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How to change outdoor cats into happy, healthy indoor cats

Monday, Jan 21st, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Gray British kitten plays with the furry orange toy on the blue sofa, the cat biting the toy.

Can outdoor cats learn to live happily indoors? You bet! My daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, and I teamed up to share these tips with a reader who is making the switch for her feline family members. Q: We hope to move in a couple of years. Are there any steps to prepare our four outdoor […]

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Cat’s new fear is a mystery

Monday, Jan 14th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Cat hiding under bed

A cat has been timid since kittenhood. Now 8 years old, she’s suddenly become so terrified she won’t come out from hiding. What could have caused it, and what should her humans do? Here’s what my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, and I teamed up to tell a reader. Q: We adopted our 8-year-old female cat […]

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How to find a dog you want to adopt

Monday, Jan 7th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Closeup Portrait of Cute White Maltese Puppy Looking up isolated on blue background

Do you have your heart set on a particular breed or age of dog? Here are some tips from my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, on how to find your perfect match (including some information that might change your mind about your future pet! Q: My workout partner wants to adopt a Maltese who is good […]

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What should you do when your dog doesn’t like someone?

Tuesday, Jan 1st, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

fearful dog

What do you do when your dog doesn’t like someone, and you have no idea why? This is a problem one reader is facing, and as I always do with behavior concerns, I asked my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to answer. Q: My sweet 18-month-old cavalier King Charles spaniel comes to work with me every […]

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What your dog’s nosebleed could mean

Wednesday, Dec 19th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Two readers wrote asking about their dogs’ nosebleeds. Here’s what I told them. Q: My dog had a nosebleed today. Should I take her to the vet or just see if it happens again? Q: My dog was sneezing and produced bloody mucus for three weeks. An X-ray and flushing out the nose didn’t produce […]

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