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Veterinarians: I want to meet you in Los Angeles next week!

Monday, Apr 27th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I think most of my veterinary colleagues know I’ve been on a “mission from Dog” to spread the Fear Free® message to our profession. That’s mostly been about the fear the pet experiences, but they’re not the only ones fighting fear. Their owners are, and so are we, their veterinarians. That’s because our clients want […]

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Can you work a little magic to help this California shelter dog in urgent need?

Monday, Apr 6th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I heard from a reader with a plea to help Lem, a German Shepherd in a shelter in Southern California. Something about his eyes moved me tremendously, and I feel called to help him. Lem is a senior dog with some pain in his hindquarters, left at the shelter on March 27. He is almost […]

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Why the perfect pet isn’t the youngest pet

Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Like fine wine (and people!), cats get better with age! There’s no denying kittens are adorable. They’re frisky little balls of fuzz that brighten many lives. But each year when kitten season rolls around, it becomes difficult for shelters to place adults cats into loving homes – even when a fully grown feline would be […]

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10 things I used to do as a pet owner I wouldn’t think of doing now

Wednesday, Mar 4th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s hard to believe how far we’ve all changed in how we feel about and treat pets — me included! My very first memory as a child is holding onto the back of a shepherd dog named, what else, Shep, as I was learning to walk. Recently I was going through some old family photos […]

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Move along, kitty: Tips and tricks for moving with cats

Friday, Feb 27th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Can you move to a new home without freaking your cat out? Yes! If you’ve ever moved from one home to another while you had pets, you know stressful it can be — for you and your animals!  Cats are especially nervous when you move into a new house because they are highly territorial. To […]

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