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Researchers testing drug that might extend dogs’ lives by 15 percent

Tuesday, Nov 4th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Researchers at the University of Washington are raising money and recruiting dogs for a study that might extend dogs’ lives. From the Dog Aging Project’s website: We believe that improving healthy lifespan in pet dogs is a worthy goal in and of itself. To be clear, our goal is to extend the period of life […]

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Is there a new treatment for cats with chronic urinary blockage?

Monday, Nov 3rd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

There may be a new treatment for obstructive feline idiopathic cystitis, or chronic urinary blockage in cats without a known cause. The Winn Feline Foundation recently reported on a pilot study of A-CYST, a Dechra Veterinary Products drug that is placed directly into the bladder via a catheter. A-CYST is a glycosaminoglycan, a substance related […]

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What your dog loves better than food

Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I’ve lived with a lot of dogs who would do pretty much anything for treats. Our canine cocktails Quora and Quixote, along with our old Golden, Shakira, and my beloved Gracie, all beg for treats, and nothing brings them running like the sound of the treat drawer opening. Maybe you have dogs like that, too. […]

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A vet’s eye view on demodectic mange in dogs

Friday, Oct 10th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

See that poor dog on the right? That’s Boone, who I helped treat for demodectic mange while he was in a foster home (which became his forever home, but that’s another story!). Boone is healthy now, but demodectic mange is a problem that affects a lot of dogs, so I thought you’d want to know […]

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Why frequent baths are good for your dog

Wednesday, Oct 8th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Whether your dog loves getting wet or hates it, the fact is, frequent bathing is a good thing! For decades, veterinary health care professionals recommended that people not bathe their dogs very often because it stripped oils from the skin, drying it out. We now know this is not only false, but by bathing your […]

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