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Proud father alert: Training livestreams with Mikkel Becker

Friday, Jun 26th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

My daughter is a phenomenal trainer. Her credentials intimidate even me: Mikkel Becker KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, CDBC, CBCC-KA, CTCr, Fear Free Certified. If you missed her two most recent livestreams, I’ve captured them here. The first is her guest appearance on DOGTV, discussing sensory enrichment for dogs: The next was her Fear Free Friday guest […]

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Signs of pet stress you might miss

Monday, May 18th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Pets show stress in many different ways. Yawning, showing the whites of their eyes (nicknamed whale eye), excessive licking or grooming, sudden hair loss (like when your pet is at the vet and is shedding hair like crazy), increased barking or whining, trembling, pacing, suddenly starting to hide, eating less and breaking housetraining can all […]

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Make your pets happy on May 16!

Friday, May 15th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Don’t your pets deserve a special day set aside just to enrich their lives and give them joy? That’s the idea behind Pet Happiness Day, which will be held every year on the first Saturday after Mother’s Day from now on! I came up with the idea watching how many of us were kept sane […]

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What’s new in ‘Happy Paws’ magazine?

Thursday, May 7th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The Spring/Summer issue of Happy Paws magazine from Fear Free is now on newsstands nationwide! This new issue is loaded with great content from instructions for trimming your pet’s nails at home to ways to make your pet even happier — not to mention Instagram celeb Nala Cat. And there’s more: In “Do Our Dogs […]

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Yes, you can do something about your cat’s age-related changes

Monday, May 4th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Domestic cat. Beautiful old cat with green, smart eyes. Three-color cat's hair: white, red and black The cat is lying on the couch.

Those changes your older cat is going through may be age-related, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about them. Here’s what I told a reader who has concerns about her elderly cat’s behavior. Q: My 17-year-old indoor cat is eating less than she used to, and she doesn’t come downstairs as often. Is […]

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