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Five Ways Being Overweight Can Harm Your Cat’s Health

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

With up to 63% of cats currently overweight, we now know about the problems that cats face when they are too heavy. If your cat is overweight, your cat is at risk for these common problems.

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.

Building Bugs for Better Health

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Kyongbum Lee studies the bacteria in our guts and how the chemicals they produce impact us all

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

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