Suzie and her partner have three dogs , and up until now, the animals have been the centre of their home life.
Hardy was a well-known dog in Ireland twelve years ago, when he was rescued by Ash Animal Sanctuary in Co Wicklow.
As Susie has grown older, she now spends most of her time sleeping, and so she has stopped wearing down her own nails.
This is SpayAware week in Ireland, highlighting the importance of spaying and neutering dogs and cats for health reasons as well as for population control.
Barbecue hazards for pets: Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Click on the link at the foot of this page to hear the podcast.
As a one year old male dog, Patch is beginning to be strongly influenced by his hormones.
The latest stray dog statistics for Ireland: good but could be better. Pete the Vet Podcast from Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk | Pat Kenny Show
Every year, the Irish dog pound system compiles statistics about stray dogs, and the figures for 2017 have just been published. To hear the podcast, see foot of page.
How can vets help to deal with the issue of antibiotic resistance? Podcast from Pete the Vet | East Coast Radio
Antibiotic resistance is a serious threat to human health. The veterinary profession uses antibiotics as much as the human medical profession.
Daisy has always been a happy, healthy dog, but since she was a young adult, she has had episodes of strange breathing.
Jade is a typical three year old Doberman: full of energy and continually active. She enjoys exercise and she loves her food, tucking into her breakfast and dinner hungrily.
How can you tell if your pet has toothache? Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
To listen to the podcast discussing toothache in pets, click on the play button at the foot of this pageToothache in petsToothache is far more rare in animals than in humans.
To watch this week's video, click on the link at the foot of this page. keeping pets cool in summerWith the recent warm sunny weather, the risk of overheating in pets is a serious issue.
Alfa is a rescue dog: Julie took her in from the Wicklow SPCA a few months ago.
Lily and her sisters Poppy and Zinia found their three pets as young adult rabbits at the DSPCA animal shelter, just over a year ago. They are sisters from the same litter, and they get on well together.
Renata has owned Ted since he was a pup: she bought him from a breeder in Warsaw, in Poland, where she was living until recently.
Like many cats, Louis is territorial. He sees himself as the king of his local jungle, which in his case means Anne's back garden.
Maeve has owned Golden Retrievers before and she knew about the importance of choosing a high quality animal from a genuine breeder.
Emma bought Millie when she was just six weeks of age, and one of the first things she did was to bring her to see me.