Samoyeds come from the group of dogs known as “sled-pulling dogs”. They were bred in Siberia by nomadic reindeer herding people.
Max was a smart, inquisitive and friendly cat. He was the only animal in the house, and he enjoyed his role as the centre of human attention.
Many Irish people are only too aware of the painful consequences of lying in the sun without proper protection. Severe sunburn is an experience that is not quickly forgotten.
It’s well known that Ireland produces a surplus of puppies, with nearly 300 unwanted dogs being killed at Irish dog pounds every week for the simple reason that they are unwanted.
More tips for pets in the summer sunshine | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, I discussed the issue of helping pets cope with summer sunshine.
This recent spell of hot sunny weather may be enjoyable for humans, but for pets, it can be stressful and dangerous.
New study shows that spayed & neutered dogs live for longer and die of different diseases compared to entire dogs | Vet Help Direct
More research has been released on the effect of spaying and neutering on dogs, with the findings suggesting a strong positive effect on longevity. To read my article post on this, click here.
This week, a listener called in to ask how she can start teaching her pet dog how to do agility. Jumping over hurdles and running through tunnels is something that many pets can learn to do.
Tips on preventing heat stroke in dogs | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, we discussed the topical issue of dogs overheating in sunny weather. For some tips on how to prevent this, click on the play button below.
VetHelpDirect blog: “Was I wrong to castrate my dog?” “Could it be a mistake to spay a female dog?” Update on the pros and cons of neutering and spaying | Vet Help Direct
SpayAware is being launched this weekend in Ireland – the aim is to make pet owners aware of the importance of spaying and neutering dogs and cats to control the massive over production of puppi ..
Protect your dogs: lock up your Easter Eggs | Vet Help Direct
Easter Eggs - and all chocolates -are a real threat to dogs' lives. To find out why, and to find out what you can do to prevent a problem, read my new blog here.
The story of Finzi, and dealing with the issue of overweight pets | East Coast Radio
This week on East Coast FM, I told the story of Finzi, an abandoned dog that I rescued during the week.
Cats are often blamed for passing a disease to Toxoplasmosis to humans, but as this radio discussion explains, it's much more complicated than that.
One dog with Parvovirus and another with itchy skin | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, a listener phoned in to discuss her dog: he had just been diagnosed with Parvovirus by her vet. Another listener called in to ask about her itchy dog.
How do animals cope with bad weather in winter? | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, we discussed how animals cope with the cold, wet weather of winter.
Pet insurance is an excellent way of budgeting for your pet’s health care, so that in case of a crisis, you can afford the best treatment.
Choosing the right pet & making New Year promises | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, we discuss choosing the right pet in the first place: this is the most important step towards successful and happy pet ownership.
More Christmas tips for pets | East Coast Radio
More tips on making sure that Christmas is a happy time for the pets in your family.