Pet Connection Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Pet Connection

Giardia in dogs is more common and more complicated than you think

Tuesday, Nov 22nd, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dog running out of the water with a ball

If your dog has diarrhea on and off and you can’t figure out why, a tiny single-celled culprit may be to blame. Here’s what I told a reader. Q: My dog doesn’t seem to keep on any weight and has been having occasional diarrhea for no apparent reason. I took in a fecal sample and […]

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Destructive cat? Here’s what you need to know

Monday, Nov 14th, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

One of the reasons I suggest adopting an adult or senior cat is that young cats can be a handful. If you, like this reader, have a kitty who loves to knock things off shelves, scratch the furniture, and more, here are Mikkel’s and my thoughts on what will help restore peace and serenity to […]

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The best place to get a kitten

Thursday, Oct 27th, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Funny cute red kitten. Ginger red kitten thinking. Long haired red kitten. Sweet adorable sad red kitten on sofa background.

My trainer daughter, Mikkel Becker, and I teamed up to answer a reader who wasn’t sure where to get a kitten. Here’s our advice. Q: My neighbor’s Siamese cat just had kittens, and she’s giving them away. Seems a lot easier and less expensive than getting one from the shelter. What do you think? A: […]

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What’s the best kind of cat litter?

Thursday, Oct 20th, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Cat in litter box

There are a lot of cat litter options out there. Which is best? Q: What kind of cat litter is best? A: The short answer to that question is whatever they’ll use. But as with anything cat-related, there are nuances. Factors that affect a cat’s preferences include scent and texture. Most cats prefer unscented litter. […]

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Allergic to dogs? There’s help!

Friday, Oct 14th, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel at the table

What happens when true love conflicts with dog allergies? Here’s what I told a reader. Q: My fiance has a beloved cavalier King Charles spaniel, and I’m worried because I’m allergic. Are there things I can do to help reduce my allergic reactions to him? We’re open to replacing the carpeting with wood or luxury […]

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