Harvest Mites (as pictured above, under the microscope) are tiny spider-like creatures that only emerge in August and September every year. They are never seen at other times of the year.
Molly is a good example of how well a new dog can work out in a young family.
Floppy-eared dogs are cute and adorable … until their ear gets injured and it turns into a bloodbath.
Dolly was a two year old adult when Irene took her on from a rescue group. She had been used as a breeding bitch on a puppy farm, and had been bought by the rescue group who had felt sorry for her.
When Gabby developed a large swelling on her cheek beneath her left eye, Mick brought her to see me.
Home cooking for dogs: vet spot on Ireland AM | Ireland AM
This week on Ireland AM, we discussed creating home-cooked diets for your pet. Watch the video clip at the link below to follow my own effort to create a home-made dinner for Finzi and Kiko.
The dangers of heat stress and dehydration to dogs in summer – podcast | East Coast Radio
Dogs lose heat by panting, so when the environmental temperature is high, dogs overheat far more quickly, and they easily become dehydrated.
Many pet owners now have their female dogs spayed when they are young: there’s good evidence that it prevents certain cancers as well as avoiding some other serious illnesses as dogs grow older.
Two years ago, the family decided that it was time to get their first dog: the girls were ten years old, ready to help with the responsibility of a family pet.
The fun of triathlons for people, and the dangers of heat stress to pets | East Coast Radio
In this week's podcast, Pete talks first about his love of doing triathlons, and he then discusses the dangers of heat stress to dogs. Listen by clicking on the play button below.
This week's podcast is all about controlling worms in pets. To listen (and to find out why there's a pic of a snail above), click on the play button at the foot of this page.
Mr T had been fully vaccinated, and he was thriving as a growing puppy. Then one evening last week, for no obvious reason, he developed diarrhoea.
Since Max was young, Debbie has put time and energy into training him. As a result of this hard work, she now knows that when she wants him to behave, she just needs to say the command, and he will obey.
When both Paddy and Poppy started to itch, the first thing Nicola thought of was “fleas”, even though she couldn't see any on either dog.
As a Boston Terrier, Spud is a rare breed of dog in Ireland, but Avril’s problem with him was one that is common in male dogs of all breeds and types.
Everyone knows that dogs don't always have sweet-smelling breath, but when Scout's breath started to smell seriously unpleasant, Carl knew that something had to be wrong with her.
Mylo came to see me last week: he had sliced his pad when walking near the lead mines near Kilternan. He only needed simple treatment for his injury: some wound cleaning, bandaging and pain relief.
Scraps from the table, dry pellets, or even a juicy steak? The food we give our pets varies from household to household.