I've just written my first article for Readers Digest - dealing with the subject of animals suffering grief, and how to tackle this as a pet owner.
Finzi is in flying form - she has now been vaccinated and is almost ready to go out on her first walk.
The story of Finzi, and dealing with the issue of overweight pets | East Coast Radio
This week on East Coast FM, I told the story of Finzi, an abandoned dog that I rescued during the week.
Cats are often blamed for passing a disease to Toxoplasmosis to humans, but as this radio discussion explains, it's much more complicated than that.
Compulsory microchipping of dogs in England – could Ireland be next? | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, we discuss the news from the UK that it will become compulsory to have all dogs microchipped from April 2013.
From seabirds in trouble to chemotherapy for pets | East Coast Radio
On this week’s East Coast FM Morning Show, we discussed two subjects: first, seabirds getting into trouble due to human pollution, and second, the rights and wrongs of chemotherapy being used to ..
This week on Ireland AM, we discussed the Yellow Dog Campaign which is a smart way of letting people know about dogs that should not be approached by strangers when out on walks.
One dog with Parvovirus and another with itchy skin | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, a listener phoned in to discuss her dog: he had just been diagnosed with Parvovirus by her vet. Another listener called in to ask about her itchy dog.
From teacup pigs to cats with toothache … | Newstalk
Listen to a recent interview on Newstalk's Shenanigans with Sile.
Pet insurance is an excellent way of budgeting for your pet’s health care, so that in case of a crisis, you can afford the best treatment.
Choosing the right pet & making New Year promises | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, we discuss choosing the right pet in the first place: this is the most important step towards successful and happy pet ownership.
More Christmas tips for pets | East Coast Radio
More tips on making sure that Christmas is a happy time for the pets in your family.
A few weeks ago I asked you folk for ideas for Xmas gifts for pets. The final list is online now- see here.
“Help! My dog is out of control in the countryside!” | Vet Help Direct
Dog owners and livestock farmers aren’t always the best of friends at this time of year: newly pregnant cattle and sheep are especially vulnerable to being chased by out-of-control dogs, resulti ..
Autumn vet blog: the danger of walking your dog in the half light of dawn and dusk | Vet Help Direct
I've written an article about the dangers of walking a dog beside the road in the half-darkness that's so common in autumn and winter in Ireland and the UK.
Farmed puppies seized in Dublin & the issue of tail docking in Ireland | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, Declan Meehan asks me about the seizure of a batch of puppies in Dublin this week: on the way to the UK market.
Vet on Newstalk’s Sean Moncrieff Show: “reviewing the newspapers” and more | Newstalk, Spirit Radio
I went in to “review the newspapers” on Newstalk’s Sean Moncrieff”s lunchtime show, but we ended up covering all sorts of stuff, from the new Animal Health & Welfare Bill t ..
Vet on the radio with Newstalk’s Sile Seoige: rabies, the new Animal Health & Welfare Bill, and queries from listeners
I called in to the Newstalk studios this week for Shenanigans with Sile - to listen to our chat, you can click on two links: the first half is hereand the second half is here.