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Just $750 to get this dog her hip replacement!

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I’ve been trying to help raise money to help a sweet shelter dog named Valentine get a necessary hip replacement. She lives in my town, she was adopted from the same shelter my own QT Pi Becker came from, and she nearly died in the same distemper outbreak that nearly killed him. How could I […]

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When a dog who needs help is almost family

Monday, Apr 25th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I was startled to hear I had a personal connection with a dog in need of help – even though I’d never met her or her human family. Valentine and her littermates were once in the Panhandle Animal Shelter, just like our own QT Pi and his littermates. She and her littermates were caught […]

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6 cool ideas to prevent a hot dog

Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Whether they’re lying under a shade tree, lapping up water from bowl left on the sidewalk by dog friendly retailers, or staying inside while the sun’s out, dogs are very proficient at beating summer’s heat. They have to be. Dogs can’t take off layers of clothes like humans, nor do they perspire like we do […]

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10 pet housetraining methods that hit the mark

Wednesday, Apr 6th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Veterinarians sometimes joke that the last thing we’ll do in our hospital bed before passing on will be to answer a question about getting a dog or cat not to go to the bathroom where they shouldn’t. There’s a reason dogs used to be called “Spot”! I’ve talked one-on-one in the exam room with pet […]

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When letting your pets do what they want is good for them

Thursday, Mar 17th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Zoos found out decades ago that just having food, water, shelter, and veterinary care wasn’t enough for animals in captivity. They had to look not only at each species, but at each individual animal, to figure out how that animal could best manifest its genetic exuberance and work both body and mind. Some animals need […]

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