Fear-Free Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Fear-Free

Realizing the Fear Free dream for pets

Friday, Dec 2nd, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Ever wondered what my dream is for the veterinary profession? To end the fear, anxiety, and stress we’ve been contributing to in the lives of our patients for way too long. That dream was born when I heard famed veterinary behaviorist Dr. Karen Overall tell a vet conference audience, “Fear is the worst thing a […]

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Thanksgiving with pets: Heavy on the fun, light on the trips to the emergency vet

Thursday, Nov 17th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Don’t invite lights and sirens to your Thanksgiving dinner! In this guest post, my son, Lex Becker, tells you how to keep your pets safe on this most food-centered of holidays! The kitchen and the dinner table at Thanksgiving are cornucopias for a pet’s senses, with steaming piles of meat, vegetables, and baked goods just […]

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How to have a fun and Fear Free Halloween with your pets

Wednesday, Oct 26th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Ghosts, goblins, and the walking dead aside, Halloween should be a time of fun, not fear, for your pets, says my son, Lex Becker. The holiday, with its costumed hordes and mountains of candy, can spook even the most prepared pet owner. Some might be tempted to leave their pets out of the festivities altogether. […]

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Update on Raleigh, N.C., Fear Free seminar

Monday, Sep 12th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Due to a health emergency, ContinuEd is closed, effective immediately, and the Raleigh, N.C., Fear Free workshop has been cancelled. Please contact Ruth Garcia with any questions or concerns. We apologize profoundly for this cancellation, but it was out of our hands.   Save

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Near DC and want to learn about Fear Free? Register now!

Thursday, Sep 1st, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I’ll be joining an all-star Fear FreeSM team to share the message about how veterinarians can free our patients from fear, anxiety, and stress — and get pets back into our practices — on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 9 AM to 3:30 PM at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport. This one-day seminar is sponsored by […]

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