The importance of first impressions, why “draconian leash laws” are hurting dogs, and more insights from the renowned animal behaviorist
How do animals perceive the world? Differently than us, animal behaviorist Temple Grandin told a Tufts audience on January 8. But it’s important to remember that even though that’s the case, she said, they have emotions like ours.
The answer is that it depends on the circumstances—there is no blanket rule
Description: Congenital heart defects occur in a variety of dog breeds, with the most common being the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Although this is a correctable disorder in most puppies, it requires surgery or a catheter-based procedure which can be expensive and is not without risk. Therefore, determining the genetic cause of PDA in dogs Read More
Description: The primary purpose of the study is to determine whether English Bulldogs are more hypercoagulable than non-brachycephalic dogs by running a series of coagulation tests. We are also interested in determining if C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation and cardiovascular risk, is elevated in English Bulldogs as it is in humans with obstructive sleep Read More
Description: The purpose of the study is to determine the correlations between skin temperature at various locations on the leg and the potential change with injury to a soft tissue structure. Inclusion Criteria: The horses must have no prior disease or injury other than their current tendon/ligament injury. The horses must also be Hunter/Jumper competition horses. Read More
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.
As a pet owner, one of the big decisions you’ll have to make when you’re planning a trip or vacation is should you take your companion pets along or leave them behind at home. Either way, all of this involves a number of considerations and requires some very careful planning. Read the full story.
Thunderstorm phobia or anxiety is real and a fairly common problem for many dogs. It can be difficult to watch. Before the first sound of thunder, dogs with thunderstorm phobia become overwhelmed and show physical signs of fear. While thunder is just one of many frightening noises, it is treated a bit differently than other Read More
With fall upon us and the kids back to school, use this time to take a pulse on your pet’s health care needs. Read the full story.
Summertime has a way of introducing new curiosities that your pet may be apt to explore or to which he/she may be exposed. Pets, like children, can be naturally curious, so it’s important to pet-proof your home as you would for a child. Read the full story.