Dr. Karyn Kanowski BVSc MRCVS (Veterinarian)

Dr. Karyn comes from Queensland, Australia, and has lived in the UK for the past 10 years. In 2010, she graduated from The University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science and also has a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology. She is passionate about using evidence, experience, and owner collaboration to provide the best solutions for pets, and believes in making reliable information about animal health accessible to all. Dr. Karyn shares her home with five cats, four dogs, and one husband. When she is not in the scrubs, she spends her time writing, gardening, and cleaning up pet hair!

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Why Is My Cat Throwing Up Brown Liquid? Our Vet Explains 3 Reasons

Cats are rather infamous for being “vomity” creatures, with hairballs being the cause of most feline gastrointestinal evacuations. Because of this, a certain amount of vomiting is considered normal for cats, sometimes making it more difficult to recognize when there is a problem. There are a few key points to consider when assessing your cat’s […]

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Cotton buds are great for getting into the nooks and crannies.

How to Clean Your Cat’s Ears: Dr. Karyn’s Tips (with Video)

Hi, I’m Dr. Karyn! Read my introduction to learn more about me and meet my five hilarious cats: Clutch, Cyril, Alex, Zelda, and Zazzles. Fortunately for us, cats are pretty good at keeping themselves clean, rarely needing any major intervention from their humans, apart from some brushing and the occasional nail clip. However, some cats do suffer

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Clutch being his usual calm self in the bath

How to Give Your Cat a Bath: Dr. Karyn’s Tips (With Video)

Hi, I’m Dr. Karyn! Read my introduction to learn more about me and meet my five hilarious cats: Clutch, Cyril, Alex, Zelda, and Zazzles. Cats are known to be fastidious creatures, often devoting hours of their day to grooming, so it’s not often that we have to give them a bath. However, sometimes this unfortunate task cannot

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Clutch doesn't appear to be too thrilled.

How to Cut Your Cat’s Claws: Dr. Karyn’s Tips (with Video)

Hi, I’m Dr. Karyn! Read my introduction to learn more about me and meet my five hilarious cats: Clutch, Cyril, Alex, Zelda, and Zazzles. There’s a good chance that your cat is going to need their claws cut at some point, if not on a regular basis. If they spend a lot of time outdoors, it’s not

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How to Safely Restrain a Cat: Dr. Karyn Shares Her Tips (with Video)

Hi, I’m Dr. Karyn! Read my introduction to learn more about me and meet my five hilarious cats: Clutch, Cyril, Alex, Zelda, and Zazzles. Over the next few weeks, with the reluctant help from my clan of cats, I will be bringing you a series of “How To” articles. Trimming claws, cleaning ears, medicating, and bathing your

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Neurological Disorders in Cats: Our Vet Explains Signs, Causes & Treatments

It’s really scary when our pets become ill, particularly when they’re not acting like their normal selves. Often, one of the first signs that there’s something wrong with our cat is that they seem quiet, lethargic, or try to hide. These sorts of signs can occur with many different issues, from a fever to something

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Sometimes paper hunting is a waiting game.

One Man’s Trash is Another Cat’s Treasure (with Video)

Hi, I’m Dr. Karyn! Read my introduction to learn more about me and meet my five hilarious cats: Clutch, Cyril, Alex, Zelda, and Zazzles. There are certain sounds that cats cannot resist – peeling back the lid of a can, the shake of the kibble box, or the opening of a refrigerator door – for Alex, it’s

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My cats are definitely spoiled.

Creating Outdoor Spaces for Indoor Cats: Dr Karyn’s Catio (with Video)

Hi, I’m Dr. Karyn! Read my introduction to learn more about me and meet my five hilarious cats: Clutch, Cyril, Alex, Zelda, and Zazzles. As you may be aware, I am originally from Australia, but have been living in the UK for just over a decade. Growing up in Australia, I always had cats, and when I

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Bring Your Clutch to Work Day

Salt Lamps and Seizures: Another Home-Grown Lesson from Clutch

Hi, I’m Dr. Karyn! Read my introduction to learn more about me and meet my five hilarious cats: Clutch, Cyril, Alex, Zelda, and Zazzles. You might already know that my buddy, Clutch, enriches my life with his quirky personality and unique habits. There are also some ways in which he contributes to my already significant amount of

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