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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.

Join us on Lazaruff’s Pitty Party Road Trip!

Wednesday, Apr 17th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s hard to believe this day is finally here: Teresa and I are in Baton Rouge this morning picking up Lazaruff to drive him to northern Idaho in search of a forever home. Lazaruff was supposed to become our dog — but I’m getting ahead of the story. First, Laz was supposed to be dead. […]

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When your cat bites you

Thursday, Apr 11th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Cats can’t say, “Hey, I’m good. You can stop petting me now.” So they often let their teeth do the talking. But there are other reasons cats might bite. Here’s what I told a reader who wanted to know about her kitten’s biting behavior. Q: My 10-month-old cat bites me. Will he outgrow this? A: […]

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Happy Paws magazine is finally here!

Tuesday, Apr 9th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s hard to believe this day is here, but it is: Happy Paws magazine from Fear Free Happy Homes is on newsstands across the country! I championed this magazine for the same reason I founded Fear Free, because I don’t believe animals should have to live with fear, anxiety, and stress. Thanks to advancements in […]

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Join us to prevent dog bites

Thursday, Apr 4th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dog attacks are a nationwide issue and pose a double tragedy to the victim and the fate of the dog. In 2018, there were 17,300 dog bite insurance claims and 670,000 dogs were euthanized. The CDC reports nearly 350,000 people were treated at hospital emergency rooms for dog-related injuries in 2017. Children and babies are […]

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How a dog’s eyesight really works

Monday, Apr 1st, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Why can the same dog who barks his head off at the slightest leaf blowing across the grass seem not to see the treats on the floor right in front of him? It’s all in the mystery of canine vision. Here’s how I explained it to a reader who had questions. Q: I can throw […]

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