About us

We want to be the first resource you come to for all your dog-related concerns. Our vet experts provide dog owners with advice that help our four-legged friends lead the life they deserve.

Barking Royalty has been the strongest support of your dog’s wellbeing since 2015 and has been making the journey with your fluffy friends as stress-free as possible ever since.

We know that besides lots of love, professional advice is still necessary in order to pursue your dog’s true health and happiness. That’s why we always pay attention to your interests and answer the questions that every dog owner might ask themselves.

Proper care is the key to having a long and happy friendship with your dog. You can count on us for all your dog-related doubts, as we always try to provide the best evidence-based solutions to any canine issue.

Your dog’s health is in safe hands with us. Our years of experience as dog owners and the knowledge of our veterinary specialists will always provide trustworthy information that you can safely rely on.

How to use the website?

Getting proper information for important dog-related issues is crucial. Therefore, we created a way to mark all the articles you can trust:

Evidence Based

Evidence Based

Each article marked as “Evidence Based” is based on scientific facts and articles. All information taken from scientific researches and articles will be marked in the following manner (1). By clicking the number, you’ll be taken to the source of the information cited in the article.

Vet Written

Vet Written

Articles marked as “Vet written” are entirely written by our vet experts. The information you read in these articles is completely safe to follow.

Medically Reviewed

Medically Reviewed

Medically reviewed articles are the ones written by our non-medical staff but completely reviewed and edited by our veterinarians. Everything you read in these articles is previously approved by our vet experts.

Barking Royalty Experts

Dog’s health and well-being is the top priority for us. Each article of great importance for your dog’s health and behavior is written or medically reviewed by our medical experts.

Dr Margarita Boyd

BVSc MRCVS

Margarita grew up on a farm in Northern Ireland, which ignited her passion for animals - big and small. Starting from when she could walk through to her teenage years she kept herself busy competing in horse riding competitions, and still has a great passion for all things horse related today. Margarita graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2011, earning a Bachelor in Veterinary Science with distinction. She worked in small animal and equine practice for a few years, before choosing to focus solely on companion animals. She has developed a special interest in internal medicine and ophthalmology. Her interests outside of work include travelling, writing and volunteering.

Dr Joanna De Klerk

BVetMed (hons) MScTAH

Joanna graduated from the prestigious Royal Veterinary College in London and works as a veterinarian for dogs, cats and horses. She has a particular interest in nutrition, pain management, neurological disorders and welfare. She has written two books 'Tales from a Young Vet' and 'Tales from a Wild Vet', and enjoys volunteering as a vet for various charities, from which tales are recounted in the books. She has two dogs, a nutty Springer Spaniel, and a shy little Yorkshire Terrier, and in her spare time enjoys walking, horseback riding and music.

Dr Miguel A. Mendoza

DVM, Masters in Animal Behavior

Miguel graduated from the Pedro Henriquez Ureña National University in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 2008. Where he imparted Ethnology, Veterinary Parasitology, Laboratory Techniques and Pharmacology. Has a Masters degree in Animal Behavior and a big interest in Veterinary Parasitology and Laboratory. Miguel has participated in various Spay and Neuter Campaigns with Animal Balance in Cabrera, DR and is a partner along with his mother Dr. Melba Castro in their family Veterinary Clinic in Santo Domingo. Has a big space in his heart for American Eskimo dogs and Wolves.