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.

The easy way to teach your cat to do tricks

Monday, Jun 7th, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A very brave reader wanted to teach her cat some tricks. Instead of telling her to run away from the idea, I got my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to explain how to do it. And guess what? It’s easy! Q: I want to teach my cat some tricks. What’s an easy one to start with? […]

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Demonstration and Review: Canine Food Puzzles and Games

Thursday, Jun 3rd, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

These are the products I featured in my Facebook Live presentation featuring a roundup of dog food puzzles and games designed to give both their mind and body a workout! You can view the video here or at the end of this post. The remarks below include information from the manufacturers as well as my […]

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How to stop your dog from chasing squirrels

Monday, May 31st, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

How can you train a dog not to chase squirrels? That was a question from a reader, and of course I had to turn to my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to respond. Anyone who’s visited our home would know we failed miserably at accomplishing this with our own dogs. Physican, heal thyself! Q: Our dog […]

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Why cats’ eyes glow in the dark

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A reader wrote asking whether all cats’ eyes glow in the dark. They do, and here’s why. Q: My cat’s eyes seem to glow in the dark. Do all cats’ eyes do that? A: Their large, luminous eyes are one of the finest features of felines. They may also be the reason superstitious people once […]

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Jealous pet ruining your love life?

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s not unusual for dogs to act as canine chaperones, but with a little training, they can learn to relax their policing of romantic relationships. Here’s how to handle it. Q: My dog growls at my boyfriend whenever he shows me affection, and it’s killing our vibe. How can I help them become friends? A: […]

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