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Category Archives: Pet Connection

Are deer antlers safe for dogs to chew on?

Monday, Dec 15th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dogs will chew on pretty much anything – but that doesn’t mean it’s safe to let them! One of my readers asked if a deer antler chew was a good choice for her dog: Q: One of my friends gave my Cavapoo an antler chew. It seems kind of hard. Is it safe for him to […]

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What to do about canine nosebleeds

Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Nosebleeds aren’t all that uncommon in people, but with dogs, it’s a different story. One of my Facebook readers contacted me, asking if her dog’s sneezing and nosebleeds could be caused by allergies. I gave her my take on the possibilities: Q: My dog has been sneezing a lot and sometimes he has nosebleeds for […]

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Lessons from a puppy who swallowed a string of Christmas lights

Monday, Dec 8th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

One of my most memorable, long-ago holiday cases was the Labrador Retriever puppy (what else!) who had swallowed an entire string of Christmas tree lights. When he was brought in, gagging, I opened his mouth and could still see the plug, far in the back. I have to admit it was tempting to anesthetize him, […]

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Will your kitten be able to cope with losing an eye?

Wednesday, Dec 3rd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Many pet owners hate the idea of removing a pet’s eye, even if it will relieve pain and improve quality of life. What does the kitten think about it, and how will he or she cope? That’s what a reader asked: Q: The kitten I adopted came with a bad eye infection. My veterinarian says […]

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Gall bladder problems on the rise in dogs

Wednesday, Nov 26th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I heard from a Facebook follower with a question about a problem we’re seeing more of in dogs lately — gall bladder disease: Q: My senior cocker spaniel has been diagnosed with something called “gallbladder mucocele.” Is it common for dogs to have gallbladder problems? A: It’s unusual for dogs to develop painful gallstones the […]

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