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  • Ask The Doctors: October 2017
    The safety of preservatives in commercial cat food; a typical case of feline acne ... read more
  • Dear Doctor: Help for an Itchy Cat
    Getting to the root cause of an ‘itch’ problem; a cat with sudden wanderlust; a tuna addiction ... read more
  • 5 Things That May Trigger Your Pet’s Allergies
    Andrea Lam is interviewed in this article on how to care for pets with allergies. ... read more
  • Penny’s Clinical Case Challenge
    Penny, a 12- month -old female spayed Chihuahua mix presented to Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center due to the development of cutaneous nodules, on the groins, abdomen, back and neck. She was adopted from a shelter in Puerto Rico three months prior. Ruby was previously ... read more
  • Treating Buster’s Demodicosis and Making Changes Along the Way
    Buster, a two-year-old castrated male Staffordshire bull terrier mix, presented to Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine with a five-month history of generalized demodicosis with secondary bacterial folliculitis and a progressive worsening of his skin condition. While Buster’s treatment regimen was consistent with standard treatment ... read more
  • What’s Causing My Dog to Itch? Pets and Allergies
    Do you suffer discomfort from allergies? If so, you know how uncomfortable seasonal, food and environmental allergies can be and how the quality of our life is negativity affected. Our pets suffer too but can be treated and find relief with specialized care of a veterinary specialist. ... read more
  • Your Trusted Partner in Veterinary Dermatology and Allergy
    There are hundreds of skin diseases that affect companion animals and horses, which make diagnosis and treatment challenging and often frustrating. Finding the most effective therapy can often be a process of trial and error. Foster Hospital has dedicated specialists who treat skin diseases, autoimmune/immune- mediated skin disorders, genetic skin ... read more
  • Pets Benefit with Access to State-of-the-Art Research Studies
    Background Bolt, an eight-year-old German Shepherd was diagnosed in Fall 2012 with perianal fistulas (a painful opening in the skin surrounding the anus). Anal fistulas are very common in this breed of dogs and can be extremely painful. Leading up to Bolt’s development of these fistulas, owner Paul Higgins describes ... read more
  • Hermione’s Courageous Story
    Hermione arrived in the Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center’s emergency room on Thanksgiving evening after having been in a house fire that had destroyed her home and tragically claimed the life of the other cat in the household, Luna. Hermione had burns covering the ... read more
  • Heal Thyself
    Stem cell therapy holds promise for treating many incurable diseases in pets and people ... read more