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The Transformative Power of Pets

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Gracie the Neapolitan Mastiff gets a kiss from a spectator in the grooming area at the142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at The Piers on February 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Pets can truly transform their owners. At 22, Julie Barton was crippled by her severe depression. She sought help from family and doctors, but nothing worked until she adopted a puppy. Forum talks with Barton about her memoir, “Dog Medicine,” which chronicles the special role her dog, Bunker, played in her recovery. And we want to hear from you: How have pets changed your life?

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