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Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

Lessons from a puppy who swallowed a string of Christmas lights

Monday, Dec 8th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

One of my most memorable, long-ago holiday cases was the Labrador Retriever puppy (what else!) who had swallowed an entire string of Christmas tree lights. When he was brought in, gagging, I opened his mouth and could still see the plug, far in the back. I have to admit it was tempting to anesthetize him, […]

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Will your kitten be able to cope with losing an eye?

Wednesday, Dec 3rd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Many pet owners hate the idea of removing a pet’s eye, even if it will relieve pain and improve quality of life. What does the kitten think about it, and how will he or she cope? That’s what a reader asked: Q: The kitten I adopted came with a bad eye infection. My veterinarian says […]

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Gall bladder problems on the rise in dogs

Wednesday, Nov 26th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I heard from a Facebook follower with a question about a problem we’re seeing more of in dogs lately — gall bladder disease: Q: My senior cocker spaniel has been diagnosed with something called “gallbladder mucocele.” Is it common for dogs to have gallbladder problems? A: It’s unusual for dogs to develop painful gallstones the […]

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Dog health Q&A

Monday, Nov 24th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you missed my live Q&A on dog health care, you can catch up here! Post by DOGTV.

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What do bruises and red dots on your dog’s skin mean?

Friday, Nov 21st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Have you ever found bruising or little red dots on your dog’s skin? It could be the sign of a serious condition known as thrombocytopenia. Here’s a reader’s question and my answer about the problem: Q: My dog’s stool is black, and I noticed when I was grooming him that his body was covered in […]

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