A couple of subjects were discussed on East Coast FM this week:First, there's a sad greyhound story in the news about former racing dogs being killed by a blunt blow to the head and then dumped - in Limerick.
Stick insects and cats piddling in the house | East Coast Radio
In this week's radio interview with Declan Meehan, we discuss stick insects as pets, and a listener called in to discuss a common cat problem: urine marking in the home.
Scratching with the front feet is a territorial instinct by which cats place their mark and establish their turf. Through scratching, cats mark their domains in two ways: Visible signs of claw marks.
Listen to the podcast. Thanks, as usual, to Declan Meehan and East Coast FM.
Pete joined Sean for a chat on Wednesday 4th January – covering subjects as diverse as behavioural problems in dogs, power cuts in Connemara, the high suicide rate in the veterinary profession a ..
Seasonal tips on caring for pets over Christmas | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, Pete Wedderburn and Declan Meehan discussed seasonal tips for looking after pets over the coming Christmas period.
Radio vet podcast: aortic thrombo-embolism in older cats | East Coast Radio
To listen to this week's audio podcast with Declan Meehan from East Coast FM, click on the play button.
Podcast – Halloween and pets: keep them all inside tonight | East Coast Radio
In this week's live interview on East Coast FM, I discuss basic tips for caring for pets over Halloween.
I've written a piece for eighteen regional newspapers across Ireland, covering the issue of feral cats. To read it, click here.
Weekly vet podcast: ticks, fleas, keeping cats out of the garden & treating ringworm | East Coast Radio
In these week's broadcast, I talk about ticks & fleas, answer a listener's question about how to keep his neighbour's cats away from his aviary, and I discuss how to treat ringworm.
Pets and drinking water on the radio | East Coast Radio
Pets seem to drink from all sorts of places, including muddy puddles and ditches. Is this safe? And why do they so often reject the fresh tap water.
On East Coast FM this week, we discussed World Animal Week - and Pet Expo, which is happening this weekend in Dublin. Click on the Play button below to listen. vetworld.
My books were discussed in detail on Derek Mooney's afternoon radio show on RTE One in Ireland yesterday. To listen, click on this link, then open in Real Player or equivalent.
One of my writing projects has just come to fruition: two books full of tips on pet care.
How do you give pills to cats? I’m sure many of you will have read this humorous piece about the process before, and I don’t know who originally wrote it, but it’s very, very funny w ..
Twitter, and respiratory infections in pets | East Coast Radio
This week on East Coast FM, I explain how I'm starting to use Twitter with a veterinary angle, and then we went on to talk about respiratory infections in pets. Listen below:. VETFLU.
Thanks to Vicky Halls, the cat behaviourist, for letting me know about this funny Youtube clip - a cat wandered onto the television set during a live weather bulletin on German television.
Christmas should be a time for enjoying the company of family, friends and pets. We should be able to relax and forget our normal daily worries.