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Category Archives: Companies That Help Animals

How good dog owners think about dog parks

Wednesday, Sep 7th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dog parks are playgrounds, not group therapy. I’m talking about those people who bring dogs to dog parks not to proactively provide opportunities for happy socializing, but to fix socialization problems with other dogs. The first gets a big thumbs up from me; the second is a real problem. I’ll let my trainer daughter, Mikkel […]

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How dog parks create joy for dogs and owners

Tuesday, Aug 30th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I was in St. Louis recently, shooting some pet owner education videos with the folks at Purina as part of my ongoing partnership with them. We were chatting about some of the experiences that have led me to value the human-animal bond so profoundly, and I got around to telling them about the dog park […]

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Help make the Fourth of July less scary for shelter and rescue dogs!

Monday, Jun 13th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Our friends at ThunderWorks want to help dogs in shelters and rescue groups have an “insanely calm” Fourth of July. Many dogs suffer from fear of loud noises, and for them, Independence Day fireworks are terrifying. Many of my patients and the dogs of people I’ve worked with get a lot of comfort from wearing […]

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New technology could mean no dogs will die to train the world’s veterinarians anymore

Thursday, Jun 2nd, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

You may not know this, but some veterinary colleges around the world still train students to do surgery by having them operate on live, anesthetized dogs who are euthanized after the surgery is done. Many also train them using the bodies of euthanized shelter pets. Would you like to see that end forever? So would […]

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Social media miracle helps senior cat find home

Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Sometimes, reading my email is like Christmas – full of joyful surprises! That’s how I felt when I heard from the Berea Animal Rescue Friends, letting me know Nama, a senior cat whose human had passed away and who I’d shared about here, had been adopted by someone who’d seen my Facebook post! I’m so […]

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