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Preventing Dementia in Dogs and People

The news about Bruce Willis’ diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia was heartbreaking. While I am not a fan of the “Die Hard” franchise, I always loved him as private investigator David Addison Jr. in “Moonlighting” with Cybil Shepherd. Whether you loved him as a comedy actor or in an action series, his talent was unmistakable and

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Are Purebred Dogs Sicker than Mutts?

A dog on a leash at the westminster dog show

This week was the week New York City went to the dogs; the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was in Madison Square Garden on Monday and Tuesday and there were activities all over the city related to man’s best friend. The Animal Medical Center veterinarians were at the Show triaging dogs unlucky enough to

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Make Your Dog a Triathlete: Biking, Running and Swimming with Dogs, Part II

A dog swimming with a life vest

This Sunday, July 19th, the New York City Triathlon will feature athletes biking on the West Side Highway, running in Central Park and swimming in the Hudson River. As part of the weekend activities, canine athletes who have faithfully trained alongside their human counterparts will no longer be left on the sidelines on race day. The 2015

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