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Heal Thyself

“Oh my God, come look at Bella,” Diane Joseffy heard her husband call out. “She’s actually sitting down!”

Joseffy’s yellow Labrador retriever, Bella, hadn’t sat willingly in years and not for lack of obedience training. The 11-year-old dog suffers from anal furunculosis, a painful condition that causes foul-smelling skin lesions in tissues in and around the dog’s rump.