This spring, the vet spot on Ireland AM has been focussing – via Project Pet Slimdown – on helping one podgy pooch (Gizmo) and one cuddly cat (Pushkin) lose weight, using a combination ofÂ ..
Food & Nutrition
Pet obesity is astonishingly common. Â The proportion of overweight and obese pets varies from study to study, but it's thought to be between 33 and 58%.
I've written an article at the Telegraph about overfeeding pets and the consequence of pet obesity: the biggest cause of suffering of Western pets. To read the article, click here.
This week, we continued Project Pet Slimdown with another weigh-in of Pushkin and Gizmo, followed by a discussion about giving treats to pets.
This week on Ireland AM, it was time to reweigh the two overweight pets that are our model patients for the series. Two weeks on, they had both lost weight, but only a small amount.
Dealing with overweight and obese pets | East Coast Radio
This week's podcast, first broadcast on East Coast FM,Â reviews the important issue of overweight and obese pets.
Project Pet Slimdown aims to tackle the issue of pet obesity in Ireland.
Lynda likes Chihuahuas. The breed is the smallest of all dog breeds, and it is astonishing that the tiny dogs are the same species as huge animals like St Bernards and Irish Wolfhounds.
As a part of my role as a vet in the media, I am lucky enough to be the recipient of occasional samples of various pet-related goodies from time to time.
Chocolate poisoning in dogs & why shared custody of pets can make sense | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, Pete the Vet discusses chocolate poisoning in pets, and why shared custody of pets can make sense when human relationships don't work out.
I've just spent the day in London: I had been asked to be a member of a panel discussing obesity in pets, as part of a debate at the AGM of the Pet Food Manufacturers Association.
In the wake of the Channel 5 Documentary last week titled "The Truth about Dog Food", I've spent a fair bit of time writing and talking about my own beliefs about pet food.
Vet Help Direct Blog: the truth about your dogâ€™s food? Or sensationalist entertainment dressed up as â€śthe truthâ€ť? | Vet Help Direct
There are many different types of pet food available, from a variety of sources, and it can be confusing for pet owners.
This week on Ireland AM, we discussed the best way to feed pets. Â Feeding your pet properly is one of the most important aspects of good pet care, and it's one of the most contentious.
Laurenâ€™s family originally thought that Geri was a tom cat, christened Jerry after the â€śTom and Jerryâ€ť cartoons.
Most cats arrive at my vet clinic in cat carrier cages, and these are usually carried in by the owner.
The story of Finzi, and dealing with the issue of overweight pets | East Coast Radio
This week on East Coast FM, I told the story of Finzi, an abandoned dog that I rescued during the week.