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Your puppy got HOW big?

Thursday, Dec 8th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

So, how old will your mixed breed puppy grow up to be? There may be no real way to know, but I shared my thoughts with a reader whose Goldendoodle turned out to be super-sized! Q: When we got our goldendoodle puppy, Walker, the breeder said he would probably weigh about 30 pounds at adulthood. […]

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‘Glue ear’ in dogs? Here’s what you need to know!

Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If your dog is pawing at his ear, it may be a more complicated problem than you think! Here’s a question from a reader about her dog’s ear problem. Q: My cavalier has something called “glue ear.” Is this common in the breed? A: That’s a sticky problem. Glue ear, more formally known as “primary […]

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A pooch-centric guide to medicated shampoos

Tuesday, Nov 15th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

What’s the deal with medicated shampoos for dogs? That’s what a reader wanted to know – here’s what I told her! Q: My dog has a skin problem, and the veterinarian recommends using a medicated shampoo. What can you tell me about how these products work? A: Medicated shampoos are topical therapies, meaning they are […]

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Single feline seeks friend?

Tuesday, Nov 8th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Is it a good idea to get a second cat to keep the first one company? My daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, and I teamed up to answer this question from a reader! Q: I have a 3-year-old cat, and I’m wondering if I should get him a friend. I work all day, and I’m worried […]

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Can you share your Xanax with your dog?

Tuesday, Nov 1st, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Xanax (alprazolam) is a drug used both in human and veterinary medicine. But you should never just give your Xanax, or other drugs, to your pets. Here’s what I told a reader who asked about it: Q: My dog is really afraid of going to the groomer. Would it be OK to give him just […]

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