Lizzie Youens, BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS

Gloucestershire, UK Sundean Veterinary Group


  • Interest in feline medicine, involved with running cat-only clinics and a special interest in geriatrics


University of Bristol


Worked in companion animal practice for ten years, in a variety of roles from small rural branch surgeries to large hospital environments.


Enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with my young daughters.


How To Give A Cat A Bath

Cats are known for their fastidious habits, keeping themselves exceedingly clean and tidy through regular and thorough grooming. This attention to cleanliness is often all that is needed to keep your cat’s hair and skin in good order, but there are certain occasions when a bath might be necessary. Most cats are not huge fans of bath time, so if...

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How To Get A Dog And Cat To Bond

Cats and dogs are often portrayed in the media as bitter enemies, unable to co-exist without fighting, chasing, and generally causing upset. If you have a cat and dog or are about to add one or the other to your household, please be reassured, this doesn’t have to be the case! With the right individuals, good preparation, and an unhurried...

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Can You Discipline A Cat?

We love our cats in many ways, and for many reasons, and this includes their individual - and often mischievous! – personalities. Cats can vary in character: shy, playful, cuddly, independent and so many more. Some are highly mischievous, which can lead to some undesirable behaviors. The good news is that you don’t have to tolerate these bad behaviors in...

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What Are Cat Pheromones And Do They Really Work?

Cat pheromone products are becoming increasingly popular, and are marketed for all sorts of feline unwanted behaviors, from scratching furniture to urine spraying and even aggression. Pheromones are chemicals, released by glands across a cat’s body and used as messages between cats. These pheromones have now been manufactured synthetically and can be bought as a diffuser or as sprays, to...

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Why Do Cats Play With Their Prey?

If you own a young, active cat with access to the outdoors, you may have witnessed the grisly sight of your precious feline hunting down their prey, be it a bird, mouse, vole, or other small critter. You may even have been subjected to that highest of compliments from your furry friend: a "present" of their catch, either alive or...

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Why Do Cats Pee On Bathroom Rugs?

Inappropriate urination is one of the most common behavioral problems seen in cats. It is generally fairly easy to train a cat to use a litter box, so it can be very frustrating when they urinate elsewhere, and bathroom rugs seem to be a common choice. Inappropriate urination can de due to a medical condition, territory disputes, stress, or problems...

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7 Reasons Your Cat Is Yowling And How To Help!

As dedicated pet parents, we become accustomed to many of the oddities of cat behavior. However, if your cat likes a yowl in the middle of the night, you might be wondering why this behavior occurs and if you can do anything to stop it! There are many reasons why you might hear your cat yowling, from hormones to attention...

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