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!

Two veterinarians holding down a Persian cat at the exam table

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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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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Clutch mid-upchuck

What’s That Sound? The Melodious Tones of the Feline Upchuck

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. Ask me what gets me leaping out of bed like a kid on Christmas morning: It’s not the fire alarm, or a dog barking, and it sure as hell isn’t the alarm on

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Friends for life, and all still vets.

What’s Happening to the Veterinary Profession? Dr Karyn’s Cynical View

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. I recently talked to you about the importance of insurance when it comes to being able to provide for your beloved pet, and touched upon a worrying topic: the corporatization of veterinary practices.

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This bunch costs about $1400 per year in insurance

Pet Insurance: Something to Pay For, But Hopefully Never Need

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. I want to let you in on a secret. The part of a veterinarian’s job that they hate the most isn’t euthanasia. It isn’t dealing with aggressive or overly boisterous, out-of-control dogs. It

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Me and Cyril in my pet bed

Cat Logic: I’ll Sleep Anywhere But There (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. We have a saying in our house: “Because, cat.” Whenever one (or more) of the cats does something inexplicable or irritating, that doesn’t make sense, it’s always because, cat. Because despite what we

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Alex on the hunt

The Thrill of the Hunt: Do Cats Need It to Live a Good Life?

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 have been sharing our lives for thousands of years, and in that time, they have evolved from being skillful, silent hunters that stalk and kill their prey with startling efficiency, to, well…this:

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