News Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

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Does your pup need to gain weight?

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


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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What dog owners need to know about Addison’s disease

Tuesday, Oct 30th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker


Our Quora had the condition known as Addison’s disease, so when a reader wrote asking about her own dog’s diagnosis, I had plenty of information to share. Here it is. Q: My dog has Addison’s disease. What can you tell me about it? A: A lot! My own dog, the late, great Quora, developed Addison’s […]

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