Veterinary Medicine Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

Mold in the home puts pets at risk

Monday, Feb 18th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you’re wondering if mold in your home is as bad for your pets as it is for people, here’s the answer: It may be worse for them than us. Here’s how I explained it to a reader. Q: We discovered three weeks ago that our house has black mold, thanks to all the rain […]

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Do you really need to groom your cat?

Monday, Feb 4th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A white cat with red patches enjoying being brushed

Cats are pretty good at grooming themselves, but that doesn’t mean they can’t use a little help. Here’s what I told a reader who just got her first cat. Q: I just got my first cat. What do I need to know about caring for her coat? A: Cats are great at grooming themselves, but […]

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Feline eye disease can cause irreversible glaucoma, cataracts, and blindness

Monday, Jan 28th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

green eyed cat

Uveitis is a fairly common problem in cats, and can have a number of causes. Because of the seriousness of leaving it untreated, all cat owners need to be aware of its symptoms and what to do if they suspect them. A reader’s cat was just diagnosed with this condition, and here’s what I told […]

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Dogs get cysts, too. But don’t pop them

Thursday, Jan 17th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Sick hurt miniature schnauzer dog wears an Elizabethan after a vetrinary procedure

Dr. Sandra Lee, better known as YouTube and TV star Dr. Pimple Popper, may amaze her viewers with the cysts she’s removed, but can she top this? I’ve removed as many as 20 in a single surgery session! Of course, my patients are pets, but their cysts are no different from those we humans get. […]

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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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