Oct. 21, 2022

Making Your Vet Visit Fear Free with Dr. Marty Becker | The Long Leash #64

Making Your Vet Visit Fear Free with Dr. Marty Becker | The Long Leash #64

Fear is the worst thing a dog (or any pet) can experience. Today, meet the vet whose lifelong mission is to remove that fear from our dogs' lives.

Dr. Marty Becker has devoted his life to helping animals in need. For many years he made regular appearances on national TV shows such as Good Morning America and Dr. Oz. That is where he got his moniker as America’s Vet.

He has owned or co-owned seven different veterinary hospitals, lectured to veterinarians on six continents, and has written 25 books (selling over 8 million copies with three New York Times bestsellers). 

On today’s show, Dr. Marty Becker shares the impact fear can have on your dog—especially when it comes to vet visits. He believes fear is the worst thing any social species can experience, and it is his mission to educate pet professionals and pet owners to eliminate fear-filled experiences.

That’s why he founded Fear Free. Dr. Marty Becker and his team are taking the “pet” out of “petrified” by eliminating and alleviating fear, anxiety, and stress in pets. What should you look for when selecting a vet? How can you make the waiting room experience less stressful? How do you examine a pet on their terms?

Dr. Marty Becker tells all in this incredible discussion. He also gives us a sneak peak into a new direction of pet health, and its nothing to yawn about...

About Dr. Marty Becker

Dr. Becker was the resident veterinary contributor on "Good Morning America" for 17 years. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of American Humane as well as its Chief Veterinary Correspondent. His special fondness for older pets has led him to a spot on the Advisory Board of The Grey Muzzle Organization, which is dedicated to helping homeless senior dogs.

A passionate advocate for the human-animal bond, Dr. Becker practices at North Idaho Animal Hospital because he loves veterinary medicine, pets, and the people who care for them.

Dr. Marty Becker: https://www.drmartybecker.com/

Episode Links

Dog Edition episode #55: The Lost Dogs of War in Ukraine

Fear Free pets

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