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Can Pets Get COVID-19?

Monday, April 6th, 2020

There have been news reports that two dogs (both in Hong Kong) and two cats (one in Belgium and one in Hong Kong) tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, but there were no clear clinical… Read More

cocker spaniel with heading resting on kitchen table begging for food and attention

Central Mass. schools donate medical supplies to hospitals

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Dean Alastair Cribb shares that Cummings School sent all four of its mechanical ventilators to Tufts Medical Center and oxygen tanks to regional hospitals. He said Tufts’ veterinary school is prepared to donate more supplies and equipment, such as specialized kidney dialysis equipment.

foal on a ventilator

Five Things to Know About Rats

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Here’s why—and how—you might want to keep these rodents as pets For some people, just the sight of a rat’s naked tail or beady eyes may be enough to cause them to shriek or get… Read More

Jennifer Graham examining Tiger Lily, a pet rat, with Kayla Richard, V20

What colors can dogs see?

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Veterinary ophthalmologist Stephanie Pumphrey, V08, an assistant professor at Cummings School, responds Dogs do see color, although not as vividly as people do. The retina is the thin layer of tissue at the back of… Read More

close up of a dogs eye