Veterinary Medicine Archives - Page 12 of 48 - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

Feeding two cats who need different diets

Monday, Feb 26th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

What do you do when you have multiple cats, one of whom needs a special diet? One suggestion is not to free-feed your cats, but use food puzzles and hunting feeders. Here are a couple of other tips I had for a reader – as well as some unsolicited advice! Q: I’ve had two senior […]

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Aspirin for pet pain: Good idea, or bad?

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

Is aspirin safe to give pets for their pain? That’s the question a reader had for me. The short answer is no; here’s why. Q: Is it OK to give my pet aspirin if he’s feeling sore or stiff? A: I don’t recommend it. In an acute pain situation, a veterinarian may prescribe aspirin for […]

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When cats lick all the hair off their bellies

Wednesday, Feb 7th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

green eyed cat

Compulsive licking and chewing can be incredibly tough to resolve in a pet. This cat owner wrote asking for information and advice, and my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, and I teamed up to help. Q: My 11-year-old male cat keeps licking all the fur off his belly. I’ve tried Apoquel and Cerenia, my vet did […]

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A survey about how you feed your cat

Friday, Jan 26th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

How do you feed your cat? Dr. Tony Buffington, my good friend, Fear Free colleague, and clinical professor at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, is asking for your help in responding to a short online survey about how you feed your cat. The surevey should take only around ten minutes, and will help […]

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Are essential oils really dangerous to pets?

Tuesday, Jan 23rd, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Stories of pets harmed by essential oils are making the rounds on social media right now. Is it hype, or is it true? Here’s what I told a reader who wrote with that question. Q: Someone told me that the essential oils I use in our home could be harmful to my pets. Do I […]

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