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How accurate are dog-activity trackers?

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

There are countless gadgets available these days for people to track everything from our heart rate to our stress levels. So perhaps it’s no surprise that there also are quite a few products that now claim to similarly monitor your dog’s activity and health, including tracking what your pet is up to all day at home while you’re at work.

Dark Mass Inside the Left Eye

Monday, February 4th, 2019

A 9-year-old castrated male Labrador presented for evaluation of a dark mass inside the left eye. The owners noticed the mass recently. The dog had showed no sign of discomfort nor visual deficits and he… Read More

Are essential oils dangerous to pets?

Friday, December 21st, 2018

Essential oils can be very dangerous for pets, particularly in their 100 percent concentrated form. And with essential oils’ growing popularity and the use of diffusors and warmers, which release the oils into a home’s air, pets’ risk of exposure increases. Birds are especially sensitive and should never be exposed to essential oils.

Fire in Paradise: My Story

Monday, December 17th, 2018

A veterinarian tells of the long, smoke-filled hours caring for animals after the harrowing fires in California
It was the night of November 17 when I said goodbye to my husband and cat in Berkeley, California, and drove three hours up to the area of Paradise. In the previous nine days, the infamous Camp Fire smoke had already traveled over 170 miles to the San Francisco Bay area. More than a million people were breathing the thickened air, and I was headed near its source.

Chemotherapy Offers Hope for Families of Companion Pets with Cancer

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

As a pet parent, perhaps one of your greatest fears is that your companion will be diagnosed with a serious illness.Regrettably, cancer is not uncommon, and a cancer diagnosis can be heart-wrenching. While it’s important to accept the emotions you may be experiencing, you need to recognize that there is life beyond diagnosis.

On the Front Lines of Cancer Care

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Go behind the scenes at our small-animal hospital to meet the clinicians, clients, and pets helping advance how we treat the disease.

Better Together

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

How Cheryl London, V90, and clinicians at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center are breaking down silos in cancer research to speed new cures for pets and people.