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.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, Nov 27th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Please know that, as I thank the Lord for the blessings in my life, each of you will be in my prayers. Thank you for helping make the world a better place for animals, and spending time with me here!

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Gall bladder problems on the rise in dogs

Wednesday, Nov 26th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I heard from a Facebook follower with a question about a problem we’re seeing more of in dogs lately — gall bladder disease: Q: My senior cocker spaniel has been diagnosed with something called “gallbladder mucocele.” Is it common for dogs to have gallbladder problems? A: It’s unusual for dogs to develop painful gallstones the […]

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Dog health Q&A

Monday, Nov 24th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you missed my live Q&A on dog health care, you can catch up here! Post by DOGTV.

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What do you want to know about the healing power of pets?

Sunday, Nov 23rd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Pets heal us. They make us happier, they lower our blood pressure, they can detect diseases and conditions when nothing else can, they can reach autistic children and the withdrawn elderly, all in ways that seem miraculous. Since the beginning of my career I’ve been fascinated by the healing power of pets, and it was […]

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What do bruises and red dots on your dog’s skin mean?

Friday, Nov 21st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Have you ever found bruising or little red dots on your dog’s skin? It could be the sign of a serious condition known as thrombocytopenia. Here’s a reader’s question and my answer about the problem: Q: My dog’s stool is black, and I noticed when I was grooming him that his body was covered in […]

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