Catherine Barnette DVM
Dr. Barnette is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she received both her B.S. in Zoology and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). She has 15 years of clinical experience as a small animal veterinarian, treating dogs, cats, and occasional exotic patients. She now works as a freelance veterinary writer, creating educational content for veterinarians, veterinary team members, and dedicated pet owners. Dr. Barnette lives in southwest Florida with her husband and daughter (plus two cats, a dog, and a rescued dove!) and enjoys kayaking, biking, and hiking. Learn more about Dr. Barnette at www.linkedin.com/in/catherinebarnette.
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Advice Why does my cat scratch the wall? We got vet, Dr Catherine Barnette, to reveal all on why this happens and ways to prevent it from happening again
Advice Can you use baby shampoo for dogs as part of their regular grooming routine? We find out…
Advice Can dogs eat chicken bones? We reveal the dangers of this popular treat and share some safer alternatives
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Advice Can dogs eat bones? Feeding your pup this tasty treat may not be as harmless as you think
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Vet's guide Food aggression in cats can be challenging and stressful for owners to deal with. Let’s take a look at the causes and how to manage it
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Advice Does your dog hate having their teeth cleaned? Find out how to clean dog teeth without brushing
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Advice With proactive treatment, you and your veterinarian can work together to manage diabetes in cats.
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