Tuesday True Tails: A Love Story Starring Jack and Zelda

By Rachele Baker, DVM – Welcome to the first Tuesday True Tails! I am thrilled to have received a number of wonderful stories from people already and I look forward to …

Submit Your Story For My New Blog Feature: “Tuesday True Tails”

By Rachele Baker, DVM – The other day I enjoyed reading a new feature on my friend Ali Isaac’s blog called “Friday Fiction.” Ali introduced her new feature by saying: “It’s my …

A Fun and Relaxing Day in California’s Napa Valley

By Rachele Baker, DVM – This blog post deviates from my usual blogs about animals and veterinary medicine. This post is just to share a fun day that I had …

“Pets Make Us Smile” Blog Hop with Linky List July 21-23, 2014

By Rachele Baker, DVM – Pets have the wonderful ability to make us smile and experience joy. This Blog Hop is for people to share their stories and photos about how their pet …

Allergies in Dogs Book | Chapter Preview: The Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

By Rachele Baker, DVM – I am in the process of writing a series of short books about medical problems in dogs and cats entitled My Virtual Veterinarian. The first …

Congratulations to Winners of Bird X-Ray “What’s Your Diagnosis” Contest!

By Rachele Baker, DVM – Congratulations to the winners of my first What’s Your Diagnosis Contest! Thank you very much to everyone who participated in this event. This event was …

What’s Your Diagnosis? Contest – Bird X-Ray

By Rachele Baker, DVM – A female parakeet was presented to the veterinary hospital where I was working the other day because she was in obvious distress. Her beak was …

My Life As A Veterinarian: The Story Of Dot – A Cat With A Suddenly Paralyzed Back Leg

By Rachele Baker, DVM – Dot, a female black cat, was brought into the veterinary hospital where I was working because her left rear leg had suddenly become paralyzed earlier that day. Her owners …

Ask The Vet: My Dog Has Developed A Fear Of His Kennel And Is Becoming Aggressive When I Try To Get Him In His Kennel

By Rachele Baker, DVM – Question: Stefani writes: My two-year-old pit bull has been showing a lot of fear towards going in his kennel over the past month. He has …

Ten Simple Ways To Keep Your Pet Healthy – Tip #2: Make Sure Your Pet Receives The Proper Vaccinations

By Rachele Baker, DVM – One simple and yet very important way to help keep your pet healthy is to make sure that he or she receives the proper vaccinations. Vaccinations help …

Ask The Vet: My Dog’s Ears Are Hot and He Licks His Paws A Lot

By Rachele Baker, DVM – Question: Ali writes: I have a four-year-old neutered male lab. Recently I was told by my vet to feed him a hypoallergenic pet food as …

Ask The Vet: My Puppy Has Diarrhea

By Rachele Baker, DVM – Question: Karyn writes: I recently got an eight-week-old pitbull puppy. I have noticed that his stool is usually runny and sometimes has blood in it. What …

Ask The Vet: We Just Adopted An Abandoned Kitten

By Rachele Baker, DVM – Question: Roseann writes: Hello. We obtained a very young kitten from a friend yesterday. There is a stray cat in the neighborhood who had three …

Ask The Vet: My Dog’s Stomach Is Swollen and Her Tail Is Between Her Legs

By Rachele Baker, DVM – Question: Prudence writes: I have a ten-year-old spayed female black labrador retriever. Her stomach seems to have swollen and she has her tail tucked under her …

Ask The Vet: My Cat Is Coughing A Lot

By Rachele Baker, DVM – Question: Chris writes: I have a five-year-old male tabby cat who at least three times a day coughs like he wants to hack up a hairball - but rarely …

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