THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESAs a Boston Terrier, Spud is a rare breed of dog in Ireland, but Avril’s problem with him was one that is common in male dogs of all breeds and types.
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THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES Everyone knows that dogs don’t always have sweet-smelling breath, but when Scout’s breath started to smell seriously unpleasant, Carl knew that something had to be ..
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESWith the Summer holidays coming up, many Irish people are travelling overseas, with the UK and Europe being the most popular destinations.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESMylo came to see me last week: he had sliced his pad when walking near the lead mines near Kilternan.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESHamsters 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.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESMaureen has always had a soft spot for animals, and she was summoned when a neighbour ran into a wildlife dilemma.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESNiamh 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.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESThe signs of Teddy’s recent illness were subtle: when anybody went to pick him up, he started to snarl.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESElina is from Slovakia, and after living in Ireland for ten years, she had not met the man of her dreams.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESDean 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.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESRuby is Gavin’s first Great Dane: he was brought up with smaller dogs, such as Collies and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESTiger is a special type of pedigree cat: there are very few Bengals in this country.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESOscar first had a problem with a mild lameness last summer. At the time, we investigated the lameness by taking x-ray pictures.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESCavalier King Charles Spaniels are prone to premature aging of the heart valves, which causes them to leak: it’s the leading cause of death of this breed of dog.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESJames studied industrial design at the National College of Art and Design.
Podcast: killing feral cats in NZ and TNR in Ireland | East Coast Radio
In New Zealand, a school set up a competition to reduce the local feral cat population by asking children to shoot cats dead. After a huge outcry, this crazy idea was abandoned.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESBack in April, for no obvious reason, Butler suddenly lost interest in life. He stopped eating, and lay around the house with his head between his paws. He looked miserable.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESGill has an older dog – Lucy Lou, who’s now fourteen years old and is beginning to slow down with age.