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Kyser’s Story

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Kyser recovered from a potentially fatal lower back injury and is back on all four paws.

Huck’s story

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Veterinarians usually see cases of hip dysplasia in very young dogs or middle-aged ones when arthritis sets in but symptoms can worsen at any age.

Hermione’s Courageous Story

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Hermione arrived in the Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center’s emergency room on Thanksgiving evening after having been in a house fire that had destroyed her home and tragically claimed the life of the other cat in the household, Luna. Hermione had burns covering the bottoms of all four feet, her tail, the tips of her ears, and the skin on her nose and cheeks. With all her injuries she still rolled over to have her belly rubbed and purred. “I remember thinking to myself, here is this wonderful cat, she smells of smoke, she has terrible burns, she has been through a fire, she is away from her family, and yet she is always so happy for human company.” That is pretty rare for any cat in the hospital, let alone a cat that has survived a fire.

Babushe

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Imagine a very sweet 14-year-old chocolate lab who shuffles around and looks like he’s a hundred… His owner is crazy in love with him, … and he was diagnosed with lymphoma
Lymphoma is one of the most common cancers we see in the Oncology service

Oliver’s Story

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Quick Action and Teamwork Lead to Happy Ending For Oliver, it was the quick action by the Foster Hospital for Small Animals’ emergency services team at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, as well… Read More

Take a Pulse on your Pet’s Health Care Needs

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

With fall upon us and the kids back to school, use this time to take a pulse on your pet’s health care needs. Vaccinations Are your pet’s vaccines up-to-date? If you have children, you know… Read More

At Your Service: Ophthalmology

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Sometimes it’s a miniscule piece of foreign material or the abnormal growth of eyelashes that can be or become problematic for an animal. Other times it’s something more serious. You don’t want to gamble with your pet’s eyesight and should always seek the advice of a professional for what may be perceived to be a minor eye injury.

Routine Eye Care for Your Pets

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

As a pet owner, it’s important that you establish an eye care routine to include the following: Conduct Routine Visual Inspection Set aside a particular time weekly to examine your pet’s eyes. Do so in… Read More

Risks to your Pet This Fall

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

The cool, crisp morning air, the beautiful autumn foliage and a shift from the hot temps of summer days are all signs that fall is around the corner. While both you and your pet may… Read More