Dr. Katherine Baldwin, Veterinarian

Dr. Katherine Baldwin BVetMed (hons) CertAVP (SAM) MRCVS qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2010. She started her professional life in mixed practice working across small animal, farm, and equine sectors. From here, her passion for medicine grew, and she completed a rotating internship in a specialist referral hospital. She spent the next seven years working in a busy, 24-hour small animal hospital in Cambridgeshire, providing routine and emergency care. Her professional interests are in medical workups, oncology, and ultrasonography. She is passionate about client education and empowering pet owners with knowledge to improve patient welfare and access to veterinary services.

Vet looking at an x-ray of dog (Caption: Intervertebral Disc Disease In Dogs)

Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) in dogs is a condition in which the cushioning discs between the  spinal column bones (vertebrae) move or bulge into the spinal canal. The discs then push on the spinal cord or the nerves around it and cause pain, nerve damage, and can even lead to paralysis. Intervertebral disc disease, also referred to as a slipped or herniated disc, is caused by degenerative disc disease. Here is what you need to know about IVDD and how you can help your dog.

Longhaired dachshund puppy lying down on the carpet dizzy (Caption: Vestibular Disease In Dogs)

Vestibular Disease In Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & More

Vestibular disease (or vestibular syndrome) refers to a group of diseases that affect a dog’s balance system (known as the vestibular system or vestibular apparatus). Common signs of vestibular disease in dogs include loss of balance, falling over, an abnormal flickering of the eyes, and general wobbliness. These signs can occur very suddenly and nearly always warrant veterinary attention. What causes vestibular disease? How is it diagnosed and treated? And what can you do at home to help your canine friend recover?

Dog laying in the grass being pet on head

Symptoms Of A Dog Stroke: Types, Causes & Treatment Options

While strokes are less common in dogs than they are in humans, they are equally as serious. The symptoms of a stroke in dogs can also be very different from what we see in people. Witnessing your canine friend having a stroke is a frightening experience so it is important to know what to do if you suspect this has occurred. Let’s find out more about the signs of a stroke in dogs, what causes them, and the current treatment options.

Laser Therapy For Dogs: How It Works, Treatment Options & Conditions Treated

When our pets are in pain or injured, we naturally want to do everything we can to get them back to their usual antics as soon as possible. Laser therapy, sometimes referred to as cold laser therapy, is a procedure that is becoming increasingly popular in veterinary medicine to treat various conditions in dogs. So, what is laser treatment for dogs? How can it help your four-legged friend? And is dog laser therapy safe?

Dog with ear infection in the clinic being examined

Antibiotics For Dog Ear Infection

Ear infections in dogs are common and one of the top reasons you may need to seek veterinary treatment for your canine friend. As many as 20% of dogs have some form of ear disease. Dogs are more prone to ear infections than humans because of the shape of their ears. Many dog owners have learned to recognize the first signs of an ear infection in their dog such as scratching, head shaking, and whining. Let’s find out more about how to spot this common disease, what treatment options are available, and when medication such as antibiotics are needed.

Vet's glove opening dog's infected eye (Caption: Uveitis In Dogs)

Uveitis In Dogs: Cause, Symptoms, Treatment & More

Uveitis is an inflammatory condition of the eye that can happen suddenly in dogs for a variety of reasons. Severe cases of uveitis can affect your dog’s vision and even lead to loss of sight. This article will explore what uveitis is, what might cause it, when to seek veterinary attention, and what treatment options are available.

Greyhound dog passed out on back in dog bed (Caption: Syncope In Dogs)

Syncope In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & More

Syncope is a medical term for fainting or passing out. These fainting spells are usually brief, caused by a temporary loss of oxygen and nutrients to the brain. Most dogs recover spontaneously; however, syncope can be a sign of serious heart problems or other conditions in dogs. We’ll explore what causes syncope in dogs, treatment options, and when to seek help if you think your dog has had a syncopal episode.

Skin disease on a black dirty street dog (Caption: Folliculitis in Dogs)

Folliculitis In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Folliculitis is a common skin condition in dogs. Folliculitis means ‘inflammation of the hair follicle,’ and it has a variety of causes, most of which require veterinary treatment. Inflammation of the hair follicle can lead to swelling, redness, itchiness, and pain. This article will explore what causes folliculitis, how to spot the signs of it, and how to get rid of folliculitis in dogs to get your pup itch-free and back to full health faster.

Dog skin close up with flakes (Caption: Seborrhea In Dogs)

Seborrhea In Dogs: Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment & More

Is your dog greasy, itchy, or smelly at the moment? If so, he might have a condition called seborrhea. It’s always important to get your veterinarian to examine your dog as there are many things to consider when treating this condition. Let’s explore these in more detail and what causes canine seborrhea in the first place.

Dog itching (Caption: Dog Itching Relief)

Dog Itching Relief & Home Remedies For Dog Allergies

Dogs love a good scratch, but excessive itching can be a sign of an underlying allergy or skin condition. It’s possible to spot the signs of irritation caused by skin conditions and manage some of them at home so your dog can get back to his fun-loving antics faster. We’ll help you know how to help give your pup some itch relief and when it’s time to see your veterinarian.

Dog looking at camera with salt and pepper shakers to left of him (Caption: Can dogs eat black pepper?)

Can Dogs Eat Black Pepper? Is Pepper Bad For Dogs?

We pet parents often consider our furry friends as part of our family, and that may mean them joining in at mealtimes. A lot of people also give their pups “human food” snacks. We know that some foods that are healthy for people are not safe for dogs, but can dogs eat black pepper? Salt and pepper are common seasonings used in a lot of human food. So, before sneaking your furry friend a sly treat, it’s a good idea to find out if dogs can have black pepper.

Dog vomiting (Caption: Dog Vomit Color Guide)

Dog Vomit Color Guide: What Does Your Dog’s Vomit Says About Their Health?

Our canine friends vomit from time to time – it’s practically a given when you’re a pet parent that at some point, you will be cleaning up after them. There are endless reasons why our dogs may get sick, and it’s not surprising when we see what habits they have at times. But is it possible to tell why they’re vomiting from the color of their vomit? A dog vomit color guide may be helpful for you to know when you need to worry about your furry best friend.

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