Pet Connection Archives - Page 14 of 35 - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Pet Connection

Feline bile duct cyst usually benign, prognosis good

Thursday, Oct 27th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Nothing is scarier than hearing your pet has a mass in her organs. Fortunately, this reader’s cat most likely has a benign cyst! Q: My 8-year-old cat has been diagnosed with a biliary cyst. Can you tell me anything about this condition? A: That’s an interesting question. A biliary cyst is a large, fluid-filled growth […]

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My tips on caring for pet ferrets

Thursday, Oct 13th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Are ferrets easy to keep as pets? A reader recently wrote asking me how to be a great first-time ferret owner: Q: I just got a ferret! What should I be prepared for as far as potential health problems or injuries? I want to make sure I take good care of him. A: Oh, man, […]

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No, apple cores and seeds aren’t toxic to pets

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

A reader asks if apple cores are toxic to her dog. Was this important pet health information, or an excuse to write about QT Pi Becker? You decide! Q: I like to give my dog apple cores, and he loves them, but I heard that the seeds contain cyanide. Should I stop giving them? I […]

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Why male calico cats are as rare as hens’ teeth

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

Few questions fascinate the pet-loving public as much as why there are (almost) no male calico cats. Here’s what a recent reader asked, and my answer: Q: Why is it so unusual for male cats to be calicos? A: I’m glad you asked. Feline color genetics is always a fascinating topic. To get started, let’s […]

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What to do about dogs and chocolate

Thursday, Sep 1st, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Who doesn’t love chocolate? It’s the stuff of celebrations, holidays and romance. It’s filled with feel-good chemicals, and there’s even evidence that it’s good for our health. Dogs love chocolate as much as we do, based on the number of stories I’ve heard about canines who crave the sweet stuff. Just about every week, I […]

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