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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.

Love languages: How are you best at giving and receiving?

Friday, Jan 20th, 2012 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I adore my wife, Teresa. That’s the simple explanation of how I feel about her and a term I reserve for only her. To adore is “to regard with deep, often rapturous love,” and that’s certainly what I feel for her after 33 years of marriage. We met in Moscow, Idaho. Teresa and I knew […]

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Some ‘edutaining’ ways to describe life with pets

Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2012 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Trust me when I say that I love to turn a phrase. I’m cornier than a bag of corn nuts, and my brain can take almost any word or situation and create a hybrid word to describe the thing or activity. Most are just plain stupid (just ask my family or friends who’ve been subjected […]

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Love, respect and appreciation: It’s in the cards

Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2012 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you’ve known me for very long you probably get a birthday card and a Christmas letter from me. If you’re Mikkel or Lex, my two children ages 26 and 21 respectively, you can look forward to a card in your mailbox about once a week. Lex gets his long-distance right now — he’s in […]

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Spending more can mean ‘value’ when time factors in

Monday, Jan 9th, 2012 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Handmade. Made to last. Best of class. Those descriptions are why about a half of my married life ago, in 1994, I read an article about the world’s best toaster and bought a English-made Dualit for my wife, Teresa, as a birthday gift. I’d read an article that said it was the world’s best toaster, […]

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Why dogs worship at our porcelain throne

Thursday, Jan 5th, 2012 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do you know why dogs drink out of the toilet? If you have a copy of one of my best-selling books, you do. The book is “Why Do Dogs Drink Out of the Toilet?,/a>” In it, my longtime writing partner, Gina Spadafori, and I answered the question with these simple explanations: The toilet has larger […]

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