Pet Connection Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Pet Connection

Do you really need to groom your cat?

Monday, Feb 4th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A white cat with red patches enjoying being brushed

Cats are pretty good at grooming themselves, but that doesn’t mean they can’t use a little help. Here’s what I told a reader who just got her first cat. Q: I just got my first cat. What do I need to know about caring for her coat? A: Cats are great at grooming themselves, but […]

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Feline eye disease can cause irreversible glaucoma, cataracts, and blindness

Monday, Jan 28th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

green eyed cat

Uveitis is a fairly common problem in cats, and can have a number of causes. Because of the seriousness of leaving it untreated, all cat owners need to be aware of its symptoms and what to do if they suspect them. A reader’s cat was just diagnosed with this condition, and here’s what I told […]

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How to change outdoor cats into happy, healthy indoor cats

Monday, Jan 21st, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Gray British kitten plays with the furry orange toy on the blue sofa, the cat biting the toy.

Can outdoor cats learn to live happily indoors? You bet! My daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, and I teamed up to share these tips with a reader who is making the switch for her feline family members. Q: We hope to move in a couple of years. Are there any steps to prepare our four outdoor […]

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Cat’s new fear is a mystery

Monday, Jan 14th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Cat hiding under bed

A cat has been timid since kittenhood. Now 8 years old, she’s suddenly become so terrified she won’t come out from hiding. What could have caused it, and what should her humans do? Here’s what my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, and I teamed up to tell a reader. Q: We adopted our 8-year-old female cat […]

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How to find a dog you want to adopt

Monday, Jan 7th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Closeup Portrait of Cute White Maltese Puppy Looking up isolated on blue background

Do you have your heart set on a particular breed or age of dog? Here are some tips from my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, on how to find your perfect match (including some information that might change your mind about your future pet! Q: My workout partner wants to adopt a Maltese who is good […]

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