Janna bought Lola in early December one year, when she was just seven weeks old. She chose her from a litter of seven French Bulldogs: she loved the brindle colour of her coat, and her large soulful eyes.
When Carol decided she was ready to get a family dog, she did some research to find which type would suit her best.
Kaiser the American Bulldog, Tia the Pomeranian and Dante the West Highland White Terrier share the same home, playing with one another, sharing toys, and sometimes even sharing food bowls.
One Friday afternoon recently, the family were in the back garden, enjoying the sunshine.
Sonya knew that there was something amiss with Tycho. First, he was squinting with his left eye, as if in pain, and second, he refused to eat his breakfast. She brought him in to see me.
Teo is an active, life-loving dog, spending time in Sonia's back garden and enjoying regular walks through the Wicklow countryside.
Obi loves her twice-daily walks through the countryside in County Wicklow.
Eimear has had a lifelong connection with poodles. As a child, one of her aunts owned them, and when Eimear was a young adult, her mother began to keep them.
Ireland is a relatively pest-free country. There are no poisonous snakes, venomous spiders or other nasties like scorpions or toxic jelly fish.
Harvey loves playing in the back garden. Zoe also has an older dog, a collie called Max, and the two animals often chase each other around.
Jennie has two cats - Kat and Kit. She took them both on as kittens in the hope that they'd grow up to be friends.
Lucy is a free range rabbit, having the full run of the garden as her home. She doesn't have a hutch; instead, she has dug a burrow under the garden shed.
Alana and her family found Lily, a friendly kitten, in an animal sanctuary. The three children adored her from the start, taking it in turns to pick her and hug her.
Vesna had noticed a minor problem with Chira: she had two brown streaks on her face, running down from the inner corner of each eye. It made her look as if she had mascara leaking down her face.
Jack is a well-bred 10 year old dog: his father won best of show in Crufts.
Moll suffered a small laceration to her right shoulder, so she was brought to me for treatment.
Most pets only live for ten to twenty years: if you take on a pup or a kitten, the years fly by and before you know it, your pet has become an elderly animal, close to the end of their years.
One morning, just after waking up, Lucy started sneezing. This isn't unusual: it's common for dogs, like people, to sneeze from time to time. However on this occasion, something strange and worrying happened.