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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.

Why dogs worship at our porcelain throne

Thursday, Jan 5th, 2012 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do you know why dogs drink out of the toilet? If you have a copy of one of my best-selling books, you do. The book is “Why Do Dogs Drink Out of the Toilet?,/a>” In it, my longtime writing partner, Gina Spadafori, and I answered the question with these simple explanations: The toilet has larger […]

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Small indulgences: Little things that mean a lot

Tuesday, Jan 3rd, 2012 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I woke up this morning and put on a new pair of socks. Unless I’m in a suit or wearing khacki pants, I almost always wear while athletic socks. They last a long time but after awhile the heel and soles get thin and the elastic at the top gets weakened and they don’t feel […]

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Bella loses her family: The downside of our shelter Christmas

Wednesday, Dec 21st, 2011 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The second annual ‚ÄúChristmas Pawty‚Äù at three Northern Idaho shelters was a day of incredible ups, not the least for the company I had with my wife (Teresa), daughter (Mikkel), granddaughter (Reagan) and dozens of other dedicated, sincere, warm, energetic, loyal and most of all loving women (listed first because they dominated the ranks), men […]

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Looking back, looking forward and celebrating “The Bond”

Saturday, Dec 10th, 2011 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Last October marked my 15th year on “Good Morning America.” I can’t believe so much time has passed so quickly, how much has changed and how much hasn’t. Teresa and I have been married more than three decades, and together we have raised two children of whom we could not be more proud. Last night […]

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A shelter dog’s story: Before the happy ending

Friday, Jan 28th, 2011 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Are you getting sick of hearing me talk about my Gracie yet? Today, the great folks at Second Chance Animal Adoption in Bonners Ferry sent me some more information on Gracie’s life before we adopted her on Christmas Day. And while I worry and care about all pets in sub-standard shelters and pounds, knowing that […]

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