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Holiday pet hazards worth worrying about

Friday, Dec 19th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Yesterday I wrote about holiday pet hazards that are more hype than harm. Now I’m going to go over the hazards you need to prevent if possible and treat with urgency if they happen: 1. Human medications. The holidays are a time when we have visitors, including older parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles who are […]

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Holiday ‘hazards’ that are more hype than harm

Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

In my 35 years as a veterinarian, I’ve talked about holiday hazards one-on-one in the veterinary exam room and also reached into millions of living rooms giving potentially life-saving advice to pet owners. Let me talk about this subject again, like it was the very first time: A lot of the risks pet owners worry […]

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Are deer antlers safe for dogs to chew on?

Monday, Dec 15th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dogs will chew on pretty much anything – but that doesn’t mean it’s safe to let them! One of my readers asked if a deer antler chew was a good choice for her dog: Q: One of my friends gave my Cavapoo an antler chew. It seems kind of hard. Is it safe for him to […]

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What the heck is a ‘reverse sneeze’ and why do dogs do it?

Friday, Dec 12th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s one of the greatest of all dog owner mysteries: What the heck is a “reverse sneeze”? Veterinarians know it as the “pharyngeal gag reflex,” and while it can sound like your dog is about to keel over dead, in almost all cases, it’s harmless and requires no treatment (although you might want to try […]

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What to do about canine nosebleeds

Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Nosebleeds aren’t all that uncommon in people, but with dogs, it’s a different story. One of my Facebook readers contacted me, asking if her dog’s sneezing and nosebleeds could be caused by allergies. I gave her my take on the possibilities: Q: My dog has been sneezing a lot and sometimes he has nosebleeds for […]

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