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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.

A critter’s eye view on spring

Monday, May 12th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

In Northern Idaho where I live, it’s the animals who let us know spring is really here. The other day, three snowshoe hares in transition from white back to brown were sitting on a low rock wall with the rising sun showing through their translucent ears. Several chipmunks were doing acrobatic leaps from boulder to […]

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Pony burned shielding her baby from flames

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I was incredibly moved to read the story of a pony named Bella, who was severely burned over all her body shielding her foal, Butterscotch, from the flames of a burning barn. Bella and Butterscotch are being cared for by the Humane Society of North Texas. Can you help them with Bella’s mounting veterinary bills? […]

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Couple leaves $1000 tip to pay for dog’s surgery

Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Imagine you’re a waitress with three kids, working three jobs, and worried sick about your dog, Tucker, who is at the veterinary hospital having emergency surgery. Then imagine your customers leave you a tip for $1000 to help pay Tucker’s veterinary bill. That’s exactly what happened to New Jersey’s Christina Summitt, proving there really are […]

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Terrorized puppy survives being shot in head to find happiness

Thursday, Apr 17th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Ruby came to me at North Idaho Animal Hospital, a terrorized puppy who had been shot in the head. She was deathly afraid of going to the veterinarian, and terrified to even leave home. Yesterday I was in downtown Sandpoint, ID, and who did I see trotting up to me for a greeting and hug? […]

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Just a few more veterinarians in it for the money

Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I hear it all the time on my Facebook page: Veterinarians are only in it for the money, and don’t really care about animals. I’m not going to get into a verbal wrestling match over this, but I will say that it strains credibility. Every single day I meet or hear from veterinarians who are […]

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