Dogs have been domesticated by humans over thousands of years.
As a Beagle, Daisy is full of energy and curiosity. A few weeks ago, this nearly got her into life-threatening trouble in an unexpected way.
When Lulu came in to see me this week for her annual health check, Jenny reminded me of the long and complex saga that she went through as a puppy.
A few months ago, Chewie started to lose weight, and at the same time, he began to drink more water than usual.
Molly is a good example of how well a new dog can work out in a young family.
Floppy-eared dogs are cute and adorable … until their ear gets injured and it turns into a bloodbath.
Dolly was a two year old adult when Irene took her on from a rescue group. She had been used as a breeding bitch on a puppy farm, and had been bought by the rescue group who had felt sorry for her.
When Gabby developed a large swelling on her cheek beneath her left eye, Mick brought her to see me.
Home cooking for dogs: vet spot on Ireland AM | Ireland AM
This week on Ireland AM, we discussed creating home-cooked diets for your pet. Watch the video clip at the link below to follow my own effort to create a home-made dinner for Finzi and Kiko.
The dangers of heat stress and dehydration to dogs in summer – podcast | East Coast Radio
Dogs lose heat by panting, so when the environmental temperature is high, dogs overheat far more quickly, and they easily become dehydrated.
Many pet owners now have their female dogs spayed when they are young: there’s good evidence that it prevents certain cancers as well as avoiding some other serious illnesses as dogs grow older.
Two years ago, the family decided that it was time to get their first dog: the girls were ten years old, ready to help with the responsibility of a family pet.
Mr T had been fully vaccinated, and he was thriving as a growing puppy. Then one evening last week, for no obvious reason, he developed diarrhoea.
Since Max was young, Debbie has put time and energy into training him. As a result of this hard work, she now knows that when she wants him to behave, she just needs to say the command, and he will obey.
When both Paddy and Poppy started to itch, the first thing Nicola thought of was “fleas”, even though she couldn't see any on either dog.
As a Boston Terrier, Spud is a rare breed of dog in Ireland, but Avril’s problem with him was one that is common in male dogs of all breeds and types.
Dog Friendly Ireland Day and Bring Your Dog to Work Day – Podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Today, 21st June, is #DogFriendlyIrelandDay, and it also happens to be #BringYourDogtoWorkDay. Listen to this podcast to find out more.
Everyone knows that dogs don't always have sweet-smelling breath, but when Scout's breath started to smell seriously unpleasant, Carl knew that something had to be wrong with her.