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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.

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.

Pets can help stressed children

Monday, December 8th, 2014

A Tufts study found that having pets has important benefits for children from military families.

Cummings in the News

Gifts for your pet this holiday season

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Pets need gifts too! Here are some ideas to give your pet this holiday season to make him feel loved all year through! Fetching stick Personalized pet tags Pet toys: plush toys and chew toys… Read More

Dog with toy

Can dogs help kids lose weight?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Health Canal Research on the effect of pets on motivating childhood weight loss, led by Deborah Linder, has been awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health. This is a Tufts-generated news release. Read full… Read More

Cummings in the News

Animals as Healers

Friday, January 24th, 2014

There’s much more to pet therapy than simply showing up with a friendly dog