Cynthia Duggan was so surprised to learn her Australian shepherd puppy, Molly, needed dental braces that she hesitated to give her veterinarian the OK. But after mulling over the $1,000 orthodontic procedure with her husband, the couple finally decided it would be money well spent.
Pet owners across the country are forking over thousands — and even tens of thousands — of dollars to treat illnesses that would have gone undiagnosed or untreated just a few years ago. Much of the expense is credited to new medical technology, which leads to the prolonged lives of pets.
Pictures from AMC’s Centennial Top Dog Gala.
Rufus, a hero dog who saved 50 GIs from a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, was honored by The Animal Medical Center at their annual Top Dog Gala charity event at the American Museum of Natural History.
Coverage and pictures from AMC’s Centennial Top Dog Gala.