Healing Power of Pets Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Healing Power of Pets

Bringing hospitalized children the healing power of their own pets

Thursday, Jun 8th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Being in the hospital is frightening and stressful for a child. Can you imagine how much easier it would be if their own beloved family pets could come for a visit? If you ever spent any time in a hospital when you were growing up, or your children or grandchildren have, you know even the […]

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How two dogs are helping the homeless get health care

Monday, Jan 9th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Could your life use some joyful news right now? Read this story about two dogs making a difference for the homeless from this week’s Pet Connection: Two Labrador retrievers are making life a little brighter for patients battling poverty, homelessness, illness or addiction. Maestro, a yellow Lab, and Rylie, a black Lab, make weekly visits […]

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How one young woman learned to trust her life to the paws of a dog

Monday, Nov 14th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Just one month after a dog named Ricki came into Lauren Burke’s life, the young woman nearly died. Thanks to Ricki, she didn’t. Ricki, a 2-year-old yellow Lab, isn’t only a companion. She’s a specially trained diabetic alert dog, trained by Early Alert Canines (EAC). Lauren is a 22 year old living in Oakland, Calif., […]

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Diabetic alert dog Remmy keeps her little girl safe

Tuesday, Oct 11th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A little girl is alive and well today thanks to her diabetic alert dog. When Rebecca Russell, a registered nurse from Cameron Park, Calif., first learned about diabetic alert dogs, it was just shortly after her 6-year-old daughter, Sage, had been diagnosed as diabetic. She began researching everything she could, only to come up short […]

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The dogs who stand between life and death: How you can help

Tuesday, Jul 26th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Can you imagine a dog standing between your life and your death? Emma doesn’t have to imagine. It happened to her. Emma was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was just 7 years old. She battled blood sugar swings until she went away to college, when she discovered she had lost the ability to […]

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