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People like giving pets pumpkin, but is it good for them?

Lisa Freeman, J86, V91, N96, head of the veterinary nutrition service at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, fills us in I hear from owners—and vets—all the time that they’ve added pumpkin to a dog or cat’s diet to increase the fiber. Dog and cats don’t require any fiber in their diets. But it can help with …

Our Fat Pets

Dr. Deborah Linder was quoted in an article on pet obesity appearing in The New York Times on August 2, 2018. The piece includes her comments on how veterinarians assess whether or not an animal is overweight and also calls attention to the challenge of pet owners equating food with love when caring for their animals.

Helping Women in Recovery

Creating better animal models may help pregnant women—and support children exposed to opioids in utero.

A Surgical First

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

Teamwork at Its Finest

Through the Professorship Partnership Challenge, generous donors help Tufts attract world-class talent.

Birth of the Veterinary School

Over 40 years, Cummings School has become an international leader in veterinary medicine. And all it took was buying nearly 600 acres for a dollar, palpating police horses, and performing the occasional surgery by penlight.