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Article: Aging Dogs Tapping Into Fountain of Youth

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    SANDY — Just like their humans, dogs are living longer these days. Our canines are taking advantage of a combination of advanced health care, better food, and tender loving care from their owners to tap into the fountain of youth.

    Judy and Jim Cooper think their dog, Bourre, is pretty special. Named for a type of Louisiana poker, Bourre has been lucky in the game of life. At 14 1/2 years old, she's a centurion in people years.

    The Coopers adopted the border collie when she was less than a year old. "She's like our child. We've had her for 14 years," Judy said.

    "As far as I'm concerned, we've treated this animal like one of our children," Jim added.

    Now Bourre and her human parents are aging gracefully together. "And we just do everything we can to keep her healthy," Judy said...........
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