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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.

Dogs get cysts, too. But don’t pop them

Thursday, Jan 17th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dr. Sandra Lee, better known as YouTube and TV star Dr. Pimple Popper, may amaze her viewers with the cysts she’s removed, but can she top this? I’ve removed as many as 20 in a single surgery session! Of course, my patients are pets, but their cysts are no different from those we humans get. […]

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Cat’s new fear is a mystery

Monday, Jan 14th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A cat has been timid since kittenhood. Now 8 years old, she’s suddenly become so terrified she won’t come out from hiding. What could have caused it, and what should her humans do? Here’s what my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, and I teamed up to tell a reader. Q: We adopted our 8-year-old female cat […]

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RIP Willy Pug: The four-legged tree fell perfectly

Thursday, Jan 10th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I’ve been privy and partner to the final breath of thousands of pets. Client’s pets. Veterinary team members’ pets. Neighbor’s pets. Family member’s pets. Shelter pets. And of course, my own pets, which for like most of you, are not only considered family members, but our kids. On Saturday, December 15, 2018, we suddenly lost […]

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How to find a dog you want to adopt

Monday, Jan 7th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do you have your heart set on a particular breed or age of dog? Here are some tips from my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, on how to find your perfect match (including some information that might change your mind about your future pet! Q: My workout partner wants to adopt a Maltese who is good […]

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What should you do when your dog doesn’t like someone?

Tuesday, Jan 1st, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

What do you do when your dog doesn’t like someone, and you have no idea why? This is a problem one reader is facing, and as I always do with behavior concerns, I asked my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to answer. Q: My sweet 18-month-old cavalier King Charles spaniel comes to work with me every […]

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