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.

Tips on choosing a new pet’s name. Hint: It shouldn’t rhyme with ‘no’!

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

One of my favorite things to do in the veterinary exam room is ask my clients how they came up with their pets’ names. Here are some tips I shared with a reader on selecting one for a new pet. dogI love coming up with pet names and hearing the names people come up with […]

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What’s new in ‘Happy Paws’ magazine?

Thursday, May 7th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The Spring/Summer issue of Happy Paws magazine from Fear Free is now on newsstands nationwide! This new issue is loaded with great content from instructions for trimming your pet’s nails at home to ways to make your pet even happier — not to mention Instagram celeb Nala Cat. And there’s more: In “Do Our Dogs […]

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Yes, you can do something about your cat’s age-related changes

Monday, May 4th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Those changes your older cat is going through may be age-related, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about them. Here’s what I told a reader who has concerns about her elderly cat’s behavior. Q: My 17-year-old indoor cat is eating less than she used to, and she doesn’t come downstairs as often. Is […]

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Becker Family Recipes for Homemade Dog Treats (Plus help for thunderstorm fears)

Thursday, Apr 30th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

These are our favorite family recipes for treating our dogs! Peanut Butter Biscuits Kong Stuffer Recipes from Mikkel Becker and Joe Markham, founder of Kong! Springtime Muffins Bow-Wow Brownies and Frosting Canine Cookies Note: I recommended the following after being asked about thunderstorm phobias in the recipe video: Sileo Alprazolam Zylkene Note: This is not […]

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How to set up your pet emergency kit

Monday, Apr 27th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A pandemic isn’t the only reason you should have an emergency kit and care plan ready to go for pets; it can also be useful if you are injured in a car accident or face some other emergency that would require someone else to care for your animals. Pet emergency kit essentials are daily care […]

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