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Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

Gall bladder problems on the rise in dogs

Wednesday, Nov 26th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I heard from a Facebook follower with a question about a problem we’re seeing more of in dogs lately — gall bladder disease: Q: My senior cocker spaniel has been diagnosed with something called “gallbladder mucocele.” Is it common for dogs to have gallbladder problems? A: It’s unusual for dogs to develop painful gallstones the […]

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Dog health Q&A

Monday, Nov 24th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you missed my live Q&A on dog health care, you can catch up here! Post by DOGTV.

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What do bruises and red dots on your dog’s skin mean?

Friday, Nov 21st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Have you ever found bruising or little red dots on your dog’s skin? It could be the sign of a serious condition known as thrombocytopenia. Here’s a reader’s question and my answer about the problem: Q: My dog’s stool is black, and I noticed when I was grooming him that his body was covered in […]

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The one mistake almost every pet owner makes when a pet starts having accidents in the house

Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s enough to stop me from going on the Internet. I’m talking about the constant flow of people in email, on social media, and in comments on websites asking for and offering help for cats and dogs who start having accidents in the house without once mentioning the most likely cause of all: a medical […]

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What a dog named Roscoe taught me about pet insurance

Wednesday, Nov 5th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I’ve been a practicing veterinarian for over 35 years, and there’s not a week goes by that a pet doesn’t need something for their pet’s health or well-being that the pet owner can’t afford. The pet might need his teeth cleaned, a cruciate ligament in the knee fixed, expensive skin medication, or referral to a […]

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