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Dogs: To Hug or Not to Hug

Monday, May 9th, 2016

The answer is that it depends on the circumstances—there is no blanket rule There’s been a lot of discussion recently about whether it is a good or bad thing to hug a dog. Does the… Read More

Girl hugs beagle

Banking Bird Blood

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Finding a way to safely store avian blood types would save more patients

Jennifer Graham and Kristine Burgess with bird

Cancer Side Effect

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Humans could benefit from studies on chemo-related hair loss in pets


Endowed Professorships at Cummings

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Eugene White named to Amelia Peabody Foundation Chair in Agricultural Sciences; Megan Mueller is first recipient of Elizabeth Arnold Stevens Junior Professorship Two Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine faculty have been appointed to named professorships,… Read More

A humane approach to controlling feral cats

Monday, March 21st, 2016

This letter to the editor about the importance of controlling the feral cat population mentions a “humane” non-violent population control solution from Tufts. New London Day (Connecticut) March 21, 2016 Read the letter at:

Feral Cat

How to Promote Good Canine Behavior

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Nicholas Dodman discusses treating aggression in pets. Veterinary Practice News March 18, 2016

Paws to Read gives youngsters no pause

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Tufts researchers found that young readers improved their literacy skills when they practiced reading to dogs. This Week’s News (Ohio) March 14, 2016 Read the full article at:

Reading to dog

Creature Feature

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Cailin Heinze explains why a diet of canned meat or fish is not balanced enough for cats and dogs. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette March 9, 2016 Read full article at:

Cat eating canned cat food

Canine Bloat is Life Threatening

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Elizabeth Rozanski says Canine Bloat can be very dangerous for dogs. Penobscot Bay Pilot (Maine) March 7, 2016 Read the full article at: