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Partnership to end ‘economic euthanasia’

Thursday, Jan 2nd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s one of the hardest thing any veterinarian will ever have to face: The grief a pet owner experiences when putting a sick or injured pet to sleep not because the pet’s condition isn’t treatable, but because that treatment is unaffordable. Lots of things contribute to this problem, including a tough economy, but one thing […]

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Little strip can make a big difference in a dog’s dental health

Thursday, Feb 2nd, 2012 | By Dr. Marty Becker

What’s going on in your pet’s mouth? If you can’t say you’ve ever checked, I can tell you the news will likely not be good. Periodontal disease is the No. 1 most commonly diagnosed pet health problem, with about 85 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats getting it by age 3. Periodontal disease […]

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Small indulgences: Little things that mean a lot

Tuesday, Jan 3rd, 2012 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I woke up this morning and put on a new pair of socks. Unless I’m in a suit or wearing khacki pants, I almost always wear while athletic socks. They last a long time but after awhile the heel and soles get thin and the elastic at the top gets weakened and they don’t feel […]

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Bella loses her family: The downside of our shelter Christmas

Wednesday, Dec 21st, 2011 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The second annual ‚ÄúChristmas Pawty‚Äù at three Northern Idaho shelters was a day of incredible ups, not the least for the company I had with my wife (Teresa), daughter (Mikkel), granddaughter (Reagan) and dozens of other dedicated, sincere, warm, energetic, loyal and most of all loving women (listed first because they dominated the ranks), men […]

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Looking back, looking forward and celebrating “The Bond”

Saturday, Dec 10th, 2011 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Last October marked my 15th year on “Good Morning America.” I can’t believe so much time has passed so quickly, how much has changed and how much hasn’t. Teresa and I have been married more than three decades, and together we have raised two children of whom we could not be more proud. Last night […]

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