A seal pup was rescued on a Bray beach this weekLast Tuesday, I received a call from Seal Rescue Ireland: a baby seal had been found washed up on a Bray beach ,injured and wedged between rocks.
Wildlife care: what to do if you find an injured or abandoned bird in your garden | East Coast Radio
At this time of year, it's common to find injured or abandoned birds. At our vet clinic just now, somebody arrives every day holding a small bird, and asking us to help them.
This Bank Holiday weekend, check for wildlife before cutting the grass or using the strimmer | East Coast Radio
On this week's podcast, we discuss the importance of checking the garden for hidden wildlife before using the lawnmower or the strimmer.
Wild animals in circuses must be banned in Ireland | Pat Kenny Show
This week on the Pat Kenny Show, we discussed the reasons why Ireland needs to introduce a complete ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.
Hedgehogs in Autumn | East Coast Radio
It's common to find hedgehogs out and about at this time of year. If you find one, should you rescue it, or leave it to its own devices? Listen to the podcast to find out.
Skunks are not recommended as pets: they are wild animals that are natives of North America.
In the wake of the death of a Yorkshire Terrier after a gull attack in the UK, and subsequent reports that the UK Prime Minister David Cameron has intervened, is there a serious risk of wildlife atta ..
I live in Ireland, and one remarkable difference between this country and the UK is the different attitude to badger culling.
I love the positive sound of Spirit Radio, Ireland's Christian radio station - and I've started doing regular vet spots with them. To listen to this one, click on the play button.
What to do if you find an injured young bird | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, we discussed what to do if you find a young bird that seems to need help. Listen by clicking on the play button below.
When Mary saw the baby African Pygmy Hedgehogs in the pet shop in Dun Laoghaire, she knew that she wanted one. Hedgehogs have been domesticated for the past thirty years, and they are now bred in captivity.
Claire sees some wild mammals, including rabbits, foxes badgers and even occasional deer where she lives.
Marius the giraffe is killed & fed to the lions: how can this be the right thing to do? | Vet Help Direct
“Danish zoo kills healthy giraffe and feeds it to the lions” The headlines are appalling, and the international outcry has been almost as dramatic as if the Danish zoo authorities had fed a human ..
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.
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.
Urban foxes – the risk to pets | East Coast Radio
On the East Coast FM Vet Spot this week, we discussed urban foxes – is there a serious risk to children? And what about small pets, like cats? ..
When I started to look into this subject, I reckoned that the risk to pets from urban foxes was minimal, but in fact, when you look at the statistics, the risk is small, but tangible.
How do animals cope with bad weather in winter? | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, we discussed how animals cope with the cold, wet weather of winter.