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Foster Hospital’ Obesity Clinic for Animals Helps Obese Dog Achieve Healthy Weight

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Just like humans it should come as no surprise that pets too can face weight challenges. For Hobbes’ family, recognizing that their golden retriever was overweight was the first and most important hurdle. Acknowledging that something had to be done for the good of Hobbes’ health was just as important. It was then an easy decision for owner Janet Pellerosi and her family to reach out to the Foster Hospital Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center’s Obesity Clinic for help. In just under a year Hobbes is down 32 pounds with the support and help of Deborah Linder, DVM, DAVCVN, head of the Foster Hospital

Kibble Confusion

Friday, March 14th, 2014

In a nation of tubby tabbies and plump pooches, Tufts experts give the scoop on good nutrition for our pets

Kibble Confusion

Is My Pet Overweight?

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Dr. Deborah Linder, DVM, DAVCN is a board-certified veterinary nutritionist at the Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals who provides five helpful tips for preventing your pet from becoming overweight. Visit the Tufts Obesity Clinic for… Read More

Food as Medicine

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Jessie Markovich, a resident in clinical nutrition, is working to ensure a good life for cats with chronic kidney disease. Photo: Kelvin Ma.

Clinical Case Challenge: Nutrition (Dog)

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Maxy, a 2-year-old spayed female Golden Retriever, presents for her first weigh in after starting a weight loss program. Her initial physical exam reveals no abnormalities other than a body condition score of 9/9 (normal… Read More

At Your Service: Nutrition

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

The Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals focuses on individualized weight loss programs with careful monitoring to help pets become slimmer, happier and healthier. Weight management can be very challenging and time-consuming, especially if patients have… Read More

Tufts’ School Opens Obesity Clinic for Pets

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Tufts’ School Opens Obesity Clinic for Pets Research shows overweight can affect life expectancy & quality for companion animals North Grafton, MA, September 6, 2012 The nation’s obesity epidemic reaches far beyond adults and children… Read More

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