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Category Archives: Pet Connection

Will elbow surgery help your dog’s arthritis?

Wednesday, Apr 11th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Sad Labrador Retriever

We see a lot of arthritis in dogs, and it’s often in their elbows. This reader asked me whether surgery was the right solution for her dog’s pain. Here’s what I had to say. Q: My Lab was chasing a tennis ball and jumped up to get it. When he landed, he cried out and […]

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What do to if your dog eats batteries

Monday, Apr 9th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A reader wrote me about an emergency situation: Her puppy had eaten a toy that contained batteries. She got immediate help for her dog, but this is a fairly frequent problem, so I’m sharing my response with you here. And of course it was a Lab. 😉 Q: Help! My 8-month-old Lab puppy chewed up […]

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What to do when a neighbor dog’s barking is driving you insane

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

Poodle barking

I live out in the middle of nowhere on Almost Heaven Ranch, and one of the things I most cherish is the peace and quiet. But people who live in townhouses, apartment buildings, and neighborhoods value peace and quiet, too. Which is what makes a constantly barking dog next door so infuriating. What can you […]

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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

cat

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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