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Am I playing favorites with my pets?

Thursday, Jun 18th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I never played favorites with my children, but I’m starting to worry I’m doing that with my dogs. Our oldest dog is a 15-year-old, blind, deaf, but still very active Golden Retriever named Shakira. Next is the dog Teresa calls her little angel,  12-year-old Quixote. Then there’s our little girl, an 11-year-old Pomeranian mix named […]

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Love horses? Come meet me June 20!

Sunday, May 31st, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you’re anywhere near Spokane, WA, and care about horses, I hope you’ll stop by to meet me — free — at the Full Circle Equine Rehabilitation Center’s “Join Our Circle” open house on June 20! Full Circle is a program designed to provide quality care and rehabilitation for horses in need while preparing them […]

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How to get your dog to stop begging for treats

Friday, May 29th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

We all find it hard to resist. Your pooch looks up at you, pleading with those puppy dog eyes, and you reward her with a bit of food. The next thing you know, she’s begging for treats at every opportunity. The easiest way to keep a dog from begging is to never give into those […]

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Why I ask you to pray for pets – and my reasons may surprise you

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Why do I ask my followers to pray for pets in trouble? I have several reasons, and I’m betting some of them will surprise you. First, of course, is because I’m a person of faith and I believe in the power of prayer. I don’t want to minimize that reason, but at the same time, […]

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Veterinarians: I want to meet you in Los Angeles next week!

Monday, Apr 27th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dr. Marty Becker and Gracie

I think most of my veterinary colleagues know I’ve been on a “mission from Dog” to spread the Fear Free® message to our profession. That’s mostly been about the fear the pet experiences, but they’re not the only ones fighting fear. Their owners are, and so are we, their veterinarians. That’s because our clients want […]

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