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A Fear-Free tip from our friends at Maddie’s Fund!

Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Can petting a stressed-out cat calm her down and keep her healthy? Yes, says a recent study of shelter cats, reported on by the shelter medicine blog at Maddie’s Fund. In a study published in the June 2014 issue of the journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine, researchers found cats who were not petted during their first […]

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Reflections on the legacy of Dr. Sophia Yin

Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The world lost a great champion for animals this week. I wrote yesterday of my shock at the unexpected death of Dr. Sophia Yin, and shortly afterward heard from her dear friend and colleague — and mine — Jim Wilson, DVM, JD. With his permission, I am sharing his thoughts on this loss, and how […]

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Rest in peace, Dr. Sophia Yin

Monday, Sep 29th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It is with a heart almost too heavy to allow me to write this that I announce that my friend, colleague, and Fear-Free Advisory Board member Dr. Sophia Yin has passed away. Sophia was brilliant, passionate, and dedicated to easing the stress and fear that pets feel at the veterinary clinic or in shelters, and […]

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How veterinarians talk about Fear-Free practice

Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do you want to get a veterinarian’s-eye view of the coming Fear-Free veterinary practice revolution? I joined with DVM360.com and my colleague Dr. Karen Overall for a live Google+ Hangout earlier today. If you missed it, just click on the image below, and you can watch the archived version. This is the most important thing […]

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Working for a Fear Free world for cats!

Monday, Jul 14th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I want veterinary visits to be Fear-Free for all animals, but it’s the cats who really break my heart. I shared this image on my Facebook page a couple of weeks ago: One of the people who saw it, Judi Krawczyk Cole, left this comment: My girl cat Maggie – who is, really, no more […]

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