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The peanut butter cure: Helping a shelter dog learn to trust

Sunday, Apr 13th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Can peanut butter help save a dog’s life? Combined with love and determination, the answer is yes. I’m in Boston, where I am speaking on ‘Creating Fear Free Visits for Pets’ at the Canine Behavior Conference at Tufts College of Veterinary Medicine. I was walking down Boylston St. when I saw this young man asking […]

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Happy New Year! Please don’t ask me about dragon care

Monday, Jan 23rd, 2012 | By Dr. Marty Becker

This is the Year of the Dragon. I don’t personally treat dragons, but if you should just happen to have one, your best bet would be to find a practicing veterinarian who’s a member of the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians. With a firefighter to assist, in case things get a little hot in […]

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Love languages: How are you best at giving and receiving?

Friday, Jan 20th, 2012 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I adore my wife, Teresa. That’s the simple explanation of how I feel about her and a term I reserve for only her. To adore is “to regard with deep, often rapturous love,” and that’s certainly what I feel for her after 33 years of marriage. We met in Moscow, Idaho. Teresa and I knew […]

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Some ‘edutaining’ ways to describe life with pets

Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2012 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Trust me when I say that I love to turn a phrase. I’m cornier than a bag of corn nuts, and my brain can take almost any word or situation and create a hybrid word to describe the thing or activity. Most are just plain stupid (just ask my family or friends who’ve been subjected […]

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Love, respect and appreciation: It’s in the cards

Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2012 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you’ve known me for very long you probably get a birthday card and a Christmas letter from me. If you’re Mikkel or Lex, my two children ages 26 and 21 respectively, you can look forward to a card in your mailbox about once a week. Lex gets his long-distance right now — he’s in […]

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