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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

Pet insurance: Weigh your options

Friday, October 18th, 2013

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, expenditures for veterinary services doubled between 1980 and 2005, largely due to huge technological advances in veterinary medicine. The majority of… Read More

How to avoid mosquitoes and keep you and your pets safe

Friday, September 6th, 2013

People naturally try to avoid mosquitoes, since no one wants the uncomfortable itching that results from most bites. Reported cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the West Nile virus are two possible deadly mosquito… Read More

Mosquito Talk

Specialty spotlight: Zoological Companion Animal Medicine

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Meet the Zoological Companion Animal Medicine Team at Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals Jennifer Graham, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, Dipl. ACZM Dr. Jennifer Graham is board-certified through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in avian… Read More

Jubi’s story

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Name:  Jubi Age and breed:  17-year-old large African Grey Parrot Medical challenge:  Jubi arrived at Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals emergency room because he had been straining to and screaming when attempting to defecate.… Read More