A Confirmed case of Alabama Rot has been identified in Dublin A case of Alabama Rot ( Cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy or CRGV) has recently been diagnosed in Dublin: this is the second con ..
The importance of poop scooping, dog breed trends in Ireland, fat-bergs on the beach, and listeners’ questions: Pete the Vet on the Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
The danger of dog pooDog poo is not just an issue of aesthetic importance (although no-one likes getting the stuff on their shoes).
Kennel Cough: what is it and what pets need to be vaccinated against it? | East Coast Radio
Kennel Cough - also known as Infectious Canine Tracheobronchitis - is one of those vaccines that is "optional".
Antibiotic resistance: A problem for pets as much as people | Newstalk, The Telegraph, Vet Help Direct
Everyone has heard of "Superbugs", but the scale of the threat of antibiotic resistant bacteria is still not widely appreciated.
Today is World Rabies Day, with the hashtag #WorldRabiesDay being used to highlight the subject on social media.
All about pet vaccinations | Pat Kenny Show
This week on the Pat Kenny Show, we discussed vaccinations: what are the latest recommendations for pets? Over the past two hundred years, scientists have created vaccines that have prevented – and ..
Importing a dog from another country can be more complicated than you might think.
The truth about Kennel Cough | Pat Kenny Show
As we head towards the peak of the holiday season, there’s a surge in the number of dogs that are brought to see me for a procedure that sounds simple, but can be incredibly complicated: Kennel Coug ..
You've probably heard the well-publicised saga of Johnny Depp's dogs getting into trouble after arriving into Australia without meeting the usual import stipulations.
Boys with dogs in Africa, waiting for rabies vaccinations (Photo: Kate Hampson). Every three months, Rabies kills more people than the victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal.
Exotic diseases your pet can pick up on holidays | Pat Kenny Show
Most people are aware of the risk of rabies when travelling in other countries with your pet, and the compulsory vaccination against rabies deals with this threat effectively.
There is a new disease risk associated with importing pets to UK and Ireland – exotic diseases that were previously only seen in overseas countries. To find out more, read Ted’s story by c ..
Zolza, a two year old female Yorkshire Terrier who suffered a serious upset of her digestive system.
Zolza has had an eventful life so far. She was born in Poland, and was brought to Ireland when she was only six months old.
When Tracey saw two Guinea Pigs in a pet shop, she fell in love with them, and soon she had them installed in a large hutch in her home.
Rio, an eight year old neutered male cross-bred Doberman who developed a strange swelling on his neck
Rio’s problem began with vague signs. One day, he seemed dull, and he refused his dinner. He was holding his head lower than normal, as if something was troubling him.
Rabies is a horrendous disease - yet it's preventable.
TB in cats has hit the headlines in the last week, because, for the first time, there has been a confirmed case in the UK where TB infection passed from a cat to two humans.
VetHelpDirect blog: sensationalist reporting of TB in cats does not help anyone, least of all cats | Vet Help Direct
Vets have known for many years that cats can get TB, and there has always been a theoretical risk of this being transmitted to humans.