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The Tele-Veterinarian Will See You Now

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Some current clients of Foster Hospital for Small Animals can opt for virtual appointments, which benefit patients, veterinarians, and even students

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.

Our Fat Pets

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Dr. Deborah Linder was quoted in an article on pet obesity appearing in The New York Times on August 2, 2018. The piece includes her comments on how veterinarians assess whether or not an animal is overweight and also calls attention to the challenge of pet owners equating food with love when caring for their animals.

Pets in nursing homes bring both benefits and risks

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Deborah Linder spoke with Reuters about a study by The Ohio State University on the benefits and risks of having pets in nursing homes. She emphasized the positive effects but noted that proper precautions need to be taken to ensure safety for all involved.

Benefits of Reading to Spot

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

In a study, reading aloud to dogs improved children’s attitudes toward school books.

Intellectual and Emotional Benefits of Dogs

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

This radio interview with Dr. Deborah Linder, associate director of the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction, focuses on the benefits of animal-assisted intervention on the humans they interact with. The conversation highlights recent research from the Institute on how reading to therapy dogs impacted literacy skills and reading attitudes in second-grade students.

Clinical Case Challenge: Nutrition

Friday, October 21st, 2016

History/Case Details Cole, a 10-year-old male neutered Dalmatian, was presented to the Cummings Veterinary Medical Center’s Emergency Service with stranguria. He had a large, unexpressable bladder, a III/VI systolic murmur on the left side, ventral… Read More

Animal Instinct

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Tufts scientists seek to put some evidence behind what we intuitively know is a wonderful thing: our special relationship with the animals in our lives.