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What to do if your cat is chewing up your houseplants

Tuesday, Feb 11th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Ginger cat sitting in carton box on window sill at home.

Seeing your houseplants destroyed over and over is stressful, but there’s a bigger concern: Houseplants can make chewing cats very sick. Here’s what I told a reader who wrote asking […]

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Female cats can spray, too

Monday, Feb 3rd, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Cat in pink dress and hair bow in front of white

You know that old song that goes, “Anything you can do, I can do better”? That’s what the girl cats say to the boy cats when it comes to spraying, […]

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Do you know the right age to get a puppy?

Tuesday, Jan 28th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Sheltie puppy on sofa with collar

Many people think when it comes to getting a new puppy, younger is better. That’s not true, as I explained to this reader. Q: How old should puppies be when […]

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Male calico cats aren’t just rare

Monday, Jan 20th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Calico Cat

Male calico cats are rare, but that’s not their whole story. Here’s what I told a reader. Q: I’ve just adopted a rare male calico cat, and I’m thinking of […]

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Pain cream really is toxic to pets

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

It’s not fake news: Some pain creams and other human topical medications are very dangerous to your pets. Here’s what I told a reader who asked about it. Q: I […]

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