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Dr. Marty Becker has become known as ‘America’s Veterinarian because of his educational and entertaining shows and columns. Dr. Becker helps owners solve problems and deepen their bond with their dogs through a tip-filled book on everything from finding the right dog to preventing dog health problems and keeping your dog in top shape. He will start owners off on the right foot, whether they buy a purebred puppy or adopt an older mixed breed. Plus, he will show them how to solve the most annoying behavioral problems and dog-care issues – from shedding to barking at thunderstorms. (Surprising fact: did you know that short-hair dogs shed more than long-haired dogs?) He advises owners how to find the right vet, save money on medication and treatments, both traditional and alternative and offers suggestions about the pet products that really work.