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COVID-19 and Your Pet’s Nutritional Health

Monday, March 30th, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has understandably thrown ours and our pets’ lives into flux. We of the Clinical Nutrition team are here to help provide some answers to help keep you and your pet safe.

cocker spaniel resting his chin on the arm of a couch

How accurate are dog-activity trackers?

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

There are countless gadgets available these days for people to track everything from our heart rate to our stress levels. So perhaps it’s no surprise that there also are quite a few products that now claim to similarly monitor your dog’s activity and health, including tracking what your pet is up to all day at home while you’re at work.

Our Fat Pets

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Dr. Deborah Linder was quoted in an article on pet obesity appearing in The New York Times on August 2, 2018. The piece includes her comments on how veterinarians assess whether or not an animal is overweight and also calls attention to the challenge of pet owners equating food with love when caring for their animals.

Worried about Your Horse’s Nutrition?

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

There’s going to be an app for that, if two Cummings students have their way How do you build a successful app? For two veterinary students, the starting point is this: give horse owners what they… Read More

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

Collaborating For A Cure

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Veterinary and human cardiologists at Tufts make the case for studying a heart condition together to accelerate the pace of new treatments.

The Goodness of Grains

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Veterinary nutritionist Cailin Heinze weighs in on “grain-free” pet foods.