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.
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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.
As a one year old male dog, Patch is beginning to be strongly influenced by his hormones.
Daisy has always been a happy, healthy dog, but since she was a young adult, she has had episodes of strange breathing.
Jade is a typical three year old Doberman: full of energy and continually active. She enjoys exercise and she loves her food, tucking into her breakfast and dinner hungrily.
Alfa is a rescue dog: Julie took her in from the Wicklow SPCA a few months ago.
Renata has owned Ted since he was a pup: she bought him from a breeder in Warsaw, in Poland, where she was living until recently.
Maeve has owned Golden Retrievers before and she knew about the importance of choosing a high quality animal from a genuine breeder.
Emma bought Millie when she was just six weeks of age, and one of the first things she did was to bring her to see me.
When Rob noticed a tiny red lump on the inside of Poppy's foreleg, he didn't worry too much. Maybe she had bumped herself, or been bitten by an insect.