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Published October 14, 2011, 12:00 AM

Pet Care: Dogs, other animals ‘play doctor’

Dear Dr. Fox: I have two dogs. The older female had a growth removed from her leg, and the other one (male) checks that spot every morning when they get up. They sleep on the sofa together. It seems like he’s checking up on her because he knows she’s had a problem. Do animals play doctor, or is it just curiosity because she may smell different?

By: By Dr. Michael Fox, INFORUM

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