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Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

My top tip for litterbox problems in multi-cat homes

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do you have a cat who doesn’t use the litterbox reliably? Or do you just want to make sure that situation doesn’t arise? You may need my “plus one” rule. Before I explain, let me add this caution: Many if not most cats who develop a new litterbox problem have a physical condition that requires […]

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Will your dog benefit from elbow surgery?

Friday, Apr 24th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Whether your dog has a genetic condition, arthritis, or an injury, there may be a time your veterinarian recommends elbow surgery. Is that the right choice for your dog? One reader asked me about her dog’s arthritic, injured elbow: Q: My Lab was chasing a tennis ball and jumped up to get it. When he […]

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3 ways to prevent a mess when your pet just can’t hold it

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

Nobody likes to find a puddle on the tile floor, or walk across the carpet with bare feet or socks and get that “sinking feeling” when your toes touch the tinkle. It’s normal for puppies to make mistakes, and many pets with bladder problems have accidents because of urinary tract, kidney, metabolic and neurological issues […]

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What you need to know about dogs and liver disease

Monday, Apr 13th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Lab lying down

Liver disease is dogs is, to put it mildly, strange. So it’s no wonder many pet owners have questions about it, like this reader who wrote to ask about her dog’s liver disease diagnosis: Q: My Labrador retriever has been diagnosed with chronic hepatitis. He’s being treated, but do I need to worry that he […]

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How and why to take the fear out of brushing your dog’s teeth – for both of you!

Thursday, Apr 9th, 2015 | By Mikkel Becker KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, CDBC, CBCC-KA, CTC

How many things would you rather do than brush your dog’s teeth? If you’re like most pet owners I talk to, that’s a long list. But not only shouldn’t it be that way, it really doesn’t have to! First, let’s get one misconception out of the way: You don’t need your veterinarian. Just as you […]

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