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Can you work a little magic to help this California shelter dog in urgent need?

Monday, Apr 6th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I heard from a reader with a plea to help Lem, a German Shepherd in a shelter in Southern California. Something about his eyes moved me tremendously, and I feel called to help him. Lem is a senior dog with some pain in his hindquarters, left at the shelter on March 27. He is almost […]

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Why the perfect pet isn’t the youngest pet

Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

green-eyed cat lying on bed

Like fine wine (and people!), cats get better with age! There’s no denying kittens are adorable. They’re frisky little balls of fuzz that brighten many lives. But each year when kitten season rolls around, it becomes difficult for shelters to place adults cats into loving homes – even when a fully grown feline would be […]

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10 things I used to do as a pet owner I wouldn’t think of doing now

Wednesday, Mar 4th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s hard to believe how far we’ve all changed in how we feel about and treat pets — me included! My very first memory as a child is holding onto the back of a shepherd dog named, what else, Shep, as I was learning to walk. Recently I was going through some old family photos […]

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Move along, kitty: Tips and tricks for moving with cats

Friday, Feb 27th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Can you move to a new home without freaking your cat out? Yes! If you’ve ever moved from one home to another while you had pets, you know stressful it can be — for you and your animals!  Cats are especially nervous when you move into a new house because they are highly territorial. To […]

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A dog’s nose knows when the time is right

Friday, Feb 20th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s no secret that dogs have a great sense of smell, but do you know all the strange ways humans use a dog’s nose? You probably know we train dogs to sniff out drugs and explosives, and I bet that many of you know some dogs can even smell cancer. Here’s one you probably didn’t […]

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