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Category Archives: Pet Connection

When your puppy’s house training goes in reverse

Tuesday, Apr 14th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

What happens when you have a setback while house training your puppy? As always, I turned to my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to help a reader out! Q: I’ve had a miniature poodle puppy since he was 9 weeks old. He is now almost 14 weeks old. Because it was so cold when I first […]

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Can you get your cat to be more snuggly?

Tuesday, Apr 7th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

cat in lap

Are lap cats made or born? Here’s what I told a reader. Q: My cat doesn’t like to sit on my lap, and he doesn’t really like to be petted much either. Is there anything I can do to change his ways? A: Having a cat sit on your lap is something special, and if […]

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Secrets of grooming a longhaired cat

Monday, Mar 30th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

White fluffy Persian cat

A reader asked about grooming “all that fur” on her Persian cat. I brought in an expert, and here are her tips! Q: My Persian cat has so much fur! What’s the best way to groom and bathe her? A: We went straight to an expert to get advice for you. Heike Hagenguth of Soliman […]

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This pet poison lurks in places you might never imagine

Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Surprised dog, question mark, on a blue background

You probably know that the sweetener xylitol is highly toxic to pets. What you might not know is all the different types of products in which it’s found. When you’re shopping, check labels for xylitol in peanut and other nut butters; protein bars; toothpaste (one of the reasons not to brush pets’ teeth with toothpaste […]

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No, you really don’t want a pet fennec fox

Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

close up of a fennec fo

I don’t believe wild animals should be kept as pets, the cuteness of the fennec fox notwithstanding. Here’s how I answered a question about the cute little creatures. Q: I saw a picture of a fennec fox on Facebook. So cute! I’ve heard that some people keep them as pets. Is that a good idea? […]

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