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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.

Helping a dog make the transition from sunny California to the snowy Midwest

Monday, Nov 5th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Moving from sunny Southern California to the snowy Midwest is a big change for anyone — including the family dog! Since I’ve lived in Idaho my whole life — a winter wonderland if there ever was one — I felt I had some advice to help with the transition. Q: My dog and I just […]

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What would you like me to write about?

Thursday, Nov 1st, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Whenever I survey my readers, you say your number one area of interest is veterinary information. But those articles aren’t as popular as others when I post them to Facebook. What would you like me to write and post about? I want to make sure I’m giving you the information you really want (mixed with […]

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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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