Ruby is Gavin’s first Great Dane: he was brought up with smaller dogs, such as Collies and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
Tiger is a special type of pedigree cat: there are very few Bengals in this country.
Back in 2011, when Linzi moved from her home in County Derry to a job near Dublin, it wasn't love at first sight when she met my own dog Kiko. Linzi was lodging in our home, and Kiko is one of our dogs.
To listen to this week's podcast, featuring an update on the importance of poop scooping after your dog, click the play button at the foot of this page.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are prone to premature aging of the heart valves, which causes them to leak: it’s the leading cause of death of this breed of dog.
Oscar first had a problem with a mild lameness last summer. At the time, we investigated the lameness by taking x-ray pictures.
James studied industrial design at the National College of Art and Design. After working in Ireland and China, he came home in 2013, married his girlfriend and they got their first dog together.
Back in April, for no obvious reason, Butler suddenly lost interest in life. He stopped eating, and lay around the house with his head between his paws. He looked miserable.
The topic of sleep for our pets is often neglected, which is why I'm publishing this thoughtful guest post discussing slumbering pets.
Gill has an older dog – Lucy Lou, who’s now fourteen years old and is beginning to slow down with age. Gill thought that a new young friend might give her renewed interest in life.
This week on Ireland AM, we discussed pet dental health, the reasons why you should care for your pets' teeth as thoroughly as you look after your own. You can watch the video below.
Maureen's involvement with seal pups started by chance a few years ago. She saw an injured seal pup, named Susie, being rescued by some young people after she'd been washed up on a Greystones beach.
Buying a winter coat for dogs – is it worth doing in cold weather? Plus Neeko, the missing Husky. Podcast from Pete the Vet | East Coast Radio
Do you need to get a coat for your dog in winter? And if so, what type of coat is best? Listen to the podcast below to find out more.
Cathy's much-loved elderly Sharpei, Milicent, died of old age just a month ago, and Cathy was devastated.
Holly has a background that’s typical of many rescue pups: her mother was found, abandoned and pregnant, and was taken on by an animal rescue worker who fostered her.
Canine orthodontics: what to do if your dog has crooked teeth. Podcast on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Orthodontics is the science of correcting dental malocclusions i. e. abnormal alignment of the teeth.
Insect based pet food: an eco-friendly, animal-welfare friendly alternative? Podcast | East Coast Radio
Globally, pets consume around 20 per cent of the world’s meat and fish, and this is set to grow further with the trend for feeding human grade meat to dogs and cats.
The mornings are a busy time in Sophie's household. Sophie has to get ready for work, the three family dogs need to be fed, and everybody is milling around the kitchen.