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Report: Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

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Report: Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

Report: Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

Report: Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

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In a study done by the National Institute on Aging, older Beagles fed a diet fortified with vitamins, fruits and vegetables, and sent out to exercise, were much better at learning tricks than dogs who laid around after consuming regular dog chow. The Institute says the study has implications for humans, since dogs develop similar learning problems as they age. Of course, you may not care later in life whether you can "roll over" or not.

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