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The myth of a cat’s 9 lives

Monday, Nov 19th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do cats really have nine lives? A better question may be why we think they do. Here’s what I told a reader! Q: Where do we get the belief that cats have nine lives? A: That’s a great question! Quite a few cultures share the idea that cats have multiple lives, though the number isn’t […]

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Dogs and turkey bones? Just say no

Tuesday, Nov 13th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Beagle dog licking plate from table. Hungry dog concept

Thanksgiving’s almost here, and a reader wanted to know if it’s okay to share the leftover bones from her holiday turkey with her dog. Here’s what I told her, and why. Q: With Thanksgiving coming up, I was wondering if it’s OK to give my dog the leftover turkey bones from the feast? A: I […]

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Helping a dog make the transition from sunny California to the snowy Midwest

Monday, Nov 5th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Young golden retriever run at the snow in winter park

Moving from sunny Southern California to the snowy Midwest is a big change for anyone — including the family dog! Since I’ve lived in Idaho my whole life — a winter wonderland if there ever was one — I felt I had some advice to help with the transition. Q: My dog and I just […]

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Why Siberian Huskies’ eyes are blue

Monday, Oct 22nd, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Siberian huskies are known for their striking blue eyes, and researchers may have discovered the source of the trait, thanks to dog DNA testing. A study published earlier this month in the open-access journal PLOS Genetics looked at a panel of more than 6,000 genetically tested dogs whose owners provided phenotypic (appearance) information such as […]

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Favorite apps and devices for pets and pet lovers

Tuesday, Oct 16th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

kitten with smartphone

A reader wanted to know what apps and devices I like for pets and pet owners. I pulled in my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, and here’s what we came up with! Q: Do you have any favorite apps or tech toys for training, playing with or protecting dogs and cats? A: Do we ever! There […]

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