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Is anesthesia really safe for pets?

Thursday, Aug 25th, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

One of the biggest fears pet owners have is anesthetizing their pets. Here is what I told a reader. Q: My dog needs to have her teeth cleaned under anesthesia, and I’m so nervous. Is it really safe? A: No anesthetic procedure, medication or even natural remedy can have a 100% guarantee of safety, but […]

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A veterinarian’s thoughts on biking with your dog

Thursday, Jul 21st, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker


It can look like a lot of easy fun to go biking with your dog, but there’s more to it then just getting on and riding. Here are some tips I shared with a reader. Q: I often see people bicycling with their dogs running alongside them. Is that a good way to exercise dogs? […]

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Report: Helping pets and people on the Ukraine border

Sunday, Apr 10th, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Family reunion at Ukraine border

It took a long time and a lot of rough travel to get there, but I jumped eagerly out of bed on my first morning in Galati, Romania. I was ready to see what I could do now and in the future to help both pets and people displaced by the Russian invasion of Ukraine […]

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How you can help pets from Ukraine today

Friday, Apr 1st, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Pet owners coming into Romania from Ukraine

On Monday, April 4, I will be leaving for a trip to the Ukrainian border. I will be working with World Vets to help them set up free veterinary care for pets fleeing the war, and with Sava’s Safe Haven in Romania to understand what the most urgent needs are. I will also be working […]

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Help for those who are struggling this holiday season

Monday, Dec 20th, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

For those who, like me, struggle with dark instead of brightness at this time of year, please know that our family’s prayers are with you, and that there are people who want to hear from you and help you. If you are struggling with depression or thoughts of suicide: In the U.S., call the National […]

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