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Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

Everything pet owners need to know about anal glands

Monday, Apr 30th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Cat with green eyes

As a veterinarian, I have seen – and smelled – way more than my share of anal gland discharge. So who better to explain the subject to a reader who asked about it? Q: After my cat got off my lap recently, I noticed a couple of wet spots on my pants. When I gave […]

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Rest, rehab, surgery help dogs with IVDD

Wednesday, Apr 25th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Lhasa Apso dog lying on pavement in a garden

Many dogs suffer from intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), and it’s not always clear what the best treatment approach is. Here’s what I told a reader whose dog has been diagnosed with the condtion. Q: My Lhasa apso has been diagnosed with intervertebral disc disease. What can you tell me about it, and will she need […]

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Cats can get acne. Here’s what to do.

Tuesday, Apr 24th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Even if your cat isn’t a teenager, she can still get acne, little blackheads or pimples that usually appear on the chin. You may notice it more readily if your cat has a white or light-colored coat. Causes include allergies, stress and food bowls that aren’t cleaned daily. Some cats react to plastic food bowls. […]

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Will elbow surgery help your dog’s arthritis?

Wednesday, Apr 11th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Sad Labrador Retriever

We see a lot of arthritis in dogs, and it’s often in their elbows. This reader asked me whether surgery was the right solution for her dog’s pain. Here’s what I had to say. Q: My Lab was chasing a tennis ball and jumped up to get it. When he landed, he cried out and […]

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What do to if your dog eats batteries

Monday, Apr 9th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A reader wrote me about an emergency situation: Her puppy had eaten a toy that contained batteries. She got immediate help for her dog, but this is a fairly frequent problem, so I’m sharing my response with you here. And of course it was a Lab. 😉 Q: Help! My 8-month-old Lab puppy chewed up […]

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