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It’s against the law for a veterinarian to report animal abuse in Kentucky

Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Can you imagine being a veterinarian in a state where you were legally prohibited from reporting cases of animal abuse? If you practice in Kentucky, you don’t need to imagine it; it’s the law. I was reading an article on the Veterinary Information Network’s website about a new law passed in Massachusetts, making it the […]

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The scariest Halloween pet warning of all

Friday, Oct 31st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Know what’s scarier to me than the worst Halloween pet warning of all? The thought of the hundreds of thousands of homeless pets sitting in shelters and rescue groups right now. I adopted my beloved Gracie from a shelter on Christmas Eve almost three years ago, and I couldn’t love her more if she pooped […]

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Is a holiday visit right for your pet?

Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Our culture has become very pet-friendly, but as much as I love this shift in attitude, I am also aware that some people don’t approve of the change, especially when other people start planning to bring dogs home for the holidays. Now I’m a veterinarian, not a family counselor. But I do have some suggestions […]

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Some things just go together: The wisdom of Dr. Sophia Yin

Friday, Oct 17th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

This guest post was written by my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to commemorate the work and honor the loss of our friend, veterinary behavior expert Dr. Sophia Yin. There is no other veterinarian I can think of who has made such a dramatic difference in bringing scientific principles into practical step by step practices for […]

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A revolution begins for pets of domestic abuse victims

Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

What if families fleeing domestic abuse didn’t have to choose between their pets and their own safety? That was the topic of the most powerful presentation I saw at Purina’s Better With Pets Summit in New York City earlier this week. It was led by John Hockenberry, host of public radio’s The Takeaway, and he […]

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