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Military dog mourns on grave of fallen Marine

Monday, Apr 14th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A military working dog lies on the grave of a fallen Marine. What was the story behind the photo? When I saw this image on Pinterest today, it affected me so deeply I researched the story behind it. In 2006, U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Adam Leigh Cann, age 23, died in a suicide bombing attack […]

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Making winter weather fun for you and your dogs

Tuesday, Jan 21st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

With the Midwest and Eastern U.S. experiencing deep freezes this winter, plenty of dogs and their people will either be reveling in the snow or huddling by the fireplace trying to stay warm. Snow sports are a great way to take the edge off if you have an energetic dog who loves the outdoors, and […]

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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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