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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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Parrots need more than seed

Tuesday, Oct 20th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Amazon parrot

It’s a very common mistake made by bird owners: Feeding a diet of nothing but, or mostly, seed. Here’s the scoop. Q: What should I feed my new baby parrot? Her veterinarian recommends a pelleted food, but I heard seeds were better. A: The idea that birds need only seeds for a complete and balanced […]

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What to do if a dog attacks you or your child

Monday, Sep 21st, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Angry or fearful dog showing aggression

This is advice I hope you never need, but should know. Q: We love dogs in our family, but I know that not every dog is friendly. What should I teach my child about how to respond if she encounters an aggressive dog? A: Great question! That is important information for every child (and adult) […]

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Becker Family Recipes for Homemade Dog Treats (Plus help for thunderstorm fears)

Thursday, Apr 30th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

These are our favorite family recipes for treating our dogs! Peanut Butter Biscuits Kong Stuffer Recipes from Mikkel Becker and Joe Markham, founder of Kong! Springtime Muffins Bow-Wow Brownies and Frosting Canine Cookies Note: I recommended the following after being asked about thunderstorm phobias in the recipe video: Sileo Alprazolam Zylkene Note: This is not […]

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