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Category Archives: Pet Connection

Will your dog benefit from elbow surgery?

Friday, Apr 24th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Whether your dog has a genetic condition, arthritis, or an injury, there may be a time your veterinarian recommends elbow surgery. Is that the right choice for your dog? One reader asked me about her dog’s arthritic, injured elbow: Q: My Lab was chasing a tennis ball and jumped up to get it. When he […]

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Don’t eat that lily, little tiger!

Thursday, Mar 26th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Even if you’re getting tired of hearing about it, there are lots of cats owners out there who are unaware that Easter lilies — all lilies, actually — are deadly to their cats. Please make sure your friends and family get the word, like this Facebook reader’s mother-in-law needs to! Q: Every year my mother-in-law […]

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Veterinarians train to save America’s cats

Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

They live on our streets, in fields and barns, behind shopping centers and in our neighborhoods. They eat on back porches and in city parks, fed by dedicated cat lovers. They’re the felines now called “community cats,” and while many of them are feral, some are strays or abandoned former pets who have adapted to […]

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What you need to know about vaccinating your dog or cat

Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

In case you’ve been on a desert island for the past few months, vaccinations are in the news. Fearing vaccine-related reactions or other concerns, some people are leery not only of vaccinating their children against preventable illnesses, but also their pets. Protecting against something you’ve never seen can be a difficult concept for both pet […]

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Michigan Pet Fund helps shelter pets get veterinary care

Friday, Feb 13th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Sam Adams — the puppy, not the patriot — had a broken leg when he was left at a Michigan shelter. Fortunately, he benefited from a special fund that helps rescue groups save at-risk dogs and cats: Samuel Adams is about 5 months old and all puppy!  He had a rough start being left at an […]

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