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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 find a dog you want to adopt

Monday, Jan 7th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do you have your heart set on a particular breed or age of dog? Here are some tips from my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, on how to find your perfect match (including some information that might change your mind about your future pet! Q: My workout partner wants to adopt a Maltese who is good […]

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What should you do when your dog doesn’t like someone?

Tuesday, Jan 1st, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

What do you do when your dog doesn’t like someone, and you have no idea why? This is a problem one reader is facing, and as I always do with behavior concerns, I asked my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to answer. Q: My sweet 18-month-old cavalier King Charles spaniel comes to work with me every […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sunday, Dec 23rd, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

From all of us at Almost Heaven Ranch in Northern Idaho-ho-ho, a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! QT Pi Becker and I will be taking a short break from social media and blogging to reconnect with family and catch up on marauder patrols. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year, and […]

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When the holidays are filled with sadness instead of joy, there’s help

Friday, Dec 21st, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I love this time of year. I love the cold, brilliant snow of North Idaho, I love seeing the dogs and horses nosing and tossing the snow around, I love the Christmas lights, and I love reflecting on the blessings that fill my life. But as someone who suffers from depression, I know that this […]

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What your dog’s nosebleed could mean

Wednesday, Dec 19th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Two readers wrote asking about their dogs’ nosebleeds. Here’s what I told them. Q: My dog had a nosebleed today. Should I take her to the vet or just see if it happens again? Q: My dog was sneezing and produced bloody mucus for three weeks. An X-ray and flushing out the nose didn’t produce […]

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