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Signs of pet stress you might miss

Monday, May 18th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Pets show stress in many different ways. Yawning, showing the whites of their eyes (nicknamed whale eye), excessive licking or grooming, sudden hair loss (like when your pet is at the vet and is shedding hair like crazy), increased barking or whining, trembling, pacing, suddenly starting to hide, eating less and breaking housetraining can all […]

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Taking the ‘pet’ out of ‘petrified’ one shelter at a time

Friday, Aug 23rd, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Today, an estimated 13,000 sheltering organizations care for an estimated 6-7 million homeless animals annually—mostly cats and dogs. Organizations vary in size from those that are very large, handling tens of thousands of animals per year, to those that are very small, including grassroots groups and private individuals. For some animals, the amount of time […]

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National Pet Month Contest: Show Us Your Happy Paws!

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

At Fear Free, we launched Happy Paws magazine last month to help you and your pets live happy, healthy, full lives. Now that National Pet Month is here, we’re having a contest, with one $100 and two $50 Amazon gift cards as prizes! The contest is open to Fear Free Happy Homes members 18 years […]

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Join us to prevent dog bites

Thursday, Apr 4th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dog attacks are a nationwide issue and pose a double tragedy to the victim and the fate of the dog. In 2018, there were 17,300 dog bite insurance claims and 670,000 dogs were euthanized. The CDC reports nearly 350,000 people were treated at hospital emergency rooms for dog-related injuries in 2017. Children and babies are […]

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Let your indoor cat ‘hunt’ for her food

Thursday, Feb 1st, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

As we raise our little indoor kitty, Talley, we’re constantly working to make sure she has plenty of opportunities to climb, perch up high, run, play, jump, and have the experiences that are the genetic legacy of the cat. One of our favorite tools is using food puzzles and games to feed her (and all […]

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