Djibi may seem like an unusual name for a cat, but it has literary origins: German author, Felix Salten, who was the original author of “Bambi”, wrote a book about a kitten called Djibi.
Abigail lives at home with her parents, along with their family dog, an eight year old Springer Spaniel called Daisy.
Veronica has always liked hens; her mother used to keep them in the family’s back garden in North Dublin, back in the 1950’s, and Veronica’s late husband, Chris, used to keep hens in their own b ..
Ian married his wife Valerie fifty two years ago, and for the entire duration of their married life, they have owned West Highland White Terriers (so-called “Westies”).
Evie, along with her younger brother Jack, had been pestering their Mum for ages to get a dog. So they were delighted when she finally agreed that they could manage the time and money for their first pet.
Hunter is a big strong dog. Thankfully, he is a gentle giant, and Sophia and Roseanna love playing with him, and taking him for walks (under adult supervision, of course).
Mary had been looking for a small dog for a few years; she already had a Maltese Terrier called Alfie, and she wanted a companion for him.
At ten years of age, Ted is beginning to show some signs of ageing. His muzzle has greyed, and he doesn’t have quite as much energy has he used to have.
For her entire life, Tinchy has had a huge interest in playing with and chewing stones. As a pup, she started with gravel, picking it up in her mouth and running around with it.
Typhoon is one of those cross-bred dogs who has enjoyed excellent health for his entire life: Collies have been bred for function rather than appearance, so in general, they tend to be healthier anima ..
This week on Ireland AM, Kiko and Finzi helped Pete to tackle an interesting question: is it possible for dogs and cats to avoid eating meat? Is it safe for pets to be vegetarian or even vegan?The ans ..
Mark took on Mac and Tosh (Mac 'n' Tosh), as puppies from the same litter. Unfortunately, as they matured, both dogs developed the same problem; an allergic skin condition known as "atopy".
Noodles is a rescue dog. She was found abandoned beside the M50 when she was just one year of age.
Anna has owned Rupert since he was a kitten, and he’s become a much loved pet. He’s the only animal in the home, and he has a set routine that’s very predictable.
This week on VMTV's Ireland AM, Pete was joined by Marina Fiddler of Madra. ie, discussing issues around pets as we all return to normal life as the COVID-19 restrictions start to ease.
Guinea pigs are ideal as children’s first pets: they are small, friendly, benign creatures who enjoy socialising with each other and with humans.
Ferrets have been domesticated by humans for thousands of years, but for most of this time they have been kept as utility animals, rather than as pets.
Igloo is an active, energetic dog, going for long walks and loving rough play with Una’s other dog, another large Husky.