Holidays can be an expensive luxury: as well as the cost of air flights to reach your destination, you need to pay for accommodation and often a rental car to get around.
For my weekly online Telegraph piece, I've written some key points about helping pets during stormy weather. You can read it here. One of my own dogs, Kiko, is particularly sensitive to foul weather.
Maya rushes everywhere, as if she is eager to experience as much of life as possible.
Are conkers and acorns poisonous to dogs? | The Telegraph
There's an autumnal tinge in the air, with acorns and conkers scattered in fields, parks and gardens. They may be pretty, but are they safe?Read my latest online post in the Telegraph to find out more.
The Pug is a popular breed in Ireland: their small, big-eyed, snub-nosed, round-faced appearance ranks them high in the cuteness stakes.
Reverse zoonoses: the diseases that pets can pick up from people. Pete the Vet on Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show, The Telegraph
Can sick humans pass on their bugs to pets?In this week's Newstalk podcast from the Pat Kenny show, we talked about the diseases that pets can pick up from people.
Paddy was given an instant "family" of pets by a classmate at school who was returning to Canada and could not take his animals with him.
I've written a weekly column about pets in the Telegraph for over a decade now - these days it's in the Sunday Telegraph, in the Sunday Section - and it goes up online afterwards.
Eye worms, the new dog parasite from continental Europe: Pete the Vet Podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
To listen to the podcast, click on the link at the foot of this page.
Dogs are scavengers: the common reasons why dogs get upset stomachs and how to help them. | The Telegraph
In my weekly online piece at the Telegraph this week, I discuss gastro-intestinal upsets in dogs.
As an older cat, Bluebell lives a calm, quiet life. She spends her day snoozing in the sunshine or strolling around the garden, never venturing far from the house.
My latest piece in the Telegraph discusses the questions most people ask when buying a new puppy - and goes on to suggest the questions that they really ought to be asking.
Siberian Huskies have become popular dogs in Ireland in recent years: there's something about their wolf-like appearance that appeals to people.
The signs of Tora's deafness developed suddenly. One day in June, she stopped responding when Suzanne went out into the back garden to bring her inside. Tora had always been a very responsive dog.
Beagles are a popular breed, but many people don't realise that as well as having charming personalities, they also tend to have some challenging behaviours.
The summer is the perfect time to get a new pet: children are off school so they can spend time with the new arrival and the weather is good, so they can all spend more time outdoors, learning to be h ..
Florence originally took in Sweep from the DSPCA as a rescue puppy back in June 2002.
John thought that Snoop was a normal, healthy yorkshire terrier when he brought him to see me for his booster vaccination in April 2012, so he was shocked when I broke the news to him.