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From pet health tips to ideas on fighting boredom and loneliness in pets, you can learn how to make your pets' lives better here.

Heartworm infection is growing, and resistance to preventives is on the rise. What can pet owners do?

Monday, Aug 20th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Yes, it’s true: Heartworm is developing resistance to common preventives, and the number of affected dogs and cats is spreading. We tackle this problem – and what to do about it – in this week’s Pet Connection: Climate change, failure to give preventive, and the beginnings of resistance to preventive products are among the reasons […]

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Vacation

Monday, Aug 13th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

QT Pi and I will be catching some ZZZs and taking a break the week of Aug. 13, 2018. We’ll see you on the 20th!    

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Make a difference for the animals again this year – Lexington, Ky., Sept. 21, 2018

Tuesday, Aug 7th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you’ll be near Lexington, Kentucky, on Sept. 21, I hope you’ll consider attending the Annual Making a Difference Now Animal Welfare Conference. I’ve been honored to present at the conference in the past, and this year they have a stellar agenda you won’t want to miss.  It includes: Presentations by highly regarded speakers from […]

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The opioid crisis affects veterinary medicine, too. Here’s how

Monday, Aug 6th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

In our weekly Pet Connection feature, we’re tackling the opioid crisis and how it’s impacting veterinary medicine: If you don’t take pain medications or haven’t had surgery recently, you probably don’t think the opioid crisis you’ve been hearing about on the news has anything to do with you. But if you have pets, they could […]

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A vest that calms pets with pressure, sound, and vibration

Thursday, Aug 2nd, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I’m really excited about this month’s Fear Free Friday deal. It’s the Petmate Calmz vest, which has helped our Quixote so much when he’s frightened by fireworks or storms. Calmz works both by applying pressure to specific points on your dog’s spine, and by playing a therapeutic medley of classical music, tones, and gentle vibrations. For […]

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