News Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

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Video: Friendship between dogs is real

Thursday, Mar 15th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker


I write quite a bit about the power of the bond between people and animals. But there’s another bond: the one between the animals themselves. We’ve lost several beloved pets in the 14 months, and seeing the impact on our other animals has brought that lesson sadly home to us. Quixote lost his best friend […]

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Gone fishing. (Not really)

Saturday, Jul 1st, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Friends, I’m doing something I’ve never done for more than a day before now: stepping away from social media and my blog for the holiday week. Sometimes we all need to disconnect, and our family decided this is the time. I hope you have a wonderful Independence Day holiday, and I’ll see you on July […]

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Pets at work add up to lower stress, 100 percent greater job satisfaction

Thursday, Jun 22nd, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I don’t think I could work without pets at my side. Fortunately, I’m a veterinarian, and when I’m not practicing at North Idaho Animal Hospital, I’m working in my home office surrounded by my pets. I know not everyone’s that lucky, which is why I’m grateful for holidays like Take Your Dog to Work Day, […]

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Make a difference for the animals now – join us in Lexington on Aug. 4!

Thursday, Jun 15th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you’ll be near Lexington, Kentucky, on August 4, I hope you’ll consider joining us at the First Annual Making a Difference Now Animal Welfare Conference. I’ve been honored to present the luncheon keynote on “The Power of Love,” and will also speak on “Transforming Veterinary Practice, Shelter Medicine, and Animal Services with Fear Free […]

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Breaking: Canadian Veterinary Medical Association issues statement opposing declawing of cats

Wednesday, Mar 29th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association today issued a statement opposing the declawing of cats, a stronger position than they’ve taken previously. From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association has strengthened its stand against declawing domestic cats, saying the practice causes unnecessary and avoidable pain. “It is evident that felines suffer needlessly when […]

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