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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 prevent early-morning feline food demands

Monday, May 13th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s a cat’s world, and we just live in it. At no time is this more true than in the middle of the night when your feline family member decides it’s breakfast time. After all, you may have to go to work but your cat can catch a few ZZZs any time. Here’s my advice […]

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Happy Mother’s Day to the world’s best pet mom!

Friday, May 10th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I still remember when my high school graduation speaker told the audience there were “10 Secrets of Success.” Secret number 10 was to both send your mother a card on Mother’s Day and tell her how much you love her, in person or on a call. Both. Always. Well, dogs and cats most often don’t […]

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Why dogs vomit – and when it’s an emergency

Monday, May 6th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dogs vomit for all kinds of reasons, some serious, some not. When is it just something to watch, and when is it an emergency? Here’s what I told a reader who had questions. Q: I took my dog out to potty, and a few minutes later he started hacking and vomiting up clear liquid. I […]

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National Pet Month Contest: Show Us Your Happy Paws!

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

At Fear Free, we launched Happy Paws magazine last month to help you and your pets live happy, healthy, full lives. Now that National Pet Month is here, we’re having a contest, with one $100 and two $50 Amazon gift cards as prizes! The contest is open to Fear Free Happy Homes members 18 years […]

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When cats get cavities

Monday, Apr 29th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If your cat is drooling, you’ll want to head for the vet. That’s because she could have something lodged in her mouth or have ingested a toxin. But there’s another likely cause, and it’s one we don’t often think of when it comes to cats: a cavity. Here’s how I explained it to a reader. […]

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