News Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

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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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Becker’s Fear Free Reading Round-Up: November 2021

Wednesday, Nov 17th, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

dog in grass

More great reads this month from Fear Free and Fear Free Happy Homes: How to Check Your Dog for Ticks The Internet’s full of bad advice about removing ticks from dogs. Here’s a simple, Fear Free approach to a two-minute tick check and safe removal technique. Read more… How Fostering Pets for the Holidays Benefits […]

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Becker’s Fear Free Reading Round-Up: Oct. 7, 2021

Thursday, Oct 7th, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

More great reads this month from Fear Free and Fear Free Happy Homes: Conquer Your Cat’s Fear of the Big, Bad Vaccuum Cleaner Does your cat have Zuigerphobia? Here’s a Fear Free approch to taming his fear of the vacuum cleaner and developing a healthy relationship with it. (No, really!) Read more… The Guilt in […]

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It’s been a year short on blessings, but Happy Thanksgiving anyway!

Tuesday, Nov 24th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I doubt I’d get any disagreement for saying 2020 won’t go down in history as anyone’s favorite year. This year has been difficult, unpleasant, incomprehensible, disappointing, and often painful. I write this as my wife’s 95-year-old mother and 72-year-old disabled brother are suffering from COVID. I struggle to find gratitude. And yet my many blessings […]

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Can’t we even agree dogs are good anymore?

Wednesday, Nov 11th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Champ and Major Biden

I don’t post about politics here or on my social media, and I’m not going to start now. But I found myself wanting to welcome our new First Dogs Elect, Champ and Major Biden, and then didn’t because I didn’t have the stomach for the likely fallout. I don’t remember hesitating to post when the […]

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