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Are you ready for your dog’s fall shedding season?

Thursday, Aug 18th, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

SIberian Husky lying on his shed fur

The fall shedding season is rapidly approaching. Your dog will soon start shedding his summer coat to make way for a heavier winter coat, especially if he’s one of the breeds with a double coat: think Siberian husky, border collie, Pomeranian or Labrador retriever. To tame the onslaught of falling fur, start a regular schedule […]

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Make sure your cookout is safe for pets

Thursday, Aug 11th, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

dog begging under table at picnic

It’s cookout season, and it culminates on Labor Day next month. Dogs are notorious for stealing items off the grill — or at least begging for a taste — but make sure you know what’s safe before handing out treats or laughing off a canine food theft. Say yes with a smile to a bite […]

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Are you keeping your pets safe from the heat?

Thursday, Aug 4th, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

dog lying on cool floor in hot weather

Even here in Northern Idaho it’s hot, hot, hot. Here are my tips to protect your pets. Q: It is so hot! I’m sweltering, and I imagine my dogs are, too. How can I help them stay cool? A: Staying inside with the air conditioning as high as you can afford is probably the best […]

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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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