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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.

What dog owners need to know about Addison’s disease

Tuesday, Oct 30th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Our Quora had the condition known as Addison’s disease, so when a reader wrote asking about her own dog’s diagnosis, I had plenty of information to share. Here it is. Q: My dog has Addison’s disease. What can you tell me about it? A: A lot! My own dog, the late, great Quora, developed Addison’s […]

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This dog needs a quiet foster home. Can you help?

Thursday, Oct 25th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Lazaruff continues to get healthier — but he’s not happier. Can you help him? Teresa and I wish we could get Lazaruff out here to us, but until he finishes his heartworm treatment, that’s not safe or possible. We have been looking high and low for a foster home in the Lafayette, Louisiana area, near […]

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Why Siberian Huskies’ eyes are blue

Monday, Oct 22nd, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Siberian huskies are known for their striking blue eyes, and researchers may have discovered the source of the trait, thanks to dog DNA testing. A study published earlier this month in the open-access journal PLOS Genetics looked at a panel of more than 6,000 genetically tested dogs whose owners provided phenotypic (appearance) information such as […]

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Favorite apps and devices for pets and pet lovers

Tuesday, Oct 16th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A reader wanted to know what apps and devices I like for pets and pet owners. I pulled in my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, and here’s what we came up with! Q: Do you have any favorite apps or tech toys for training, playing with or protecting dogs and cats? A: Do we ever! There […]

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Update on Lazaruff, the dog who lived

Thursday, Oct 11th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I can’t remember a time I’ve been asked more repeatedly and persistently for an update on anything as I have been about Lazaruff. He’s the dog Teresa and I met while I was volunteering at the opening of a new clinic attached to the St. Landry Parish animal shelter in Louisiana, at an event spearheaded […]

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