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Treating Buster’s Demodicosis and Making Changes Along the Way

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Buster, a two-year-old castrated male Staffordshire bull terrier mix, presented to Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine with a five-month history of generalized demodicosis with secondary bacterial folliculitis and a progressive worsening of his skin condition. While Buster’s treatment regimen was consistent with standard treatment protocols, it didn’t appear to be benefiting him. Buster had developed alopecia and was appearing more lethargic as well. What could have been causing these changes? Learn More

Flight Trouble: To Trim or Not to Trim

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Clinical Case Challenge: Schatzi (Cockatiel) Prepared by: Jennifer Graham, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian / Exotic Companion Mammal), Dipl. ACZM Zoological Companion Animal Medicine History Shatzi, an 8-year-old male cockatiel, presented to his referring veterinarian with… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Internal Medicine (Cat)

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Case Description Harry, a 9-year-old male castrated FIV positive, DSH cat, presented to the Internal Medicine Service at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University for a 5-month… Read More

Second Opinion at Tufts Saves Shayla’s Life

Friday, October 24th, 2014

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, she jumped at the chance as this became a perfect opportunity to raise awareness of this little known and often fatal disease. Pet parents should always be vigilant for any unusual signs of illness in their pets. In cases of GME, Veronica Morrison would encourage you to be aware of signs or symptoms, such as stumbling, circling, torticollis (head turning) or an uneven gait. And Veronica is thrilled to report that with Tufts’ expert clinical services, Shayla was diagnosed early enough and her story has a happy ending.

Clinical Case Challenge: Radiation Oncology (Dog)

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Oscar, a 10-year-old male castrated Yorkshire terrier, presented to the Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings School Radiation Oncology Service for a several month history of nasal signs. Oscar’s owners initially noted increased sneezing… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Animal Behavior Clinic (Dog)

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Case Description A 2.5-year-old miniature dachshund named Otto, presented to the Animal Behavior Clinic at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University for the sudden onset of aggression to his owners. The aggression consisted… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Ophthalmology (Dog)

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Case description A 4-year-old male, neutered, mix breed dog, Canon, presented to the Ophthalmology Service at Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals for a two-month history of ocular redness and discharge involving the left eye… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Soft Tissue Surgery (Dog)

Friday, March 28th, 2014

An 11- year-old castrated male Boxer cross presented to the referring veterinarian with a four-day history of vomiting once per day, which was very unusual for him. The owners had also noticed that his abdomen appeared… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Cardiology (Dog)

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Case description: “Sadie”, an 11-year-old female Pit Bull, presented to the Cardiology Service at Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals for further evaluation and treatment of a cardiac mass and signs of persistent right-sided congestive heart… Read More