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A dog’s work is never done

Thursday, Jul 16th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dogs have lived and worked with humans more closely than any other animal. Emphasis on the “worked”! We bred dogs to help us with all sorts of tasks – from herding livestock and retrieving ducks to more modern pursuits like sniffing out explosives or helping farmers tell when it’s time to breed a cow. While […]

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Am I playing favorites with my pets?

Thursday, Jun 18th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I never played favorites with my children, but I’m starting to worry I’m doing that with my dogs. Our oldest dog is a 15-year-old, blind, deaf, but still very active Golden Retriever named Shakira. Next is the dog Teresa calls her little angel,  12-year-old Quixote. Then there’s our little girl, an 11-year-old Pomeranian mix named […]

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Love horses? Come meet me June 20!

Sunday, May 31st, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you’re anywhere near Spokane, WA, and care about horses, I hope you’ll stop by to meet me — free — at the Full Circle Equine Rehabilitation Center’s “Join Our Circle” open house on June 20! Full Circle is a program designed to provide quality care and rehabilitation for horses in need while preparing them […]

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How to get your dog to stop begging for treats

Friday, May 29th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

We all find it hard to resist. Your pooch looks up at you, pleading with those puppy dog eyes, and you reward her with a bit of food. The next thing you know, she’s begging for treats at every opportunity. The easiest way to keep a dog from begging is to never give into those […]

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Why I ask you to pray for pets – and my reasons may surprise you

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Why do I ask my followers to pray for pets in trouble? I have several reasons, and I’m betting some of them will surprise you. First, of course, is because I’m a person of faith and I believe in the power of prayer. I don’t want to minimize that reason, but at the same time, […]

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