Let's Talk Healthy Pets with Dr. Becker

Let's Talk Healthy Pets with Dr. Becker

Hello! I'm Dr. Karen Becker, a proactive and integrative wellness veterinarian. My goal is to partner with pet parents seeking to improve their pet’s overall health and vitality through wise lifestyle choices. I believe the Art of Medicine is understanding not only the myriad of insults that create disease, but having an arsenal of non-toxic, innovative approaches to help unlock the innate potential inside a pet’s body for healing and recovery to occur. My goal is to not just to identify the root causes of disease and degeneration in pets, but to prevent the body from breaking by taking a proactive stance towards intentionally creating vibrant, thriving animals. Today, I help millions of pets worldwide achieve abundant health by offering the most up-to-date information on species-appropriate nutrition, lifestyle choices and proactive living.... Show More

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Sebaceous adenitis is an inflammatory skin condition that destroys the sebum-producing sebaceous glands; it is seen primarily in dogs .  For more information go to https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2019/08/18/sebaceous-adenitis.aspx 

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August 11, 2019 10 min

I’m a big fan of crate training and recommend it to every dog guardian I know, especially those who need to housetrain a puppy. Whether your canine companion is a puppy or a senior, providing him with his very own cozy space has a number of great advantages for both of you.

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August 4, 2019 33 min

Dr. Becker sits down with Dr. Robert Silver to discuss his use of cannabis, hemp, and CBD in the treatment of pets.

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Brachial plexus avulsion is a medical term to describe damage to the nerves that feed a dog's or cat's front legs. This type of injury is usually serious because it means significant damage has occurred to the nerves running to the front leg or legs. Physical therapy with a certified animal rehabilitator is usually the best treatment option.

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July 12, 2019 8 min

Vestibular disease is a disorder that affects a dog's body balance systems; the most common type is the peripheral form, which occurs outside the central nervous system. It is important to know the causes, recognize the symptoms and how to treat this disease.

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Warts, or papillomas, typically affect young, immunosuppressed and older dogs. In this video, Dr. Becker discusses how dogs typically get them, which are at highest risk and when to consider getting them removed.

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June 23, 2019 24 min

Dr. Becker interviews Denise Sanders of the National Search Dog Foundation. This amazing organization recruits shelter dogs to live, train and receive veterinary care at the SDF's training center until they graduate with their handler. Once fully trained, these dogs work with first responders to search for victims of natural disasters and terrorist attacks.

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June 19, 2019 8 min

Kennel cough, or Bordetella, is a common highly contagious upper respiratory condition in dogs. Dr. Becker discusses how dogs get it, symptoms and how to treat it.

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Mast cells contain substances that play a role in all allergic responses. When they replicate, it can lead to mast cell tumors. For more information go to: https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2018/06/03/mast-cell-tumors.aspx

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May 28, 2019 7 min

In this video you will learn everything you need to know about the common cat compulsive disorder known as psychogenic alopecia. For more information go to: https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2018/12/30/psychogenic-alopecia-cats.aspx

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If you have an overweight cat, there are several ways to help get their health back on track. In this video, I’ll show you the best tips and strategies to tackle this common feline problem. For more information go to: https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2018/12/16/overweight-cat-meal-plan.aspx 

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Help improve your pets GI function by learning what to look for in a pet probiotic supplement.

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Allergies in pets may occur seasonally. Identify your pet's allergic reactions so that you take a proactive approach to their health. To learn more go to : https://healthypets.mercola.com/

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April 17, 2019 8 min

Dr. Karen Becker discusses the different reasons why your dog may be smelly. There are several underlying reasons why your dog smells and it is important to identify what is causing the issue.

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In this video, Dr. Karen Becker discusses the dangers of antibiotic abuse in veterinary settings. The problem is compounded further when pets become exposed to antibiotics due to the food they eat.

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February 28, 2019 24 min

Dr. Karen Becker interviews Sherri Franklin who founded Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in 2007 after the painful realization that many older shelter dogs never find new homes. Muttville's mission, in addition to saving and rehoming seniors, is to spread the word around the world about the specialness of older dogs. For more information go to: https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2019/02/28/muttville-senior-dog-re... Read more

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Dr. Karen Becker welcomes back Dr. Melissa Shelton for an update on her work with essential oils. Dr. Shelton is a proactive, holistic veterinarian who developed a special interest in the medical use of essential oils for animals.

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February 14, 2019 47 min

Dr. Karen Becker interviews Nathalie Abutaha, founder of the DC Shiba Inu Rescue. Her organization's mission is to rescue, foster, vet and train neglected, homeless and stray Shiba Inus. To learn more visit https://dcsir.org/.

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In this video, Dr. Karen Becker discusses acral lick dermatitis, also known as lick granuloma, a skin condition caused by excessive licking in dogs. To learn more go to : https://healthypets.mercola.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=video&utm_campaign=Content_LickGranuloma

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January 31, 2019 19 min

Dr. Karen Becker Interviews Chelsea Kent of Food Regulation Facts, an organization that aims to educate pet parents about the regulations, ingredients and labelling of pet foods sold today. For more on this topic go to: https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2019/01/31/pet-food-regulations-facts.aspx

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