Pet Connection Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Pet Connection

Favorite apps and devices for pets ands pet lovers

Tuesday, Oct 16th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

kitten with smartphone

A reader wanted to know what apps and devices I like for pets and pet owners. I pulled in my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, and here’s what we came up with! Q: Do you have any favorite apps or tech toys for training, playing with or protecting dogs and cats? A: Do we ever! There […]

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How to boost the odds a new cat will like being walked on a leash

Monday, Oct 8th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Cats on leashes? Yes, it’s a thing, although not all cats or cat owners are on board. This reader wanted to increase the chances a new cat would take to it, so I asked my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to join me in some recommendations. Q: I want a cat who will enjoy walking on […]

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A kiss no dog wants

Monday, Oct 1st, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Labrador Retriever

As if we didn’t have enough to worry about with our dogs — heartworms, ticks, fleas — now they are at risk from “kissing bugs.” The blood-sucking insects, found primarily in the southern United States and into Mexico, Central America and South America, seek out animals on which they can feed, including dogs, birds, reptiles […]

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Why dogs lick their feet and legs, and what to do about it

Thursday, Sep 27th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Allergies? Pain? Boredom? Why do dogs lick their legs and feet obsessively, and what can you do about it? Here’s how I answered those questions from a reader. Q: I have a dog who licks her feet and legs too much. She is groomed every month, and I give her daily dietary supplements. Her vet […]

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How to manage your cat’s allergies

Monday, Sep 17th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Cat

Allergies can make your cat itchy, painful, and miserable. And that makes a loving cat owner miserable, too. Here is what I told a reader struggling with severe allergies in her cat. Q: My cat is allergic to everything: fleas, food, pollen, etc. She has scratched and bitten all the fur off her belly and […]

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