Scraps from the table, dry pellets, or even a juicy steak? The food we give our pets varies from household to household.
Food & Nutrition
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.
On Ireland AM this week, we discussed the important topic of choosing the right pet food.
Vegetarian and vegan food for dogs and cats: Is it possible and is it fair to the animals? | Pat Kenny Show, The Telegraph
What's in that pet food bowl? Do those dry biscuits contain animal products? Or are they plant based? It can be difficult to tell by looking at them, but it can be critically important to the animal.
Sustainable pet food: would you let your dog or cat eat insects? | Vet Help Direct
The pet food industry is one of the biggest businesses linked with our pets.
This year, Ireland AM visited Crufts to look into a range of aspects of the biggest dog show in the world.