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Category Archives: Pet Connection

How to transition a puppy from a potty pad to the outdoors

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

puppy outdoors

If you got a puppy or small dog during the winter months, you may have trained her to use a potty pad instead of waiting to be taken outdoors. Can you train her away from the pad? That was the question a reader had for me, and as usual with behavior questions, I asked my […]

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How to stop your cat’s litter box from stinking

Monday, Sep 30th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Cat in litter box

Cats are very clean animals, which is why litter box odor is a human problem. We don’t like the stench of cat pee, and believe me, neither do they. Here’s what my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, and I told a reader about why it smells so bad and what to do about it. Q: Ugh! […]

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Yes, your cat can enjoy going to the vet. Here’s how

Wednesday, Sep 25th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Funny cute red kitten. Ginger red kitten thinking. Long haired red kitten. Sweet adorable sad red kitten on sofa background.

A cat enjoying a trip to the vet? No, it’s not fantasy. It’s possible if you know the right steps to take. I outline them here for a reader. Q: It was always a struggle to get my previous cat to the vet. Now that I have a new kitten, do you have any advice […]

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How to cat-proof your house

Monday, Sep 16th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Little tabby kitten hiding behind a curtain.

Cats can get into things dogs and human babies can’t even imagine! Here’s what I told a reader asking for cat-proofing advice before bringing home her first feline. Q: I’m getting my first cat, and I want to make sure my home is safe for her. What should I be concerned about? A: Lots of […]

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When there’s a mass on your cat’s liver

Monday, Sep 9th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

cat resting

A reader wrote asking about a mass recently diagnosed on her cat’s liver. This condition is known as a biliary cyst. Here’s what I told her about it. A: That’s an interesting question. A biliary cyst is a large, fluid-filled growth on the bile duct system of the liver. It’s the most common type of […]

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