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Category Archives: Pet Connection

What to do when your bunny won’t eat or drops food

Tuesday, Jul 14th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

When the answer to “What’s up, Doc?” is that your pet rabbit’s not eating normally, is dropping food, or is drooling, the problem defiitely requires a visit to the veterinarian — and may require some dental care, as was the case with this reader’s pet: Q: My rabbit isn’t eating as much as normal, and […]

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Recognizing the sometimes confusing signs of feline hyperthyroidism

Thursday, Jul 9th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

High thyroid levels are fairly common in older cats, but the condition can be somewhat hard to recognize, especially in its early stages. A reader wrote asking me what I could tell her about the disease: Q: My cat has been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. My friend’s hyperthyroid cat had completely different symptoms, so I was […]

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New DNA vaccine may help some dogs with oral melanoma

Thursday, Jul 2nd, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Few things strike quite as much fear in the hearts of pet lovers as a cancer diagnosis in their beloved companion. One reader wrote to ask me about a possible new treatment for oral melanoma, which had just been diagnosed in her dog: Q: My Golden Retriever had a swelling in his mouth, and it […]

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What to do when your cat keeps getting bladder infections

Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

As a veterinarian, I see plenty of cats who urinate outside the litterbox or have other signs of urinary tract disorders. Most of these cats have a medical, not behavioral, problem. Here’s what I had to say to one reader: Q: My cat gets bladder infections all the time, and it’s driving us both crazy. […]

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Can dogs get ear mites?

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do dogs as well as cats get ear mites? You bet! Here’s a reader’s question about her dog’s ear mites, and what I had to say in response: Q: I always thought that dogs didn’t get ear mites, but my puppy has just been diagnosed with them. What’s up with that? — via Facebook A: […]

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