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What a difference a weigh makes: How knowing your pet’s weight can help trim the pounds

Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Most pet owners with overweight or obese cats and dogs think their pets are at or near their ideal body weight, and therefore aren’t willing to do something about the problem. Fortunately, I’ve got a tip that will take the scales from their eyes! Using scales to measure and motivate for weight loss has been […]

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5 ways to help your itchy dog

Monday, Jul 28th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Is your dog’s itching driving you crazy? Imagine what it’s doing to him! Itching causes real suffering for pets, just as hives or poison oak or ivy do to humans. Don’t just take signs your dog is itching lying down. Try these 5 tips: 1. Make fleas flee! I can’t count the number of clients […]

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The case against free-feeding your dog

Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Leaving food down all the time for your dog may be convenient for you, but it’s deadly for him. There is no bikini season for pets, nor stick-thin dog models on DogTV. Dogs are scavengers, and left to their own devices will happily dig their graves with their own food bowls. What can you do […]

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Is your dog a rock chomper?

Friday, Jul 18th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

My dog has rocks in her stomach. Do you think they’re in her head too? My beloved rescue dog, Gracie, is a spayed female Lab/Pit mix who was in a shelter from age four months to two and a half years. My “Gracie girl” will eat anything (all kinds of feces, including her own from […]

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When medicine is crap: Fecal transplants in veterinary medicine

Tuesday, Jul 8th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I know many of my canine patients would as soon chow down on the contents of a diaper pail as their own nutritious food. I also remember as a child telling my mother, “This medicine tastes like crap!” That’s close to literally true now, as a growing number of MDs and veterinarians are using fecal […]

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