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15 easy ways to enrich your indoor cat’s life!

Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I was at a chain pet store the other day and watched people crowding around the cat treat and toy sections. It got me to thinking about all the ways you can enhance your cat’s life for minute or a month. Here are my top 15: Drop a few frozen ice cubes of tuna juice […]

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How to know if it’s time to say goodbye to a pet

Wednesday, Jan 27th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Knowing when to say goodbye to a beloved pet is the most difficult challenge we face as pet lovers. It never gets any easier and often leaves us questioning if there was anything else that could’ve been done or whether we waited too long. There is no absolute rule for when to let an elderly […]

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A good reason to be careful when feeding a blind dog!

Wednesday, Jan 13th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It was New Year’s Eve at Almost Heaven Ranch, and the house felt empty. It was still full of our dogs, but our children, along with their families and pets, had left. So Teresa and I tried to blunt the loneliness by cleaning up their rooms and the house. Part of that effort was cleaning […]

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A lifetime reflected in the dogs I’ve loved

Tuesday, Dec 22nd, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

As Christmas draws near and the year comes to an end, I find myself drawn back in time to all the dogs who have defined and enriched my life. I was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, where they grow the famous Idaho potatoes,  and grew up on a small family farm. My very first memory […]

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Resolve to protect your pets from disasters

Tuesday, Dec 15th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Disasters can strike at any time. We try to prepare for fire, earthquakes, floods, and tornadoes by packing supplies and creating disaster kits. We teach our children what to do and where to go in case of an emergency, but all too often we forget to plan for our pets. Here’s what you can do […]

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