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.

Why I’d like to hug Embrace Pet Insurance

Monday, Aug 11th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Sometimes I just want to take “Embrace” literally and give the folks at Embrace Pet Insurance a big hug! Not only have they partnered with me on an educational campaign to end “economic euthanasia” of pets, but they’re also stepped up to help homeless pets in a big way! Last week, I wrote about how […]

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How a child star became a veterinarian

Friday, Aug 8th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Sometimes I think almost everyone once wanted to be a veterinarian. One former child star actually did it. In my decades on “Good Morning America,” I’ve met countless celebrities backstage, many of whom told me not only did they love pets, but they had a childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. No matter how famous […]

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New rat poison has no antidote – be careful with your pets!

Thursday, Aug 7th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s never good when a pet downs mouse or rat poison, but rodenticides containing anticoagulants are treatable with blood transfusions and vitamin K if the poisoning is caught in time. However, the Environmental Protection Agency is canceling eight such products, in part because they endanger wildlife such as hawks, owls, bobcats and cougars. A common […]

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Kitten abused, injected with heroin, now recovering in Pennsylvania vet hospital

Wednesday, Aug 6th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I’m always proud to be a veterinarian, but sometimes I’m not too proud of being human. That’s how I felt when I read this sickening story of how Dr. Jennifer Magilton of HOPE Veterinary Specialists in Malvern, Penn., had to treated a tiny kitten who had been abused and injected with heroin: Police said the […]

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How Bissell is helping homeless pets

Tuesday, Aug 5th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Even though I have no financial relationship with them, I’ve never asked our friends at Bissell to do something to help pets and been turned down. In the world of business, not every company understands just how powerful the human-animal bond is, but Bissell definitely does. Which is particularly interesting, since while they do have […]

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