Veterinary Medicine Archives - Page 31 of 37 - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

The one mistake almost every pet owner makes when a pet starts having accidents in the house

Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s enough to stop me from going on the Internet. I’m talking about the constant flow of people in email, on social media, and in comments on websites asking for and offering help for cats and dogs who start having accidents in the house without once mentioning the most likely cause of all: a medical […]

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What a dog named Roscoe taught me about pet insurance

Wednesday, Nov 5th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I’ve been a practicing veterinarian for over 35 years, and there’s not a week goes by that a pet doesn’t need something for their pet’s health or well-being that the pet owner can’t afford. The pet might need his teeth cleaned, a cruciate ligament in the knee fixed, expensive skin medication, or referral to a […]

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Researchers testing drug that might extend dogs’ lives by 15 percent

Tuesday, Nov 4th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Researchers at the University of Washington are raising money and recruiting dogs for a study that might extend dogs’ lives. From the Dog Aging Project’s website: We believe that improving healthy lifespan in pet dogs is a worthy goal in and of itself. To be clear, our goal is to extend the period of life […]

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Is there a new treatment for cats with chronic urinary blockage?

Monday, Nov 3rd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

There may be a new treatment for obstructive feline idiopathic cystitis, or chronic urinary blockage in cats without a known cause. The Winn Feline Foundation recently reported on a pilot study of A-CYST, a Dechra Veterinary Products drug that is placed directly into the bladder via a catheter. A-CYST is a glycosaminoglycan, a substance related […]

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What your dog loves better than food

Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I’ve lived with a lot of dogs who would do pretty much anything for treats. Our canine cocktails Quora and Quixote, along with our old Golden, Shakira, and my beloved Gracie, all beg for treats, and nothing brings them running like the sound of the treat drawer opening. Maybe you have dogs like that, too. […]

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