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12 things I used to do as a veterinarian I wouldn’t be caught dead doing today

Wednesday, Apr 1st, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do you ever wish you could go back in time and change your past? This veterinarians certainly does. I turned 60 on Thanksgiving Day last year, and found myself reflecting reflected back on my 35-year career as a veterinarian. The differences in how I practiced when I began in 1980 and how I practice today […]

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What you need to know about vaccinating your dog or cat

Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

In case you’ve been on a desert island for the past few months, vaccinations are in the news. Fearing vaccine-related reactions or other concerns, some people are leery not only of vaccinating their children against preventable illnesses, but also their pets. Protecting against something you’ve never seen can be a difficult concept for both pet […]

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3 things you need to know about indoor pets during the cold months

Tuesday, Feb 10th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Does winter weather pose risks to indoor pets as well as outdoor? You bet! I bet I’ve been interviewed for or written 50+ articles on cold weather hazards for outdoor pets. I’m not downplaying the risks of frostbite, frozen water, irritated paws from salt or ice melter, or cats who lounge on a warm car […]

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How to give pills to the world’s most suspicious dogs

Monday, Feb 9th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Is your dog the equivalent of a champion bomb sniffing dog when it comes to sniffing out pills hidden in pill pockets, cheese, peanut butter, hot dogs, or other treats? I have one of those dogs, our 16-pound “canine cocktail” Quixote. Here are some of the tricks this veterinarian has used to outsmart this super-suspicious, […]

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When you can’t look in your pet’s mouth

Thursday, Feb 5th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

What does it mean when your pet doesn’t want you to look in his mouth? And what should you do about it? My Pet Connection writing partner, Kim Thornton, had this serious problem with her dog Keeper recently: Keeper did not want me to even lift his lip to look at his teeth, and his […]

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