Pet Connection Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Pet Connection

Can dogs and cats see color?

Monday, Mar 19th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A lot of people say that dogs are color blind. Are they? How about cats? That’s what a reader asked — here’s my answer! Q: Can dogs and cats see color? I always see conflicting answers to this question. What else is different about their vision? A: Part of the reason for conflicting answers is […]

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Cat heart condition can cause sudden death

Monday, Mar 12th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker


A heartbroken reader found her young cat dead just moments after he’d seemed perfectly fine. What could have happened? Here’s what I told her. Q: I found my 18-month-old cat dead. I had been playing with him just a few minutes earlier, and as far as I knew he was in good health. My veterinarian […]

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The mystery behind this dog’s sudden behavior change

Monday, Mar 5th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Lab lying down

What would you think if your senior dog suddenly started lying across your bedroom door every night — something he has literally never done before? Here’s what I told a reader whose dog is doing exactly that. Q: My dog never goes anywhere but the living room and kitchen. He’s a senior and has arthritis […]

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Feeding two cats who need different diets

Monday, Feb 26th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

What do you do when you have multiple cats, one of whom needs a special diet? One suggestion is not to free-feed your cats, but use food puzzles and hunting feeders. Here are a couple of other tips I had for a reader – as well as some unsolicited advice! Q: I’ve had two senior […]

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Why dogs mark and what to do about it

Monday, Feb 19th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

What can cause a dog to start marking in the house? That was the question I got from a reader, and I teamed up with my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to answer. Q: Last year I adopted a 9-year-old chocolate Lab who was badly neglected and has permanent limited mobility. He joined my pack of […]

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