Eight year old Max has always been a fit and healthy dog, but every year, Emma brings him along to see me for his yearly health check.
Last Sunday, one year old Ella was mooching around the house as she often does, when she found something interesting. Somebody had left some boxes and bags of groceries within her reach, on the floor.
Dogs and cats, like humans, sometimes suffer from crises that require the life-saving therapy of being given a blood transfusion.
Wild cats eat raw meat. So do free living dogs.
Two months ago, Yuki had a severe bout of gastroenteritis, needing to be put on a drip and hospitalised overnight, but she recovered well.
In 2014, Mark moved from an apartment to a house with a garden, and he decided that he was ready to get a dog.
Lucy has already been through two major life-and-death situations in her old age: she survived mammary cancer after major surgery in 2011, and just six months ago, she needed another big operation to ..
There's a new craze for having parties for pets, with the launching of some unusual products that fit the theme. This week on Ireland AM, we looked at some of these new ideas.
There's something about Golden Retriever puppies that's particularly appealing. At the back of her mind, Gill always had a hope that one day, Zara would give birth to a litter of magnificent puppies.
Amber and her family took on Nero back in March, when he was an 8 week old pup. They took care to do everything right for him, getting him vaccinated, wormed and treated for fleas.
Trudy was a year old when a friend of Gillian's found that she could no longer keep her, for personal reasons.
As a spaniel, Molly's natural fur is long and wavy.
Rene first came across Mischa when she turned up at the back door of his partner Alison's workplace. She was a typical feral cat, terrified of people but never aggressive.
Loss of trust in pet vaccines: why has this has happened and what do pet owners need to do? Audio podcast plus Ireland AM video | East Coast Radio, TV3
Some pet owners have lost their trust in vaccinations, and as a consequence, they are refusing to have their pets vaccinated according to their vets' recommendations.
Emma's family have had Honey since she was a puppy. When they initially had her vaccinated, the vet talked about having her spayed, and the family was thinking about having her done.
Bruce had a life threatening crisis last summer, and Sarah is happy to share his story for a simple reason: the problem could have been prevented and she’d like other people to be aware of this ..
The hazards of late summer: sharp-ended grass seeds and harvest mites. Podcast from Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
In this week's podcast, I talk about two common hazards of the late summer for pets: grass seeds and harvest mites. To listen click on the play button below.
Earlier this week, there was a social media storm when a Meath county councillor said that he was amazed that people kept restricted breeds of dogs as family pets.