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Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

Your pet’s ear hematoma: What you need to know

Tuesday, Sep 12th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

What does it mean when your cat has a painful, fluid-filled lump on his ear? Here’s what I told a reader who asked that question. Q: My cat has been scratching at his ear and the vet says he has a hematoma. What is that, and how did my cat get one?  A: The word […]

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Meat is a must in your cat’s diet

Thursday, Sep 7th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Can a cat be a vegetarian or vegan pet? No. Here’s what I told a reader who asked about whether cats really need meat in their diets. Q: Why is it so important for cats to have meat in their diet? Humans and dogs can get by without it. A: Cats come with a special […]

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Do you know the difference between byproducts and organ meats in pet food?

Tuesday, Aug 29th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Maybe it’s because I grew up on a farm, but I don’t get it. I’m talking about the aversion to feeding byproducts to our pets. We all want to feed our pets the best. The problem is, most of us have little or no connection to what that means anymore. We buy our meat in […]

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A common blood clot that can cripple or kill cats – and new hope on the horizon

Thursday, Aug 24th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Here’s something many cat owners don’t know about until they hear a heart-stopping scream from their cat — who suddenly can’t walk. It’s called an aortic thromboembolism (ATE), or “saddle thrombus,” and usually occurs in cats with heart disease — something else the owner may not know their cat has. This is a serious condition […]

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How to report a pet’s adverse reaction to a food, drug, product, or device

Tuesday, Aug 15th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Has your pet had a problem related to ingestion or use of a food, drug, product or device? Here’s how to report it. If necessary, first contact your veterinarian so your pet can be properly cared for. For medications or vaccines, your veterinarian can file an adverse event report. For foods, call 888-332-8387 or look […]

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