Veterinary Medicine Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

Is your cat slowing down? It could be arthritis

Monday, Aug 3rd, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

cat on lap

If you’ve noticed your cat is moving more slowly and stiffly these days, she may be suffering from osteoarthrits. Here’s what you need to know. Q: My cat seems to move more slowly these days, and it looks like he’s having some trouble getting in and out of his litter box. Could he have arthritis? […]

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Do alternative therapies for pets really work?

Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

dogs and flowers in front of white background

When it comes to holistic, natural, and alternative therapies for pets, how do you know if they’ll really help your pet? Here’s my advice. Q: I’m interested in natural and alternative therapies for my pet. Which ones really work? A: Complementary, or alternative, therapies often play a role in veterinary medicine these days. A lot […]

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Treating and preventing ear mites in cats and dogs

Monday, Jul 20th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Does your pet scratch at her ears or shake her head? There isn’t only one cause of the behavior, but if it does turn out to be ear mites, here’s how I told a reader they can be treated. Q: Do dogs get ear mites? How are they treated? A: We tend to associate ear […]

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New ideas to help your pet lose weight

Wednesday, Jul 15th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Cat on a scale in a veterinary office.

Food is love. Every Italian grandma — heck, every grandma — knows that. So we love to see our dogs and cats enjoy their food. But it’s possible and, unfortunately common, for owners to overdo it when it comes to providing food and for pets to overdo things on the eating end. All too often […]

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Dealing with dog diarrhea

Tuesday, Jul 14th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Beagle looking sad or sick

Some dogs have ongoing issues with diarrhea, and the cause isn’t always easy for the veterinarian to track down. In the meantime, what do you do? Here is what I told a reader whose dog suffers from this problem. Q: My dog frequently has diarrhea, and the vet and I can’t figure out why. There […]

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