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.

How Bissell is helping homeless pets

Tuesday, Aug 5th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Even though I have no financial relationship with them, I’ve never asked our friends at Bissell to do something to help pets and been turned down. In the world of business, not every company understands just how powerful the human-animal bond is, but Bissell definitely does. Which is particularly interesting, since while they do have […]

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Starved horses in Tennessee need help!

Monday, Aug 4th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Dunlap of Dunlap Equine ServicesĀ  in western Tennessee is helping the American Humane Association assist in the rescue and rehabilitation of six horses currently in critical condition after being starved to the brink of death. If you are a horse lover, or just want to help, they are mounting up massive veterinary […]

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What NOT to do if you love your pet

Friday, Aug 1st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Nothing generates instant happiness in a dog like opening the refrigerator or treat drawer. Unfortunately, as this delighted frenzy of fur keeps begging, you give more treats, and he starts bulging. Pudgy pooches have an increased risk of serious health problems, including joint disease, Type 2 diabetes, respiratory and skin problems, and even cancer. Most […]

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What to do if your dog is stung by a bee

Thursday, Jul 31st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do you know what to do if your dog gets stung by a bee? One of my readers asked: Q: My dog just got stung by a bee. He didn’t have an allergic reaction, but is there anything I can do in the future to relieve the pain? — via email A: You were fortunate […]

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Tara the Hero Cat joins feline friends to raise money for shelter pets

Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Remember Tara, the brave hero cat who made international news by saving her family’s little boy from a dog attack? She’ll be the special guest of Matilda, the Algonquin Hotel Cat, at a fundraiser for the Mayor’s Alliance for New York’s Animals in New York City on Aug. 2, held at the iconic hotel and […]

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