Veterinary Medicine Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

Aspirin for pet pain: Good idea, or bad?

Tuesday, Feb 13th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Is aspirin safe to give pets for their pain? That’s the question a reader had for me. The short answer is no; here’s why. Q: Is it OK to give my pet aspirin if he’s feeling sore or stiff? A: I don’t recommend it. In an acute pain situation, a veterinarian may prescribe aspirin for […]

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When cats lick all the hair off their bellies

Wednesday, Feb 7th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Compulsive licking and chewing can be incredibly tough to resolve in a pet. This cat owner wrote asking for information and advice, and my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, and I teamed up to help. Q: My 11-year-old male cat keeps licking all the fur off his belly. I’ve tried Apoquel and Cerenia, my vet did […]

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A survey about how you feed your cat

Friday, Jan 26th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

How do you feed your cat? Dr. Tony Buffington, my good friend, Fear Free colleague, and clinical professor at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, is asking for your help in responding to a short online survey about how you feed your cat. The surevey should take only around ten minutes, and will help […]

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Are essential oils really dangerous to pets?

Tuesday, Jan 23rd, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Stories of pets harmed by essential oils are making the rounds on social media right now. Is it hype, or is it true? Here’s what I told a reader who wrote with that question. Q: Someone told me that the essential oils I use in our home could be harmful to my pets. Do I […]

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How to find a feline-friendly vet

Tuesday, Jan 16th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

What would you do if you moved far away and had to find a new veterinarian for your pets? That was the question posed to me by a reader. Here are my tips. Q: We have moved cross-country and need to find a veterinarian for our two cats. Do you have any tips for us? […]

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