Veterinary Medicine Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

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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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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Watch for these early warning signs of canine cancer

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

Catching your dog’s cancer early can make all the difference in treatment and outcome. A reader wanted to know what signs to watch for. Here’s what I told her.  Q: The breed of dog I have is prone to cancer, and it scares me. Are there signs I can watch for to help catch it […]

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The first thing to do if your cat goes outside the litter box

Thursday, Dec 6th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

You think you’ve tried everything to fix your cat’s litter box problem. Here’s what you might have missed. Q: My cat stopped using her litter box. We’ve done everything we’ve read about: added an extra box, made sure the boxes are in quiet spots, not used scented litter, scooped daily and washed the box every […]

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Dogs and turkey bones? Just say no

Tuesday, Nov 13th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Beagle dog licking plate from table. Hungry dog concept

Thanksgiving’s almost here, and a reader wanted to know if it’s okay to share the leftover bones from her holiday turkey with her dog. Here’s what I told her, and why. Q: With Thanksgiving coming up, I was wondering if it’s OK to give my dog the leftover turkey bones from the feast? A: I […]

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