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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.

Allergic to cats? New food may help

Monday, Oct 21st, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Is there really a pet food that can reduce human allergies to cats? How would it work if there is? And is it available? That’s what a reader wanted to know; here’s my response. Q: I heard about a new food for cats that will reduce human allergies to them. Is that really available? A: […]

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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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