This and That Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: This and That

Video: Goose reunited with his person greets her with hugs, cries

Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I’ve been writing and learning about the human-animal bond for decades now — since I was in veterinary school. And I’ve never seen anything like this video of a woman and a goose greeting each other after an absence. Geese tend to have a reputation as being aggressive and unaffectionate. It’s hard to believe that […]

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I love to share my food with my dogs (except when I don’t)

Thursday, Feb 2nd, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Yes, I let my dogs eat from the table. I admit it; I’m a bad pet owner. And while usually they wouldn’t agree with that assessment, there are two times they definitely would. Let me first assure you that my wife, Teresa, doesn’t approve of my dog-feeding habits, so I have to sneak them small […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

This year, I would like to thank each and every one of you for being there with your prayers and shares for pets in need, and for showing your compassion and kindness every day of the year. You are the very best, most dedicated pet lovers I have ever known. Thank you, my friends, and […]

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Guess QT Pi Becker’s breeds and win prizes for you and your favorite animal organization!

Tuesday, Oct 18th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

UPDATE: Entries are now closed! Have you ever wondered what breeds went into the making of our sweet little distemper survivor shelter puppy, QT Pi Becker? So did we, so we purchased a Wisdom Panel test to find out. QT Pi thought it would be fun to make it a guessing contest, and we never […]

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Near my hometown of Bonners Ferry, Idaho? This ‘Boo!’ is for you!

Wednesday, Oct 5th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

To my friends and neighbors, and anyone planning a trip to northern Idaho during October: You have a chance to have a scary lot of fun and help our community’s homeless pets at the same time! Second Chance Animal Adoption, the shelter where I adopted my beloved Gracie, is holding its fifth annual Howloween Town […]

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