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Category Archives: Pet Connection

Aspirin for pet pain: Good idea, or bad?

Tuesday, Feb 13th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Is aspirin safe to give pets for their pain? That’s the question a reader had for me. The short answer is no; here’s why. Q: Is it OK to give my pet aspirin if he’s feeling sore or stiff? A: I don’t recommend it. In an acute pain situation, a veterinarian may prescribe aspirin for […]

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When cats lick all the hair off their bellies

Wednesday, Feb 7th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Compulsive licking and chewing can be incredibly tough to resolve in a pet. This cat owner wrote asking for information and advice, and my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, and I teamed up to help. Q: My 11-year-old male cat keeps licking all the fur off his belly. I’ve tried Apoquel and Cerenia, my vet did […]

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What to do when storms send your cat running for shelter

Wednesday, Jan 31st, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Normally when I’m asked about storm phobias, the pet in question is a dog. But cats suffer fear of storms, too. I teamed up with my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to respond to this reader with a terrified kitty. Q: I have an 11-year-old female domestic shorthair cat. In the past year, she has started […]

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Are essential oils really dangerous to pets?

Tuesday, Jan 23rd, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Stories of pets harmed by essential oils are making the rounds on social media right now. Is it hype, or is it true? Here’s what I told a reader who wrote with that question. Q: Someone told me that the essential oils I use in our home could be harmful to my pets. Do I […]

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How to find a feline-friendly vet

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

What would you do if you moved far away and had to find a new veterinarian for your pets? That was the question posed to me by a reader. Here are my tips. Q: We have moved cross-country and need to find a veterinarian for our two cats. Do you have any tips for us? […]

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