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Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

How to know if a dog’s cough means he needs to see the vet

Monday, Jan 23rd, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A cough in a dog can be no big deal, or it can be life-threatening. Here’s what I told a reader who wanted to know if her dog needed to see the veterinarian. Q: My dog has been coughing lately. Is this something I should worry about? Does he need to go to the vet? […]

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How the washing machine can make your dog itch

Thursday, Dec 29th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Is there such a thing as too clean when it comes to washing your dog’s beds and rugs? My wife, Teresa, is a self-proclaimed neat freak, from whom dirt, dust, bugs, and germs run in terror. Teresa saw an article in a magazine that talked about a new laundry detergent guaranteed to clean throw rugs […]

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The real truth about getting rid of pet tear stains

Tuesday, Dec 27th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

One of the top questions I recieve is about how to remove tear stains from the fur of white dogs and cats. Far less frequently do people ask a far more important question: why their pet has these stains in the first place! Here’s how I responded to a reader: Q: I have a 7-year-old […]

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Avian obesity is a plus-size problem

Tuesday, Dec 20th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

We all know about the obesity epidemic in pet cats and dogs, but our feathered pets suffer from it as well. Here’s what I told a reader. Q: My veterinarian says my bird is fat. Is that really something I need to worry about? A: You bet! Obesity is as much an issue in pet […]

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Don’t brush off pet dental care

Wednesday, Dec 14th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Although my wife, Teresa, is the toothbrusher-in-chief in our house, I know the importance of pet dental care. I share my views with a reader who wrote me about her Greyhound. Q: I have a greyhound, and I know from past experience that they get a lot of tartar buildup. What’s the best way to […]

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