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How cats catch ‘pinkeye’

Monday, Jan 4th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

green-eyed cat lying on bed

Cats have beautiful eyes, but pink just isn’t their color! Conjunctivitis, or pinkeye, has several causes in cats, but it can usually be treated with antibiotics. Q: My cat has conjunctivitis. What can you tell me about this eye disease? A: We don’t see as many eye problems in cats as we do in dogs, […]

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How to keep dogs zen when offering treats

Tuesday, Nov 24th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Have you ever had an over-eager dog who would get a little rough when he tries to snag a treat or food? My daughter and professional dog trainer, Mikkel Becker, tells you how to train your dog to be a gentle pooch! Q: We have adopted a new dog. He is very friendly and has […]

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Acupuncture can curb arthritis in some suffering pets

Tuesday, Nov 17th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Can pets benefit from acupuncture? You bet! While some patients may not respond to this traditional Chinese medicine, others suffering from pain or joint disease will improve with treatment. Q: My dog has been getting acupuncture for arthritis, and it really seems to help. I’m curious how it works. What can you tell me about […]

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Pets at work make sense for employers, employees – and customers!

Thursday, Nov 12th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Employee benefits network BenefitsPRO lists five good reasons companies should consider making offices pet-friendly: they relieve stress (who doesn’t relax when giving a dog a belly rub or petting a cat?); they boost employee relationships; they reduce absenteeism from pet-owning employees; they can drive creativity; and they create a welcoming atmosphere for people visiting the […]

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Do bug-eating cats bite off more than they can chew?

Thursday, Nov 5th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Most cats like to hunt and eat insects that wander across their path. With a few exceptions, you shouldn’t let your cat’s love of the creepy crawly critters bug you! Q: My cat likes to catch and eat bugs. Can they make her sick? A: Cats do love to stalk bugs. Anything that flies, hops […]

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