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Remembering all the animals of war this Memorial Day

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Santa Rita, Guam (October 27, 2006) ñ Petty Officer 2nd Class Blake Soller, a Military Working Dog (MWD) handler pets the head of MWD Rico, at the War Dog Cemetery located on Naval Base Guam Oct. 27. Soller is currently assigned to Naval Security Force Detachment Guam to the MWD kennel. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John F. Looney

Monday is Memorial Day in the U.S., a day to honor those who have their lives for our country and for freedom around the world. Among that number were many who never volunteered but still served: the dogs, birds, horses, and mules of war. Kurt Most people are aware of the incredible work done by […]

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Does your pup need to gain weight?

Monday, Mar 25th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

puppy

Obesity is an epidemic in pet dogs and cats, but there are pets who need to gain weight, usually due to a medical problem. So is your “skinny” pup really skinny, or are we just not used to what “normal” looks like? Here are some ideas I offered to a dog owner writing about her […]

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Video: What you know about training dogs with treats may be wrong

Thursday, Feb 28th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Reagan training Qt Pi

No, using treats to train dogs doesn’t mean that you always have to have a treat to get your dog to listen. In this latest video in her ongoing myth-buster series with our friends at Bissell, my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, will explain why that is, and how to reinforce your pet’s training without treats. […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, Nov 22nd, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for loving pets as much as you do. I’m honored to have you in my life. Happy Thanksgiving!

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What would you like me to write about?

Thursday, Nov 1st, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Fear Free exam

Whenever I survey my readers, you say your number one area of interest is veterinary information. But those articles aren’t as popular as others when I post them to Facebook. What would you like me to write and post about? I want to make sure I’m giving you the information you really want (mixed with […]

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