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As ticks advance, pets face danger

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Ticks carry diseases — nasty ones. They can infect us, and they’re also infecting, sickening, and killing our pets in growing numbers. The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) reports that Lyme disease is spreading aggressively beyond its established hot spots on the coasts, particularly New England. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has issued a […]

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Pony burned shielding her baby from flames

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I was incredibly moved to read the story of a pony named Bella, who was severely burned over all her body shielding her foal, Butterscotch, from the flames of a burning barn. Bella and Butterscotch are being cared for by the Humane Society of North Texas. Can you help them with Bella’s mounting veterinary bills? […]

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Couple leaves $1000 tip to pay for dog’s surgery

Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Imagine you’re a waitress with three kids, working three jobs, and worried sick about your dog, Tucker, who is at the veterinary hospital having emergency surgery. Then imagine your customers leave you a tip for $1000 to help pay Tucker’s veterinary bill. That’s exactly what happened to New Jersey’s Christina Summitt, proving there really are […]

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Military dog mourns on grave of fallen Marine

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

A military working dog lies on the grave of a fallen Marine. What was the story behind the photo? When I saw this image on Pinterest today, it affected me so deeply I researched the story behind it. In 2006, U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Adam Leigh Cann, age 23, died in a suicide bombing attack […]

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Making winter weather fun for you and your dogs

Tuesday, Jan 21st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

With the Midwest and Eastern U.S. experiencing deep freezes this winter, plenty of dogs and their people will either be reveling in the snow or huddling by the fireplace trying to stay warm. Snow sports are a great way to take the edge off if you have an energetic dog who loves the outdoors, and […]

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