Fear-Free Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Fear-Free

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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Tip for helping pets with extreme fireworks and thunderstorm fear

Thursday, Aug 11th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Hiding kitten, scared, blanket

Do you have pets with a real terror of fireworks, thunder, and other loud noises? Here’s a tip from Grace Carrin, which she posted on QT Pi Becker’s Facebook page, that is so good I asked her if we could share it. She graciously said yes, in the hope it might help other pets with […]

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What you’re really seeing when you watch Cesar Millan

Thursday, Mar 24th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Shut Down Dog

Mikkel Becker, a dog training professional who trains in combination with numerous veterinarians and veterinary behaviorists, and Dr. Marty Becker, a veterinarian with nearly 37 years in practice and founder of the Fear FreeSM initiative, share their thoughts on a recent incident involving television dog trainer Cesar Millan. After an episode of Cesar 911 appeared […]

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Survey: Should veterinary leaders support Fear Free animal shelters?

Thursday, Feb 25th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

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Do you have 60 seconds to help frightened pets in shelters? In March I’ll be meeting with the leaders in the veterinary community to discuss the Fear Free initiative, and how we want to make veterinary care free of stress, fear, and anxiety for pets. But I also want to bring them fully on board […]

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For veterinarians who want to learn more about Fear Free practice

Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker


As I’m sure you know if you’ve been practicing for any length of time, veterinary visits are down, particularly for cats. Luckily, there is not only an answer to declining veterinary visits but a way to ensure that pet owners think of veterinarians as the true pet health expert and, moreover, say yes to our […]

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