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Category Archives: Pet Connection

How to give pills to your cat the Fear Free way

Monday, Jun 22nd, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Few things give cat owners nightmares like the thought of giving their cat a pill. Here’s what my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, and I had for a reader facing that challenge. Q: Argh! I have to give my cat a pill every day. Do you have any tips on how to get it down her? […]

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Rabbit virus threatens pet bunnies

Monday, Jun 15th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

There’s a growing threat to wild and pet rabbits in the U.S., with a mortality rate of around 80 percent. Here’s what you need to know about the virus if you have pet rabbits, or what you need to share with friends and family who do. Q: I heard recently about a virus that is […]

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Your pet’s behavior changes can signal dementia

Monday, Jun 8th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Very old black cat resting on hammock

Could  your pet’s behavior changes be caused by a physical problem? Often the answer is yes, and those problems include dementia. Here’s what you should know. Q: I inherited my mother’s 15-year-old cat, and I notice that she wanders and yowls in the middle of the night. My veterinarian said pets can get dementia, and […]

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Urinary tract disease in cats

Monday, Jun 1st, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Black Cat Under A Newspaper

Unlike people and dogs, cats rarely get bladder infections. But their urinary tracts are susceptible to a number of other problems. Here’s what every cat owner absolutely needs to know. Q: My cat stopped using her litter box, and the stain on the carpet where she peed looks pinkish. What’s going on? A: A number […]

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Toy joy for pet parrots

Monday, May 25th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I write a lot about enrichment, and that includes pets other than cats and dogs. Here’s what my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, and I told a reader who wanted to make life joyful for her new parrot. Q: I just got a yellow-naped Amazon parrot. What are some good toys for him? A: Parrots are […]

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