Pet Connection Archives - Page 27 of 35 - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Pet Connection

10 signs your pet might have cancer

Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do you know the warning signs of cancer in your pets? As they age, pets are more likely to develop some type of cancer. Signs include: Lumps or bumps that grow or change Wounds that don’t heal Persistent or recurrent lameness Unexplained weight loss Lack of appetite Difficulty eating or swallowing Bleeding from the mouth, […]

Read more »

Diseases people and pets can give to each other

Tuesday, Jan 13th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Can you get diseases from your pets? Yes. And they can get them from you, too! Here’s what I had to say to a reader who wrote me about the spread of diseases between humans and pets: Q: With all the talk of the Ebola virus a few months ago and how it can live […]

Read more »

Does your cat need his ear canal removed?

Thursday, Jan 8th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If your cat is pawing at his ear and shaking his head, he may have a condition that requires surgery. Here’s a question about that I received from a reader, and my reply. Q: I was told when I adopted him that my cat had some benign polyps in his ear, but lately he’s been […]

Read more »

My picks for the top new pet products of 2014!

Tuesday, Dec 30th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The multibillion-dollar pet industry keeps coming up with ways to make our lives with animals better. Some are toys, some are veterinary products, some are home and pet-care items. I see them throughout the year as I travel to trade shows and veterinary conferences, and I try them out myself when possible or get my […]

Read more »

Fighting like cats and dogs? Fuhgeddaboudit!

Monday, Dec 22nd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The idea that pets fight like, well, cats and dogs, is a popular one, but it’s not always grounded in reality. We’ve known plenty of pets who had interspecies friendships, sharing a bed or sofa, grooming each other and playing together. Even when animals aren’t best buds, they often coexist comfortably, tolerating each other’s presence […]

Read more »