Fear Free Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Fear Free

My top 4 tips for introducing a new cat to other pets in the home

Friday, Sep 29th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

In the bad old days, veterinarians offered zero advice for a client who was getting a new kitten or cat. Here’s what normally happened: Person brings a cat who’s either frozen with fear, taking flight around a cardboard box almost ready to achieve orbital velocity, or hissing and ready to bring the fight like the […]

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Helping vets help pets injured and lost in Texas floods

Tuesday, Sep 5th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Photo: Dr. Kerry Kline, courtesy of the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation

Friends, I can’t stop thinking about the images and stories of pets stranded, confused, frightened, and lost in Texas because of Hurricane Harvey. I’ve also been tremendously moved by the acts of courage and compassion performed by first responders, neighbors, Good Samaritans, animal shelters, and veterinarians and veterinary nurses, all to help pets and pet […]

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Who’s a good dog? Yours, after you try the very first Fear Free Friday deal

Thursday, Aug 31st, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Fear Free has been the most important cause I’ve worked for during my nearly 40 years as a veterinarian. I started it out as something for other veterinary professionals, but I quickly realized this had to be an equal partnership with our patients’ humans or it wouldn’t work. That’s why we recently launched a “sneak […]

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How and why to find a Fear Free veterinarian for your pet

Friday, Jul 28th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s no secret I’ve made it my life’s work to prevent and relieve fear, anxiety, and stress in pets — especially at the vet. I recorded this PSA for Animal Radio about that very subject. You can listen, or just go directly to the Fear Free Directory and see if you can find a vet […]

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Dr. Marty Becker and Mikkel Becker on the horrifying ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ abuse footage

Friday, Jan 20th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

As a veterinarian and trainer, respectively, both with a lifetime commitment to equally honoring the physical and emotional well-being of the animals we care for, we were profoundly disturbed by the leaked footage of a dog suffering terror on the set of the movie A Dog’s Purpose. In looking at this video, it appears the […]

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