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Cats beat dogs when it comes to sniffing out scents

Monday, Jun 11th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A cat’s sense of smell is 15 times stronger than that of a human. Cats may even have a better sense of smell than dogs, with better ability to discriminate among more scents, although they probably won’t be doing search and rescue or bomb detection anytime soon. It’s no wonder, then, that cats dislike strong-scented […]

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Newly discovered cat virus may unlock secrets of liver disease, cancer

Thursday, Jun 7th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

cat in lap

A newly identified cat virus may help protect cats from liver disease and cancer — and may help people, too. The study, funded by Morris Animal Foundation, was conducted at the University of Sydney and its results were published in the most recent issue of the journal Viruses. The researchers identified a type of virus […]

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Sunglasses for dogs aren’t just a fashion statement

Monday, Jun 4th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Happy Dog in car. Bichon Frise Dog wears Hot Pink Goggles and enjoys a ride in a pedal car.

Are sunglasses for dogs a fashion statement or a necessity? A little bit of both, it turns out. Dogs who spend a lot of time on boats, running through brushy areas, or hanging their heads out the car window need protection from flying debris, sand, prickly foliage, and sun glare. Other dogs who can benefit […]

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How to keep your pet bird healthy

Monday, May 28th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Amazon parrot

Taking a pet bird to the veterinarian can be stressful for him or for you, but there’s a big payoff! Here’s how I explained it to a reader. Q: How often should my pet bird visit the veterinarian? A: A healthy pet bird should visit the veterinarian each year for a physical examination and as […]

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Pets’ motion sickness is all in their ears

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

sad dog in car

Most pet owners can’t avoid taking their pets in the car, at least sometimes. After all, there are veterinary visits, training, trips to board or be groomed, camping trips, boat rides, holiday visits, and family vacations. While some pets handle travel like they could take the wheel and turn on the tunes, for others a […]

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