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A lifetime reflected in the dogs I’ve loved

Tuesday, Dec 22nd, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

As Christmas draws near and the year comes to an end, I find myself drawn back in time to all the dogs who have defined and enriched my life. I was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, where they grow the famous Idaho potatoes,  and grew up on a small family farm. My very first memory […]

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Resolve to protect your pets from disasters

Tuesday, Dec 15th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Disasters can strike at any time. We try to prepare for fire, earthquakes, floods, and tornadoes by packing supplies and creating disaster kits. We teach our children what to do and where to go in case of an emergency, but all too often we forget to plan for our pets. Here’s what you can do […]

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Blessed are the people who feed stray cats

Tuesday, Dec 8th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The more my life is full of blessings, the more moved I am by all those who extend their compassion to animals. I went to the Bonners Ferry United Methodist Church the other day. This church is sacred to us; it’s where my wife, Teresa, and our children were baptized, where my wife went to […]

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Remembering the dog I didn’t adopt

Friday, Oct 2nd, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Is there a pet out there who you almost adopted — but didn’t? Do you still think about him or her? Every December for the past decade, my family and I have hosted a Santa Paws event at three Northern Idaho shelters. Our goal is to bring joy, hope, love, tasty treats, and new toys […]

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In memory of two tiny puppy lives cut terribly short this National Pet Memorial Day

Sunday, Sep 13th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

As our family continues to grow in love and joy with our little distemper survivor, QT, we are still haunted at times by the loss of his littermates who could not be saved. I first met Salvatore, a tiny puppy brought to me from Panhandle Animal Shelter, at North Idaho Animal Hospital. I thought he […]

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