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Category Archives: Pet Connection

Stress, crowding spread cat virus

Monday, Jul 8th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

No, you can’t get herpes from your cat. But feline herpesvirus is common in cats, usually causing mild symptoms but sometimes much more serious. Here’s what I told a reader. Q: My cat has been diagnosed with feline herpesvirus. What is it, and can she transmit it to me? A: First, the short answer, to […]

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Yes, your pets need sun protection, too

Sunday, Jun 23rd, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

We all know we need protection from the sun. What about our pets? Here’s what I told a reader who asked about her cat’s love of sunbathing. Q: My cat loves to nap in the sun. Why is that, and do I need to worry that he’ll get sunburned? A: Cats have made their way […]

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Winning the war against feline fleas

Monday, Jun 17th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Can you win the war against feline fleas? Here’s what I told a reader. Q: Help! My cat has fleas. How can I get rid of them? A: You’re smart to want to protect your cat from these freeloading bloodsuckers. Flea bites cause cats to be itchy and uncomfortable. (Did you know that a single […]

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How to manage your dog’s mitral valve disease

Monday, Jun 10th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Cavalier King Charles spaniel

If your dog has been diagnosed with mitral valve disease, you might be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what that will mean for your pet’s future. A reader asked me about managing the condition, and here’s how I explained the problem and its management to her. And good news: a surgical repair to the mitral […]

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How to help your dog’s carsickness

Monday, Jun 3rd, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

sad dog in car

Your dog doesn’t actually have to throw up in the car for you to know he has carsickness. Panting, restlessness, and anxiety are all signs he’s not feeling well while on the road. Short of never leaving home, what can you do? Here’s what I told a reader who has a 12-hour drive coming up […]

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