Articles by Lizzie Youens BSc BVSc MRCVS

Cat Personality: The Feline Five
Cats
Cat Personality: The Feline Five
Cat owners around the world will not be surprised to learn that a new study has shown cats to be absolutely chock-full of personality. Of course, we’ve known this since the first cats wandered into human homes (probably…
April 8, 2021 • 94 shares
How much food should an 8-week-old kitten eat?
Diet
How much food should an 8-week-old kitten eat?
Kittens are rapidly growing and developing, so their diet is hugely important. It is also necessary for them to have a different nutritional balance to their adult counterparts. Kittens need food that is very high in ene…
March 25, 2021 • 4 shares
How long should I walk my puppy for?
Puppy
How long should I walk my puppy for?
One of the many wonderful aspects of dog ownership is those lovely country strolls with your doggy companion. Many new puppy owners will surely have visions of sunny hikes with their gambolling puppy on their mind as the…
February 24, 2021 • 199 shares
Are cooked raisins poisonous to dogs?
Poisons and Hazards
Are cooked raisins poisonous to dogs?
Grapes, raisins, currants and sultanas can all have serious consequences if eaten by dogs, whether cooked or not. But this answer is not as straightforward as it seems – or this would be a very short blog post! Why exact…
October 31, 2020 • 110 shares
Socialising your puppy in a socially distanced world
Behaviour
Socialising your puppy in a socially distanced world
Since Covid-19 struck here in the UK in early 2020, we have been living in what feels like a whole new world. Terms like ‘pandemic’, ‘social distancing’, ‘self-isolating’ and ‘lockdown’ have become everyday terms, and ma…
September 15, 2020 • 21 shares
Do dogs get lonely being the only dog?
Behaviour
Do dogs get lonely being the only dog?
Are dogs capable of emotion? Most would say a definite yes! However, it’s difficult to determine exactly which emotions dogs can feel. Most of us who own dogs will be adamant that our pets can feel happy, sad, excited….
August 4, 2020 • 388 shares
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