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Book Review; Your Cat, The Owner’s Manual

May 21st, 2012 at 8:24 am by Diane Rich

By  Marty Becker, DVM

Chase loves a good read before bedtime!
cDiane Rich 2012

Even though this is a dog blog, I am always happy to consider doing a blog about a species other than the beloved canine.  As a cat lover and former cat parent,  I find cats a fun topic.

Cats can be taught to walk on a leash which is mentioned in Dr. Becker’s book
cDiane Rich 2012

I mentioned in a previous blog about cats, that during a training session with the family dog I sometimes include a little cat training as well.  If I am not hands on with the cat I offer suggestions on introducing the two species and how to maintain harmony in the household.  On occasion I am hired for cat consults.

I was contacted about doing a little PR for the book and to note that Dr. Becker will be in Seattle for a book signing next month. Dr Becker states, ” this book represents a lifetime of studying and treating cat diseases and practicing preventative health. “

I am happy to review his new book.  I have quite a few books on cats in my library but nothing like Dr. Becker’s current book which I enjoyed reading.

The Bengal kitten and black and tan Shiba are both about 5 mths old

Dr. Becker will be signing this new book, Your Cat, The Owner’s Manual on June 22nd at:
1:30p.m. and 3p.m.
1241 North 205th, Seattle WA 98133.

Dr. Becker has been a contributor to Good Morning America and is the resident Vet on the Dr. Oz Show.

Dr. Becker includes what he calls insider secrets for raising a happy and well-behaved cat. The author seemed to leave no stone unturned offering information on just about anything someone would need to know about cat parenting. He includes information on parasite control, suggestions to help decrease shedding and hairballs and how to address common behavioral problems. He also includes advice on parenting multiple cats just to mention a few topics.  What I also liked was that throughout the book he recommends to the reader to contact their own Vet for guidance when necessary.

Marty Becker, DVM’s new book is an easy read.   I would highly recommend this book before you get a cat to help you feel like a seasoned cat parent. If you currently are the proud parent of a fabulous feline I also would recommend this book be added to your library.

Diane Rich Dog Training, LLC


Marty Becker, DVM in Seattle

May 24th, 2011 at 7:04 am by Diane Rich

Book Signing in Lynnwood

Dr. Marty Becker, the veterinarian who appears as a regular guest on the Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning America, is coming to Seattle for a fan event from
1 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, at PETCO, 2617 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA.

Becker’s signing his new book, “Your Dog: The Owner’s Manual,” giving a presentation and celebrating with give aways. Temple Grandin, world-famous animal scientist and autism advocate, says it’s “chock full of practical advice on both behavior and health.”

“Your Dog: The Owner’s Manual,” offers amazing and easy solutions to the questions dog owners ask the most. Readers will discover how to cut shedding up to 90 percent and tips on getting rid of stubborn pet stains. There’s even a strategy to increase a dog’s life span up to 30 percent. (That’s two full years longer!)

Helpful tips and tricks reveal how to use food puzzles to stave off weight gain and an easy method to turn pill time into treat time. In these cost-conscious days, Dr. Becker explains a weekly measure that can cut veterinarian bills in half.

He guides the family through selecting the right dog for their lifestyle and describes how to protect the human family from doggy diseases. This breakthrough guidebook employs strategies that not only add to the quality of life for man’s best friend, but for the dog lover as well.

Diane Rich Dog Training, LLC

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I have been training dogs and their people for over 25 years. I work with pups from 7 weeks old to senior plus dogs and offer basic obedience to advanced off leash training both privately and group classes. Other services include behavior consultations to help both ends of the leash with everything from aggression, puppy/dog manners and public manners to separation anxiety. As a "real world" dog trainer, I take training out of the classroom or home when both the pet and family are ready, and take training to the street. I also offer pet therapy training classes preparing both the handler and dog for their therapy test and future service as a therapy team. I also coordinate several pet therapy programs in the Seattle area. My complete bio, description of services, class dates and on line class registration is listed on my website at

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