Articles by Meg Barnes, BVSc, MRCVS

How often should dogs bathe?
Dogs
How often should dogs bathe?
Whether your dog gets a semi-regular hose down in the garden, or a weekly warm bubble bath complimented by head massages and paw rubs, you may often wonder: just how often should I be doing this? And like a lot of respon…
September 14, 2021 • 90 shares
When do cats stop growing?
Cats
When do cats stop growing?
It takes a human approximately a grand eighteen whole years to reach adulthood. That’s eighteen years of growing pains, hormone surges and awkward periods in which features don’t quite fit into the surrounding face. Howe…
September 9, 2021 • 94 shares
I want to breed my dog- what checks should I get done on the father?
Dogs
I want to breed my dog- what checks should I get done on the father?
At a time where we have seen an unprecedented increase in dog breeding to meet demand. It is more important than ever to ensure that we are breeding fit, healthy dogs. To ensure that those in the generations to come have…
July 19, 2021 • 38 shares
Top tips from a vet on peaceful euthanasia for dogs
Dogs
Top tips from a vet on peaceful euthanasia for dogs
Euthanasia, and coming to the decision that it is the right time, is unquestionably the hardest part of pet ownership. Yet if you have come to the decision that the quality of life of your pet has declined, whether throu…
July 4, 2021 • 1 shares
My dog has been stung by a bee or wasp, what should I do?
Dogs
My dog has been stung by a bee or wasp, what should I do?
We’ve all seen the viral photos circulating on social media. The dogs with the swollen faces, their eyes peeking bleakly out of the folds of their oedematous skin. They are amusing to look at from afar, but what should y…
June 11, 2021 • 167 shares
Why is my puppy aggressive and what can I do?
Behaviour
Why is my puppy aggressive and what can I do?
Introducing a puppy to your family is wonderful. They bring a sense of purpose and joy into many households. However, with the warm cuddles, kisses and play can come undesirable behaviours that leave some new owners stum…
May 19, 2021 • 11 shares
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