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Category Archives: Pet Connection

What should you do when your dog doesn’t like someone?

Tuesday, Jan 1st, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

fearful dog

What do you do when your dog doesn’t like someone, and you have no idea why? This is a problem one reader is facing, and as I always do with behavior concerns, I asked my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to answer. Q: My sweet 18-month-old cavalier King Charles spaniel comes to work with me every […]

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What your dog’s nosebleed could mean

Wednesday, Dec 19th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Two readers wrote asking about their dogs’ nosebleeds. Here’s what I told them. Q: My dog had a nosebleed today. Should I take her to the vet or just see if it happens again? Q: My dog was sneezing and produced bloody mucus for three weeks. An X-ray and flushing out the nose didn’t produce […]

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Watch for these early warning signs of canine cancer

Monday, Dec 10th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Catching your dog’s cancer early can make all the difference in treatment and outcome. A reader wanted to know what signs to watch for. Here’s what I told her.  Q: The breed of dog I have is prone to cancer, and it scares me. Are there signs I can watch for to help catch it […]

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The first thing to do if your cat goes outside the litter box

Thursday, Dec 6th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

You think you’ve tried everything to fix your cat’s litter box problem. Here’s what you might have missed. Q: My cat stopped using her litter box. We’ve done everything we’ve read about: added an extra box, made sure the boxes are in quiet spots, not used scented litter, scooped daily and washed the box every […]

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How to offer kindness and shelter to feral cats in winter

Tuesday, Nov 27th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

cat in winter

Until we adopted our little Talley, all our cats were barn cats. They were all adopted to live in our barn because they were considered “unadoptable” for some reason or other. Some have been feral, others were just not people-oriented, and others had behavior problems that no one could fix. One and all, they had […]

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