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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep: Goodbye, Quill’N

Thursday, Oct 6th, 2022 | By Dr. Marty Becker


Our beloved dog Quill’N, of the endlessly wagging rear end, three-legged athleticism, and pure joy of living, has gone home to her Creator. The hole in our hearts she’s left is enormous. It was an unexpected blessing that an extremely emaciated, female, young Boxer/pit bull cross came to join the Becker family at our Almost […]

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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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