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Clinical Case Studies

  • Treating Buster’s Demodicosis and Making Changes Along the Way Buster, a two-year-old castrated male Staffordshire bull terrier mix, presented to Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine with a five-month history of generalized demodicosis with secondary bacterial folliculitis and a progressive worsening of his skin condition. While Buster’s treatment regimen was consistent with standard treatment protocols, it didn’t appear to …
  • Clinical Case Challenge: Dermatology (Dog) A 9-year-old intact male Labrador retriever presented to Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals for further evaluation of history of painful gait, chronic atopic dermatitis/pododermatitis (for years) and the recent discovery of of increased liver enzymes (ALT =422 U/L, ALP= 377 U/L, AST =73 U/L) with a normal albumin and bilirubin. The dog had failed …
  • Clinical Case Challenge: Dermatology (Cat) Clinical case challenge
    History:
    A 5-year-old sprayed female domestic short haired cat is brought to her veterinarian for evaluation of raised pink lesions on the medial thighs of 2 weeks duration.  The owners report that she is a healthy cat that lives indoors but occasionally has access to a screened porch.  There are no other cats in …

Success Stories

  • Hermione’s Courageous Story 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 …
  • Client success story: Louie When Louie first came into Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals, he was in very bad shape. Louie had been diagnosed with adult-onset generalized demodicosis, which means he had an overgrowth of Demodex mites. His symptoms were severe hair loss, low energy, and not wanting to eat or play. Louie had been treated for demodicosis …

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At Your Service

  • At Your Service: Dermatology Hundreds of skin diseases affect our animal companions, making their diagnosis and management both frustrating and challenging. The Dermatology Service at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals is led by board-certified veterinary dermatologists with extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, coat, ear and nail problems including allergic skin disease, autoimmune/immune-mediated skin disorders, infectious …

Client Education

  • What’s Causing My Dog to Itch? Pets and Allergies Do you suffer discomfort from allergies? If so, you know how uncomfortable seasonal, food and environmental allergies can be and how the quality of our life is negativity affected. Our pets suffer too but can be treated and find relief with specialized care of a veterinary specialist.
  • Allergy Season Learn the warning signs! A pet may be having an allergic reaction.
  • Specialty spotlight: Dermatology 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 allergy testing tools, to provide exceptional care for animals requiring specialized dermatology care.
  • Client success story: Louie When Louie first came into Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals, he was in very bad shape. Louie had been diagnosed with adult-onset generalized demodicosis, which means he had an overgrowth of Demodex mites. His symptoms were severe hair loss, low energy, and not wanting to eat or play. Louie had been treated for demodicosis …
  • Giving Pills to Your Pet Having Trouble Giving Pills to Your Pet? Watch this series of videos for tips and tricks

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