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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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Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Friday, Jul 4th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

From all of us at Almost Heaven Ranch, a safe and happy Fourth of July to you, your families, and your animals! And in case you missed them, my tips on fighting fireworks fears are here.

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Why do dogs eat grass?

Tuesday, Jun 24th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Sometimes I think my dogs spend too much time with the horses, they love to graze so much! Why exactly do dogs eat grass? One theory goes that eating and vomiting grass has evolutionary benefits. If the wild canid took a chance and ate something she shouldn’t have, it likely caused a digestive upset, and […]

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Have a great ‘Take Your Dog to Work Day’!

Friday, Jun 20th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you’re lucky enough to work at a veterinary practice, animal shelter, or other business where pets are present all the time,  you probably don’t need the “dog fix” people in less animal-centric professions get every year on “Take Your Dog to Work Day.” Certainly not every dog is “workplace-ready,” and many workplaces aren’t suitable […]

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How their whiskers help horses see

Wednesday, Jun 18th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Did you know that in Switzerland and Germany their governments have banned the clipping of horses whiskers? Here’s why: A horse’s muzzle is soft, and velvet-like. Personally, it’s one of my favorite places to pet on our quarter horses Pegasus and Sugar Babe. But that pettable muzzle isn’t why clipping a horse’s whiskers is a […]

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