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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.

Pupulation control: Deciding when to spay or neuter your dog depends on many factors, not just age

Friday, Feb 28th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you got a puppy during the holidays, you’re probably starting to wonder when you should have your young pal spayed (removal of ovaries and uterus) or neutered (removal of testes). The answer to that used to be straightforward: Most veterinarians recommended that the surgery take place when the pet was 6 to 9 months […]

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Show dogs dazzle outside the ring

Friday, Feb 14th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Have you ever wondered what show dogs do in their down time? Well, they’re not lolling around on the sofa and eating doggie bonbons. They’re out there making therapy visits, helping kids learn to read, keeping an eye on their owners’ health, and doing brain research. For real. Take a look at how some of […]

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Paw care’s a must for your dog

Tuesday, Feb 4th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Your dog’s paws are the foundation of his anatomy. He depends on them not only to take him places, but also to provide traction on snow, ice or other slick surfaces and to help protect him from pain when he’s walking on rocky terrain or hot asphalt. For good reason, then, paw maintenance is one […]

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Use clicker-training to teach tricks to pocket-size pets

Monday, Jan 27th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Can your ferret play basketball? Your rabbit race through weave poles? Your pot-bellied pig complete an obedience routine? Well, why not? These animals, as well as guinea pigs, rats, mice, gerbils and more, can all learn to amaze your friends and family by performing tricks and other behaviors on cue. Think it can’t be done? […]

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Making winter weather fun for you and your dogs

Tuesday, Jan 21st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

With the Midwest and Eastern U.S. experiencing deep freezes this winter, plenty of dogs and their people will either be reveling in the snow or huddling by the fireplace trying to stay warm. Snow sports are a great way to take the edge off if you have an energetic dog who loves the outdoors, and […]

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