Naturally Occurring Omega-3 Fatty Acids In Salmon Based Dog Foods Can Decrease Itching And Scratching In Dogs With Allergic Dermatitis

By Rachele Baker, DVM – The omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) have been shown to decrease inflammation and itchiness in dogs with allergies to environmental …

Dr. Baker’s New Book Series Entitled My Virtual Veterinarian Is Coming Soon!

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 book in the …

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 …

DR. BAKER'S NEW BOOK Allergies in Dogs: How Can You Stop The Scratching And Chewing? Coming Soon!Read About Dr. Baker's New Book