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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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That incredible moment you know you and a pet belong to each other

Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I’ve been on the road for a few weeks now, and I was sitting in a hotel room the other night thinking about how much I missed my Gracie. I miss all our animals, but my bond with her is deep and special. And I started thinking about the moment at Second Chance Animal Adoption […]

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A dog’s work is never done

Thursday, Jul 16th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

dog swimming

Dogs have lived and worked with humans more closely than any other animal. Emphasis on the “worked”! We bred dogs to help us with all sorts of tasks – from herding livestock and retrieving ducks to more modern pursuits like sniffing out explosives or helping farmers tell when it’s time to breed a cow. While […]

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