Pet Connection Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Pet Connection

Cat vs kitten: Which is for you?

Sunday, Jun 19th, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

woman petting cat

A reader was trying to decide between adopting a kitten or a cat. Here’s how I see it. And Happy Adopt a Cat Month! Q: Should I get a cat or a kitten? A: That’s a great question to ask during Adopt-a-Cat Month (American Humane) and Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month (ASPCA). Adult cats are often overlooked […]

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A veterinarian’s exercise tips for dogs

Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dog catching Frisbee while playing on grass

Dogs thrive on exercise, although there are individual variations on how much they need and benefit from. Here’s what I told a reader. Q: What kind of exercise do dogs need? A: While many dogs these days are companions who live in our homes with us, they are still wired to be hunters and scavengers, […]

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How to choose a healthy shelter kitten

Thursday, Jun 2nd, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

kitten looking at you upside down

It’s kitten season, and the shelters are full of tiny feline babies. Here’s how to pick one with the signs of good health. Q: We want to get a kitten — there are so many in the shelter right now. What should we look for to make sure we choose a healthy one? A: It […]

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There’s nothing like a fence to keep dogs safe

Friday, May 20th, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dog Fetch A Yellow Ball In Backyard. Active Training With Beagle

Are there alternatives to a fence to keep a dog safely on your property? Here’s what I told a reader who is moving and can’t afford to fence their yard. Q: I am moving to a new home that doesn’t have a fence, and I can’t afford to install one. I’ve heard that pouring ammonia […]

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How to find a great veterinarian

Monday, Mar 21st, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Whether you’re a first-time pet parent, your old veterinarian is retiring, or you’ve recently moved, these tips will help you find a great new veterinarian! Q: My mother is moving to be near me, and we need to find a veterinarian for her cat. What should we look for? A: Great question! Making sure a […]

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