For the Lewis family of Salem, New Hampshire, Zoey, their Yellow Labrador, was their third child, but the first puppy they would raise. Born in February 2006, Zoey was adopted through the Humane Society in Sharon, MA when she was eight weeks old. ... read more
How a little affection and a dash of Prozac turned a dachshund Cujo into a sweetheart Nothing prepared Leslie and George Devol for the Cujo-like behavior of their dachshund, Otto. The sweet puppy they brought home had morphed into a snapping, snarling dog 18 months later. Source: http://now.tufts.edu/articles/love-after-first-bites ... read more
After eating dirt, Belle, a five-year-old miniature schnauzer felt sick and weak. She was examined by her family veterinarian and blood tests showed a low red blood cell count. Belle’s veterinarian referred her to Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center where Dr. Alex Lynch diagnosed Belle ... read more
A Tufts veterinary orthopedist borrows from human medicine to repair canine facial fractures To treat dogs with shattered facial bones, veterinary orthopedist Randy Boudrieau has taken a page from human medicine, using titanium plates narrower than a pencil to repair the fractures. Source: http://now.tufts.edu/articles/dog-bionic-skull ... read more
GRAFTON, Mass. (October 20, 2015) — The remarkable recovery of a dog nursed back to health from the brink of death by Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University highlights the value of a simple genetic test that can help owners determine if their pets are vulnerable to what ... read more
History Ruby, a two-year-old female spayed Labrador retriever had a traumatic diaphragmatic hernia repair and a shearing wound/right tarsocrural instability stabilized with an external fixator. Over the next month, the tarsal injury required debridement, treatment for infection, and bandage changes. Eight weeks after her injury, a full thickness mesh skin ... read more
When they say good things come in small packages, Maria Rodrigues could not agree more. She would also tell you she is extremely grateful. Grateful not only to have a loving family, which includes her new addition Gidget, a Papillon and Yorkie mix, but also grateful to have had the ... read more
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