Fear-Free Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Fear-Free

What you’re really seeing when you watch Cesar Millan

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

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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

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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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10 low-stress tips for bathing and grooming a cat

Tuesday, Mar 10th, 2015 | By Mikkel Becker

Cute Black Soggy Cat After A Bath

Except for drinking, you won’t catch most cats coming close to water. The closest thing most felines see to a bath is their own tongue. Although that’s enough for most cats, sometimes they need to be bathed or groomed because they got tangled or for medical reasons. If you’re skeptical or fearful, try these ten […]

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NAVC 2015: Creating Fear-Free Veterinary Visits presentation

Saturday, Jan 17th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Looking for my notes from my “Creating Fear-Free Veterinary Visits” presentation at the 2015 NAVC conference in Orlando, Fla.? You’ll find them here! If you’re looking for my daughter, Mikkel Becker’s, notes, from her NAVC presentation, they’re here.

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