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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.

Pony burned shielding her baby from flames

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I was incredibly moved to read the story of a pony named Bella, who was severely burned over all her body shielding her foal, Butterscotch, from the flames of a burning barn. Bella and Butterscotch are being cared for by the Humane Society of North Texas. Can you help them with Bella’s mounting veterinary bills? […]

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Couple leaves $1000 tip to pay for dog’s surgery

Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Imagine you’re a waitress with three kids, working three jobs, and worried sick about your dog, Tucker, who is at the veterinary hospital having emergency surgery. Then imagine your customers leave you a tip for $1000 to help pay Tucker’s veterinary bill. That’s exactly what happened to New Jersey’s Christina Summitt, proving there really are […]

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Terrorized puppy survives being shot in head to find happiness

Thursday, Apr 17th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Ruby came to me at North Idaho Animal Hospital, a terrorized puppy who had been shot in the head. She was deathly afraid of going to the veterinarian, and terrified to even leave home. Yesterday I was in downtown Sandpoint, ID, and who did I see trotting up to me for a greeting and hug? […]

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Just a few more veterinarians in it for the money

Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I hear it all the time on my Facebook page: Veterinarians are only in it for the money, and don’t really care about animals. I’m not going to get into a verbal wrestling match over this, but I will say that it strains credibility. Every single day I meet or hear from veterinarians who are […]

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Military dog mourns on grave of fallen Marine

Monday, Apr 14th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A military working dog lies on the grave of a fallen Marine. What was the story behind the photo? When I saw this image on Pinterest today, it affected me so deeply I researched the story behind it. In 2006, U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Adam Leigh Cann, age 23, died in a suicide bombing attack […]

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