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Not all dogs are meant to be running buddies, veterinarians say
5/19/2017
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Animal Medical Center veterinarians Richard Goldstein and Pamela Schwartz say owners must consider breed before looking to their dog as a running partner. Brachycephalic breeds are generally not good running partners because they can quickly overheat, dogs that might have orthopedic disorders also should not run, veterinarians say, and former AVMA President Dr. Joseph Kinnarney says pets may burn their paws on the pavement, too.

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