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.
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.
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.
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? ..
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.
Jessie is an 11 year old Labrador who suffers from one of the most common health issues to afflict dogs in Ireland today: itchy skin.
Change in policy in UK animal welfare strategy has major implications for Irish animal welfare: report plus podcast | Pat Kenny Show
Report on UK animal welfare strategy A major report has just been published by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee, a cross-party group which is appointed by the House of Commons ..
The huge impact of noise stress on dog behaviour | The Telegraph
I've just written a piece on the impact of noise stress in dogs, as my latest online post for the Daily Telegraph. You can read it by clicking on the link at the foot of this post.
A few weeks ago, Joyce noticed that Holly had a blemish on her face. A small dome-like swelling, the size of a small grape, appeared on her right cheek.
Weekly podcast: early treatment of heart disease in dogs, pet theft and the issue of TB in wildlife | East Coast Radio
This week on East Coast FM, Pete discusses four topics Recent research which has led to a new recommendation in the early treatment of heart disease.