When Lulu came in to see me this week for her annual health check, Jenny reminded me of the long and complex saga that she went through as a puppy.
A few months ago, Chewie started to lose weight, and at the same time, he began to drink more water than usual.
Molly is a good example of how well a new dog can work out in a young family.
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.
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.
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.
With the Summer holidays coming up, many Irish people are travelling overseas, with the UK and Europe being the most popular destinations.
Hamsters don’t normally need to visit the vet: While they have short lives of just two to three years, they tend to be healthy creatures.
Maureen has always had a soft spot for animals, and she was summoned when a neighbour ran into a wildlife dilemma.
Niamh took Henry on as a pet three months ago, and he's settled in well. He's being fed a combination of complete grass-based pellets with plenty of fresh hay.
The signs of Teddy's recent illness were subtle: when anybody went to pick him up, he started to snarl.