On TV3 this week, we discussed a few topical summer issues: dogs eating ice cream and the hazards of barbecues for pets.
Food & Nutrition
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.
Now in UK & Ireland: jerky treats can kill dogs | The Telegraph
A warning has just been released in the UK about jerky treats (strips of dried meat) imported from China being linked to severe renal failure in dogs.
Choosing the right dog food is important. Most dogs are not fussy eaters: many would eat almost anything tasty that you put in front of them.
A pet myth is a commonly held view about pet care that is untrue. Joanna Paul, an Australian vet who writes an excellent blog at CreatureClinic.
Pet Food: Commercial or home prepared? | Pat Kenny Show
There's a vast range of pet foods available on the market, and there are many strongly opinionated views on which is best, from cheapest to priciest, raw to uber-processed, meatiest to vegetarian.
Pet food: Choosing the right one | East Coast Radio
This week, Pete talked about pet food. Dogs are what they eat, so it is important to get their food right.
At a recent conference, Pete learned some surprising facts about pet food during a debate about the pros and cons of commercial vs home cooked feeding of pets.
The subject of fats and oils in our diets is challenging: what we "know" one year (e. g. butter is bad for you) is found to be untrue several years later.
Cats and dogs with arthritis are common. This week on Ireland AM, we discussed some novel treatments for arthritis in animals.
Mange and dry skin in dogs. | East Coast Radio
In this week's Podcast, we discussed mange and dry skin in dogs. We spoke about the importance of a good diet. What a dog eats has an impact on the condition of the dog's skin.
National Feral Cat Awareness Week & Cat nutrition | Pat Kenny Show
This is National Feral Cat Awareness Week in Ireland, which provided the starting point for our discussions this week.
Feeding Dogs Raw Vegetables | East Coast Radio
This week, a listener texted in a query about feeding dogs raw potato skins and pea pods. After answering this, we went on to discuss dog nutrition in general.
Diabetes in pets and questions from listeners | Pat Kenny Show
Diabetes in pets is increasingly common, partly due to the link between obesity and the incidence of the condition.
Puppy farming, animal cruelty conviction in Donegal | Pat Kenny Show
ISPCA raided a puppy farm in Co Carlow last week. The conditions were described as "absolutely horrendous", with ISPCA Inspectors seizing 52 dogs of mixed breed and type.