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Turn down the volume on pets’ firework fears

Monday, Jun 30th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s coming up on the Fourth of July, or as one of my team member calls it, “Xanax season.” She’s referring to her dog’s thunderstorm and fireworks fears, which at their worst require a veterinarian-prescribed dose of alprazolam (generic for Xanax). I believe this medication has its place, but it’s not the only tool I […]

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Why I’m against breed-specific dog laws

Thursday, Jun 26th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

As a father and grandfather, I want safe communities for all. As a dog lover and veterinarian, I want dogs to be a part of those safe communities. Both of those are the reasons I oppose dog laws that take the “lazy way out” by targeting dogs based on real or perceived breed rather than […]

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From ‘cone of shame’ to ‘work of art’

Monday, Jun 16th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

What if that cone your veterinarian sent your pet home in wasn’t a piece of medical equipment, but a piece of art? And what if that piece of art helped sick and injured pets feel less stressed out, and also helped homeless pets find loving families to adopt them? “What if” no more, my friends! […]

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America’s horses need your help

Tuesday, Jun 10th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Few things hurt my heart as much as seeing an animal abused, especially that great and gentle animal, the horse. I join the American Veterinary Medical Association in begging you to lend your voice to end two abusive practices that lead to great suffering for our nation’s horses. The first of these is the practice […]

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Rescue groups win free pet food!

Wednesday, Jun 4th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Two deserving animal rescue organizations will receive a pallet each of pet food from the new Innova Nature’s Table line! The lucky winners, who were chosen randomly from organizations nominated by their supporters on my Facebook page, are: The Goathouse Cat Refuge The Goathouse Cat Refuge is a “no-kill animal sanctuary dedicated to providing cage-free […]

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