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Sleeping with Dogs

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

Aside from my personal preference, as a veterinary behaviorist, I can say that there is no reason why most dogs should not sleep in their owners’ beds if they and their owners prefer the arrangement.

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Fireworks, fireworks, fireworks

Monday, July 6th, 2020

As soon as the sunsets, the pops and bangs begin and the poor dog begins to tremble. Even dogs with a history of mild fear can be sensitized to the frequent explosions.

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How Seasonal Allergies Affect Your Pet

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Two Cummings School veterinary dermatologists offer advice for owners of cats and dogs with environmental and flea allergies.

Managing Mask Phobia in Dogs

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

If your dog is fearful of face masks, don’t despair. Behavior modification can help your dog accept the unacceptable masks.

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What colors can dogs see?

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Veterinary ophthalmologist Stephanie Pumphrey, V08, an assistant professor at Cummings School, responds Dogs do see color, although not as vividly as people do. The retina is the thin layer of tissue at the back of… Read More

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Resection of a Large Skull Mass in a Golden Retriever

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Dominik Faissler, Dr. med. vet., Dipl. ECVN Background A 5.6-year-old, neutered male, Golden Retriever presented for a one-week history with a firm mass on the right side of the head. The mass was non-painful and… Read More

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