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.

Zeus the shelter kitten has had 3 surgeries already, and now he needs a home

Tuesday, Dec 11th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

There are lots of kittens who had a rough start in life. But Zeus has already had three surgeries and two major infections, and he’s not done yet. But first, he needs a home. And for that, he needs all of us. The rescuers at Texas CARES Cat Rescue reached out to me about a […]

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Watch for these early warning signs of canine cancer

Monday, Dec 10th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Catching your dog’s cancer early can make all the difference in treatment and outcome. A reader wanted to know what signs to watch for. Here’s what I told her.  Q: The breed of dog I have is prone to cancer, and it scares me. Are there signs I can watch for to help catch it […]

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The first thing to do if your cat goes outside the litter box

Thursday, Dec 6th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

You think you’ve tried everything to fix your cat’s litter box problem. Here’s what you might have missed. Q: My cat stopped using her litter box. We’ve done everything we’ve read about: added an extra box, made sure the boxes are in quiet spots, not used scented litter, scooped daily and washed the box every […]

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How to offer kindness and shelter to feral cats in winter

Tuesday, Nov 27th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Until we adopted our little Talley, all our cats were barn cats. They were all adopted to live in our barn because they were considered “unadoptable” for some reason or other. Some have been feral, others were just not people-oriented, and others had behavior problems that no one could fix. One and all, they had […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, Nov 22nd, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for loving pets as much as you do. I’m honored to have you in my life. Happy Thanksgiving!

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