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Anesthesia Team the “Unsung Heroes” for This Older Pet

Monday, January, 5th, 2015 CVMC Success Story

In spite of what many may think, anesthesia can be safely administered in older pets provided proper steps are taken by the veterinary team. For Herman, a 16-½-year-old dachshund, Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical center demonstrated that it is indeed possible and owner Susan Buttrick can’t be happier. Cheryl Blaze, MBA, Read More

Clinical Case Challenge (Animal Behavior Clinic)

Sunday, January, 4th, 2015 CVMC rDVM Education

Otto, a two-and-a-half-year-old miniature dachshund, presented to the Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals Behavior Clinic at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center after the sudden onset of aggression to his owners. Owners sought the support of Tufts’ animal behaviorists to help reduce and/or eliminate this aggressive behavior. Learn here about owner-directed aggression and how Otto’s owners Read More

Clinical Case Challenge (Radiation Oncology)

Sunday, January, 4th, 2015 CVMC rDVM Education

Oscar, a 10-year-old male castrated Yorkshire Terrier, presented to the radiation oncology service at Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, with a 6-month history of increased respiratory noise and sneezing, 3 month history of epistaxis, and recent onset facial deformity. Learn about the diagnostic testing conducted to confirm a diagnosis Read More

Clinical Case Challenge (Ophthalmology)

Sunday, January, 4th, 2015 CVMC rDVM Education

Canon, a four-year old male, mix breed dog, presented to Dr. Chris Pirie, veterinary ophthalmologist at Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, with a history of ocular redness and discharge that had persisted for two months. Learn about the diagnostic testing Dr. Pirie conducted to confirm a diagnosis of nodular Read More

Boom! Boom! Helping Your Dog with Thunderstorm Phobias

Sunday, January, 4th, 2015 CVMC Dog Owner Education

Thunderstorm phobia or anxiety is real and a fairly common problem for many dogs. It can be difficult to watch. Before the first sound of thunder, dogs with thunderstorm phobia become overwhelmed and show physical signs of fear. While thunder is just one of many frightening noises, it is treated a bit differently than other Read More

“I’ll Be Right Home”

Friday, January, 2nd, 2015 Cat CVMC Dog Exotic Owner Education

You return from work and find your dog has recently chewed through the screen on your patio door. Your neighbor also reports that your dog has been howling and barking all day while you were gone. Are these scenarios familiar? If so, your dog may be suffering from separation anxiety. While issues with separation can Read More