When Zaida passed several puddles of urine on the kitchen floor last month, it was completely out of character. She had always been well house trained.
Ruby took on Eddie as a one year old rescued cat, and ever since she’s owned him, his left eye has not been normal.
Niamh originally had just one dog: a young Beagle called Bobby. She sometimes felt sorry for Bobby, as he was the only dog in the household, so she decided to get him a friend.
Holly's family are fond of cats, and in the last few years they looked after a number of rescued cats from local welfare groups.
Since September 2015, it has been the law in Ireland that all new puppies must be microchipped and registered before they are sold.
The family used to have two larger dogs – a Beagle and a Labrador – who both passed away recently of old age.
Penny loved food too much as a young dog. By the age of three, she had become more than just overweight: she was obese, weighing 35kg. Then in 2014, she suffered a severe bout of lower back pain.
Bubba is one of those dogs who is a part of the family. Last Saturday morning, he had a lie-in, as he always does on Saturdays.
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.
As a one year old male dog, Patch is beginning to be strongly influenced by his hormones.
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.
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.