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Blessed are the people who feed stray cats

Tuesday, Dec 8th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The more my life is full of blessings, the more moved I am by all those who extend their compassion to animals. I went to the Bonners Ferry United Methodist Church the other day. This church is sacred to us; it’s where my wife, Teresa, and our children were baptized, where my wife went to […]

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Remembering the dog I didn’t adopt

Friday, Oct 2nd, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Is there a pet out there who you almost adopted — but didn’t? Do you still think about him or her? Every December for the past decade, my family and I have hosted a Santa Paws event at three Northern Idaho shelters. Our goal is to bring joy, hope, love, tasty treats, and new toys […]

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In memory of two tiny puppy lives cut terribly short this National Pet Memorial Day

Sunday, Sep 13th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

As our family continues to grow in love and joy with our little distemper survivor, QT, we are still haunted at times by the loss of his littermates who could not be saved. I first met Salvatore, a tiny puppy brought to me from Panhandle Animal Shelter, at North Idaho Animal Hospital. I thought he […]

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An ounce of prevention can keep pet costs down

Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

All pet owners know our beloved animals give us benefits that can’t be measured in money. What can be measured in money is what we spend caring for their health. This can be especially tough if the economy swings downward or you personally face a fiscal crisis. No one wants to be in position where […]

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Microchips: A call home for a pet without a cellphone

Saturday, Aug 15th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

We almost lost our QT before he was even ours, as he fought for his life during the shelter distemper outbreak that took the lives of two of his littermates. Once we got him through that, we wanted to do everything we could to protect him — so we had him microchipped. Today is Check […]

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