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Dear Doctor: Blood Work: How Often?

Monday, January 1st, 2018

The American Veterinary Medical Association states on their website that, “geriatric pets should have semi-annual veterinary visits instead of annual visits so signs of illness or other problems can be detected early and treated.

Why are so many of our pets overweight?

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

The Conversation US Dr. Deborah Linder examines how our relationships and interactions with our pets may be contributing to their obesity in her piece for The Conversation US. Read full article here: https://theconversation.com/why-are-so-many-of-our-pets-overweight-85958

Helping Your Cat to Lose Weight

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Slimming down an overweight feline companion takes patience and dedication — and also veterinary expertise and direction. Here’s why.

Are Grain-Free Diets Healthier?

Friday, December 1st, 2017

A Tufts study compares grain-free diets to those that contain grain — and the conclusion is that the marketing outpaces the evidence of their actual benefit.

Clinical Case Challenge: Blepharospasm of the Right Eye

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

History An 8-year-old spayed female Boxer was presented for a 3-week history of blepharospasm in the right eye. Her primary care veterinarian had initially diagnosed a corneal ulcer and prescribed neomycin/bacitracin/polymyxin ophthalmic ointment. The ulcer… Read More

No Excuse to Hibernate

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Jonathan Babyak, V09, an emergency veterinarian at Tufts, provides some winter dog-walking tips.