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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

Can Pets Get COVID-19?

Monday, April 6th, 2020

There have been news reports that two dogs (both in Hong Kong) and two cats (one in Belgium and one in Hong Kong) tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, but there were no clear clinical… Read More

cocker spaniel with heading resting on kitchen table begging for food and attention

Five Things to Know About Rats

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Here’s why—and how—you might want to keep these rodents as pets For some people, just the sight of a rat’s naked tail or beady eyes may be enough to cause them to shriek or get… Read More

Jennifer Graham examining Tiger Lily, a pet rat, with Kayla Richard, V20

Don’t Feed Snacks to the Ducks and Geese!

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Tufts Veterinary Specialists Caution on Danger of Feeding Inappropriate Snacks to Ducks and Geese Ms. Cindy Thomas-Griffith, a long-standing client, has been receiving her veterinary care at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center for more than 25 years. With… Read More

Ferret with a History of Vomiting

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Background: A one-year-old 0.62-kg (1.4-lb) spayed female ferret, Beyoncé, was referred to Foster Hospital for Small Animals for evaluation of a five-day history of vomiting. The ferret had been examined by the referring veterinarian 3… Read More

2 buttons removed from a ferret's abdomen

Better Diagnostic Imaging for Pet Rabbits

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

New study shows that GI ultrasounds may reveal source of life-threatening illness for rabbits Gastrointestinal issues are the most common emergency that brings pet rabbits—the third most popular companion small mammal in the U.S.—to the… Read More