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.

Are you following Bootcamp with QT Pi Becker?

Thursday, Aug 6th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Okay, I admit it: I’ve done a terrible job helping QT Pi Becker get to peak fitness for his anti-marauder mission. That’s over as of now, when we go to Bootcamp with QT Pi Becker! We’re uploading daily episodes on Facebook for two weeks, starting with what we all need to know before we start […]

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Is your cat slowing down? It could be arthritis

Monday, Aug 3rd, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you’ve noticed your cat is moving more slowly and stiffly these days, she may be suffering from osteoarthrits. Here’s what you need to know. Q: My cat seems to move more slowly these days, and it looks like he’s having some trouble getting in and out of his litter box. Could he have arthritis? […]

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Do alternative therapies for pets really work?

Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

When it comes to holistic, natural, and alternative therapies for pets, how do you know if they’ll really help your pet? Here’s my advice. Q: I’m interested in natural and alternative therapies for my pet. Which ones really work? A: Complementary, or alternative, therapies often play a role in veterinary medicine these days. A lot […]

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Treating and preventing ear mites in cats and dogs

Monday, Jul 20th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Does your pet scratch at her ears or shake her head? There isn’t only one cause of the behavior, but if it does turn out to be ear mites, here’s how I told a reader they can be treated. Q: Do dogs get ear mites? How are they treated? A: We tend to associate ear […]

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New ideas to help your pet lose weight

Wednesday, Jul 15th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Food is love. Every Italian grandma — heck, every grandma — knows that. So we love to see our dogs and cats enjoy their food. But it’s possible and, unfortunately common, for owners to overdo it when it comes to providing food and for pets to overdo things on the eating end. All too often […]

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