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Grooming Your Pets Isn’t About Looks

Thursday, Jul 28th, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

white dog being combed

We all want our pets to look good, but keeping them groomed is about a lot more than looks. Q: It’s hard to get my daughters to brush the dog the way they promised to when we got her. Can you explain why grooming is important? A: Two words: comfort and health. Ask your daughters […]

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Hyperthyroidism: What cat owners need to know

Thursday, Jul 14th, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Grey And White Cat With Black Background

What is feline hyperthyroidism and what do cat parents need to know about it? Here’s what I told a reader. Q: The vet says my cat might have hyperthyroidism. What should I know about this disease? A: Hyperthyroidism — high levels of thyroid hormones circulating in the blood — was first reported some 40 years […]

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Plants your cats can nibble, and the ones they can’t

Thursday, Jun 30th, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Cat eating grass

Cats love to eat grass, and as long as it’s free of pesticides and herbicides that’s safe and beneficial. But they don’t limit their interest in leafy greens to grass. Here’s what I told a reader about how to keep things safe. Q: My cat loves to nibble on plants. What are some safe ways […]

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How to choose a healthy shelter kitten

Thursday, Jun 2nd, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

kitten looking at you upside down

It’s kitten season, and the shelters are full of tiny feline babies. Here’s how to pick one with the signs of good health. Q: We want to get a kitten — there are so many in the shelter right now. What should we look for to make sure we choose a healthy one? A: It […]

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How to find a great veterinarian

Monday, Mar 21st, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Whether you’re a first-time pet parent, your old veterinarian is retiring, or you’ve recently moved, these tips will help you find a great new veterinarian! Q: My mother is moving to be near me, and we need to find a veterinarian for her cat. What should we look for? A: Great question! Making sure a […]

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