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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 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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What to do if your new cat won’t come out of hiding

Monday, Apr 22nd, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Most cat owners have been there: You bring a new cat home, and she hides and won’t come out. What does it mean and what should you do? That’s what a reader asked. Here’s what my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, and I told her. Q: We’re fostering a cat, and she beelined for the bedroom […]

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Helping a dog who is afraid of thunderstorms

Thursday, Apr 18th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Our dog Quixote is terrifed of thunderstorms — and it’s  fear that’s very common in dogs. When a reader asked me for help for her dog, I recruited my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to share some tips. Q: It’s thunderstorm season, and my 3-year-old Australian shepherd has become so afraid of the noise that he […]

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