Hamsters don’t normally need to visit the vet: While they have short lives of just two to three years, they tend to be healthy creatures.
Pets & Other Animals
Maureen has always had a soft spot for animals, and she was summoned when a neighbour ran into a wildlife dilemma.
Problem areas for farm animal welfare in Ireland: podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Current European and national Irish animal welfare legislation has been carefully designed to protect animal welfare. However enforcement of this legislation is inconsistent.
Niamh took Henry on as a pet three months ago, and he's settled in well. He's being fed a combination of complete grass-based pellets with plenty of fresh hay.
It isn’t normal for cats to bring up fur balls regularly: podcast from vet spot on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
To listen to this week's podcast, click at the foot of this page.
The signs of Teddy's recent illness were subtle: when anybody went to pick him up, he started to snarl.
Elina is from Slovakia, and after living in Ireland for ten years, she had not met the man of her dreams.
Cats are predators, so naturally they have an inbuilt element of aggression.
This week on Ireland AM, I visited the Kildare and West Wicklow SPCA facility.
Dean chose his new puppy carefully: she is a Bavarian Mountain Hound, specially bred as a working dog to help him hunt deer in County Wicklow.
A year ago, Zanda’s family went through a serious loss when their two year old terrier, Lexi, suffered from a severely prolapsed spinal disc.
Podcast: Should the online sale of dogs be banned in Ireland? | East Coast Radio
The Irish government is talking about banning the sale of dogs online.
Ruby is Gavin’s first Great Dane: he was brought up with smaller dogs, such as Collies and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
Physical therapy for dogs: massage, physiotherapy, acupuncture and more. Podcast on Newtalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
To listen to this week's podcast, see the foot of this page.
Tiger is a special type of pedigree cat: there are very few Bengals in this country.
Back in 2011, when Linzi moved from her home in County Derry to a job near Dublin, it wasn't love at first sight when she met my own dog Kiko. Linzi was lodging in our home, and Kiko is one of our dogs.
All about in-breeding: the challenge of producing healthy pedigree pups. Podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This week's podcast discusses the tricky topic of "in-breeding" i. e. breeding of dogs to closer rather than further-away relatives.
To watch this video clip from Ireland AM, click on the link below. Over the centuries Ireland has bred and developed dogs with characteristics and physical structure to serve them in their everyday life.