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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.

Why I’m ignoring some of my patients

Monday, Jun 2nd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If your veterinarian wants to examine your pet, he might want to start out ignoring him. That’s a lesson I used last week at North Idaho Animal Hospital, when Chulo the Chihuahua walked into the exam room. Chulo is a 4-year-old neutered male who had been so traumatized at the vet that he would growl, […]

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A pet’s love is priceless – but adoptions are free this weekend!

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Maddie’s Fund knows there’s nothing more valuable than the love of a pet. In fact, it’s priceless! That’s why they’ll be paying the adoption fees for 10,000 cats or dogs (or more!) this weekend in over 500 cities and towns across the U.S. Yes, from cuddly kittens and puppies to gentle, loving seniors and every […]

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How do you feed your pets?

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

One of the number one questions I get asked as a veterinarian? “What should I feed my pets?” I don’t believe in “one size fits all” pet food recommendations. I like to examine a pet and discuss options with the owner. At Almost Heaven Ranch, we feed our pets a variety of Purina brands, with […]

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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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