Tuesday True Tails: The Silent Treatment

By Rachele Baker, DVM – I am pleased to introduce LaDawn Edwards as this week’s contributor to Tuesday True Tails. LaDawn is a freelance writer who shares her life with a dog named Sophie. Here …

Do Dogs Experience Jealousy in the Same Way Humans Do?

By Rachele Baker, DVM – Do dogs experience jealousy? Based on personal experience, I would say that the answer to this question is “yes.” I have witnessed it many times. …

Tuesday True Tails: The Puppy in a Newspaper Sack

By Rachele Baker, DVM – Welcome to this week’s Tuesday True Tails! Tuesday True Tails gives people the opportunity to open up their hearts and share the special moments they have experienced …

Book Review | Rescue Me: Tales of Rescuing the Dogs Who Became Our Teachers, Healers, and Always Faithful Friends

By Rachele Baker, DVM – The most recent estimates from the Humane Society of the United States are that six to eight million dogs and cats enter shelters in the …

Tuesday True Tails: For the Love of Granny Fitz

By Rachele Baker, DVM – Welcome to this week’s Tuesday True Tails! Tuesday True Tails gives people the opportunity to share their stories about the pets that have touched their lives. If you would …

Ten Simple Ways To Keep Your Pet Healthy – Tip #3: Take Care of Your Pet’s Teeth and Oral Health

By Rachele Baker, DVM – What is Dental Disease and What Are the Signs of Dental Disease in Our Pets? Dental disease is very common in pets and, in fact, …

Tuesday True Tails: A Remarkable Horse That Shared Our Lives

By Rachele Baker, DVM – Welcome to this week’s Tuesday True Tails! Tuesday True Tails gives people the opportunity to open up their hearts and share the special moments they have experienced …

The New Drug to Control Itching in Allergic Dogs: Apoquel

By Rachele Baker, DVM – In January 2014, Zoetis announced the release in both the United States and the European Union of a new medication for allergic dogs called Apoquel. …

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 …

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 …

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