I am an occasional sufferer from hay fever: sometimes I'm overcome with runny eyes and sneezes, then half an hour later, it's all gone.
Eye & Ear
The huge impact of noise stress on dog behaviour | The Telegraph
I've just written a piece on the impact of noise stress in dogs, as my latest online post for the Daily Telegraph. You can read it by clicking on the link at the foot of this post.
What's with Kiko's bow tie?I'm not into dressing pets up in exotic costumes, but when Hiro and Wolf sent me a bow tie collar for Kiko, it did make her look smart.
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.
Podcast: Post-Crufts debates | Pat Kenny Show
Essentially, there are four strands to Crufts, one is great, the second is harmless and the other two are controversial.
The subject of eyes in relation to dogs. | East Coast Radio
On this week's show, we discussed the subject of eyes in relation to dogs.
Dogs with itchy ears, treatments for fleas in cats – from toxic reactions to safe & effective spot ons | The Telegraph
In this week's Pet Subjects column, the main subjects under discussion are ear infections and treatments for fleas. To read the column, click here.
Michael and his family are animal lovers, sharing their home with a scattering of dogs and cats. The ginger kitten is the latest to join their menagerie.
Itchy ears in dogs | East Coast Radio
Itchy ears are one of the most common reasons for dogs needing to visit the vet. This week's podcast talks about how to deal with this common problem.
Tanya had been looking for a cat for some time, and as soon as she saw Striker in the animal rescue centre, she knew that he was the one.
When Katie-Jane brought Kayhla in to me for her vaccinations, the puppy had reddish-brown stains in the corner of each eye.
Animal A&E on TV3 episode 3: Pete the Vet investigates and treats a dog with sore ears | Animal A & E
In episode 3 of Animal A&E, Pete treats a Wire Haired German Pointer called Diesel who had a sore ear.
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.
Bua is a young, fit dog. She shows all of the classical signs of full health, with an alert appearance, a glossy coat and bright, clear eyes.
Maisie, a female Boxer aged 6 months who has been deaf since birth due to a genetic abnormality that is common in white animals.
Maisie is an unusual Boxer – she is completely white, apart from a few blotches of black spots around her muzzle. Her right eye is a clear blue colour, also caused by an absence of pigment.
As a Rottweiler, Titan is a giant dog, weighing over 60kg (around 10 stone). He is a good-natured animal, which is just as well.
This week, a listener called in to ask how she can start teaching her pet dog how to do agility. Jumping over hurdles and running through tunnels is something that many pets can learn to do.
Sasha is a Hungarian Vizla, a rare enough breed in Ireland, and she is a lovely good-natured dog. A few days ago, her owner noticed that her left eye was watering more than normal.