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Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

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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Terrorized puppy survives being shot in head to find happiness

Thursday, Apr 17th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Ruby came to me at North Idaho Animal Hospital, a terrorized puppy who had been shot in the head. She was deathly afraid of going to the veterinarian, and terrified to even leave home. Yesterday I was in downtown Sandpoint, ID, and who did I see trotting up to me for a greeting and hug? […]

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Just a few more veterinarians in it for the money

Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I hear it all the time on my Facebook page: Veterinarians are only in it for the money, and don’t really care about animals. I’m not going to get into a verbal wrestling match over this, but I will say that it strains credibility. Every single day I meet or hear from veterinarians who are […]

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Join veterinarians and oppose horse soring

Saturday, Apr 12th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you’ve never heard of the practice known as ‘horse soring,’ there are a lot of horses who wish they never had, either. Soring is the practice of applying caustic, blistering substances, chains, and other forms of pain, often severe, to get Tennessee Walking Horses to lift their legs up high when moving. This gait […]

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