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Do dogs become depressed?

Monday, Sep 22nd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

My late Mother, Virginia, who birthed in me a great love of all animals (we lived on a small family farm) was proud of my professional accomplishments but over-the-top, boastfully proud, on only two occasions. Both happened in the late 1980s, once when she was sitting on the toilet reading Reader’s Digest and saw a […]

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3 things pet insurance covers that you probably think it doesn’t

Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

When I blog about my educational campaign with Embrace Pet Insurance to end economic euthanasia, I always get a certain number of comments that “pet insurance doesn’t cover anything.” The other day, I was looking at the list of things covered by Embrace’s wellness plan, and I saw three items that took me by surprise, […]

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Quick tip to stop canine shedding

Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Shedding is a top complaint for dog owners, but there’s one quick tip you can use for quick, short-term control. If you’re entertaining or visiting someone else’s home, use a light mist of hair spray on your dog beforehand. It will keep the hair mostly on your pet instead of your clothing or the furniture. […]

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What dog owners can do about a urine-spotted lawn

Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

How is a dog owner’s lawn like a strip mall? When I used to scout strip centers locations for potential veterinary hospitals, you could tell how busy the mall was even when it was closed just by looking at the oil stains in the parking lot. A plethora of fresh oil marks meant the retail […]

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Getting a dog? Planning makes perfect

Friday, Jul 11th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

We all know the feeling: We see a well-trained dog in a movie or on TV, or watch a dog show, or randomly encountering an exotic breed on the street, and think, “I want a dog just like that one!” Going on the search for a dog based on that feeling is a recipe for […]

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