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Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

Why you should bathe your kitten – even if she doesn’t ‘need’ it

Monday, Oct 28th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Kitten wrapped in a towel after a bath

Whether cats “need” to be routinely bathed or not is an open question, but because a bath may be medically necessary at some point in their lives, every cat should be accustomed to bathing. Here’s how I explained it to a reader asking about her new kitten. Q: I just got a kitten, and she’s […]

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Allergic to cats? New food may help

Monday, Oct 21st, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Young Latina woman with cat

Is there really a pet food that can reduce human allergies to cats? How would it work if there is? And is it available? That’s what a reader wanted to know; here’s my response. Q: I heard about a new food for cats that will reduce human allergies to them. Is that really available? A: […]

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Here are the best ingredients for cat foods

Monday, Oct 14th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

There’s a lot of confusion about how best to feed your cat. Here’s what I told a reader. Q: What are the best ingredients for cat foods? I’ve read different opinions, and I’m confused. All protein — or some grains? A: Good question. I asked cat nutrition expert Tony Buffington, DVM, to weigh in. Cats […]

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Yes, your cat can enjoy going to the vet. Here’s how

Wednesday, Sep 25th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Funny cute red kitten. Ginger red kitten thinking. Long haired red kitten. Sweet adorable sad red kitten on sofa background.

A cat enjoying a trip to the vet? No, it’s not fantasy. It’s possible if you know the right steps to take. I outline them here for a reader. Q: It was always a struggle to get my previous cat to the vet. Now that I have a new kitten, do you have any advice […]

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When there’s a mass on your cat’s liver

Monday, Sep 9th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

cat resting

A reader wrote asking about a mass recently diagnosed on her cat’s liver. This condition is known as a biliary cyst. Here’s what I told her about it. A: That’s an interesting question. A biliary cyst is a large, fluid-filled growth on the bile duct system of the liver. It’s the most common type of […]

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