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.
A couple of subjects were discussed on East Coast FM this week:First, there's a sad greyhound story in the news about former racing dogs being killed by a blunt blow to the head and then dumped - in Limerick.
Vet radio discussion: a roaming dog and the debate on fur farming | East Coast Radio
In this week's audio clip, I discuss a problem that a listener has because she can't keep her dog fenced in, and she lives in the countryside.
As part of the latest “Animal A&E on the Road” series, I travelled to Cork to visit the headquarters of the Irish Guide Dogs – where I met some of the puppies that are on the way ..
Radio vet: Crufts controversies, dogs with dry coats & dogs that roll in smelly stuff | East Coast Radio
Listen to my weekly podcast, recorded with Declan Meehan of East Coast FM.
Crufts – was it right to disqualify those Best of Breed dogs? | The Telegraph
(pic shows judging of some of the Bulldogs at Crufts) I’m surprised that the disqualification of six “Best of Breed” dogs (Bulldog, Peke, Clumber Spaniel, Mastiff, Neopolitan Mastiff ..
Listen to the podcast. Thanks, as usual, to Declan Meehan and East Coast FM.
Pete joined Sean for a chat on Wednesday 4th January – covering subjects as diverse as behavioural problems in dogs, power cuts in Connemara, the high suicide rate in the veterinary profession a ..
Seasonal tips on caring for pets over Christmas | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, Pete Wedderburn and Declan Meehan discussed seasonal tips for looking after pets over the coming Christmas period.
Did you see the video on Youtube today of an out-of-control dog chasing deer in Richmond Park in London? You can watch the video, and read my thoughts on it, by clicking here.
Podcast – Halloween and pets: keep them all inside tonight | East Coast Radio
In this week's live interview on East Coast FM, I discuss basic tips for caring for pets over Halloween.
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Weekly vet podcast: ticks, fleas, keeping cats out of the garden & treating ringworm | East Coast Radio
In these week's broadcast, I talk about ticks & fleas, answer a listener's question about how to keep his neighbour's cats away from his aviary, and I discuss how to treat ringworm.
If you'd like a free copy of the pet dental care information booklet that I've helped to draft, please send an email to DentalCareMonth@edelman.
Can anything be done to stop ferrets from smelling so strongly? Can a fleece blanket be put into a dog kennel? Would an anti-fungal shampoo stop a Bassett Hound from having a smelly coat? What pour-on ..
Pets and drinking water on the radio | East Coast Radio
Pets seem to drink from all sorts of places, including muddy puddles and ditches. Is this safe? And why do they so often reject the fresh tap water.