Dr. Karen Becker

Dr. Karen Becker is a proactive and integrative wellness veterinarian. You can visit her site at MercolaHealthyPets.com. Her goal is to help you create wellness in order to prevent illness in the lives of your pets. This proactive approach seeks to save you and your pet from unnecessary stress and suffering by identifying and removing health obstacles even before disease occurs. Unfortunately, most veterinarians in the United States are trained to be reactive. They wait for symptoms to occur, and often treat those symptoms without addressing the root cause. By reading Dr. Becker’s information, you’ll learn how to make impactful, consistent lifestyle choices to improve your pet’s quality of life.

The Many Benefits of Foot Soaks for Dogs

Did you know about 50 percent of foot licking and chewing can be alleviated by mechanically removing (rinsing off) allergens and other irritants collected on your dog’s paws? Read more

The Simple Home Remedy that Cures Most Canine Skin Issues - No Drugs Needed

Between Rosco and the other members of our pack, I deal with a lot of minor skin abrasions, cuts, infections and hot spots. Read more

Canine Wobbler Syndrome

Wobbler syndrome is a disease of the cervical spine in the area of the neck, in which the spinal cord and spinal cord nerve roots are compressed. Read more

Why Does My Dog Eat Poop?

Although the thought of this activity is nauseating, there is actually one stage in a pet’s life when coprophagia is expected. Read more

Ancient Dog Lovingly Buried with His Bone

In a recent paper submitted to the Journal of Archaeological Science, paleontologists at Predmostí announced the discovery of the remains of three dogs from the Paleolithic era. Read more



Better than Tomato Juice as a Skunk Rinse...

Today I want to give you my skunk rinse recipe, and here’s hoping you never have to use it! Read more



What to Do If Your Dog Gets the Flu

The canine influenza virus (CIV) is a relatively new virus and is part of the canine infectious respiratory disease complex, also known as ‘kennel cough.’ Read more



The Latest Recalled Dog Foods All Contain This Ingredient

In early December, three pet food recalls were initiated due to aflatoxin levels above the ‘acceptable’ limit. Read more



Does Your Dog Get Along with Other Dogs?

Many dog owners one day realize their pet no longer seems interested in being with other canines. Their formerly social dog has grown standoffish when other dogs are around. Read more



How Safe is Your Child Around Dogs?

According to the CDC, 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. One in five bites requires medical attention. And in 2006, over 30,000 people required reconstructive surgery to repair damage done by a dog bite. Read more