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We’ve lost a tiny hero in the fight against puppy mills

Tuesday, Mar 22nd, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

March 23 is National Puppy Day, and I’m observing it by honoring the passing of a hero who fought for dogs in puppy mills. Harley, a one-eyed Chihuahua rescued after 10 years in a cage in a puppy mill, died this weekend at the age of 15. Like so many others, I was filled with […]

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Secondhand smoke harms people and pets

Thursday, Jan 21st, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Everyone knows that secondhand smoke can be incredibly damaging to children and anyone who lives with smokers, but it’s important to remember that it affects pets too! Q: My boyfriend smokes. I know that smoking around pets isn’t good for them, but he says that as long as he doesn’t smoke near them, there won’t […]

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Our nation’s military dogs need your voice right now!

Monday, Oct 26th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Friends, I need you to take action RIGHT NOW to help our nation’s military dogs! After so many years of trying, the American Humane Association​ finally managed to get members of Congress to include language in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) guaranteeing our military working dogs a ride home to U.S. soil after […]

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Help bring rescue and hope to suffering animals nationwide!

Sunday, Jun 21st, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

In just the past ten years, the American Humane Association’s Red Star program has rescued, sheltered and cared for some 80,000 animals. They have fought to eradicate the gas chamber in animal shelters across the nation. They recently led the successful effort to pass a national law mandating that military working dogs be returned to […]

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And QT’s family goes home!

Tuesday, Jun 16th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Here’s some great news: Our little shelter puppy, QT’s, mother and littermates have been adopted! For any who don’t know, I first met this canine family when one of the puppies was brought to see me at North Idaho Animal Hospital from the Panhandle Animal Shelter with respiratory symptoms. Those turned out to be caused […]

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