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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.

Happy New Year! Please don’t ask me about dragon care

Monday, Jan 23rd, 2012 | By Dr. Marty Becker

This is the Year of the Dragon. I don’t personally treat dragons, but if you should just happen to have one, your best bet would be to find a practicing veterinarian who’s a member of the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians. With a firefighter to assist, in case things get a little hot in […]

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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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