Sniffer dogs have been used by the Irish Customs service since 1984. There are now about twenty dogs around the country, at ports and other centres.
Pets & Other Animals
Pete the Vet Podcast: it’s time to have your say on puppy farming in Ireland | East Coast Radio
Puppy farms - or Dog Breeding Establishments, as they are formally known - are regulated by the law in Ireland, and this is currently open for public consultation.
Maisie is the latest addition to the household, and she's become an enthusiastic playmate of Ted, the two year old Corgi.
To watch the video clip from TV3, click on the link at the foot of this pageDog rescue charity MADRA is running a ‘Doggy Blind Date’ programme in Galway city.
Orla was just six years old when Trixie arrived into the family household: she can barely remember life before Trixie.
Sometimes, I get offers from other writers to contribute to this blog, and I am pleased to welcome Sloan McKinney as my first guest author in a while.
Puppy farms and puppy smuggling: an update & podcast with Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This coming weekend is the annual conference of Veterinary Ireland Companion Animal Society (VICAS), the body that represents pet vets nationally.
Squirt featured on the Nine O'Clock News when he was just a kitten after he had been saved from drowning. A man had fished out a bag containing three kittens from the Dodder Canal.
First aid for petsTo watch this week's video from TV3, click on the link at the foot of this page. There are times when a vet isn't available: an animal is sick or injured, and immediate action is needed.
Many people might not notice if their pet's breath gets a bit stinky, but Penny has a particular behaviour that meant that Marie couldn't avoid noticing when Penny developed halitosis.
Can our pets love us, care for us and grieve for us? Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Are pets capable of loving us, caring for us, and grieving for us?The bond between humans and animals can be astonishingly strong, defying our rational expectations.
Theo belonged to one of Cat's friends who emigrated to Australia three months ago: it was impossible to take the little hamster with her, so he had to be rehomed.
How humans change their speech to talk to dogs, how to help deaf dogs, plus listeners’ queries: the vet spot on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
how humans talk to dogs Researchers have recently found that puppies reacted positively and wanted to play when researchers in France played them a tape of phrases like, “Who’s a good boy? ..
Aoife has never known life without Chip. Six years before she was born, her parents adopted the young adult cat from the DSPCA.
When Lisa comes home in the evening, Boomer always rushes to greet her, purring.
Anne-Marie's one-year-old cats were in perfect health when she left for work last Monday morning. They had enjoyed breakfast, and she expected that they would have a typically easy "cat" day.
Fire safety is not a subject that naturally grabs the attention of children, yet house fires are common, and it's often children who are victims.
Mark took on his two Husky-type dogs from the DSPCA last summer: they had been abandoned by their previous owners, a common problem for these large, energetic breeds.