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Is that online puppy bringing rabies with him?

Wednesday, Jun 11th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Can you imagine bringing a darling little puppy into your family, and learning he not only has a deadly disease that will take his life, but has put your family’s life in danger, too? That’s exactly the scenario the Centers for Disease Control are warning puppy buyers to avoid, as puppies imported with fake health […]

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The dirtiest pet owner task of all: Don’t just ‘doo’ it!

Monday, Jun 9th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I once had a high-income  producer at a major television network call me up and say she’d just watched a YouTube video on how to clean her Chihuahua’s anal glands on her own, and what did I think? I almost laughed, but restrained myself and told her, “If you stick your finger up your dog’s […]

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How do you feed your pets?

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

One of the number one questions I get asked as a veterinarian? “What should I feed my pets?” I don’t believe in “one size fits all” pet food recommendations. I like to examine a pet and discuss options with the owner. At Almost Heaven Ranch, we feed our pets a variety of Purina brands, with […]

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Beating demodex: From mangy mutt to healthy hound

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Can a mangy mutt turn into a healthy, happy pet? With love and veterinary care, you bet! That’s what happened to Boone, a dog with severe demodetic mange fostered and then adopted by my dear friend, Kate Turner. I gave her a hand with the veterinary care, but the love was all hers. Demodectic mange […]

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Do indoor cats need the feline leukemia vaccine?

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Is your kitten vaccinated for feline leukemia virus? You may not have thought to do so if you plan for him to be an indoor cat, but veterinary immunology expert Ronald Schultz, DVM, says that vaccination during kittenhood, followed by a single booster vaccination at 1 year of age, is the best way to prevent […]

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