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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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3 things I know for sure about pets

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

There are three things I am certain of about pets. 1. They would rather be with us in the streets than without us in a mansion. 2. Their very presence can make our lives better, richer, less stressful, and healthier. 3. They do more for us than we do for them, but they act like […]

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The healing power of the pets of the homeless

Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I often hear people say things like, “I’d live in my car before I’d give up my pets.” Those same people also often say they don’t think the homeless should be allowed to have pets, because they aren’t able to take care of them. I wish they could read about cats like Spaghetti, who were […]

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What do you want to know about the healing power of pets?

Sunday, Nov 23rd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Pets heal us. They make us happier, they lower our blood pressure, they can detect diseases and conditions when nothing else can, they can reach autistic children and the withdrawn elderly, all in ways that seem miraculous. Since the beginning of my career I’ve been fascinated by the healing power of pets, and it was […]

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