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.
Miller the Lurcher has his spleen removed. | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, I talked to Declan Meehan about the surgical operation discussed on the Brayvet Facebook page this week. .
Shenanigans with Síle Seoige & Pete the vet | Newstalk
I was in Newstalk last month, dealing with the usual selection of queries from listeners. From boarding kennels to doggy day care to dog toys and more.
Microchips for all pets, from hares to tortoises…. | East Coast Radio
Everyone now seems to recognise that it makes sense for all pet dogs to be microchipped from puppyhood, but did you know that microchips are equally useful for cats, rabbits and other pets? ..
Spot (on the left in the photo), my own dog, is fifteen next month, and his problems are typical of many dogs of his age.
Many people see their pets as part of the family, and it can seem just natural to allow them to sleep in the same beds as the humans.
The death of Ben Fogle’s dog: his honest grief is helpful to us all | Vet Help Direct
I've written an article about Ben Fogle's recent description of the life and death of his much-loved dog, Inca. You can read the article over at Vet Health Direct by clicking here.
For many people, the period before going away on holiday can be very stressful, but for pets, the holiday itself can be a time of stress.
Sleeping with your dog under the covers in bed with you | East Coast Radio
A surprisingly high proportion of people admit to sleeping with their pets beneath the covers: on East Coast FM this week, we discuss this subject, including possible health issues that may be involved.
Following on from the TV discussion earlier this week about what to do if your own dog is barking too much, East Coast FM’s Declan Meehan asked me what to do if your neighbour’s dog is the ..
It's normal for dogs to vocalise – they use sound to communicate, just like humans. Indeed, we often want our dogs to bark, to alert us to visitors to our property.
This week, presenter Declan Meehan had two vets to talk to: myself, and Orla Doherty from the Animal Behaviour Clinic. We discussed how to modify animal behaviour, with a particular emphasis on horse behaviour.
What should be done to stop dogs from attacking people and other animals?Germaine Greer put her views forward, among them:"Most dog owners don’t deserve to have them.