This and That Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: This and That

Welcome Revee to Almost Heaven Ranch

Thursday, May 28th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Since moving to Almost Heaven Ranch, our daughter Mikkel’s very social Quarter Horse, Chili, was very lonesome. Our older horse, Pegasus, had died, and Teresa’s horse, Angel, is temporarily at the local barn where Teresa rides and trains.  Chili constantly sought human contact, following us everywhere, and was restless and lethargic. Teresa has been quietly […]

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When pets get more love than partners

Thursday, Apr 16th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The global pandemic has turned our world upside down. The nation imposed travel restrictions, some states are on lockdown, our cities and towns are reeling, many neighborhoods seem like tumbleweeds should be blowing past boarded-up windows, and our workplaces and homes have dramatically changed almost overnight. Despite shifting sands, there are some bedrock-solid things that […]

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Remember your first pet?

Thursday, Apr 9th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Marty's first dog Skeeter

Remember your first pet? Of course you do! As you read “first pet,” the memories instantly flooded back with the species, breed, name, color, size, gender, where she/he slept, what games you played, on and on. I’ve asked this question one-on-one in conversations with movie stars, sports heroes, business titans, and politicians during the 17 […]

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How to win the war on pet odors

Friday, Jan 10th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

How do you win the war on pet odors? These are my top tips, in response to a reader with a stinky pet problem. Q: I have dogs and cats, and I know my house smells like it. How can I keep the odor down and keep it smelling fresh? A: Living with pets does […]

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Merry Christmas – and support for those who aren’t merry

Tuesday, Dec 24th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

This is such an important time of year for our family, but it can also be a painful and dark one for many people, like me, who struggle with depression, as well as for those facing loss, economic struggles, job loss, divorce, and other challenges. Please know that our family’s prayers are with you this […]

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