Pet Connection Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Pet Connection

What’s causing your cat’s diarrhea, and what can you do about it?

Thursday, Jun 17th, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Very old black cat resting on hammock

Diarrhea is a non-specific medical condition. What that means is it can have many causes, some not too serious and others deadly. Here’s what I told a reader dealing with this problem in his cat. Q: Why does my cat get diarrhea, and what should I do about it? Is it serious? A: At one […]

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The easy way to teach your cat to do tricks

Monday, Jun 7th, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Human Hand Gives A Treat Feeds A Ginger Maine Coon Cat, Cat Training

A very brave reader wanted to teach her cat some tricks. Instead of telling her to run away from the idea, I got my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to explain how to do it. And guess what? It’s easy! Q: I want to teach my cat some tricks. What’s an easy one to start with? […]

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How to stop your dog from chasing squirrels

Monday, May 31st, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Eastern Fox Squirrel

How can you train a dog not to chase squirrels? That was a question from a reader, and of course I had to turn to my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to respond. Anyone who’s visited our home would know we failed miserably at accomplishing this with our own dogs. Physican, heal thyself! Q: Our dog […]

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Why cats’ eyes glow in the dark

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A reader wrote asking whether all cats’ eyes glow in the dark. They do, and here’s why. Q: My cat’s eyes seem to glow in the dark. Do all cats’ eyes do that? A: Their large, luminous eyes are one of the finest features of felines. They may also be the reason superstitious people once […]

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Jealous pet ruining your love life?

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s not unusual for dogs to act as canine chaperones, but with a little training, they can learn to relax their policing of romantic relationships. Here’s how to handle it. Q: My dog growls at my boyfriend whenever he shows me affection, and it’s killing our vibe. How can I help them become friends? A: […]

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