Healthy Pets

Dr. Karen Shaw Becker
Dr. Karen Becker from Healthy Pets
Created 19 Mar 2021
  • 5 Natural Ways to Help Control Your Dog’s Seizures
    20 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    STORY AT-A-GLANCE After decades of use, earlier this year the FDA granted conditional approval to potassium bromide for treatment of canine seizure disorder The drug, called KBroVet-CA1, is manufactur...
  • Discover Your Cat's Level of Pain With 97% Accuracy
    19 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    STORY AT-A-GLANCE Cats excel at hiding pain, but a new app — Tably — may make recognizing pain in cats easier Tably uses artificial intelligence (AI) to read your cat’s health and mood based on facial...
  • How the 'Alpha Dog' Myth Does More Harm Than Good
    18 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    STORY AT-A-GLANCE While the myth that dog parents must assume an “alpha” role with their pets has been deconstructed by animal behaviorists in recent years, there are still lots of owners and trainers...
  • Tackling the No. 1 Disease Affecting the Majority of Pets
    17 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    STORY AT-A-GLANCE The No. 1 disease in cats and dogs is overweight and obesity, with an estimated 60% of cats and 56% of dogs suffering from one or the other One of the most important steps in helping...
  • Providing Hope and Security for Small Dogs in Need
    16 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    Download Interview Transcript | Download my FREE Podcast STORY AT-A-GLANCE Today’s Pet Game Changer is Laurie Weston, a dog rescuer who volunteers with a nonprofit in Dallas, TX called Recycled Pomera...
  • The Surprising Limits of the Human-Dog Bond
    15 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    STORY AT-A-GLANCE In a study investigating reciprocity between dogs and humans, pet dogs received food from humans but did not return the favor The results appear to show that dogs weren’t interested ...
  • ‘Throwaway’ Pets Wreaking Havoc on Water Quality
    14 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    STORY AT-A-GLANCE Cities across the U.S. are struggling with goldfish that have been dumped into lakes by their owners In the wild, goldfish quickly “turn from pet to pest” and may wreak havoc on wate...
  • Ear Infection Won’t Go Away? These Two Things Can Help
    13 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    STORY AT-A-GLANCE Inflammation or infection of the outer ear canal (otitis externa) is a very common canine condition; the good news is that prevention is easy Inflammation of your dog’s ear can progr...
  • The Most Special Breed You’ll Ever Adopt
    12 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    STORY AT-A-GLANCE Growing up together, rescue dogs can teach children important lessons that are difficult to put into words — characteristics like redemption, grit and forgiveness can all come from t...
  • Weird Cat and Dog Behaviors That Stump Even Experts
    11 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    STORY AT-A-GLANCE Trance-like Syndrome (TLS) is an odd and relatively rare behavior in which affected dogs walk under something that brushes against them (e.g., tree leaves or a dangling piece of clot...
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