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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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Making sure litter boxes pass the smell test

Thursday, Aug 13th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

When it comes to bathroom behaviors, cats aren’t much different from humans. All they want is a little privacy, a clean facility, and no surprises. Yet the number one behavior problem that lands cats in the shelter is litter box misfires. If you cat isn’t using her litter box, the first thing you need to […]

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Sink or swim: How to keep your dog safe in the water

Tuesday, Aug 11th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

dog swimming

There are few better ways to beat the August heat than taking a nice relaxing dip in a local swimming spot. Our dogs can benefit from swimming, too! Not only is it great exercise, but many dogs enjoy paddling around a pool or a lake. Of course, you always need to consider your pet’s safety. […]

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