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Reflections on the legacy of Dr. Sophia Yin

Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The world lost a great champion for animals this week. I wrote yesterday of my shock at the unexpected death of Dr. Sophia Yin, and shortly afterward heard from her dear friend and colleague — and mine — Jim Wilson, DVM, JD. With his permission, I am sharing his thoughts on this loss, and how […]

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Rest in peace, Dr. Sophia Yin

Monday, Sep 29th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It is with a heart almost too heavy to allow me to write this that I announce that my friend, colleague, and Fear-Free Advisory Board member Dr. Sophia Yin has passed away. Sophia was brilliant, passionate, and dedicated to easing the stress and fear that pets feel at the veterinary clinic or in shelters, and […]

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Retired military dog gets life-saving surgery

Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Thanks to the love of his handler, the generosity of animal lovers, and the skill of veterinary surgeons at CSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a retired bomb-sniffing dog named Kay is on the mend despite what was called an “inoperable” tumor on his heart. From the CSU Source: Kay, a 9-year-old pit bull and Labrador mix, […]

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What you think you know about pet insurance is probably wrong

Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Are you risking unexpected veterinary expenses because of misconceptions about how pet insurance works? When I partnered with Embrace Pet Insurance in an educational campaign to end economic euthanasia, I heard from a lot of pet owners and veterinary colleagues about their problems with pet insurance, most of which were based on outdated or incorrect […]

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Pedigree dog food recalled

Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The FDA just issued a notice that Mars Petcare US has recalled its Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food because the bags may contain metal fragments. The company has closed down the facility production line while it investigates and fixes the situation. From the release: Affected bags, which were sold between August 18 and […]

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