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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.

Taking some time to unplug

Sunday, Aug 23rd, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Every year, our family takes a two-week vacation at a nearby lake. I usually fly home late the night before, worn out from my nonstop travel schedule (some years I’ve spent more than 300 days on the road). Not this year. The global pandemic has kept me home since March, with our activities severely curtailed […]

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Beware the cat who shows his belly

Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Why would a cat under attack who can’t flee or bluff his way out of a fight roll over and expose his belly? It’s a worthy feline fighting stance. A cat in danger knows instinctively to engage his powerful rear legs and sharp claws in a raking motion designed to tear into the vulnerable belly […]

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The best foods and parasite control products for your dog

Monday, Aug 10th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The number one question I get asked? “What should I feed my dog?” I don’t mean by my own clients, but via email or social media. Here’s my advice on how to decide what to feed your dog, or what to use to control fleas and other parasites. Q: There are so many options regarding […]

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Are you following Bootcamp with QT Pi Becker?

Thursday, Aug 6th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Okay, I admit it: I’ve done a terrible job helping QT Pi Becker get to peak fitness for his anti-marauder mission. That’s over as of now, when we go to Bootcamp with QT Pi Becker! We’re uploading daily episodes on Facebook for two weeks, starting with what we all need to know before we start […]

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Is your cat slowing down? It could be arthritis

Monday, Aug 3rd, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you’ve noticed your cat is moving more slowly and stiffly these days, she may be suffering from osteoarthrits. Here’s what you need to know. Q: My cat seems to move more slowly these days, and it looks like he’s having some trouble getting in and out of his litter box. Could he have arthritis? […]

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