Trudy was a year old when a friend of Gillian's found that she could no longer keep her, for personal reasons.
Pets & Other Animals
How to wash your dog: Pete the Vet’s weekly podcast | East Coast Radio
Listen to this podcast for a step by step guide on how to wash your dog. Click on the play button below.
As a spaniel, Molly's natural fur is long and wavy.
Rene first came across Mischa when she turned up at the back door of his partner Alison's workplace. She was a typical feral cat, terrified of people but never aggressive.
Loss of trust in pet vaccines: why has this has happened and what do pet owners need to do? Audio podcast plus Ireland AM video | East Coast Radio, TV3
Some pet owners have lost their trust in vaccinations, and as a consequence, they are refusing to have their pets vaccinated according to their vets' recommendations.
Emma's family have had Honey since she was a puppy. When they initially had her vaccinated, the vet talked about having her spayed, and the family was thinking about having her done.
Bruce had a life threatening crisis last summer, and Sarah is happy to share his story for a simple reason: the problem could have been prevented and she’d like other people to be aware of this ..
This week's Newstalk vet podcast discusses dog behaviour: to listen, click on the play button at the foot of this page.
To watch this week's video, click on the play button at the foot of this page. The arrival of a new baby in the house puts a particular focus on the behaviour of a dog.
The hazards of late summer: sharp-ended grass seeds and harvest mites. Podcast from Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
In this week's podcast, I talk about two common hazards of the late summer for pets: grass seeds and harvest mites. To listen click on the play button below.
New puppy selling regulations in the UK: what does it mean for Ireland? Pete the Vet Podcast | East Coast Radio
To listen to this week's podcast click on the play button below.
Earlier this week, there was a social media storm when a Meath county councillor said that he was amazed that people kept restricted breeds of dogs as family pets.
Puppy farms: the UK has taken action. What about Ireland now? | Vet Help Direct
Please read and share my latest blog post on the new anti-puppy farm laws just announced in the UK over at VetHelpDirect.
Doctor Dog: the real life miracle of Medical Detection Dogs | The Telegraph
I'm fascinated by the remarkable work of Medical Detection Dogs and I've just written a new piece on this topic in the Telegraph.
Saffy and Emilia featured in this newspaper column ten years ago, when Saffy was a young puppy who had survived Parvovirus, and Emilia was just a ten year old girl.
Under Irish Law, all dogs need to be microchipped, yet less than half of the country's dogs have had this done. This week is the first Nationwide Microchipping Awareness Campaign, run by Dogs Trust.
Pedigree cats need to be bred with care, choosing only healthy individuals without extreme conformation (such as flat faces or odd-shaped ears), and health testing should be done to prevent inherited diseases.
A story of an injured swan: podcast from Pete the Vet on East Coast FM | East Coast Radio
A couple of weeks ago, a swan in a local harbour was attacked by a dog and badly injured late one evening, close to midnight.