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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.

How to offer kindness and shelter to feral cats in winter

Tuesday, Nov 27th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Until we adopted our little Talley, all our cats were barn cats. They were all adopted to live in our barn because they were considered “unadoptable” for some reason or other. Some have been feral, others were just not people-oriented, and others had behavior problems that no one could fix. One and all, they had […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, Nov 22nd, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for loving pets as much as you do. I’m honored to have you in my life. Happy Thanksgiving!

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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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