This family have kept large and giant breed dogs for many years, including a Rough Collie and Bernese Mountain Dogs. They enjoy the larger-than-life personality that these breeds often seem to have.
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Irish vets call on advertisers to stop using flat-faced dogs in the media: Pete the Vet on Pat Kenny Show vet spot | Pat Kenny Show
To listen to this week’s podcast, click on the link at the foot of this page Vet Ireland calls for advertisers and promoters to cease using images of Pugs and other flat-faced breeds of animals ..
Pepsi started to itch last week. He was using his hind leg to scratch the back of his neck, and he nibbled at his lower back with his teeth.
Gertie took on Holly as a rescue dog, eight years ago, from the Wicklow SPCA animal sanctuary. She had been found wandering in the Kilmacurragh estate, not far from the sanctuary.
Podcast: Helping pets deal with the fear of fireworks. | East Coast Radio
Fireworks come out every year at different times - from Halloween to Guy Fawkes to New Year. Many animals are terrified of these noisy, bright creations.
Podcast: why do dogs use “puppy dog eyes” to plead with their owners? | East Coast Radio
Dogs are experts in using body language to communicate, and the way they use their facial expressions to "talk" to their owners is a classic example.
Kyra chose Monty as her new family dog carefully: she wanted a cross-bred animal to avoid the common illnesses and genetic issues that are seen in some pedigree dogs.
Diagnosis and treatment of arthritis in dogs and cats: video from Pete the Vet on TV3’s Ireland AM | TV3
Is your older pet creaking around slowly, taking ages to get up in the morning, and doing less activity than they used to do? To watch Pete the Vet discussing arthritis on TV3’s Ireland AM, watc ..
A couple of months ago, Lilly started limping on her right fore leg.
Kerri was just three years old when Molly arrived in her life as a puppy.
Holidays can be an expensive luxury: as well as the cost of air flights to reach your destination, you need to pay for accommodation and often a rental car to get around.
Maya rushes everywhere, as if she is eager to experience as much of life as possible.
Are conkers and acorns poisonous to dogs? | The Telegraph
There's an autumnal tinge in the air, with acorns and conkers scattered in fields, parks and gardens. They may be pretty, but are they safe?Read my latest online post in the Telegraph to find out more.
The Pug is a popular breed in Ireland: their small, big-eyed, snub-nosed, round-faced appearance ranks them high in the cuteness stakes.
Tackling the issue of poor health in pedigree or “designer” dogs: Pete the Vet on TV3’s Ireland AM | TV3
To watch the video discussing how to tackle poor quality pedigree and "designer" pups, see the link at the foot of this page.
Podcast: the benefits – and challenges – of having pets in the workplace | East Coast Radio
Pets should be part of our community: they bring benefits to humans, as well as having better lives themselves when they are included.
My latest piece in the Telegraph discusses the questions most people ask when buying a new puppy - and goes on to suggest the questions that they really ought to be asking.