Sniffer dogs have been used by the Irish Customs service since 1984. There are now about twenty dogs around the country, at ports and other centres.
The importance of poop scooping, dog breed trends in Ireland, fat-bergs on the beach, and listeners’ questions: Pete the Vet on the Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
The danger of dog pooDog poo is not just an issue of aesthetic importance (although no-one likes getting the stuff on their shoes).
Maisie is the latest addition to the household, and she's become an enthusiastic playmate of Ted, the two year old Corgi.
Orla was just six years old when Trixie arrived into the family household: she can barely remember life before Trixie.
Squirt featured on the Nine O'Clock News when he was just a kitten after he had been saved from drowning. A man had fished out a bag containing three kittens from the Dodder Canal.
Many people might not notice if their pet's breath gets a bit stinky, but Penny has a particular behaviour that meant that Marie couldn't avoid noticing when Penny developed halitosis.
Theo belonged to one of Cat's friends who emigrated to Australia three months ago: it was impossible to take the little hamster with her, so he had to be rehomed.
Aoife has never known life without Chip. Six years before she was born, her parents adopted the young adult cat from the DSPCA.
When Lisa comes home in the evening, Boomer always rushes to greet her, purring.
Anne-Marie's one-year-old cats were in perfect health when she left for work last Monday morning. They had enjoyed breakfast, and she expected that they would have a typically easy "cat" day.
Don’t poison your dog with raisins over Christmas: Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show and in the Daily Telegraph | Pat Kenny Show, The Telegraph
Grape toxicity - and that includes raisins - is a recently recognised phenomenon in the veterinary world.
Fire safety is not a subject that naturally grabs the attention of children, yet house fires are common, and it's often children who are victims.
Mark took on his two Husky-type dogs from the DSPCA last summer: they had been abandoned by their previous owners, a common problem for these large, energetic breeds.
Christmas puppies – including Boxers – may look cute but they are a bad idea: here’s why | Pat Kenny Show
On the Pat Kenny Show today, we discussed why it's such a bad idea to give puppies as Christmas presents.
Jessie is an 11 year old Labrador who suffers from one of the most common health issues to afflict dogs in Ireland today: itchy skin.
Alfie was found one morning, as an adult cat, by Catriona's daughter, Holly.
The huge impact of noise stress on dog behaviour | The Telegraph
I've just written a piece on the impact of noise stress in dogs, as my latest online post for the Daily Telegraph. You can read it by clicking on the link at the foot of this post.
A few weeks ago, Joyce noticed that Holly had a blemish on her face. A small dome-like swelling, the size of a small grape, appeared on her right cheek.