Pet Connection Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Pet Connection

Simple, inexpensive things cats love to play with

Thursday, Jan 20th, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you want to keep your cats excited by their toys, you can either buy them new toys constantly, or try these much simpler solutions my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, suggested to a reader with concerns about the cost of her cats’ toy habit. Q: My two cats love to play with toys, and I’m […]

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Oh no! Does your puppy have a bowel obstruction?

Sunday, Jan 16th, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Here’s what you need to know about whether or not your pooch’s symptoms indicate their gastrointestinal tract is blocked by something they ate. You know… like socks, dog toys, rubber duckies…. Q: My Lab puppy is vomiting, he doesn’t want to eat and he’s not his usual active self. What could be going on? A: […]

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Does your pet need a multi-vitamin? Maybe, maybe not

Friday, Dec 10th, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A German Spitz Dog Looks At A Spoon With Pills On A Yellow Backg

We want the best for our pets, so we might want to give them a multi-vitamin “just in case.” Here’s what I told a reader about whether or not that’s a good idea. Q: I want to make sure my pet has the best nutrition. Should I give him a multivitamin? A: If your dog […]

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Do you really need a special diet to manage your cat’s bladder stones?

Thursday, Dec 2nd, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A reader’s male cat has been suffering from bladder stones and wrote asking if that special diet is really necessary. Here’s what I had to say. Q: My male cat has bladder stones, and the vet is recommending a special diet. It’s expensive! Is there some natural way to treat or prevent the stones? A: […]

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What’s that weird lump on your pet’s ear?

Friday, Nov 5th, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

photo of dog hematoma

A pool of blood in the skin of a pet’s external ear is called a “hematoma.” Here’s what causes them and what to do if your pet has one. Q: My cat has been scratching at his ear and the vet says he has a hematoma. What is that, and how did my cat get […]

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