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.

Why your dog is scratching

Friday, May 7th, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

People always want me to tell them what to do about their itchy dog without realizing there’s no one cause and no one treatment for this misery-making problem! Q: My dog seems to be scratching himself a lot. Does he have dry skin? Should I add oil to his food? A: Dogs who scratch may […]

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Moving with a cat? Limit his options

Tuesday, Apr 27th, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you’ve ever moved from one home to another, you know stressful it can be — for you and your animals! Cats can be especially nervous when you move into a new house because they are highly territorial. The best way to help your cat relax is to confine him before and after moving day […]

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Demonstration and Review: Feline Food Puzzles and Games

Friday, Apr 23rd, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

These are the products I featured in my Facebook Live presentation featuring a roundup of cat food puzzles and games designed to give both their mind and body a workout! You can view the video here. The remarks below include information from the manufacturers as well as my own comments. Note: I purchased all these […]

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The common first aid items that are dangerous to use on your pets

Monday, Apr 12th, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

There are plenty of over-the-counter first aid products that are safe to use on our own scrapes and minor wounds, but many of them are dangerous for pets. Do you know which ones? Q: I always used hydrogen peroxide to clean my pet’s scrapes or minor wounds, but I was told recently that’s bad for […]

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Dirty dog? You might be surprised

Friday, Apr 9th, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

What’s cleaner than the soles of your shoes? A recent study suggests that the answer is your dog’s paws. Researchers at Utrecht University in the Netherlands took samples from the paws of 50 assistance dogs and the shoe soles of their handlers. They did the same for an equal number of pet dogs and their […]

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