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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.

Dr. Becker’s top ten cat products and sure-to-be bestsellers of 2014

Friday, Jan 17th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

After a year-long search of veterinary conferences and trade shows, endless quizzing of my Facebook followers, friends, clients, and colleagues, and some old-fashioned gut-checking, I select my final top ten for cats, and for dogs. Here are my top ten pick products for cats, including some new ones I think will really take off in […]

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Top tips for hitting the road with your pets

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

My wife, Teresa, and I love to travel. Our pets have the best of TLC when we’re gone, but we prefer to bring them with us when we can. (Well, the dogs — the barn cats and horses aren’t really ideal travel companions!) This week in our nationally syndicated feature, Pet Connection, my writing partner, […]

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Dr. Becker’s top ten dog products and sure-to-be bestsellers of 2014

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

All year long, I search veterinary conferences and trade shows. I ask my Facebook followers, clients, and friends. I ask dozens of industry leaders to give me their feedback. I ask my team members to share their favorite pet products of the year with me. And then I select my final top ten for dogs, […]

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Why you should have your kitty open her mouth and say ‘ahhhhh’!

Saturday, Jan 11th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A couple of years ago, I had a pet owner bring in an adult cat because it was meowing differently. That’s not much to go on, but I did a complete physical exam and found nothing. Subsequent blood work also came back normal. Then I recommended sedation, so that we could get radiographs. Again, we […]

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One pet food recall every 11 days in 2013

Tuesday, Jan 7th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Nothing is certain in life except death and taxes and, increasingly, pet food and treat recalls. There were 33 in 2013. On average, that’s one every 11 days. And between 2008 and 2012, the Food and Drug Administration received more than 2,500 complaints from consumers regarding pet food and livestock feed. The complaints ranged from […]

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