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Category Archives: Pet Connection

Stopping the pain of your dog’s arthritis

Tuesday, Jul 18th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Arthritis is common in dogs — common, and painful! Here’s what I told a reader who wanted to know how she could help her dog feel better. Q: My dog seems really stiff, and the veterinarian says he probably has arthritis. Is there anything that can be done to help him feel more comfortable? A: […]

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Is a bearded dragon the right pet for you?

Thursday, Jul 13th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A reader asked for the low-down on bearded dragons as pets. Here’s what I know. Q: I’ve just acquired a bearded dragon. What should I know about taking care of him? A: Congratulations on your new reptile companion! Bearded dragons are popular because of their small size, quiet nature and variety of colors. They enjoy […]

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Cats ‘knead’ us because they love us

Monday, Jul 10th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Why do cats blissfully paw and push at us when we’re petting them? Here’s what I told a reader who asked. Q: Why do cats like to knead their paws on our skin? Does it have a purpose? A: One of the great colloquialisms of our language is the phrase “making biscuits,” used to describe […]

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How to survive your cat’s teenhood

Tuesday, Jun 20th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Is your cat 6 to 18 months old? That age range is when kittens morph from cute to cat. Like human teenagers, adolescent cats are ready to display their independence and show the world what they can do — whether that’s making the biggest scratches on the furniture, marking their territory with urine, or (if […]

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Low platelet counts are big trouble for dogs

Tuesday, Jun 13th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Does your dog have black stool, or bruises or other marks on his skin? This could be a lights and sirens emergency, and definitely requires a fast trip to the vet. Here’s what I told a reader about it. Q: My dog’s stool is black, and I noticed when I was grooming him that his […]

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