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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.

Cat with two personalities

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

Have you ever known a cat who veered from nice to naughty and back again? That was the problem facing a reader, and as I always do when faced with behavior questions, I recruited my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to respond. Q: Our cat seems to have two personalities. She is an 8-year-old rescue that […]

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Fear Free Friday: 25 percent off PetWell pet massagers for one day only

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

Teresa, my wife, is a certified pet massage therapist, so I’ve seen first hand how addressing pain and tension in our pet’s bodies can help relieve their anxiety and stress, too. That’s why I was so happy to see that the PetWell line of pet massage tools was the Fear Free Happy Homes deal for […]

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That spot in your pet’s eye could be malignant melanoma

Monday, Sep 3rd, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you see a spot in your dog’s or cat’s eye, don’t assume it’s not serious. It could be a malignant cancer, as this reader discovered with her own dog. Q: I noticed a black dot near the pupil of my dog’s eye, which grew quickly. I took him to the veterinarian, and it was […]

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A shelter, and a dog, come back from the dead in Louisiana

Thursday, Aug 30th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Last weekend, I joined the American Humane Rescue team at St. Landry Parish Animal Control & Rescue offering a free clinic for hundreds of shelter animals and local pets. With medications supplied by Zoetis Petcare and veterinarians and vet students onsite, we offered critical veterinary services to animals in need. Like so much of the […]

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Vaccines for outdoor cats

Monday, Aug 27th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Are vaccines for cats who live outdoors different from cats who live in the house? And what do you do if a trip to the vet is just too stressful for the outdoor kitties? Those were the questions a reader asked me — here’s my reply. Q: I live on a ranch and have been […]

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