As she grew older, like many cats, Persia stopped being so thorough about grooming herself. She no longer spent as much time licking and nibbling her coat: she preferred just to sleep.
Tom and his girlfriend originally had just one rabbit, Bugsy.
Orla and her family have four dogs, a collection of cats and some horses. The animals generally get on well together, but last week, there was a major crisis.
Background: The two pups are amongst the first terrier pups in Ireland whose tails have been saved by a new Irish law When Seb decided to buy two Miniature Jack Russell pups earlier this month, he wan ..
Molly was nine years old when TJ arrived into Marie's household: he was just a baby rabbit, and Molly took to him at once.
Celine's husband suffers from allergies to animals so when Celine decided to get a family dog, she wanted one that shed as little fur as possible.
I remember meeting Daisy for the first time back in 2002: she was a lovely, gentle puppy whom Celine had just acquired from a prestigious line of Kildare Shih Tzus.
Douglas is a nine year old Beagle. He first started to cough when he was just one year old, during the summer months.
A couple of weeks ago, Sunny's left forefoot swelled up to twice its normal size, and he stopped putting weight on it. Katrin brought him down to see me at once.
Whiskey may just be the age of a human teenager at nearly 18 years of age, but in dog years, he's ancient: the old formula of one-human-year-to-seven-dog-years would make him almost 126 in dog years.
Donal bought his first rabbit last summer: a female called June.
If anyone is unlucky enough to get a mouse or rat infestation in their home, one of the obvious suggestions to control the pests is to "get a cat".
Bailey is a lively, bouncy animal, and even though Jim takes him for three good walks every day, he's always bursting with energy.
Ilona was impressed by a demonstration of working sheepdogs on a farm in County Kerry while on holiday. She wanted an energetic, active dog, and a working collie seemed to be the answer.
Kirby's problem started two months ago. He's normally an active, playful guinea pig; when he became dull and quiet, Jay knew that there must be something wrong.
One Saturday morning, Boots started to behave strangely. She had difficulty walking properly on her back legs, and when Maria went up to her, she rolled on her back in a peculiar way.
At thirteen years of age, Sonny lives the quiet life of an older dog.
Lily is a free-range rabbit: she is allowed to run around the family's walled-in back garden.