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Make a difference for the animals again this year – Lexington, Ky., Sept. 21, 2018

Tuesday, Aug 7th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Happy senior dog on leash

If you’ll be near Lexington, Kentucky, on Sept. 21, I hope you’ll consider attending the Annual Making a Difference Now Animal Welfare Conference. I’ve been honored to present at the conference in the past, and this year they have a stellar agenda you won’t want to miss.  It includes: Presentations by highly regarded speakers from […]

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#CougsGive to help pets!

Wednesday, Mar 28th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dr. Leticia Fanucchi

Friends, I’m incredibly proud to have attended Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where I first discovered the power of the human-animal bond thanks to legendary Dean Leo Bustad. He made me the veterinarian I am today! I’m equally proud of the commitment WSU has made to the emotional well-being of animals. Dr. Leticia […]

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Video: Friendship between dogs is real

Thursday, Mar 15th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker


I write quite a bit about the power of the bond between people and animals. But there’s another bond: the one between the animals themselves. We’ve lost several beloved pets in the 14 months, and seeing the impact on our other animals has brought that lesson sadly home to us. Quixote lost his best friend […]

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Gone fishing. (Not really)

Saturday, Jul 1st, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Friends, I’m doing something I’ve never done for more than a day before now: stepping away from social media and my blog for the holiday week. Sometimes we all need to disconnect, and our family decided this is the time. I hope you have a wonderful Independence Day holiday, and I’ll see you on July […]

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Pets at work add up to lower stress, 100 percent greater job satisfaction

Thursday, Jun 22nd, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I don’t think I could work without pets at my side. Fortunately, I’m a veterinarian, and when I’m not practicing at North Idaho Animal Hospital, I’m working in my home office surrounded by my pets. I know not everyone’s that lucky, which is why I’m grateful for holidays like Take Your Dog to Work Day, […]

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