Dr Meg Barnes

BVSc MRCVS

Meg is a small animal veterinarian in the United Kingdom, hailing from Australia. When not vetting she likes hiking, painting and consuming books, and will always seek out the dog in a crowded room.

Latest articles by Dr Meg Barnes

What does a dog REALLY want for Christmas?
Christmas
What does a dog REALLY want for Christmas?
It’s somehow that time of year again. We’ve all known for a while now that Christmas is looming; with the gradual introduction of more and more Christmas paraphernalia in stores, taking over the black and orange Hallowee…
December 1, 2022 • 9 shares
Can dogs get Bird Flu?
Dogs
Can dogs get Bird Flu?
The UK and Europe is currently experiencing its largest outbreak of bird flu - its official name: highly pathogenic avian influenza, or H5N1 virus. The outbreak, which started over a year ago, has accelerated recently. T…
November 15, 2022 • 89 shares
Why is my dog’s poo yellow?
Common Conditions
Why is my dog’s poo yellow?
Being up close and personal with our dog’s bowel habits is part and parcel of being a dog owner. We all at some point have been guilty of having long conversations regarding the character of our dog’s faeces, especially…
February 19, 2022 • 103 shares
How much does it cost to treat diabetes in a cat?
Cats
How much does it cost to treat diabetes in a cat?
Diabetes is said to affect about 1 in 200 cats, and is quite a common illness we see in practice. It is often not an easy diagnosis for cat owners to come to terms with, as it is generally a lifelong disease that require…
January 25, 2022 • 43 shares
Why did my dog die?
Dogs
Why did my dog die?
The loss of your beloved companion is a devastating time. As much as we wish we could keep them with us for the whole of our lives, we know that our wonderful canine family members are only with us for a fraction of our…
January 20, 2022 • 44 shares
Can out of date pet medicines be given to charity?
Medicines
Can out of date pet medicines be given to charity?
As a pet owner, it isn’t uncommon to have a cupboard shelf dedicated to your pet’s health and wellbeing. Clients often joke that there is an entire pharmacy for their pet. So what happens if some of these medications go…
December 10, 2021 • 41 shares
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