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.

What treats drive your pets crazy?

Friday, Sep 26th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

We feed our pets, including our horses, a healthy diet designed to keep them lean and healthy. That doesn’t mean they don’t get treats! Nearly all pets can have a treat now and then. The maximum should be 10 percent of total caloric intake, although it’s probably smart to keep it well below that, especially […]

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Retired military dog gets life-saving surgery

Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Thanks to the love of his handler, the generosity of animal lovers, and the skill of veterinary surgeons at CSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a retired bomb-sniffing dog named Kay is on the mend despite what was called an “inoperable” tumor on his heart. From the CSU Source: Kay, a 9-year-old pit bull and Labrador mix, […]

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Saving money without shortchanging your pets

Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Everyone wants to save money on their pet expenses, but no one wants to do it at the cost of the pet’s health or well-being. I recently was interviewed for Kristen Levine Pet Living TV on exactly how to do that, and here are some of my tips: 1. Feed a high quality food, recommended […]

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Do dogs become depressed?

Monday, Sep 22nd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

My late Mother, Virginia, who birthed in me a great love of all animals (we lived on a small family farm) was proud of my professional accomplishments but over-the-top, boastfully proud, on only two occasions. Both happened in the late 1980s, once when she was sitting on the toilet reading Reader’s Digest and saw a […]

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What laser therapy can do for pets

Friday, Sep 19th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I experienced some new technology that really helps pets yesterday. Annie, a 10-year-old German Wirehaired Pointer, came into Lakewood Animal Hospital  with a slab fracture of the left upper carnassial tooth. After the extraction, we used the Erchonia laser to dramatically reduce the swelling of the gum tissue. This photo was taken 30 minutes post-op […]

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