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Collaborating For A Cure

Veterinary and human cardiologists at Tufts make the case for studying a heart condition together to accelerate the pace of new treatments.

The Genetics of Bloat

Researchers hope their work will help predict which dogs may get the deadly disease

Fleas and your pet in the hospital

We are sometimes asked whether a pet could acquire fleas while hospitalized. This informational flyer is intended to help you understand fleas and their control and treatment.

Second Opinion at Tufts Saves Shayla’s Life

They say big things come in small packages. Well, you can say the same for big diseases. Granulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis or GME is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, which effects many small breed dogs and one which very few people know anything about. When Veronica was asked to tell her story about Shayla, Read More

Anesthesia Team the “Unsung Heroes” for This Older Pet

In spite of what many may think, anesthesia can be safely administered in older pets provided proper steps are taken by the veterinary team. For Herman, a 16-½-year-old dachshund, Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical center demonstrated that it is indeed possible and owner Susan Buttrick can’t be happier. Cheryl Blaze, MBA, Read More

Pacemaker Brings Dozer Back to Life: The Story of a Now ‘Bionic Pup’

When Stephanie and her husband left New England for a relaxing Caribbean cruise, the last thing they expected was for Dozer to land in the Critical Care Unit a day later. Dozer was brought to Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University by Stephanie’s parents who were taking Read More

Clinical Case Challenge (Animal Behavior Clinic)

Otto, a two-and-a-half-year-old miniature dachshund, presented to the Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals Behavior Clinic at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center after the sudden onset of aggression to his owners. Owners sought the support of Tufts’ animal behaviorists to help reduce and/or eliminate this aggressive behavior. Learn here about owner-directed aggression and how Otto’s owners Read More

Clinical Case Challenge (Radiation Oncology)

Oscar, a 10-year-old male castrated Yorkshire Terrier, presented to the radiation oncology service at Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, with a 6-month history of increased respiratory noise and sneezing, 3 month history of epistaxis, and recent onset facial deformity. Learn about the diagnostic testing conducted to confirm a diagnosis Read More