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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.

Beating demodex: From mangy mutt to healthy hound

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Can a mangy mutt turn into a healthy, happy pet? With love and veterinary care, you bet! That’s what happened to Boone, a dog with severe demodetic mange fostered and then adopted by my dear friend, Kate Turner. I gave her a hand with the veterinary care, but the love was all hers. Demodectic mange […]

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Bayer gives next-generation veterinarians $70,000

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The path to becoming a veterinarian just became a little easier for 27 veterinary students, thanks to scholarship awards from Bayer HealthCare Animal Health. In recognition of the critical importance of clear and effective communication between veterinarians and the owners of the pets we treat, the scholarships were awarded to those veterinary students who showed […]

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World Vets heads to flood-ravaged Balkans

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The people and animals of Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia have been devastated by the worst floods in the history of the Balkans. The veterinary volunteers of World Vets are deploying to the region, and will be providing support to the animals impacted by this disaster. From World Vets: Thousands of animals have died from the […]

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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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