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How and when to feed your dog

Thursday, Sep 10th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dog looking at camera standing by green bowl

Do you know the best way to feed a puppy or adult dog? Here’s the advice I have a reader! Q: How often should I feed my puppy? And when she grows up, is it better to feed her once or twice a day? A: When puppies stop nursing and start eating on their own, […]

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A sneezing dog is nothing to sneeze at

Tuesday, Sep 8th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dog licking his nose in the winter

If your dog is sneezing, it could be a sign of a serious problem. Here’s how I explained it to a reader whose dog kept sneezing and snorting. Q: My dog is snorting and sneezing a lot. What could be wrong with him? A: Problems affecting the canine nose can range from minor to serious. […]

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Beware the cat who shows his belly

Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

cat lying on back showing belly

Why would a cat under attack who can’t flee or bluff his way out of a fight roll over and expose his belly? It’s a worthy feline fighting stance. A cat in danger knows instinctively to engage his powerful rear legs and sharp claws in a raking motion designed to tear into the vulnerable belly […]

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The best foods and parasite control products for your dog

Monday, Aug 10th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Surprised dog, question mark, on a blue background

The number one question I get asked? “What should I feed my dog?” I don’t mean by my own clients, but via email or social media. Here’s my advice on how to decide what to feed your dog, or what to use to control fleas and other parasites. Q: There are so many options regarding […]

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Is your cat slowing down? It could be arthritis

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

cat on lap

If you’ve noticed your cat is moving more slowly and stiffly these days, she may be suffering from osteoarthrits. Here’s what you need to know. Q: My cat seems to move more slowly these days, and it looks like he’s having some trouble getting in and out of his litter box. Could he have arthritis? […]

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