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7 Facts About Strangles You Need to Know

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Recognized most for its signature symptom, strangles is a bacterial infection in horses similar to strep throat in humans. Are you familiar with how to spot less-obvious symptoms, treat, and prevent its spread?

A magnificent horse stands in the barn, patiently waiting to go out. Unlike with strep throat in people, strangles typically doesn’t require treatment so much as quarantine and vigilant cleaning of the surrounding environment to prevent the bacterial infection from spreading to other horses.

Clinical Case Challenge: Feline Hair Loss

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

A ten-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair cat presented to Foster Hospital’s dermatology and allergy service with a one-month history of progressive hair loss around her nose and below her eyes.

black cat's face with gold eyes

How Seasonal Allergies Affect Your Pet

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Two Cummings School veterinary dermatologists offer advice for owners of cats and dogs with environmental and flea allergies.

Managing Mask Phobia in Dogs

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

If your dog is fearful of face masks, don’t despair. Behavior modification can help your dog accept the unacceptable masks.

Young woman with brown hair, sitting on her sofa with a medical mask as a precaution against the spread of virus, along with her dog of breed Beagle, coronavirus, COVID-19, selective focus

How to Stop Territorial Barking

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

A veterinary behaviorist shares how to get your dog to stop barking at passersby—and providing an unwanted soundtrack to your Zoom meetings—during the pandemic.

A small brown dog is barking on a bed, next to a girl using a laptop

Can Pets Get or Spread COVID-19?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Cummings School scientists launch a study to better understand the novel coronavirus and how it may infect pets and other domestic animals