Dr. Barnette received both her Bachelor of Science degree in zoology and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. She’s an experienced writer, educator, and veterinarian, with a passion for making scientific and medical information accessible to public and professional audiences.
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How to Sleep issues aren’t just for puppies; how to get a dog to sleep is something even the owners of an adult dog may wonder about!
How to A dog chewing their bed is not only an expensive habit, it could put them at risk of intestinal obstruction
Advice Although cats are adorable companions, inappropriate scratching can be a source of frustration
How to Learning how to get a puppy to sleep through the night can help make your life much easier and more restful!
Advice Have you found yourself asking the question ‘can you use baby shampoo on dogs?’ Our vet answers
Advice While resource guarding in dogs can be challenging to predict and prevent, our top tips will help you correct this possessive behavior
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Vet's guide Is skunk spray dangerous, or just stinky? Learn more about how skunk spray can affect your dog
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Advice Can you give a dog melatonin? Maybe, depending on your pooch and your goals. Read on to learn about the uses of melatonin in dogs
Advice "Is pet insurance worth it" is a common question, so in order to help you assess it's value, we break down the pros and cons
How to If your feline friend is a scaredy-cat, read on to learn strategies that may help reduce hiding behavior
How to When you’re battling fleas, it’s important to know how to give a dog a flea bath safely and to know your alternatives
Advice Asking yourself the question 'why do dogs eat poop?' We have good news: it usually doesn’t indicate the presence of a significant underlying medical condition
Advice Unless you have intentionally put your cat on a diet, a cat losing weight is a red flag
Advice When choosing a food bowl, the options are endless. Is an elevated bowl the best choice for your cat?
Advice Although the benefits of raw dog food are unclear and the risks are well-documented, this movement has numerous vocal supporters
Advice Like humans, pets are prone to obesity. Here’s how to help your dog maintain a healthy weight.
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