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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.

Why dogs lick their feet and legs, and what to do about it

Thursday, Sep 27th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Allergies? Pain? Boredom? Why do dogs lick their legs and feet obsessively, and what can you do about it? Here’s how I answered those questions from a reader. Q: I have a dog who licks her feet and legs too much. She is groomed every month, and I give her daily dietary supplements. Her vet […]

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Remember Me Thursday: Inspire change for pets in need on Sept. 27!

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

The most powerful inspiration to get people to adopt is the pets themselves! That’s why I’m asking you to once again help homeless pets with a simple social media post. If we all share our rescue pets with #RememberMeThursday, we will inspire the world to find forever families for every pet who needs one. Be […]

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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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