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Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

Why is your bunny balding?

Wednesday, Sep 9th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do you have a pet rabbit suffering fur loss and scratching? This reader did — and I shared some information I thought would help! Q: My rabbit seems to really be scratching himself a lot and is starting to lose fur. What could be causing his itchiness? A: Skin problems aren’t unusual in rabbits, and […]

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Is a clinical trial right for your cat?

Monday, Aug 31st, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A reader asks how to evaluate placing a cat into a clinical trial: Q: My cat has an injection-site sarcoma, and I’m thinking of enrolling him in a clinical study that will look at a new way to deliver chemotherapy. What are some things I should consider? A: Clinical trials have resulted in better treatments, […]

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2 things I hate to see in pets out in public

Monday, Aug 24th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I imagine respiratory therapists are upset when they see somebody outside a restaurant chain smoking, and that dentists cringe when they see somebody with a mega-sized sugary drink. That’s true for veterinarians, too. And here are the two things that really bother me when I see them in pets out in public: 1. Limping. I […]

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Saliva 911: When your pet’s drooling is an emergency

Monday, Aug 10th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Is your pet’s drooling normal for them, or something to worry about? Some breeds like Basset Hounds, Mastiffs, and St. Bernards are notorious for a deluge of slippery saliva, and some individuals simply salivate more than others. But not all drooling is normal. This summer I saw a dog at North Idaho Animal Hospital whose […]

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What to do when your bunny won’t eat or drops food

Tuesday, Jul 14th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

When the answer to “What’s up, Doc?” is that your pet rabbit’s not eating normally, is dropping food, or is drooling, the problem defiitely requires a visit to the veterinarian — and may require some dental care, as was the case with this reader’s pet: Q: My rabbit isn’t eating as much as normal, and […]

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