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.

Dr. Becker’s top ten dog products and sure-to-be bestsellers of 2014

Thursday, Jan 16th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

All year long, I search veterinary conferences and trade shows. I ask my Facebook followers, clients, and friends. I ask dozens of industry leaders to give me their feedback. I ask my team members to share their favorite pet products of the year with me. And then I select my final top ten for dogs, […]

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Why you should have your kitty open her mouth and say ‘ahhhhh’!

Saturday, Jan 11th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A couple of years ago, I had a pet owner bring in an adult cat because it was meowing differently. That’s not much to go on, but I did a complete physical exam and found nothing. Subsequent blood work also came back normal. Then I recommended sedation, so that we could get radiographs. Again, we […]

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One pet food recall every 11 days in 2013

Tuesday, Jan 7th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Nothing is certain in life except death and taxes and, increasingly, pet food and treat recalls. There were 33 in 2013. On average, that’s one every 11 days. And between 2008 and 2012, the Food and Drug Administration received more than 2,500 complaints from consumers regarding pet food and livestock feed. The complaints ranged from […]

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Partnership to end ‘economic euthanasia’

Thursday, Jan 2nd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s one of the hardest thing any veterinarian will ever have to face: The grief a pet owner experiences when putting a sick or injured pet to sleep not because the pet’s condition isn’t treatable, but because that treatment is unaffordable. Lots of things contribute to this problem, including a tough economy, but one thing […]

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Resolve to make a new start with your pets

Wednesday, Jan 1st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Got your New Year’s resolutions ready yet? Yeah, we don’t either. A good place to start, though, is with your pet. Helping your cat or dog change his life for the better has benefits for both of you. A healthier, happier pet not only puts less pressure on your wallet, but also brings more smiles […]

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