Dr. Becker's Interviews

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Compassionate Care for Senior and Terminal Pets

27 Nov 2021

Dr. Christie Cornelius, Regional Medical Director of Blue Pearl Pet Hospice in Houston, TX, is deeply committed to providing the right kind of care - physical, emotional and spiritual - to pets in the final chapter of their lives, and the families who love them.

Help Your Bird Live a Long, Healthy and Happy Life

20 Nov 2021

There's so much questionable advice out there for bird parents - from pet foods claiming to be 'complete' to ill-informed veterinarians. This Game Changer avian nutrition expert and teacher is filling the gap with everything you need to know to raise a longer-living, healthier and happier bird.

Rescuing Puppy Mill Breeding Dogs Is Her Passion

13 Nov 2021

Theresa Strader, founder and executive director of the National Mill Dog Rescue™, spends all her waking hours rescuing, housing, providing care for and rehoming retired breeding dogs.

Veterinary Oncologist Offers New Hope to Pet Parents

06 Nov 2021

While a malignancy diagnosis can be both depressing and paralyzing to a pet owner, this Game Changer veterinary oncologist brings encouraging and exciting news. The rapidly developing field of oncology for animals means a diagnosis no longer needs to be a death sentence.

Can Animal Self-Medication Lead to Better Health Outcomes?

30 Oct 2021

Dr. Michael Huffman is an associate professor, Section of Social Systems Evolution, at the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University in Japan. In our wide-ranging interview, Dr. Huffman discusses zoopharmacognosy, which is self-medication in primates and other wild animals. He tackles the question of whether domestic dogs and cats retain the ability to self-medicate.

Saving Those Most in Need of Love and Companionship

23 Oct 2021

Imagine if you made it your life's mission to go out of your way to find elderly and terminally ill dogs who might otherwise never experience love and companionship. Our newest Game Changer, Karen Cole, is doing just that, and it all started with her rescuing Lizzy from a life on a chain for 13 years.

Providing Hope and Security for Small Dogs in Need

16 Oct 2021

Laurie Weston, a passionate dog rescuer in the Dallas, TX area, feels blessed to be able to not only help find homes for surrendered, abandoned, neglected and abused dogs, but also to be there for homeless dogs at the end of their lives.

Game Changer Provides a Loving Lifeline to Dog Families

09 Oct 2021

Much more than a boarding facility, Tamara Belotti's Dancing Creek Farm and Haven Mia Bella provide a transformational program for mental and physical health to benefit both dogs and their owners, even in the midst of stressful - and life-threatening - situations.

Abused and Unwanted Animals Are Her Passion

02 Oct 2021

At just 22, game changer Kate Sears is all-in on her life's mission to give every unwanted, abused animal who crosses her path a second chance.

Helping Owners of Deaf Dogs Break Through the Barriers

18 Sep 2021

When our newest Game Changer adopted her first deaf dog, she experienced unexpected challenges. Her dog, Nitro, was super detached and wouldn't even look at her. With so few resources to help, she forged ahead and created her own to help others.