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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.

The myth of a cat’s 9 lives

Monday, Nov 19th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do cats really have nine lives? A better question may be why we think they do. Here’s what I told a reader! Q: Where do we get the belief that cats have nine lives? A: That’s a great question! Quite a few cultures share the idea that cats have multiple lives, though the number isn’t […]

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Dogs and turkey bones? Just say no

Tuesday, Nov 13th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Thanksgiving’s almost here, and a reader wanted to know if it’s okay to share the leftover bones from her holiday turkey with her dog. Here’s what I told her, and why. Q: With Thanksgiving coming up, I was wondering if it’s OK to give my dog the leftover turkey bones from the feast? A: I […]

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How a ‘problem’ dog changed the world for a little girl

Thursday, Nov 8th, 2018 | By Mikkel Becker KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, CDBC, CBCC-KA, CTC

A post from Dr. Becker’s daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, on how her childhood dog Scooter’s “bad behavior,” and the abusive approach taken by the trainer she reached out to, helped make her the trainer and dog lover she is today. That photo brings back memories of not only rocking the 80s hair and denim, but […]

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Helping a dog make the transition from sunny California to the snowy Midwest

Monday, Nov 5th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Moving from sunny Southern California to the snowy Midwest is a big change for anyone — including the family dog! Since I’ve lived in Idaho my whole life — a winter wonderland if there ever was one — I felt I had some advice to help with the transition. Q: My dog and I just […]

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What would you like me to write about?

Thursday, Nov 1st, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Whenever I survey my readers, you say your number one area of interest is veterinary information. But those articles aren’t as popular as others when I post them to Facebook. What would you like me to write and post about? I want to make sure I’m giving you the information you really want (mixed with […]

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