Pet Connection Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Pet Connection

What if your fish needs a veterinarian? Here’s what!

Monday, Sep 28th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Betta

Fish are among the most popular pets in the world, and like all pets, sometimes they need veterinary care. Is that really possible? Yes! Here’s how I explained it to a reader. Q: I saw a Facebook post recently about a fish being treated at a veterinary clinic. Why? How? A: Hey, fish need veterinary […]

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Yes, you can keep your cat if you’re pregnant

Friday, Sep 18th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Ginger cat sitting in carton box on window sill at home.

Once and for all, no, pregnant women don’t need to “get rid” of their cats, or put them outside! Here are the facts. Q: I’m pregnant with our first child, and my mother-in-law says we should get rid of our cat because of the risk of toxoplasmosis. Is she right? A: You can safely keep […]

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New cat? Time for a household poison check

Tuesday, Sep 15th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

sick kitten at vet

If you have pets in your home, you need to put poisons in your place. And that place is completely out of their reach. Here are some specific concerns about cat poision prevention. Q: I’m getting my first cat. Are there any household poisons or other dangers I should be concerned about? A: Cats are […]

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How and when to feed your dog

Thursday, Sep 10th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dog looking at camera standing by green bowl

Do you know the best way to feed a puppy or adult dog? Here’s the advice I have a reader! Q: How often should I feed my puppy? And when she grows up, is it better to feed her once or twice a day? A: When puppies stop nursing and start eating on their own, […]

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A sneezing dog is nothing to sneeze at

Tuesday, Sep 8th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dog licking his nose in the winter

If your dog is sneezing, it could be a sign of a serious problem. Here’s how I explained it to a reader whose dog kept sneezing and snorting. Q: My dog is snorting and sneezing a lot. What could be wrong with him? A: Problems affecting the canine nose can range from minor to serious. […]

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