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How to manage your cat’s allergies

Monday, Sep 17th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Cat

Allergies can make your cat itchy, painful, and miserable. And that makes a loving cat owner miserable, too. Here is what I told a reader struggling with severe allergies in her cat. Q: My cat is allergic to everything: fleas, food, pollen, etc. She has scratched and bitten all the fur off her belly and […]

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Cat with two personalities

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

aggressive cat shows teeth and hisses

Have you ever known a cat who veered from nice to naughty and back again? That was the problem facing a reader, and as I always do when faced with behavior questions, I recruited my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to respond. Q: Our cat seems to have two personalities. She is an 8-year-old rescue that […]

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That spot in your pet’s eye could be malignant melanoma

Monday, Sep 3rd, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

green-eyed cat lying on bed

If you see a spot in your dog’s or cat’s eye, don’t assume it’s not serious. It could be a malignant cancer, as this reader discovered with her own dog. Q: I noticed a black dot near the pupil of my dog’s eye, which grew quickly. I took him to the veterinarian, and it was […]

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Vaccines for outdoor cats

Monday, Aug 27th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Our barn cat, Scrat

Are vaccines for cats who live outdoors different from cats who live in the house? And what do you do if a trip to the vet is just too stressful for the outdoor kitties? Those were the questions a reader asked me — here’s my reply. Q: I live on a ranch and have been […]

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Heartworm infection is growing, and resistance to preventives is on the rise. What can pet owners do?

Monday, Aug 20th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

dog in grass

Yes, it’s true: Heartworm is developing resistance to common preventives, and the number of affected dogs and cats is spreading. We tackle this problem – and what to do about it – in this week’s Pet Connection: Climate change, failure to give preventive, and the beginnings of resistance to preventive products are among the reasons […]

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