Samoyeds come from the group of dogs known as “sled-pulling dogs”. They were bred in Siberia by nomadic reindeer herding people.
Pets & Other Animals
95% of the world’s tigers have disappeared in the past century: what can be done? Watch this video | TV3
A couple of weeks ago, I visited Dublin Zoo to look at their tigers. We also discussed the similarities between tigers and pet cats: they have many behaviours and characteristics in common.
Max was a smart, inquisitive and friendly cat. He was the only animal in the house, and he enjoyed his role as the centre of human attention.
Many Irish people are only too aware of the painful consequences of lying in the sun without proper protection. Severe sunburn is an experience that is not quickly forgotten.
It’s well known that Ireland produces a surplus of puppies, with nearly 300 unwanted dogs being killed at Irish dog pounds every week for the simple reason that they are unwanted.
Did you know that in Chinese Hamsters, diabetes is so common that it’s recommended that they should all be fed special diets? | The Telegraph
A Daily Telegraph reader recently contacted me with an interesting query: I am getting wildly conflicting opinions on this from various vets, rodent food manufacturers and experienced rodent keepers t ..
More tips for pets in the summer sunshine | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, I discussed the issue of helping pets cope with summer sunshine.
This recent spell of hot sunny weather may be enjoyable for humans, but for pets, it can be stressful and dangerous.
This week, a listener called in to ask how she can start teaching her pet dog how to do agility. Jumping over hurdles and running through tunnels is something that many pets can learn to do.
Wouldn't you just love to know what your pet is thinking? Astonishingly, this may not just be the stuff of dreams. Computers may soon allow us to do this.
With the recent warm weather in Ireland, there has been a surge of cases of dogs with heat stroke. I went into the the RTE radio studio with Derek Mooney to discuss how to prevent this common problem.
On Newstalk's "Shenangigans with Sile" last week, I discussed the death of my own dog Spot.
Tips on preventing heat stroke in dogs | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, we discussed the topical issue of dogs overheating in sunny weather. For some tips on how to prevent this, click on the play button below.
How many “dog years” in one “human year”? | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, we discussed the comparison of human years to dog years: is there any truth to the “one year equals seven” concept? ..
VetHelpDirect blog: “Was I wrong to castrate my dog?” “Could it be a mistake to spay a female dog?” Update on the pros and cons of neutering and spaying | Vet Help Direct
SpayAware is being launched this weekend in Ireland – the aim is to make pet owners aware of the importance of spaying and neutering dogs and cats to control the massive over production of puppi ..
Pete the Vet signing his books at BlogPaws2013 I don’t like hair dye in dogs, but here in the USA, it seems to be much more accepted than back in Ireland and the UK ..
Mental health of vets, fleas and conferences | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, we discuss a range of topical issues, as well as taking a call from a listener with a dog that's moulting all over the place.
On Animal A&E this week, the ISPCA segment features horses and donkeys in trouble, Bairbre deals with a rabbit with sore ears, and Pete meets a gorgeous Cavalier King Charles puppy called Coco.