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.

Fall’s here – are your pets ready?

Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Pets seem to enjoy fall as much, if not more, than we do. They all seem to perk up as the evenings get cooler. With their incredible eyesight, cats find interest in the early darkness, and dogs love being able to go for walks without enduring the heat. We need to remember, though, that fall […]

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A revolution begins for pets of domestic abuse victims

Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

What if families fleeing domestic abuse didn’t have to choose between their pets and their own safety? That was the topic of the most powerful presentation I saw at Purina’s Better With Pets Summit in New York City earlier this week. It was led by John Hockenberry, host of public radio’s The Takeaway, and he […]

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What your dog loves better than food

Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I’ve lived with a lot of dogs who would do pretty much anything for treats. Our canine cocktails Quora and Quixote, along with our old Golden, Shakira, and my beloved Gracie, all beg for treats, and nothing brings them running like the sound of the treat drawer opening. Maybe you have dogs like that, too. […]

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Can you help these horses in North Carolina?

Monday, Oct 13th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do you love horses? I do, and so does Victoria Rogelin. However, to her lasting sorrow, she is financially unable to keep her three special needs horses, who she rescued and has cared for and loved, any longer. She’s received help for one of them, but is trying to find a new home for the […]

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A vet’s eye view on demodectic mange in dogs

Friday, Oct 10th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

See that poor dog on the right? That’s Boone, who I helped treat for demodectic mange while he was in a foster home (which became his forever home, but that’s another story!). Boone is healthy now, but demodectic mange is a problem that affects a lot of dogs, so I thought you’d want to know […]

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