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Tetanus rare in dogs, but clean wounds

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Alum Dr. John de Jong answers a Boston Herald reader’s questions about tetanus in dogs—and gives kudos to the Foster Hospital staff who recently diagnosed and successfully treated a pet with this rare and potentially deadly infection.

puggle licking its paw

Triumphing over Tetanus

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Not many dogs contract this infection—and many of those that do die. However, intensive care at the Foster Hospital saved two pets with severe tetanus in less than a year

Brooklyn, a three-year-old golden retriever, and Jayne Smith pose for a photo, along one of their usual walking paths where Brooklyn contracted tetanus but was successfully treated at Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

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

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

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.

A Surgical First

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Ziggy is now back home at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.

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.

Promising Experimental Drug Treating Dogs With Cancer

Friday, January 12th, 2018

WBZ-TV (CBS Boston) A clinical drug trial for lymphoma in dogs, currently enrolling at Cummings School, has shown promising results in the treatment of the disease. Drs. Cheryl London and Abbey Sadowski were interviewed for… Read More