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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.

Canine Confidential: A great book about what dogs do, written for people who love them

Thursday, Sep 20th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Are you looking for a book about animals that will inform you, uplift you, and make you think? Every since they introduced in-flight wifi, the amount of reading I do on airplanes (which is where I seem to spend half my life) has dropped dramatically. But when Fear Free Advisory Group member Dr. Marc Bekoff’s […]

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How to manage your cat’s allergies

Monday, Sep 17th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Allergies can make your cat itchy, painful, and miserable. And that makes a loving cat owner miserable, too. Here is what I told a reader struggling with severe allergies in her cat. Q: My cat is allergic to everything: fleas, food, pollen, etc. She has scratched and bitten all the fur off her belly and […]

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Has an adopted pet changed your life? Your story could be a lifesaver!

Thursday, Sep 13th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Has your adopted pet changed your life?I know that every beloved pet we’ve rescued from a shelter, rescue group, or the streets has added love and beauty to our lives and our family. I bet the same is true for you and your beloved adopted pets! This season, our good friends at the Petco Foundation, […]

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Cat with two personalities

Monday, Sep 10th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Have you ever known a cat who veered from nice to naughty and back again? That was the problem facing a reader, and as I always do when faced with behavior questions, I recruited my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to respond. Q: Our cat seems to have two personalities. She is an 8-year-old rescue that […]

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Fear Free Friday: 25 percent off PetWell pet massagers for one day only

Thursday, Sep 6th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Teresa, my wife, is a certified pet massage therapist, so I’ve seen first hand how addressing pain and tension in our pet’s bodies can help relieve their anxiety and stress, too. That’s why I was so happy to see that the PetWell line of pet massage tools was the Fear Free Happy Homes deal for […]

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