Pet Connection

Pet Connection by Dr. Marty Becker, Kim Campbell Thornton and Mikkel Becker

October 20, 2014

Dogs Welcome

(NOTE TO EDITORS: This column originally appeared on Oct. 17, 2011.) Our culture has become very pet-friendly, but as much as I love this shift in attitude, I am also aware that some people don't approve of the change, especially when other people start planning to bring dogs home for the holidays. ... continue

October 13, 2014

Warm Hearts, Warm Pets

(NOTE TO EDITORS: This column originally appeared on Oct. 3, 2011.) Pets seem to enjoy fall as much, if not more, than we do. They all seem to perk up as the evenings get cooler. With their incredible eyesight, cats find interest in the early darkness, and dogs love being able to go for walks without... continue

October 06, 2014

Feline Diabetes

How to recognize and manage this common disease in cats By Kim Campbell Thornton When my cat Peter the Gray was diagnosed with diabetes some 25 years ago, the only treatment for the disease was regular insulin injections. Although Peter lived for another 10 years, it was difficult to regulate... continue

September 29, 2014

Fire the Laser

PETS WITH PAIN OR INFLAMMATION MAY BENEFIT FROM LOW-LEVEL LASER THERAPY Swee' Pea is an 18-year-old border collie/Australian shepherd cross who holds nine Guinness world records for stunts such as walking up and down a flight of stairs backward while balancing a glass of water on her nose. As you can... continue

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