Many seniors look forward to owning a dog in the golden years of their life. A dog not only gives them company but also makes them feel loved, happy, and responsible.
Thirty years ago, cannabis was an illegal drug that most people might never encounter.
Old dogs being discarded to make space for Christmas pups? The perils of pets as presents. Podcast by Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Pets as presents - here's why not. Listen to the podcast by clicking on the play button below. There are three clear reasons: Animals are sentient creatures and should never be given as gifts.
Diagnosis and treatment of arthritis in dogs and cats: video from Pete the Vet on TV3’s Ireland AM | TV3
Is your older pet creaking around slowly, taking ages to get up in the morning, and doing less activity than they used to do? To watch Pete the Vet discussing arthritis on TV3’s Ireland AM, watc ..
Signs that your elderly pet is ready for euthanasia | The Telegraph
My latest online piece for the Telegraph outlines the telltale signs to look out for that let you know that euthanasia is the kindest option for your pet.
How to help dogs with arthritis plus listeners’ pet questions on the Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Arthritis – stiffness and lameness in dogs Arthritis (technically called “osteoarthritis”, or “degenerative joint disease”) is caused by a combination of anatomic predis ..
Euthanasia of pets: a week early is better than a day late | The Telegraph
I was at an excellent veterinary congress at the weekend and one of the lectures that caught my eye was a thought-provoking and insightful talk by Shailen Jasani, a vet who specialises in emergency an ..
Cats and dogs with arthritis are common. This week on Ireland AM, we discussed some novel treatments for arthritis in animals.
Treating arthritis in dogs and cats | Pat Kenny Show
Arthritis is a common problem for older pets and the cause needs to be considered when choosing treatment. Treatment often needs to address the cause as well as treating the symptoms.
Lisa had been away from home travelling overseas. When she returned, she noticed that Tips’ breathing seemed different.
How do vets decide when euthanasia is the right choice? | The Telegraph
Euthanasia of pets is a momentous decision for pet owners, and vets are often asked to help owners make that decision.
At nearly 12 years of age, Timmy has been beginning to slow down. He used to be an energetic creature, loving to go on walks at any opportunity. These days, he prefers a quieter life.
Ebi, a ten year old female Collie/Labrador cross who gave a remarkable demonstration of the ability of dogs to warn humans of danger.
Everyone remembers the “Lassie” movies, and the way that the dog barked to warn humans about something happening.
Cognitive impairment in older pets – Alzheimer’s type disease in animals | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, Pete discusses the issue of cognitive decline in older dogs and cats ..
Pet Product review: looking after your pet’s remains after their death in a novel way – “cremation jewellery”
We all dread that day when we finally need to say goodbye to our pets.
The single most challenging part of being a vet that is euthanasia, or to use the commonly used phrase, “putting down animals”.
Jake is 14 years old and has kidney disease, which is one of the most common conditions to affect older cats
Jake is a big animal, at around twice the weight of a typical moggie. He is not fat; he has a large frame, and he is very well-muscled.
Sooty is a typical example of a “family pet”. Rosie is twenty two years old now, which means that she was a six year old girl when Sooty arrived in the household as a puppy.