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.

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 Peeing Blood: What Is Haematuria, Causes & How To Treat

Let’s face it, our canine friends spend many of their walks peeing up every tree, bush, and lamppost possible, and we rarely pay much attention to what they are passing. However, if you notice blood in your dog’s urine (haematuria), it can be both alarming and worrisome for any pet owner. So, what does it mean when a dog pees blood? What causes it? And when should you worry?

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.

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.

Dog with bumps on back cut out and bandages

Fibrosarcoma In Dogs: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prognosis

Lumps and bumps are common in our canine friends as they age and can vary hugely in their severity. As a pet parent keeping your furry friend happy and healthy is a top priority, so finding a new lump or growth on their body can be a worrying time. If your dog has been diagnosed with fibrosarcoma by a veterinary professional, you may be confused and worried. Let’s learn more about this type of tumor, what causes them, and what can be done about it.

Vet examines sick dog with stethoscope to check for lung cancer

Lung Cancer In Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & More

As our dogs get older and live longer, and with advances in veterinary care, more and more dogs are getting diagnosed with cancer. Learning that your beloved canine friend has cancer can be frightening. There are different types of lung cancer in dogs, and the prognosis varies. So, what are the signs of lung cancer in dogs? When should I worry about my dog coughing? And how is a lung tumor in dogs treated?

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.

A female Cavalier King Charles Spaniel lies in a dog bed nursing her newborn puppies

Mastitis In Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & More

Mastitis in dogs is a painful condition that can progress rapidly and make nursing dogs very sick quickly. Mastitis is an inflammation of the mammary glands due to milk accumulation or bacterial infection. It mainly affects female dogs, and the majority of those that are affected are pregnant or feeding puppies. Mastitis is a treatable condition. However, if left untreated can lead to a serious infection, so veterinary help should be sought as soon as possible. So, what does mastitis look like in dogs? How should you treat a swollen mammary gland in dogs? And why does mastitis occur?

chest x ray film in a dog

Collapsed Trachea In Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Tracheal Collapse in dogs is a form of obstruction of the trachea or “windpipe” caused by flaccidity and flattening of the cartilaginous rings which support the trachea. The condition is most often seen in small-breed dogs, with the condition worsening over time. Collapsing trachea in dogs causes a harsh cough and breathing difficulties which vary in severity and impact on dogs’ lives. Let’s find out more about this condition, the signs of collapsed trachea to look out for, and how to treat collapsed trachea in dogs.

Man clean the anal glands of a dog

Anal Glands In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Preventing Ruptured Sacs

Anal glands are part of your dog’s normal anatomy. They form part of their natural scent and are used to mark territory and communicate with other canines. However, behaviors like scooting, licking the anus, and releasing the foul-smelling contents of these glands are less favorable behaviors our beloved canine friends perform.

Male veterinarian examining Great Dane on cancer in vet clinic

Hemangiosarcoma In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & More

Every pet parent dreads their furry family member being diagnosed with cancer. Hemangiosarcoma is a type of blood vessel cancer in dogs that can affect the liver, spleen, skin, or internal organs and poses a serious risk to their health. Let’s find out more about this type of cancer in dogs, how it is diagnosed, treatment options, and what this diagnosis means for your dog. 

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.

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