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Facebook Live: What animals taught veterinarian Dr. Mark Goldstein about life, love, and humanity

Friday, Jun 14th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dr. Mark Goldstein

I hope you’ll all join me for a special Facebook Live interview with my close friend and colleague Dr. Mark Goldstein. Mark is the author of a new book,  Lions and Tigers and Hamsters: What Animals Large and Small Taught Me About Life, Love, and Humanity, and he is pretty much  the only veterinarian I […]

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Happy Mother’s Day to the world’s best pet mom!

Friday, May 10th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I still remember when my high school graduation speaker told the audience there were “10 Secrets of Success.” Secret number 10 was to both send your mother a card on Mother’s Day and tell her how much you love her, in person or on a call. Both. Always. Well, dogs and cats most often don’t […]

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RIP Willy Pug: The four-legged tree fell perfectly

Thursday, Jan 10th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Mikkel and Willy

I’ve been privy and partner to the final breath of thousands of pets. Client’s pets. Veterinary team members’ pets. Neighbor’s pets. Family member’s pets. Shelter pets. And of course, my own pets, which for like most of you, are not only considered family members, but our kids. On Saturday, December 15, 2018, we suddenly lost […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sunday, Dec 23rd, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Christmas at Almost Heaven Ranch

From all of us at Almost Heaven Ranch in Northern Idaho-ho-ho, a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! QT Pi Becker and I will be taking a short break from social media and blogging to reconnect with family and catch up on marauder patrols. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year, and […]

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When the holidays are filled with sadness instead of joy, there’s help

Friday, Dec 21st, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

sad girl and cat looking out the window

I love this time of year. I love the cold, brilliant snow of North Idaho, I love seeing the dogs and horses nosing and tossing the snow around, I love the Christmas lights, and I love reflecting on the blessings that fill my life. But as someone who suffers from depression, I know that this […]

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