Vetster option 02 (Blog)

Robyn Lowe

FdSc, Dip AVN (Small Animal), Dip HE CVN, RVN

Robyn Lowe is a small animal Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) who regularly writes articles for academic journals and publications for animal owners. Robyn has a passion for evidence-based medicine, volunteers for Canine Arthritis Management, runs the Veterinary Voices Public Page, and campaigns on mental health and animal welfare issues.

Latest articles by Robyn Lowe

Why should I feed a dog with kidney problems a special diet?
Dogs
Why should I feed a dog with kidney problems a special diet?
There are a huge range of “clinical” or “prescription” diets on the market. And many of these are aimed at dogs (and cats, for that matter) with kidney problems. But how can they help? Why are they used? And do they actu…
August 7, 2022 • 17 shares
Are supplements for cystitis worth it in cats?
Cats
Are supplements for cystitis worth it in cats?
As an owner it can be very upsetting and frustrating if you cats start to show signs of cystitis. They are often uncomfortable, agitated, distressed and may produce small but frequent amounts of urine – often house soili…
July 27, 2022 • 27 shares
What cat breed is healthiest?
Cats
What cat breed is healthiest?
There are quite a large number of cat breeds to choose from – when looking for a cat do you go for appearance? Do you want long or short haired? What colours or personalities are you looking for? Do you pick those that l…
July 25, 2022 • 185 shares • 2 comments
If you had a choice for your own rabbit, how would you euthanase?
end of life
If you had a choice for your own rabbit, how would you euthanase?
Rabbits are a popular pet in the UK - the PDSA Paws Report estimated there are around 900 000 pet rabbits! With the increased population and education attempts by organisations such as the Rabbit Welfare Association and…
July 21, 2022 • 300 shares
Does pet remedy work?
Behaviour
Does pet remedy work?
Pet remedy is a calming product aimed at our pet population. It comes as a spray, diffuser and even grooming products! Pet Remedy claims to works with the pet’s own natural calming mechanisms by mimicking GABA (gamma ami…
July 21, 2022 • 7 shares
When do a dog’s balls drop?
Dogs
When do a dog’s balls drop?
Testicles, sometimes referred to as balls, are either of the two sexual organs that produce sperm in dogs and other male mammals. People often talk about the testicles “dropping” at different ages - but what does this me…
July 13, 2022 • 17 shares
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