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What every pet owner should know about food allergies

Friday, January 27th, 2017

“Allergen-free dog food“ touts one product website, while another company advertises “limited ingredient diets”. And the majority of companies that make grain-free diets suggest that they may be helpful for dogs with allergies. How true are these claims, though?

Managing Multi-pet Mealtimes

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

It can be hard to keep cats and dogs from eating each other’s food, but it can be important to do your best, especially when those foods aren’t the same or pets have different calorie needs. Here’s tips on how to make it work.

Heartworm Information

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Heartworm Basics and Prevention: Prevention is the Best Medicine.  Download heartworm information here.

CSI: Animal Abuse

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

“Often an animal is a much more effective way for an abuser to control the people in their household than threatening them directly,” says Nida Intarapanich, who received the national Merial Veterinary Scholar award for her work.

Clinical Case Challenge: Internal Medicine (Cat)

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Case Description Harry, a 9-year-old male castrated FIV positive, DSH cat, presented to the Internal Medicine Service at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University for a 5-month… Read More

Diabetes in Your Pet

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

What is diabetes? In veterinary medicine, there are two types of diabetes mellitus: Type I DM and Type II DM. Type I occurs when the body doesn’t make enough insulin, a hormone that is produced… Read More

Resurrection

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

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 eating or drinking, unable… Read More

Barley

A Very Thirsty Guinea Pig

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Jennifer Graham, head of the Cummings School’s zoological companion animal medicine department, responds to a reader’s question about her parched guinea pig.