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Tracing the Roots of OCD in Pets and People

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Animal behavior research at Tufts holds promise for better detection and treatment of the disorder In 2011, science threw a curveball at Nicholas Dodman and Alice Moon-Fanelli. The two researchers were looking at bull terriers… Read More

At Your Service: Anesthesia Team

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Often times, pet owners are concerned about sedating their four legged companions. The delivery of anesthesia and pain management is an integral component of the expert care that Foster Hospital offers patients undergoing surgery or other medical procedures. Foster Hospital’s Anesthesia Service offers five board- certified anesthesiologists that are here as a resource for your team on specific questions and procedures involving anesthesia.

Treatment and Monitoring of Sammy’s Chronic Diarrhea and Lethargy

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Sammy, an eight- month -old, Chihuahua, presented to Cummings Veterinary Medical Center for an endoscopy and gastrointestinal biopsy due to chronic diarrhea and lethargy. Lab work revealed ongoing blood loss was an issue. Sammy was referred to the Anesthesia Service for treatment and monitoring. Sammy’s very small size made his treatment plan complicated as determining the precise amount of medication was vital to assure a successful outcome.

Partners in Healing

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Work being done at Tufts is helping to advance the field of comparative oncology, which looks at how cancer behaves and is best treated in people and other species.

Partners in Healing

The Dog with the Bionic Skull

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

A Tufts veterinary orthopedist borrows from human medicine to repair canine facial fractures To treat dogs with shattered facial bones, veterinary orthopedist Randy Boudrieau has taken a page from human medicine, using titanium plates narrower… Read More

Have a “Howling” Night with these Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

We all know that Halloween is full of spooky and a “yummy” kind of fun. Unfortunately, it is a holiday that is full of dangers for our furry friends. While many things are common sense, let’s remind you of the many hazards that may be lurking in the night.

Halloween

Ever Wonder: Why Do Cats Purr?

Friday, September 11th, 2015

This feline response happens when the animals are happy—and when they’re in distress—says Tufts animal behaviorist Nicholas Dodman The Tufts Now video series Ever Wonder features faculty and other experts answering questions about which we… Read More