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The 5 most important winter pet health tips

Monday, Dec 1st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I’ve lived my entire 60 years in Idaho, first in the more arid southern part of the state, then in verdant Northern Idaho where we live now on our Almost Heaven Ranch. North or south, if you live in Idaho, you’re going to have four seasons and the winters can be very cold – and […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, Nov 27th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Please know that, as I thank the Lord for the blessings in my life, each of you will be in my prayers. Thank you for helping make the world a better place for animals, and spending time with me here!

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It’s against the law for a veterinarian to report animal abuse in Kentucky

Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Can you imagine being a veterinarian in a state where you were legally prohibited from reporting cases of animal abuse? If you practice in Kentucky, you don’t need to imagine it; it’s the law. I was reading an article on the Veterinary Information Network’s website about a new law passed in Massachusetts, making it the […]

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The scariest Halloween pet warning of all

Friday, Oct 31st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Know what’s scarier to me than the worst Halloween pet warning of all? The thought of the hundreds of thousands of homeless pets sitting in shelters and rescue groups right now. I adopted my beloved Gracie from a shelter on Christmas Eve almost three years ago, and I couldn’t love her more if she pooped […]

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Is a holiday visit right for your pet?

Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Our culture has become very pet-friendly, but as much as I love this shift in attitude, I am also aware that some people don’t approve of the change, especially when other people start planning to bring dogs home for the holidays. Now I’m a veterinarian, not a family counselor. But I do have some suggestions […]

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