Blog Posts

Itchy Mastiff

Allergies In Pets Podcast

By Rachele Baker, DVM – In this very interesting podcast from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Dr. Daniel Morris, a veterinary dermatologist, discusses allergies in pets including food allergies and allergies to airborne allergens....

Yellow Lab By Cameron Cross

Canine Influenza: What You Need To Know

By Rachele Baker, DVM – The current canine influenza outbreak began in the Chicago, Illinois, area in March, 2015. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune on May 1, 2015, officials estimate that about...

European Mole by Mick E. Talbot

Molars and Moles – Strange French Facts

By Rachele Baker, DVM – The other day I read an amusing blog post about a strange French tradition that gave me a good laugh. I contacted the author, Janine Marsh, and asked her permission to reblog her...

Doxie Derby at University of California Davis

Picnic Day Fun at UC Davis

By Rachele Baker, DVM – On Saturday I went to Picnic Day at my alma mater – the University of California Davis in Davis, California. This year was the 101st Picnic Day and about 75,000 people...

Mosquitos transmit heartworm disease to dogs and cats

Heartworm Disease In Dogs and Cats

By Rachele Baker, DVM – Heartworm disease is a serious disease transmitted by mosquitos. Heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis) invade the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of affected animals. Heartworm disease can result in severe lung disease, heart failure,...

Coughing In Cats

Coughing In Cats

By Rachele Baker, DVM – Some people think that the primary reason that cats cough is to cough up hairballs. However, coughing in cats can be caused by serious medical problems such as feline asthma, heartworm disease, or fungal infections. This post will discuss some...