This and That Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: This and That

When a family pet wants to be an outdoor dog

Wednesday, Mar 21st, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The pack

Our dog Quill’N is special. Of course every one of our pets is, so that’s no surprise. But pretty much everything about her is special. She came to us with our beloved Quin’C, who we adopted knowing he had cancer. She was in the adoption program with him, and didn’t like any other dogs but […]

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Meet my new Grand-dog, Indiana Bones!

Friday, Feb 23rd, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker


Our family has been dwindling as we’ve lost several beloved dogs in the last year. But now the extended Becker animal clan is growing again… welcome our new Grand-dog, Indiana Bones, who has joined our daughter, Mikkel’s, family! Indy is a precious little guy, and has Mikkel’s whole family wrapped around his paw — even […]

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Saying goodbye to Gracie

Tuesday, Dec 26th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Our family welcomed a new family member into our home on Christmas Eve in 2010, and said goodbye to her on Christmas Day seven years later. Our beloved family member was an eight-year-old Lab/pit bull mix, who came with the name Gracie. I typically call euthanasia as the gift of the “final grace,” and it […]

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Merry Christmas from this veterinarian’s family to yours!

Thursday, Dec 21st, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

This is a time of year I always love and cherish. Our family is together, including our animals, and we’re enjoying a little time without the frenzy of work. But as many of you are also experiencing, there are clouds above our heads. For us, it’s the health of our pets. For you, it may […]

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Thanksgiving Day reflections on a life with pets

Thursday, Nov 23rd, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Quora kisses

This time last year we were eagerly awaiting the arrival of our newly adopted dogs Quin’C and Quill’N, and enjoying the golden years of our Quora, Quixote, and Gracie, as well as our spitfire distemper survivor pup QT Pi Becker, a barn full of cats, and our beloved horses. We didn’t know that our time […]

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