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Category Archives: Pet Connection

How two dogs are helping the homeless get health care

Monday, Jan 9th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Could your life use some joyful news right now? Read this story about two dogs making a difference for the homeless from this week’s Pet Connection: Two Labrador retrievers are making life a little brighter for patients battling poverty, homelessness, illness or addiction. Maestro, a yellow Lab, and Rylie, a black Lab, make weekly visits […]

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How to keep your cat from jumping on the table while you’re eating

Tuesday, Jan 3rd, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

So, what do you do if your cat demands you let him join you not just at the table, but on it, during meals? That was the question a reader asked, and I turned it over to my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, for an answer! Q: Our 10-year-old cat has recently begun demanding table food. […]

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The real truth about getting rid of pet tear stains

Tuesday, Dec 27th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

One of the top questions I recieve is about how to remove tear stains from the fur of white dogs and cats. Far less frequently do people ask a far more important question: why their pet has these stains in the first place! Here’s how I responded to a reader: Q: I have a 7-year-old […]

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Avian obesity is a plus-size problem

Tuesday, Dec 20th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

We all know about the obesity epidemic in pet cats and dogs, but our feathered pets suffer from it as well. Here’s what I told a reader. Q: My veterinarian says my bird is fat. Is that really something I need to worry about? A: You bet! Obesity is as much an issue in pet […]

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Don’t brush off pet dental care

Wednesday, Dec 14th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Although my wife, Teresa, is the toothbrusher-in-chief in our house, I know the importance of pet dental care. I share my views with a reader who wrote me about her Greyhound. Q: I have a greyhound, and I know from past experience that they get a lot of tartar buildup. What’s the best way to […]

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