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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

Trying to Figure Out the Scoop on Poop

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Cases of diarrhea that once would have been fatal are responding to fecal transplantation. Now Cummings School researchers are working to identify exactly how this procedure can help horses

Hope for Dogs with Bone Cancer

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Clinical trials at Cummings School seek to improve the treatments and prognosis for pets—and hopefully someday children—battling osteosarcoma When Truman, a Bernese mountain dog, started limping in March 2018, his owners did not waste any… Read More

Link found between humans, dogs with bone cancer

Friday, July 19th, 2019

A link found between dogs and humans with bone cancer could lead to better treatment for both children and man’s best friend, according to a new study published by Tufts University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Arizona.

JULY 19, 2019: Truman the dog, an osteosarcoma clinical trial patient at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University (Photo provided by owner)

New medicine could be a game-changer for people, pets with diabetes

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Boston 25 News Dr. Orla Mahony spoke with Boston 25 News (Fox affiliated channel) about a new potentially game-changing clinical trial for diabetic dogs that provides an ultra-long lasting insulin shot. Watch the clip here: https://www.boston25news.com/news/new-medicine-could-be-a-game-changer-for-people-pets-with-diabetes/953475285

Looking Through the Eyes of Animals

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Temple Grandin on the importance of first impressions, why “draconian leash laws” are a problem for dogs, and more.

Temple Grandin speaking in lecture hall