Veterinary Medicine Archives - Page 32 of 37 - Dr. Marty Becker

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A vet’s eye view on demodectic mange in dogs

Friday, Oct 10th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

See that poor dog on the right? That’s Boone, who I helped treat for demodectic mange while he was in a foster home (which became his forever home, but that’s another story!). Boone is healthy now, but demodectic mange is a problem that affects a lot of dogs, so I thought you’d want to know […]

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Why frequent baths are good for your dog

Wednesday, Oct 8th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Whether your dog loves getting wet or hates it, the fact is, frequent bathing is a good thing! For decades, veterinary health care professionals recommended that people not bathe their dogs very often because it stripped oils from the skin, drying it out. We now know this is not only false, but by bathing your […]

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Therapeutic laser can heal pets’ pain, inflammation

Friday, Oct 3rd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

In my own practice, I’ve used the class IV laser a number of ways. It can help to relieve pain, redness and swelling at surgical incision sites; reduce inflammation related to hot spots, inflamed ears and lick granulomas; and soothe arthritic joints. Dogs who have spay surgery with laser treatment have little redness, drastically reduced […]

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A Fear-Free tip from our friends at Maddie’s Fund!

Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Can petting a stressed-out cat calm her down and keep her healthy? Yes, says a recent study of shelter cats, reported on by the shelter medicine blog at Maddie’s Fund. In a study published in the June 2014 issue of the journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine, researchers found cats who were not petted during their first […]

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What laser therapy can do for pets

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

I experienced some new technology that really helps pets yesterday. Annie, a 10-year-old German Wirehaired Pointer, came into Lakewood Animal Hospital¬† with a slab fracture of the left upper carnassial tooth. After the extraction, we used the Erchonia laser to dramatically reduce the swelling of the gum tissue. This photo was taken 30 minutes post-op […]

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