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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.

Pedigree dog food recalled

Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The FDA just issued a notice that Mars Petcare US has recalled its Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food because the bags may contain metal fragments. The company has closed down the facility production line while it investigates and fixes the situation. From the release: Affected bags, which were sold between August 18 and […]

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How veterinarians talk about Fear-Free practice

Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do you want to get a veterinarian’s-eye view of the coming Fear-Free veterinary practice revolution? I joined with DVM360.com and my colleague Dr. Karen Overall for a live Google+ Hangout earlier today. If you missed it, just click on the image below, and you can watch the archived version. This is the most important thing […]

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What you need to know before declawing your cat

Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Should you consider getting your cat declawed? Here’s what a reader had to say via email: Q: When I was growing up, we always had our cats declawed and I didn’t think anything about it. I took our new kitten in to the vet to have her declawed, and he didn’t want to do it. […]

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Microchip mistake almost costs dog her life

Thursday, Aug 21st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Check Your Chip Day might be Gypsy the dog’s favorite holiday ever! That’s because a minor typo in her microchip registration almost cost this long-lost dog the chance to see her family again. Gypsy went missing months ago, and when she was picked up hundreds of miles from home, the local police scanned her for […]

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Phoenix police officer rescues kittens left in dumpster

Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Officer Heather Krimm was one of the police officers who responded to a report of kittens abandoned in a dumpster in Phoenix, Ariz. Officer Krimm, with the approval or her superior officer and the help of the Arizona Humane Society, took the kittens home and is caring for them until they’re old enough to be […]

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