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Love your pets? Check their chips today!

Friday, Aug 15th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Happy Check the Chip Day! I’m talking about pet identification microchipping, the most important step you can take to ensure your pet gets home to you if he ever goes missing. Some of you may be old enough to remember pay phones. A few of you may, like me, be old enough to remember when […]

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What NJ forgot in ban on pet tattoos, piercings

Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Most pet lovers would agree that piercing and tattooing are an individual choice for people, but needless and cruel for pets. The state of New Jersey wants to ban those practices for companion animals, but they forgot a crucial exception in their proposed law. Tattoos are widely used to indicate a pet has been spayed […]

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How a child star became a veterinarian

Friday, Aug 8th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Sometimes I think almost everyone once wanted to be a veterinarian. One former child star actually did it. In my decades on “Good Morning America,” I’ve met countless celebrities backstage, many of whom told me not only did they love pets, but they had a childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. No matter how famous […]

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Kitten abused, injected with heroin, now recovering in Pennsylvania vet hospital

Wednesday, Aug 6th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I’m always proud to be a veterinarian, but sometimes I’m not too proud of being human. That’s how I felt when I read this sickening story of how Dr. Jennifer Magilton of HOPE Veterinary Specialists in Malvern, Penn., had to treated a tiny kitten who had been abused and injected with heroin: Police said the […]

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Starved horses in Tennessee need help!

Monday, Aug 4th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Dunlap of Dunlap Equine Services¬† in western Tennessee is helping the American Humane Association assist in the rescue and rehabilitation of six horses currently in critical condition after being starved to the brink of death. If you are a horse lover, or just want to help, they are mounting up massive veterinary […]

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