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Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

Why pet pain prevention is better than cure

Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

When is the best time to give a pet pain medication? Before the pain starts, or as soon after as possible. While human beings might like being “tough guys” who never take anything for pain, there’s no benefit, and plenty of harm, in letting your dog or cat suffer. (There’s none in letting yourself suffer, […]

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FDA: Stop marketing unapproved tear stain products for cats and dogs

Saturday, Aug 30th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The FDA issued a stern warning to the manufacturers of certain tear stain removers, saying that the products contain a drug not approved for cats and dogs. From their announcement: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing warning letters today to companies manufacturing unapproved animal drugs to remove tear stains in dogs and cats. […]

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Are avocados toxic for pets?

Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Are avocados toxic to pets? It depends. A reader wrote saying she hears all the time that avocados are bad for dogs, but her boyfriend’s dog eats them all the time and looks and feels great. My Pet Connection co-writer and I had heard avocados are toxic for pets, too, so as we started investigating […]

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What you need to know before declawing your cat

Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker


Should you consider getting your cat declawed? Here’s what a reader had to say via email: Q: When I was growing up, we always had our cats declawed and I didn’t think anything about it. I took our new kitten in to the vet to have her declawed, and he didn’t want to do it. […]

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CSU vets and the USDA answer your equine vesicular stomatitis questions

Wednesday, Aug 13th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Horse owners: Has the news about the fast-spreading vesicular stomatitis outbreak among horses in Colorado and Texas got you spooked? Vesicular stomatitis is a highly contagious viral disease that causes painful lesions in the mouths, muzzles, teats, and hooves of horses, pigs, deer, cattle,  goats, sheep, llamas, and other animals. It can also cause flu-like […]

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