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Can we find a loving home for a cat whose human died?

Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s every pet owner’s worst nightmare: Something happens to you, and your pet is left homeless and alone. One of my team members was recently at the Embrace Pet Insurance offices in the Cleveland, Ohio, area, and she met Nama, a dear 7-year-old cat whose human died. Fortunately she was taken in by Berea Animal […]

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When animal lovers should celebrate, not educate

Monday, Nov 10th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Sometimes, animal lovers really should let an opportunity to educate others about responsible pet relationships pass by. Let me tell you why I say this. If I post a story about a lost cat who is reunited with his family, most of my readers will rejoice, but some will use it as an opportunity to […]

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Three dogs are alive today because of you

Thursday, Nov 6th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Three dogs played on the grass today. They went for a walk, took treats from a volunteer’s fingers, and had a nap. But those things very nearly didn’t happen, because all three dogs were scheduled to be killed on Nov. 1. Fortunately, that didn’t happen, because of the power of each and every one of […]

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A true story of people, pets, and doing the work of the angels

Sunday, Nov 2nd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Just how much goodness is in the world when it comes to animals? A lot, at least, when you’re at North Idaho Animal Hospital. That’s where I practice, but I wasn’t there the day a Chihuahua named Chico was brought in after being attacked by a Husky. Chico’s owner said the Husky’s owner on his […]

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Why we need to break the chains on dogs

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

In all the years I’ve lived on our ranch in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, I’ve been troubled as I drive by dogs chained to trees, doghouses, or stakes in the ground. I never drive by and not see them there. They never run free, go for a walk, or come into the house. These dogs are […]

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