A “class pet” has been a popular idea in the USA for some years, and it is increasingly catching on in Ireland.
Missy had always been a healthy animal, and Fiona noticed immediately when there was something wrong last week.
ASH Animal Rescue is in Co. Wicklow. Most of their work involves dogs and cats, but ASH is committed to any animals in need of help.
Rio, an eight year old neutered male cross-bred Doberman who developed a strange swelling on his neck
Rio’s problem began with vague signs. One day, he seemed dull, and he refused his dinner. He was holding his head lower than normal, as if something was troubling him.
When Mary saw the baby African Pygmy Hedgehogs in the pet shop in Dun Laoghaire, she knew that she wanted one. Hedgehogs have been domesticated for the past thirty years, and they are now bred in captivity.
People make difference choices when getting a new dog. Many people choose a cross bred dog from their local pound or rescue centre, and this has much to commend it.
Ginger, a 3 year old neutered male cat who was being bullied by a local cat coming in through his cat flap.
When Maoiliosa decided to get a cat, she wanted one that had already passed the kitten stage.
Ebi, a ten year old female Collie/Labrador cross who gave a remarkable demonstration of the ability of dogs to warn humans of danger.
Everyone remembers the “Lassie” movies, and the way that the dog barked to warn humans about something happening.
When I visited Steve recently during a trip to the UK, he had a few questions about his new livestock.
Many people are not aware of their animals’ social needs, and there are thousands of lonely pets across Ireland, living bored lives in isolation.
Alan is originally from the Philippines, but he’s lived in Ireland for the past seven years.
The Hanley family knew that there was something strange going on with Benji. For no particular reason, he had started rubbing his rear end along the ground.
Nubby, a seven month old male Guinea Pig who was neutered to stop the home from being over-populated with baby guinea pigs.
Sandra and her children are guinea pig enthusiasts. Earlier this year, the guinea pig matriarch of their household, Nutty, died at the impressive age of eight years.
When Katie-Jane brought Kayhla in to me for her vaccinations, the puppy had reddish-brown stains in the corner of each eye.
Claire sees some wild mammals, including rabbits, foxes badgers and even occasional deer where she lives.
Scout was seven years old when the cheeky rabbit arrived into his home.
Neo was Zoe’s first chinchilla – she bought him on his own. Neo settled in well to his new home, but he started to make strange calling noises – the type of sound that you might hear in the jungle.
Jessie is a typical puppy – full of energy and curiosity. She is at the stage of life where she is learning all the time, and recently, she had a lesson that she won’t forget for a long time.