. It’s possible if you know the right steps to take. I outline them here for a reader. Q: It was always a struggle to get my previous cat to the vet. Now that I have a new kitten, do you have any advice […]

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God works in mutt-sterious ways

Sunday, Sep 22nd, 2019 | By Mikkel Becker KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, CDBC, CBCC-KA, CTC

We have a new Becker family member! Our daughter, Mikkel Becker, writes here about how Otis joined the family. Have you ever felt like the perfectly imperfect part of you met the perfectly imperfect part of someone else, and together you fulfilled parts of yourselves you’d never fully realized were there? That’s the only way […]

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