Blog - Dr. Marty Becker


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

The healing power of the pets of the homeless

Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I often hear people say things like, “I’d live in my car before I’d give up my pets.” Those same people also often say they don’t think the homeless should be allowed to have pets, because they aren’t able to take care of them. I wish they could read about cats like Spaghetti, who were […]

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NAVC 2015: Creating Fear-Free Veterinary Visits presentation

Saturday, Jan 17th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Looking for my notes from my “Creating Fear-Free Veterinary Visits” presentation at the 2015 NAVC conference in Orlando, Fla.? You’ll find them here! If you’re looking for my daughter, Mikkel Becker’s, notes, from her NAVC presentation, they’re here.

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Diseases people and pets can give to each other

Tuesday, Jan 13th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Can you get diseases from your pets? Yes. And they can get them from you, too! Here’s what I had to say to a reader who wrote me about the spread of diseases between humans and pets: Q: With all the talk of the Ebola virus a few months ago and how it can live […]

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Who will help these cats, if not you?

Sunday, Jan 11th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A mama cat and her grown kitten need your help; will you lend them shares, prayers, and maybe — a home? This is a long post, I won’t lie. But I ask you, as a personal favor to me, that you read it and see if there is anything you can do to help two […]

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Does your cat need his ear canal removed?

Thursday, Jan 8th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If your cat is pawing at his ear and shaking his head, he may have a condition that requires surgery. Here’s a question about that I received from a reader, and my reply. Q: I was told when I adopted him that my cat had some benign polyps in his ear, but lately he’s been […]

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