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Tara the Hero Cat joins feline friends to raise money for shelter pets

Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Remember Tara, the brave hero cat who made international news by saving her family’s little boy from a dog attack? She’ll be the special guest of Matilda, the Algonquin Hotel Cat, at a fundraiser for the Mayor’s Alliance for New York’s Animals in New York City on Aug. 2, held at the iconic hotel and […]

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How to make life with pets better and cheaper!

Monday, Jul 21st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I’m making a big change to my free email newsletter, designed to give you more of what you need to know to make life with pets even better! Starting in August, subscribers to my email list will get four monthly mailings. One will be a letter from me, with content you won’t find anywhere else […]

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Minnesota law protects dogs, cats used in some research from euthanasia

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

Scientific and educational facilities operated by, or in collaboration with, Minnesota colleges and universities that receive public money will no longer be allowed to euthanize dogs and cats used in research without offering them to a rescue group first. Although this law was passed in May, I only read about it in the most recent […]

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Help bring war dog Mariah home!

Wednesday, Jul 9th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Sergeant Omar Pena of the United States Marines has asked the American Humane Association, on whose board I am proud to serve, to help bring home Mariah, the war dog he trained and worked with in Afghanistan searching for improvised explosive devices. “She kept us alive back then,” he said. “She served her country long […]

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The facts on feline arthritis

Wednesday, Jul 2nd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Q: My cat seems to move more slowly these days and it looks like he’s having some trouble getting in and out of his litter box. Could he have arthritis? — via email A: We do tend to think of cats as being the ultimate yoga masters, but they have joints, and those joints can […]

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