This week we take a look at keeping fish - both indoors and outdoors.
Pets & Other Animals
What should be done to stop dogs from attacking people and other animals?Germaine Greer put her views forward, among them:"Most dog owners don’t deserve to have them.
A couple of subjects were discussed on East Coast FM this week:First, there's a sad greyhound story in the news about former racing dogs being killed by a blunt blow to the head and then dumped - in Limerick.
Elephants on the loose & dead badgers beside the road. | East Coast Radio
>On this week's radio interview on East Coast FM, we discussed the bizarre news story about an unfortunate elephant escaping from the circus and going for a ramble around a Cork suburb.
A remarkable news story today, with an elephant escaping from a circus in Cork, and running off down busy streets. Read the story and watch the video here.
Vet radio discussion: a roaming dog and the debate on fur farming | East Coast Radio
In this week's audio clip, I discuss a problem that a listener has because she can't keep her dog fenced in, and she lives in the countryside.
As part of the latest “Animal A&E on the Road” series, I travelled to Cork to visit the headquarters of the Irish Guide Dogs – where I met some of the puppies that are on the way ..
Radio vet: Crufts controversies, dogs with dry coats & dogs that roll in smelly stuff | East Coast Radio
Listen to my weekly podcast, recorded with Declan Meehan of East Coast FM.
Crufts – was it right to disqualify those Best of Breed dogs? | The Telegraph
(pic shows judging of some of the Bulldogs at Crufts) I’m surprised that the disqualification of six “Best of Breed” dogs (Bulldog, Peke, Clumber Spaniel, Mastiff, Neopolitan Mastiff ..
Stick insects and cats piddling in the house | East Coast Radio
In this week's radio interview with Declan Meehan, we discuss stick insects as pets, and a listener called in to discuss a common cat problem: urine marking in the home.
Scratching with the front feet is a territorial instinct by which cats place their mark and establish their turf. Through scratching, cats mark their domains in two ways: Visible signs of claw marks.
Listen to the podcast. Thanks, as usual, to Declan Meehan and East Coast FM.
Pete joined Sean for a chat on Wednesday 4th January – covering subjects as diverse as behavioural problems in dogs, power cuts in Connemara, the high suicide rate in the veterinary profession a ..
Seasonal tips on caring for pets over Christmas | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, Pete Wedderburn and Declan Meehan discussed seasonal tips for looking after pets over the coming Christmas period.
East Coast FM radio discussion: is it time to ban mink farming in Ireland? | East Coast Radio
Mink farming was banned over a decade ago in the UK.
Did you see the video on Youtube today of an out-of-control dog chasing deer in Richmond Park in London? You can watch the video, and read my thoughts on it, by clicking here.
Getting rid of mice….. what’s the best way? | East Coast Radio
In this week's veterinary podcast, we discuss dealing with the problem of mice invading people's homes. What's the best way to solve the problem? Listen here to find out.
Radio vet podcast: aortic thrombo-embolism in older cats | East Coast Radio
To listen to this week's audio podcast with Declan Meehan from East Coast FM, click on the play button.