Two years ago, the family decided that it was time to get their first dog: the girls were ten years old, ready to help with the responsibility of a family pet.
The fun of triathlons for people, and the dangers of heat stress to pets | East Coast Radio
In this week's podcast, Pete talks first about his love of doing triathlons, and he then discusses the dangers of heat stress to dogs. Listen by clicking on the play button below.
This week's podcast is all about controlling worms in pets. To listen (and to find out why there's a pic of a snail above), click on the play button at the foot of this page.
Mr T had been fully vaccinated, and he was thriving as a growing puppy. Then one evening last week, for no obvious reason, he developed diarrhoea.
Since Max was young, Debbie has put time and energy into training him. As a result of this hard work, she now knows that when she wants him to behave, she just needs to say the command, and he will obey.
When both Paddy and Poppy started to itch, the first thing Nicola thought of was “fleas”, even though she couldn't see any on either dog.
As a Boston Terrier, Spud is a rare breed of dog in Ireland, but Avril’s problem with him was one that is common in male dogs of all breeds and types.
Everyone knows that dogs don't always have sweet-smelling breath, but when Scout's breath started to smell seriously unpleasant, Carl knew that something had to be wrong with her.
Mylo came to see me last week: he had sliced his pad when walking near the lead mines near Kilternan. He only needed simple treatment for his injury: some wound cleaning, bandaging and pain relief.
Scraps from the table, dry pellets, or even a juicy steak? The food we give our pets varies from household to household.
With the Summer holidays coming up, many Irish people are travelling overseas, with the UK and Europe being the most popular destinations.
SpayAware: explaining why spay and neutering dogs and cats make sense. Vet podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This week's podcast is all about spaying and neutering dogs and cats: to listen, press the play button at the foot of this page.
Summer care for dogs: internet enabled dog walking and holiday care. Ireland AM Vet Spot Video | TV3
With long days and milder weather, the summer months are enjoyable for pets. Watch the video at the foot of this page to learn more, or read on here.
Can toxic summertime plants harm dogs? Podcast from Pete the Vet | East Coast Radio
Dogs are prone to eating anything that they feel like eating, and that means that sometimes they eat substances that can do them harm.
Hamsters don’t normally need to visit the vet: While they have short lives of just two to three years, they tend to be healthy creatures.
SP Studies show that 1 in 3 owners has seen a tick on their dog. And as well as causing an irritation to dogs, ticks can carry Lyme Disease, a serious illness that can affect humans as well as dogs.
Maureen has always had a soft spot for animals, and she was summoned when a neighbour ran into a wildlife dilemma.
SP Fleas are common, especially in the summer months. Read this case study from my blog to learn about a real life case study where fleas were a hidden issue.