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Articles tagged: emergency and critical care

A Better Way to Screen Cats for Heart Disease

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Training local veterinarians to use ultrasound to screen cats for heart disease could lead to earlier detection, veterinary cardiologists at Cummings School find

Dog Recovering After Eating 39 Pieces Of Gum

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Boston.cbslocal.com A local family brought their dog to Foster Hospital for Small Animals after she accidentally ingested over three dozen pieces of sugar-free gum containing Xylitol. In this story, Dr. Elizabeth Rozanski comments on how… Read More

Rosie, two and a half year old bull mastiff

Ever Wonder: How Does Anesthesia Work?

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

There’s local and general—and they work very differently The Tufts video series Ever Wonder features faculty and other experts answering questions for the curious about all manner of topics—from how we forget to what are… Read More

Is scruffing the best way to handle an upset cat?

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Veterinary behaviorist Stephanie Borns-Weil, V07, and emergency/critical care veterinary technician Michelle Damon from the Foster Hospital for Small Animals, respond Many of us were taught that “scruffing” a cat—or grabbing the animal by the loose… Read More

A Close Call

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

When a minor injury led to a life-threatening infection for Rocky, the Foster Hospital saved the day.

Rocky Lage, an Australian shepherd

Paradise Burning

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

A veterinarian tells of the long, smoke-filled hours caring for animals after the harrowing fires in California

kitten laying in a pet hammock with paws hanging over the side and looking out

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.

A Miracle for Moose

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Dialysis helps a puppy survive eating grapes.

Not Just for Humans Anymore

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

When Rex initially collapsed, his owners were concerned that either cancer had recurred or arthritis in his shoulder was to blame. Diagnostic testing revealed that it was neither cancer nor arthritis.