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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.

Mold in the home puts pets at risk

Monday, Feb 18th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you’re wondering if mold in your home is as bad for your pets as it is for people, here’s the answer: It may be worse for them than us. Here’s how I explained it to a reader. Q: We discovered three weeks ago that our house has black mold, thanks to all the rain […]

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Video: The truth about playing tug with your dog

Friday, Feb 15th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dogs love to play tug, but people are always saying it’s not a good idea to indulge them in that love. The truth is, if you keep a few simple tips in mind, it’s safe to play tug with most dogs. My daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, has the explanation in the latest video in her […]

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Once-troubled parrot invents game all her own

Thursday, Feb 14th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I normally don’t publish guest posts, but when I read this moving story on Facebook, I had to reach out to its author, Emily Strong, and ask if we could share it here. It’s about a parrot who for unknown reasons suffered severely from fear, anxiety, and stress, who not only learned a different way […]

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Video: One thing never to do when your pet messes in the house

Monday, Feb 11th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

My daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, is back with another dog training video in her ongoing  myth-buster series with our friends at Bissell. Today’s myth: that rubbing your pet’s face in his or her “mess” will teach them not to do it again. It won’t help and will almost certainly make this and other behaviors worse. […]

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One last thing you can do for Lazaruff, the dog who lived

Thursday, Feb 7th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Friends, I want to thank all of you for your prayers, warm thoughts, and support as we have worked to heal Lazaruff, the Louisiana dog who came back from the dead. Now we want to ask one more thing of you. While Lazaruff has gone through the extensive medical care he needed to survive and […]

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