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Category Archives: Pet Connection

What dog owners need to know about reverse sneezing

Tuesday, Jun 6th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I’ve actually had a few patients rushed in for emergency care because it seemed like they were gasping for breath. That wasn’t actually what was going on. Here’s what I told a a Facebook follower who asked me about her pet’s “reverse sneezing.” Q: My little Chihuahua-mix makes a weird gasping sound at least once […]

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Cat biting you? Here’s what may be going on

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Is your cat suddenly biting you when you pet her? Or have you recently adopted a new cat who is showing this behavior? The answer might be pain, as I explain to a reader who wrote asking about her cat’s biting. Q: Lately, every time I pet my cat, she tries to bite me. Why […]

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Is anesthesia safe for cats?

Thursday, May 25th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I can’t tell you how many painful, infected, miserable mouths I see on cats whose owners are afraid for their pets to get dental care due to fears of anesthesia. Here’s what I told a worried reader. Q: My cat needs to have his teeth cleaned, but I’m afraid for him to go under anesthesia. […]

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When your puppy eats your sofa

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A reader has a not-uncommon problem: A sofa-eating puppy. I asked my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to help her out with some tips. Q: My 4-month-old Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy ate my sofa. Literally! What can I do? I can’t afford to buy much more new furniture. A: Congratulations — you have a normal puppy! That’s […]

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The frustrating reality of finding out why your cat is vomiting

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A reader wants to know why her cat is vomiting all the time, but hesitated about all the tests her veterinarian wanted to run. Here are my thoughts. Q: My cat has been vomiting a lot, and my veterinarian wants to run all kinds of tests to figure out the cause. Is that really necessary? […]

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