On St Patrick's Day weekend, snakes come to mind. St Patrick may have ensured that Ireland is snake-free, but snakes are back.
Pets & Other Animals
Cavalier 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.
Oscar first had a problem with a mild lameness last summer. At the time, we investigated the lameness by taking x-ray pictures.
Pedigree dogs & Crufts: a lesson in the pros and cons of eugenics. Podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
The Crufts dog show is taking place this weekend, with the Irish Kennel Club's flagship St Patricks Day show following next week.
James studied industrial design at the National College of Art and Design. After working in Ireland and China, he came home in 2013, married his girlfriend and they got their first dog together.
Back 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.
Gill has an older dog – Lucy Lou, who’s now fourteen years old and is beginning to slow down with age. Gill thought that a new young friend might give her renewed interest in life.
Pete the Vet Podcast: How to handle over-enthusiastic dogs and wriggly, even angry, cats. | East Coast Radio
Listen to this week's podcast below: all about handling challenging animals. Humans have to work with pets, and sometimes it can be difficult to keep them under control.
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Maureen's involvement with seal pups started by chance a few years ago. She saw an injured seal pup, named Susie, being rescued by some young people after she'd been washed up on a Greystones beach.
My interest in pet products goes back as long as I can remember: I wanted to run a pet shop when I was just four years old.
Buying a winter coat for dogs – is it worth doing in cold weather? Plus Neeko, the missing Husky. Podcast from Pete the Vet | East Coast Radio
Do you need to get a coat for your dog in winter? And if so, what type of coat is best? Listen to the podcast below to find out more.
Cathy's much-loved elderly Sharpei, Milicent, died of old age just a month ago, and Cathy was devastated.
Holly has a background that’s typical of many rescue pups: her mother was found, abandoned and pregnant, and was taken on by an animal rescue worker who fostered her.
Snakes need to be able to stretch out straight: podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
New research has shown that we need to change the way we keep pet snakes: to hear more, listen to the podcast below.
The mornings are a busy time in Sophie's household. Sophie has to get ready for work, the three family dogs need to be fed, and everybody is milling around the kitchen.
Like most cats, Sissi is a creature of habit: she comes and goes at around the same time each day. Last week, Mark let her outside after her supper: she always goes out for an evening wander.
Podcast: How the companionship of animals can help humans, plus new controls on the sale of dogs in pet shops | Spirit Radio
The companionship of animals brings many benefits to humans: listen to this short podcast to find out more.