Veterinary Medicine Archives - Page 2 of 37 - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

Are essential oils really dangerous to pets?

Tuesday, Jan 23rd, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Stories of pets harmed by essential oils are making the rounds on social media right now. Is it hype, or is it true? Here’s what I told a reader who wrote with that question. Q: Someone told me that the essential oils I use in our home could be harmful to my pets. Do I […]

Read more »

How to find a feline-friendly vet

Tuesday, Jan 16th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

What would you do if you moved far away and had to find a new veterinarian for your pets? That was the question posed to me by a reader. Here are my tips. Q: We have moved cross-country and need to find a veterinarian for our two cats. Do you have any tips for us? […]

Read more »

Resolve to look beyond the pet food label this year

Thursday, Jan 11th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s a New Year. Is it time to take a new look at pet food labels? We’ve all been urged as consumers to read labels, but there’s a lot of conflicting information out there about what dogs and cats should and shouldn’t eat. Corn, beef, byproducts, organ meats, different oils, probiotics, prebiotics, and the alphabet […]

Read more »

Your pet: Getting to the heart of the matter

Monday, Jan 8th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Usually when I talk about the heart and pets, I’m speaking about our emotional connection. Not this time; I’m talking about your pet’s cardiovascular system. Just like us, your pet’s cardiovascular system includes the heart and blood vessels (veins and arteries), and its function is to pump blood (the heart), deliver oxygen and nutrient rich […]

Read more »

Keeping your dog exercise-ready is a stretch. (Literally)

Thursday, Jan 4th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Stretching benefits dogs, whether you’re taking them for a walk around the block, a two-hour hike or a 10-day backpacking trip. After a five-minute warm-up of walking or light jogging, start with a play bow, luring your dog into position by holding a treat low and pushing it toward the dog. Next, a counter stretch […]

Read more »