Blog - Dr. Marty Becker


Survey: Would you ever foster a pet? (Or have you ever?)

Thursday, Aug 17th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

They say “fostering saves lives,” and that’s absolutely true. It’s one of the most important things you can do to help homeless animals find a new family to love them forever. Maddie’s Fund and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte have teamed up to understand how people feel about fostering pets. If you currently foster, or […]

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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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Quora: Saying goodbye to our angel dog

Sunday, Aug 13th, 2017 | By Mikkel Becker

Heaven gained another four legged angel last week: Our Miss Quora. Despite taking every measure possible, our family was unable to save her, and she died at the age of 14 after unsuccessful surgery for hemangiosarcoma at Washington State University. The loss of Quora is truly heart-wrenching as she’s a treasured member of the family; […]

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What you need to know about bringing pets to high altitudes

Wednesday, Aug 9th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

One of my team members recently had to leave early from a mountain vacation when her dog developed severe altitude sickness, requiring hospitalization. Coincidentally, a reader just wrote me about that very subject – here’s my answer, which should cover what you need to know before your next “Rocky Mountain High”! Q: Can pets get […]

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Girl in trouble: Will you help this horse to stand again?

Sunday, Aug 6th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A horse who cannot stand is a horse who cannot survive. We can’t let that happen to Girl! I was approached about helping a horse named Girl in Oklahoma. A rescue group and some shelter volunteers are trying to raise funds to get this poor girl surgery on a horrible leg injury; equine surgery is […]

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