Pet Connection Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Pet Connection

Is your cat slowing down? It could be arthritis

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

cat on lap

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

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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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Dealing with dog diarrhea

Tuesday, Jul 14th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Beagle looking sad or sick

Some dogs have ongoing issues with diarrhea, and the cause isn’t always easy for the veterinarian to track down. In the meantime, what do you do? Here is what I told a reader whose dog suffers from this problem. Q: My dog frequently has diarrhea, and the vet and I can’t figure out why. There […]

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Does my cat have IBD or not?

Wednesday, Jul 8th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Few diagnoses are as confusing as feline inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Here’s how I explained it to a reader with questions. Q: My vet thinks my cat has inflammatory bowel disease. Why doesn’t she know for sure, and what can you tell me about it? A: IBD, as it’s known for short, is one of […]

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