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Therapeutic laser can heal pets’ pain, inflammation

Friday, Oct 3rd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

In my own practice, I’ve used the class IV laser a number of ways. It can help to relieve pain, redness and swelling at surgical incision sites; reduce inflammation related to hot spots, inflamed ears and lick granulomas; and soothe arthritic joints. Dogs who have spay surgery with laser treatment have little redness, drastically reduced […]

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5 tips on cleaning up pet-pee accidents

Monday, Sep 29th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Whether your pet has the rare accident or regularly adds his pee-oh-vee to your home’s ambience, cleaning up pet stains and odors is something almost all pet owners ask about at some point. One of my Facebook followers did just that recently: Q: I was getting ready to take my dog out the other night […]

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Something you may not know about pilling cats

Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Just when you think you know everything about how to pill a cat, something new comes along. That’s how one of my readers felt after a recent hospital visit with one of her cats. Here’s what she asked, and my response: Q: There’s a new young veterinarian at the hospital where we take our cats. […]

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‘Pawspice’ care for pets at the end of life

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

We are so fortunate that our dogs and cats are living longer than ever before and have access to the highest levels of veterinary care. At some point, though, just as with people, nothing more can be done. That doesn’t always mean that euthanasia must be the next step. More and more, people are turning […]

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Are avocados toxic for pets?

Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Are avocados toxic to pets? It depends. A reader wrote saying she hears all the time that avocados are bad for dogs, but her boyfriend’s dog eats them all the time and looks and feels great. My Pet Connection co-writer and I had heard avocados are toxic for pets, too, so as we started investigating […]

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