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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.

Remembering all the animals of war this Memorial Day

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Monday is Memorial Day in the U.S., a day to honor those who have their lives for our country and for freedom around the world. Among that number were many who never volunteered but still served: the dogs, birds, horses, and mules of war. Kurt Most people are aware of the incredible work done by […]

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Crate-train cats? Yes, you can

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

When a reader asked if it was possible to crate-train a cat the way you would train a dog, I immediately turned to my usual source of all things training, my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker. And of course, she had the answer! Q: Can cats be crate-trained the way dogs can? A: Cats don’t need […]

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How to prevent early-morning feline food demands

Monday, May 13th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s a cat’s world, and we just live in it. At no time is this more true than in the middle of the night when your feline family member decides it’s breakfast time. After all, you may have to go to work but your cat can catch a few ZZZs any time. Here’s my advice […]

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Happy Mother’s Day to the world’s best pet mom!

Friday, May 10th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I still remember when my high school graduation speaker told the audience there were “10 Secrets of Success.” Secret number 10 was to both send your mother a card on Mother’s Day and tell her how much you love her, in person or on a call. Both. Always. Well, dogs and cats most often don’t […]

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Why dogs vomit – and when it’s an emergency

Monday, May 6th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dogs vomit for all kinds of reasons, some serious, some not. When is it just something to watch, and when is it an emergency? Here’s what I told a reader who had questions. Q: I took my dog out to potty, and a few minutes later he started hacking and vomiting up clear liquid. I […]

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