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Remember your first pet?

Thursday, Apr 9th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Marty's first dog Skeeter

Remember your first pet? Of course you do! As you read “first pet,” the memories instantly flooded back with the species, breed, name, color, size, gender, where she/he slept, what games you played, on and on. I’ve asked this question one-on-one in conversations with movie stars, sports heroes, business titans, and politicians during the 17 […]

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How to win the war on pet odors

Friday, Jan 10th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

How do you win the war on pet odors? These are my top tips, in response to a reader with a stinky pet problem. Q: I have dogs and cats, and I know my house smells like it. How can I keep the odor down and keep it smelling fresh? A: Living with pets does […]

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Merry Christmas – and support for those who aren’t merry

Tuesday, Dec 24th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

This is such an important time of year for our family, but it can also be a painful and dark one for many people, like me, who struggle with depression, as well as for those facing loss, economic struggles, job loss, divorce, and other challenges. Please know that our family’s prayers are with you this […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, Nov 27th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

My friends, you have given me so much in the last year, and I’m so grateful for all you do for the animals in your lives. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Labor Day!

Friday, Aug 30th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker


To all my veterinary colleagues working in emergency medicine; to doctors, nurses, and other human medical workers; to police officers firefighters, EMTs, and other first responders; to people working in animal shelters and staffing adoption events; to every restaurant or retail worker, every flight attendant and pilot; to our armed forces; and to everyone who […]

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