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Willy’s Story

Friday, March 28th, 2014

In the kitchen, Willy Hale is always at your feet, waiting for food. The black American shorthair feline has polydactyl paws wide enough to pick up almost anything that accidentally hits the floor. But retired… Read More

Keep Your Pet Warm During Cold Winter Days

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Pets get cold too! When the temperature drops, the best place to keep your pet is indoors to make sure he is kept warm. Wind chills can actually put your pet at risk if left… Read More

Specialty Spotlight: Ophthalmology Service

Friday, January 24th, 2014

From routine eye exams to corneal grafting, laceration repair and cataract removal, the Ophthalmology specialists at Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals are available around the clock to see patients. Led by board-certified veterinarians, the… Read More

Foster Hospital Renovation Campaign Underway

Monday, December 9th, 2013

To better provide 21st-century care for animals and enhance services for their owners, the Cummings School has launched an initiative to renovate and expand the Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals.  “This project… Read More

Specialty spotlight: Dermatology

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Did you know there are more than 400 skin diseases in cats and dogs alone? At Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals, our board-certified dermatology specialists, leverage cutting-edge technologies including video otoscopy and comprehensive intradermal… Read More

Get the facts about Brachycephalic airway syndrome

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Brachycephalic is a term for “short-nosed.” Several dog breeds and a few breeds of cats may experience difficulty breathing due to the shape of their head, muzzle and throat. Shorter nosed dogs include English Bulldogs,… Read More

Halloween Safety tips for pets

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Halloween can be a night of fun for most of us, but can be a frightening evening for our companion animals.  Sometimes family pets may become scared, anxious, and downright stressed by neighborhood “ghosts and… Read More

Nine Lives: Fact or Fiction

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Barley’s Story of Survival Barley reclaimed one of his nine lives late one night in the Tufts emergency room. The 6-year-old cat arrived at the Foster Hospital in pretty serious shape: whimpering in pain, not… Read More

Dentistry & Oral Surgery

Friday, October 18th, 2013

For most people, regular dental visits coupled with daily preventative care is just something “we do” to stay healthy. Did you know that our animals need dental care, too? In fact, bad breath can be a… Read More