Earlier this week, there was a social media storm when a Meath county councillor said that he was amazed that people kept restricted breeds of dogs as family pets.
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I'm fascinated by the remarkable work of Medical Detection Dogs and I've just written a new piece on this topic in the Telegraph.
Saffy and Emilia featured in this newspaper column ten years ago, when Saffy was a young puppy who had survived Parvovirus, and Emilia was just a ten year old girl.
When Zaida passed several puddles of urine on the kitchen floor last month, it was completely out of character. She had always been well house trained.
Niamh originally had just one dog: a young Beagle called Bobby. She sometimes felt sorry for Bobby, as he was the only dog in the household, so she decided to get him a friend.
This week’s podcast focusses on a dog friendly music festival that Pete is attending this weekend: www. standoncalling. com To listen to the discussion, click on the play button at the foot of this page.
To find out more about house training puppies, watch the video by clicking on the play button below.
Since September 2015, it has been the law in Ireland that all new puppies must be microchipped and registered before they are sold.
The family used to have two larger dogs – a Beagle and a Labrador – who both passed away recently of old age.
Penny loved food too much as a young dog. By the age of three, she had become more than just overweight: she was obese, weighing 35kg. Then in 2014, she suffered a severe bout of lower back pain.
Protecting dogs from heatstroke, plus the danger of featuring specific breeds in movies | East Coast Radio
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Bubba is one of those dogs who is a part of the family. Last Saturday morning, he had a lie-in, as he always does on Saturdays.
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A dog called Sammy from Galway recently made the news, following an episode of internal bleeding caused by lungworm. He survived but he could easily have died.
Suzie and her partner have three dogs , and up until now, the animals have been the centre of their home life.
Hardy was a well-known dog in Ireland twelve years ago, when he was rescued by Ash Animal Sanctuary in Co Wicklow.
This is SpayAware week in Ireland, highlighting the importance of spaying and neutering dogs and cats for health reasons as well as for population control.