I know how important pet food is: the right choice can make the difference between great health and a mediocre existence for your pet.
Food & Nutrition
This week on Ireland AM, Kiko and Finzi helped Pete to tackle an interesting question: is it possible for dogs and cats to avoid eating meat? Is it safe for pets to be vegetarian or even vegan?The ans ..
Diabetes in dogs and cats on Ireland AM – video clip | Ireland AM
As we reach the end of Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, the topic was discussed on Ireland AM on Virgin Media TV.
Home cooking for dogs: vet spot on Ireland AM | Ireland AM
This week on Ireland AM, we discussed creating home-cooked diets for your pet. Watch the video clip at the link below to follow my own effort to create a home-made dinner for Finzi and Kiko.
Scraps from the table, dry pellets, or even a juicy steak? The food we give our pets varies from household to household.
Insect based pet food: an eco-friendly, animal-welfare friendly alternative? Podcast | East Coast Radio
Globally, pets consume around 20 per cent of the world’s meat and fish, and this is set to grow further with the trend for feeding human grade meat to dogs and cats.
Many people now choose to give Christmas presents for their pets and to pamper them over the holiday period: here are some practical thoughts on this topic from Pete the Vet ..
Wild cats eat raw meat. So do free living dogs.
Raw meat feeding suits some dogs, but owners should be aware of the risks: to listen to this podcast, see the foot of this page.
Can dogs and cats be vegetarian or vegan? | East Coast Radio
Many people have chosen to be vegan for the month for January, taking part in Veganuary.
What to do if your dog has vomiting or diarrhoea: Pete the Vet podcast on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Digestive disorders are incredibly common in pets, especially in dogs. To listen to the podcast click on the link at the foot of this page.
Podcast of Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show: changes in rules on vet clinic ownership & festive foodstuffs that can poison pets | Pat Kenny Show
From changes in vet clinic ownership rules to festive human foods that can harm pets: listen to the podcast below.
#SP Companionship is the main reason for keeping pets. A dog, cat, rabbit (or other pet) is a fellow sentient being; a deep friendship between animal and human often develops.
Dogs are scavengers: the common reasons why dogs get upset stomachs and how to help them. | The Telegraph
In my weekly online piece at the Telegraph this week, I discuss gastro-intestinal upsets in dogs.
Many pets - from dogs and cats to rabbits and budgies - suffer from the consequences of too much food.
It is bizarre that the most common nutritional issue that I see in my daily work is a problem of excess: people simply giving their pets too much food.
Don’t poison your dog with raisins over Christmas: Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show and in the Daily Telegraph | Pat Kenny Show, The Telegraph
Grape toxicity - and that includes raisins - is a recently recognised phenomenon in the veterinary world.
On TV3 this week, we discussed a few topical summer issues: dogs eating ice cream and the hazards of barbecues for pets.