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Did you miss it? Q&A on senior dogs and Fear Free

Thursday, Mar 5th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

In case you missed my free webinar on senior dogs and Fear Free, it’s available on their YouTube Channel now. My focus was on our dogs’ mental health, how feeding the mind is just as important as feeding the body, in-home enrichment, and how to make trips to the vet less stressful. The Q&A webinar […]

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What you may not know about socializing kittens

Wednesday, Feb 19th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

kitten looking at you upside down

Traditionally people have seen cats as “plug and play” pets who don’t need the same socialization, training, enrichment, and exercise as dogs. That’s not true, and the need to get them used to being part of a human family begins in kittenhood. Here’s how I explained it to a reader. Q: Do kittens have the […]

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Free Webinar: Q & A with Dr. Marty Becker

Thursday, Feb 13th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dr. Becker and senior Golden Retriever Shakira

Ever wonder about your dog’s mental health? Feeding the mind is just as important as feeding the body. Join me for a Q&A webinar presented by the wonderful senior dog champions at The Grey Muzzle Organization, on whose advisory board I am proud to serve. You’ll learn about in-home enrichment and how to make trips […]

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Yes, your cat can enjoy going to the vet. Here’s how

Wednesday, Sep 25th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Funny cute red kitten. Ginger red kitten thinking. Long haired red kitten. Sweet adorable sad red kitten on sofa background.

A cat enjoying a trip to the vet? No, it’s not fantasy. It’s possible if you know the right steps to take. I outline them here for a reader. Q: It was always a struggle to get my previous cat to the vet. Now that I have a new kitten, do you have any advice […]

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Getting a blood draw from your pet the Fear Free way

Monday, Aug 26th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

How do veterinarians and veterinary nurses get blood from zoo animals? They train them using positive reinforcement to offer a limb for the blood draw. You can reach your pet the exact same thing! Here’s how I explained it to a reader: Q: My dog hates having blood drawn, but he has a health condition that […]

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