When Danielle came back from school, she could see that there was something wrong with Woody. When the small dog looked up at her, it was as if someone had put lipstick on him.
Holly, a one year old female rabbit who had developed a swelling beneath her chin and she was behaving strangely.
Rabbits are increasingly popular pets in Ireland. They are intelligent, friendly characters that make a good alternative to a dog or cat as the main family pet.
Charley, a 3 year old female Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who needed emergency treatment after eating a whole box of chocolates
“Death by chocolate” may be a popular name for sumptuous desserts in restaurants, but to my knowledge, a human has never died after eating too much of the stuff.
Thula, a two year old female Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who dislocated her elbow during a game of football.
“Thula” means “stay quiet” in the Zulu language, a reminder of the Cahill’s time spent living in South Africa.
Millie is a lively, energetic dog. She is taken for a walk twice daily, and she loves to exercise. She rushes everywhere, never seeming to tire.
Fudge looks like a perfectly normal poodle, living a contented life as a small pet in the suburbs.
Dorothy had wanted a small white dog like a pedigree West Highland White Terrier, but she had heard that they were prone to skin problems.
Pooch, a seven year old female Jack Russell Terrier who had to have her front leg amputated due to a rare cancer in her elbow
When Geraldine noticed that Pooch’s left elbow had a small swelling bulging at the back, like a blister, she was not too worried. She brought Pooch to see me just to be safe.
Fiona and Adrian share their home with their three cats: Mark and Orla, who've been with them for over two years, and one-year-old Squeak, who’s seen as the young upstart by the older two animals.
Max, a one year old male Golden Retriever who developed a red sore rash around the back of his neck after a visit to a farm
Max loves his visits to the countryside. The Roberts family have regular get-togethers on a family farm, and Max meets up with one of Jackie’s sister’s dogs.
Lady, a five year old female terrier who developed severe gastroenteritis after eating a poisonous plant in the garden.
When Lady first brought up her dinner, Lesley-Ann was not too worried. Dogs are much quicker to be sick compared to humans, and there are many minor causes.
Fred, a seven year old West Highland White Terrier suffers from a serious allergic skin disease common in this breed of dog
In April, every year, Fred’s owner notices him beginning to lick his feet more than usual. He then starts to scratch his body, especially under his neck and around his ears.
Charlie, a 2 year old male Bichon Frise who had begun to hold his head to one side, and scratch his left ear.
The Bichon Frise is a breed that is becoming increasingly popular. In many ways, they are an ideal breed for a modern Irish household. They are small dogs, with a cheerful, good-natured disposition.
Ness developed Lyme Disease after being bitten by a tick and Puddie her cat kept her company while she recovered
Ness was bitten by a tick and she will never forget the consequences. Ness became seriously ill with Lyme Disease.
Lucy is a carefully selected pet. Simon, a twelve year old boy, and his family did their research, making sure that they met both the father and mother of their new puppy.
Holly, a 1 year old female terrier cross who was rescued from the dog pound and was later found to be pregnant.
Holly is a typical example of a common type of dog that ends up in Ireland’s dog pounds. She was less than a year old, she had come into season, and she had become a nuisance to her original owners.
Jake is 14 years old and has kidney disease, which is one of the most common conditions to affect older cats
Jake is a big animal, at around twice the weight of a typical moggie. He is not fat; he has a large frame, and he is very well-muscled.
Molly was a young, healthy Boxer, in her prime. She had bright clear eyes and a shiny coat. But her good looks were spoiled by an obvious problem: baldness.