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Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

‘Glue ear’ in dogs? Here’s what you need to know!

Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If your dog is pawing at his ear, it may be a more complicated problem than you think! Here’s a question from a reader about her dog’s ear problem. Q: My cavalier has something called “glue ear.” Is this common in the breed? A: That’s a sticky problem. Glue ear, more formally known as “primary […]

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Your questions about veterinary nutritionists answered by an expert

Tuesday, Nov 22nd, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do you have questions about veterinary nutritionists? Since I’ve been doing some work with Purina, I’ve heard from many of you with questions about the role of veterinary nutritionists both at that company and in pet food manufacturing in general. I decided to go right to the source, and spoke with Dr. Kurt Venator, a […]

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A pooch-centric guide to medicated shampoos

Tuesday, Nov 15th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

What’s the deal with medicated shampoos for dogs? That’s what a reader wanted to know – here’s what I told her! Q: My dog has a skin problem, and the veterinarian recommends using a medicated shampoo. What can you tell me about how these products work? A: Medicated shampoos are topical therapies, meaning they are […]

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Can you share your Xanax with your dog?

Tuesday, Nov 1st, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Xanax (alprazolam) is a drug used both in human and veterinary medicine. But you should never just give your Xanax, or other drugs, to your pets. Here’s what I told a reader who asked about it: Q: My dog is really afraid of going to the groomer. Would it be OK to give him just […]

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Feline bile duct cyst usually benign, prognosis good

Thursday, Oct 27th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Nothing is scarier than hearing your pet has a mass in her organs. Fortunately, this reader’s cat most likely has a benign cyst! Q: My 8-year-old cat has been diagnosed with a biliary cyst. Can you tell me anything about this condition? A: That’s an interesting question. A biliary cyst is a large, fluid-filled growth […]

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