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Two recent books to make people better pet owners

Thursday, Mar 20th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

From my writing partner, Kim Campbell Thornton, in this week’s Pet Connection: In more than 30 years of pet ownership, I’ve nursed a lot of animals: a diabetic cat, a greyhound with bone cancer, an old cat with kidney disease, dogs with congestive heart failure, a puppy with a scratched cornea and more. Everything I […]

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New products, information help vets and pets

Tuesday, Mar 11th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I love going to veterinary conferences. Learning about advances in veterinary medicine and checking out new products and pharmaceuticals is an essential part of keeping up-to-date in my field. At the 2014 Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas last month, I attended some great educational sessions and discovered some new veterinary and consumer products that […]

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Shelters saving more at-risk kittens

Tuesday, Mar 4th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Does your shelter have a kitten nursery? It’s one of the trends in the shelter community’s efforts to save more animals, especially those who typically aren’t considered adoptable. Kittens? Unadoptable? You’d be surprised. Young kittens are among the most at-risk animals in shelters. Kittens who are old enough to be adopted usually fly out of […]

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Pupulation control: Deciding when to spay or neuter your dog depends on many factors, not just age

Friday, Feb 28th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you got a puppy during the holidays, you’re probably starting to wonder when you should have your young pal spayed (removal of ovaries and uterus) or neutered (removal of testes). The answer to that used to be straightforward: Most veterinarians recommended that the surgery take place when the pet was 6 to 9 months […]

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Show dogs dazzle outside the ring

Friday, Feb 14th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Have you ever wondered what show dogs do in their down time? Well, they’re not lolling around on the sofa and eating doggie bonbons. They’re out there making therapy visits, helping kids learn to read, keeping an eye on their owners’ health, and doing brain research. For real. Take a look at how some of […]

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