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Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

How long can a wedding ring hide inside a dog?

Monday, Jul 7th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A woman in Wisconsin recently found her lost wedding ring, which had been missing for five years. She found it when her dog, Tucker, vomited it up. (And no, he’s not a Lab!) I shared the story on my Facebook page, commenting that, as a veterinarian, inside the dog was the first place I’d have […]

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Don’t ‘Ace’ the Fear: Why acepromazine may make your dog’s fireworks fear worse

Tuesday, Jul 1st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Is what you’re doing to help your dog with his fireworks and thunderstorm fears making them worse? Fear of fireworks and thunderstorms can ruin a pet’s summer, but sometimes our best efforts to help our pets feel better have the opposite effect. One of the worst offenders is the drug acepromazine, known as Ace. Once […]

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Turn down the volume on pets’ firework fears

Monday, Jun 30th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

(Updated June 14, 2018) It’s coming up on the Fourth of July, or as one of my team member calls it, “Xanax season.” She’s referring to her dog’s thunderstorm and fireworks fears, which at their worst require a veterinarian-prescribed dose of alprazolam (generic for Xanax). I believe this medication has its place, but it’s not […]

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Is that online puppy bringing rabies with him?

Wednesday, Jun 11th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Can you imagine bringing a darling little puppy into your family, and learning he not only has a deadly disease that will take his life, but has put your family’s life in danger, too? That’s exactly the scenario the Centers for Disease Control are warning puppy buyers to avoid, as puppies imported with fake health […]

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The dirtiest pet owner task of all: Don’t just ‘doo’ it!

Monday, Jun 9th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I once had a high-income  producer at a major television network call me up and say she’d just watched a YouTube video on how to clean her Chihuahua’s anal glands on her own, and what did I think? I almost laughed, but restrained myself and told her, “If you stick your finger up your dog’s […]

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