A new series on Channel Five has just started, titled “The World’s Most Pampered Pets” The programme blurb says the following: “A fun, entertaining and moving programme meetin ..
Pets & Other Animals
Sheila visited Sharpes Hill Animal Sanctuary in County Wicklow shortly after reading a book about the First World War, featuring a soldier called Pasha.
This week on East Coast FM, we discuss the common problem of cats raiding other cats' homes, causing problem stress-related behaviours (such as urinating indoors).
The term "depression", as used in humans, may not be entirely appropriate for dogs.
Fluffy and Murphy came into the Yarrow household when they were young kittens. The family live in an urban area, and it was obvious that it would be hazardous for the cats to be allowed outside.
Some people feel sorry for foxes and encourage them into their garden, feeding them with dog food, and enjoying watching them. I know someone who has a family of fox cubs regularly visiting.
Lucky had always been a typical terrier - an active, energetic dog. He had been healthy over the years apart from a few minor illnesses.
Are you one of those lucky people who still has to take your summer holiday? If you want to take your pet with you, there's plenty to think about.
When Geraldine’s two kittens, Sooty and Snowy, were young, she made sure that she signed them both up for pet insurance.
Samoyeds come from the group of dogs known as “sled-pulling dogs”. They were bred in Siberia by nomadic reindeer herding people.
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.