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, more …

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 …

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 …

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