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Watch for these early warning signs of canine cancer

Monday, Dec 10th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Catching your dog’s cancer early can make all the difference in treatment and outcome. A reader wanted to know what signs to watch for. Here’s what I told her.  Q: The breed of dog I have is prone to cancer, and it scares me. Are there signs I can watch for to help catch it […]

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The first thing to do if your cat goes outside the litter box

Thursday, Dec 6th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

You think you’ve tried everything to fix your cat’s litter box problem. Here’s what you might have missed. Q: My cat stopped using her litter box. We’ve done everything we’ve read about: added an extra box, made sure the boxes are in quiet spots, not used scented litter, scooped daily and washed the box every […]

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Dogs and turkey bones? Just say no

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

Beagle dog licking plate from table. Hungry dog concept

Thanksgiving’s almost here, and a reader wanted to know if it’s okay to share the leftover bones from her holiday turkey with her dog. Here’s what I told her, and why. Q: With Thanksgiving coming up, I was wondering if it’s OK to give my dog the leftover turkey bones from the feast? A: I […]

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Helping a dog make the transition from sunny California to the snowy Midwest

Monday, Nov 5th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Young golden retriever run at the snow in winter park

Moving from sunny Southern California to the snowy Midwest is a big change for anyone — including the family dog! Since I’ve lived in Idaho my whole life — a winter wonderland if there ever was one — I felt I had some advice to help with the transition. Q: My dog and I just […]

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A kiss no dog wants

Monday, Oct 1st, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Labrador Retriever

As if we didn’t have enough to worry about with our dogs — heartworms, ticks, fleas — now they are at risk from “kissing bugs.” The blood-sucking insects, found primarily in the southern United States and into Mexico, Central America and South America, seek out animals on which they can feed, including dogs, birds, reptiles […]

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