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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.

Goat almost dies of grief until reunited with best friend burro

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A goat named Mr. G nearly starved himself to death after being separated from his best friend, a burro named Jellybean — until dedicated rescuers reunited them! Mr. G had lived for years in a neglectful haording situation with only Jellybean for company. When they were finally rescued, Mr. G went to the Animal Place […]

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How to end the doggy bathtime drama for good!

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Have you ever wondered why your dog loves to walk through muddy puddles, do a face-plant in the sprinkler, or dive into the lake, but hates to get even his feet wet in a bath? Simply put, it’s because giving up his choice of place, time and terms for a bath are the ingredients for […]

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Let’s help shelters feed some pets!

Monday, May 19th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Pets in shelters and rescue groups need a lot of things — above all, a home. But while they’re waiting for that great day, they also deserve to eat! Our friends at Innova Nature’s Table are supplying two adoption organizations a pallet of both natural dog and cat food from their new line of premium, […]

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7 things you don’t want your dog to do when he meets strangers

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Your dog’s perfect, right? Perfect for you, that is. But there are probably a few things your dog does that you’d really rather hide from people who visit your house. Here are 7 things I sure don’t want our pack to do when company shows up: 1. Jump up. This can be annoying, even to […]

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As ticks advance, pets face danger

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Ticks carry diseases — nasty ones. They can infect us, and they’re also infecting, sickening, and killing our pets in growing numbers. The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) reports that Lyme disease is spreading aggressively beyond its established hot spots on the coasts, particularly New England. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has issued a […]

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