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.
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.
Alfie was found one morning, as an adult cat, by Catriona's daughter, Holly.
As one of Ireland's most enthusiastic bird watchers, it may seem strange that Eric Dempsey is a cat lover.
Can cats and kittens be a life threatening risk? And should they be allowed outdoors? | Pat Kenny Show
Inventing untrue stories about cats does not help anyoneKittens and cats made headlines this week, mostly because they were deliberately sensationalist.
Claudette used to live in London with three cats. When she came across to Ireland, she was initially only planning a short stay, so she left her cats with her mother.
What's with Kiko's bow tie?I'm not into dressing pets up in exotic costumes, but when Hiro and Wolf sent me a bow tie collar for Kiko, it did make her look smart.
Six facts about cats that everybody needs to know | East Coast Radio, The Telegraph
I’ve been talking and writing a lot about cats in the media over the past two weeks, and this post aims to bring the various strands together, including my interview on the Pat Kenny Show, and m ..
Sonya knew that there was something amiss with Tycho. First, he was squinting with his left eye, as if in pain, and second, he refused to eat his breakfast. She brought him in to see me.
Can you stop cats from hunting and bringing home prey? | Pat Kenny Show
This week's topic on the Pat Kenny Show was how to prevent hunting behaviour in pet cats. The link to the radio show podcast is at the foot of this post.
Rise in fatal cat shootings leads to calls for better airgun licensing in England and Wales | The Telegraph
As a vet in practice, the most distressing cases that I see happen when somebody deliberately harms an animal.
Jennie has two cats - Kat and Kit. She took them both on as kittens in the hope that they'd grow up to be friends.
Alana and her family found Lily, a friendly kitten, in an animal sanctuary. The three children adored her from the start, taking it in turns to pick her and hug her.
Bringing a pet into Ireland? This is what you need to know | Pat Kenny Show
The importation of pets into Ireland is strictly controlled so that infectious diseases such as rabies are not carried in by animals. In the past, a six month quarantine was compulsory for every pet.
Many people will be heading overseas over the next couple of months, escaping the cool dampness of the Irish "summer" for sunshine in destinations like Spain, Portugal and Greece.
Giving medication to pets: how is it for you? | Vet Help Direct
Giving medication to pets is not always easy: compliance with your vet's instructions can be challenging.