Blog - Dr. Marty Becker


From pet health tips to ideas on fighting boredom and loneliness in pets, you can learn how to make your pets' lives better here.

The easy new way to get a urine sample from a dog

Thursday, Jun 12th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I’m always on the lookout for great new pet products at trade shows, and seldom am I stopped in my tracks by a product. The moment I saw the Poochie Pee Cup (I can’t say it without smiling) I stopped and got out my credit card. In the hierarchy of a veterinary hospital there are […]

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Is that online puppy bringing rabies with him?

Wednesday, Jun 11th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Can you imagine bringing a darling little puppy into your family, and learning he not only has a deadly disease that will take his life, but has put your family’s life in danger, too? That’s exactly the scenario the Centers for Disease Control are warning puppy buyers to avoid, as puppies imported with fake health […]

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America’s horses need your help

Tuesday, Jun 10th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Few things hurt my heart as much as seeing an animal abused, especially that great and gentle animal, the horse. I join the American Veterinary Medical Association in begging you to lend your voice to end two abusive practices that lead to great suffering for our nation’s horses. The first of these is the practice […]

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The dirtiest pet owner task of all: Don’t just ‘doo’ it!

Monday, Jun 9th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I once had a high-income  producer at a major television network call me up and say she’d just watched a YouTube video on how to clean her Chihuahua’s anal glands on her own, and what did I think? I almost laughed, but restrained myself and told her, “If you stick your finger up your dog’s […]

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Are your pets prepared for fire season?

Friday, Jun 6th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Melissa Duffy was driving away from her home in Carlsbad, Calif., when she glanced in the rearview mirror and saw that the horizon was black with smoke. It was the Poinsettia fire, one of 11 fires raging in San Diego County just two weeks ago. She went back, loaded up her three dogs and went […]

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