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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.

The one mistake almost every pet owner makes when a pet starts having accidents in the house

Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s enough to stop me from going on the Internet. I’m talking about the constant flow of people in email, on social media, and in comments on websites asking for and offering help for cats and dogs who start having accidents in the house without once mentioning the most likely cause of all: a medical […]

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Social media miracle helps senior cat find home

Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Sometimes, reading my email is like Christmas – full of joyful surprises! That’s how I felt when I heard from the Berea Animal Rescue Friends, letting me know Nama, a senior cat whose human had passed away and who I’d shared about here, had been adopted by someone who’d seen my Facebook post! I’m so […]

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What to do when your cat’s licking is out of control

Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Some cats lick themselves bald — and there’s not just one reason why, or one way to address it. Here’s a reader’s question about this problem in his cat, and my response: Q: I know cats are good at grooming themselves, but my cat is taking it to extremes. He’s licking himself so hard that […]

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$10,000 Secret Santa giveaway for pets!

Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Would you like be a Secret Santa for animals? Post by Embrace Pet Insurance.

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Can we find a loving home for a cat whose human died?

Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s every pet owner’s worst nightmare: Something happens to you, and your pet is left homeless and alone. One of my team members was recently at the Embrace Pet Insurance offices in the Cleveland, Ohio, area, and she met Nama, a dear 7-year-old cat whose human died. Fortunately she was taken in by Berea Animal […]

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