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The Hurt Unlocker

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Your pet can’t tell you he’s in pain, but the way he behaves can say plenty about how he’s feeling

Not Guilty

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Bad behavior doesn’t land dogs in shelters. It’s long been thought that behavior problems drive the majority of owners to surrender their pets to animal shelters. …the real culprit for surrenders: the owners themselves.

Clinical Case Challenge: Nutrition (Dog)

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Maxy, a 2-year-old spayed female Golden Retriever, presents for her first weigh in after starting a weight loss program. Her initial physical exam reveals no abnormalities other than a body condition score of 9/9 (normal… Read More

At Your Service: Nutrition

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

The Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals focuses on individualized weight loss programs with careful monitoring to help pets become slimmer, happier and healthier. Weight management can be very challenging and time-consuming, especially if patients have… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Diagnostic Imaging (Dog)

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

History An 8 year-old spayed female Golden Retriever was referred to the Foster Hospital for Small Animals with a three-week history of right forelimb lameness. On physical examination the dog would not bear weight on… Read More

At Your Service: Diagnostic Imaging

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

The Diagnostic Imaging Section within the Foster Hospital of Small Animals is comprised of a highly- experienced group of six board certified veterinary radiologists, five radiology residents-in-training and 11 technicians. Our team of diagnostic imaging specialists is the… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Nutrition (Cat)

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

A 15-year-old castrated male domestic shorthair cat presented for evaluation of polyuria/polydipsia and weight loss despite a good appetite. He weighed 9 pounds (4.1 kg) with a body condition score of 4/9. Moderate atrophy of… Read More

At Your Service: Nutrition

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

The Clinical Nutrition Service of the Foster Hospital for Small Animals offers in person and telephone appointments to pet owners and case consultations to veterinarians throughout the country. Common services the Clinical Nutrition Service provides… Read More