Blog - Dr. Marty Becker


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

How to feed your pet’s brain

Monday, Feb 2nd, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Can a special diet improve your dog or cat’s brain function as he ages? According to studies published in the British Journal of Nutrition in 2010 and 2012, nutrients called medium-chain triglycerides as well as nutrient blends containing fish oil, B vitamins, antioxidants and arginine can provide an energy boost to the brain. The studies […]

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How to stop those surprise cat attacks

Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Does this sound familiar?  You think you’re having a nice, quiet moment with your cat when he suddenly turns and bites the hand that’s petting him. Cat owners are all too familiar with fending off half-powered surprise attacks from our feline friends during cuddle sessions, but why do they pounce and what should you do […]

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Veterinarians play tooth fairy to homeless pets

Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A group of six San Diego veterinarians traveled to Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah, earlier this month to perform dental work on 32 dogs, 32 cats, one potbellied pig and one rabbit. Their goal? To help improve the pets’ adoptability. “It is unrealistic for most potential adopters to take on a large health […]

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Medicating your pet doesn’t have to make you miserable

Monday, Jan 26th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Veterinarians make it seem like magic. There’s a pill and a pet, and somehow the pill ends up inside the pet. But it never seems that easy for you. Cats know exactly when you’re trying to give them medication and disappear. Dogs are a little easier – at least until you realize he ate the […]

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10 signs your pet might have cancer

Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do you know the warning signs of cancer in your pets? As they age, pets are more likely to develop some type of cancer. Signs include: Lumps or bumps that grow or change Wounds that don’t heal Persistent or recurrent lameness Unexplained weight loss Lack of appetite Difficulty eating or swallowing Bleeding from the mouth, […]

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