Blog - Dr. Marty Becker


It was the largest horse rescue in U.S. history, and now one of the babies needs your help and a home!

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

What would you do if you were asked to help save the lives of over 900 starving horses, many blind, and all the mares pregnant? If you’re Elaine Nash, you mobilize your nonprofit horse rescue, Fleet of Angels, along with fellow rescue group Return to Freedom, and get to work. That’s just what happened when […]

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Veterinarian’s granddaughter wrote her first book, and of course it’s about animals

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Love of animals and of writing runs deep in our family. I’ve written 25 books, selling over 8 million copies with three New York Times bestsellers. Our daughter, Mikkel, has co-authored five books in the Ultimate Pet Lovers Series, as well as the upcoming book, Fearful to Fear Free. Now the third generation is starting […]

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When your puppy eats your sofa

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A reader has a not-uncommon problem: A sofa-eating puppy. I asked my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to help her out with some tips. Q: My 4-month-old Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy ate my sofa. Literally! What can I do? I can’t afford to buy much more new furniture. A: Congratulations — you have a normal puppy! That’s […]

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New guidelines on how to stop mosquitoes before they spread disease to pets (and people)

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The big news in preventing mosquito-borne diseases in dogs, cats, and humans continues to be what’s known as vector control. In other words, instead of focusing exclusively on preventing or treating the diseases, we need to incorporate a robust prevention of the mosquitoes. Which, considering most people hate them and their itching, burning bites even […]

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The frustrating reality of finding out why your cat is vomiting

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A reader wants to know why her cat is vomiting all the time, but hesitated about all the tests her veterinarian wanted to run. Here are my thoughts. Q: My cat has been vomiting a lot, and my veterinarian wants to run all kinds of tests to figure out the cause. Is that really necessary? […]

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