Johanne Leetch often walks her dogs Jan and Lizzy along the beach at Shankill.
Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, was born on this day in 1759 - two hundred years ago. A query came in from a Telegraph reader.
Sophie is a lovely Golden retriever who has just passed her 16th birthday, making her over a hundred in "dog years".
Christmas should be a time for enjoying the company of family, friends and pets. We should be able to relax and forget our normal daily worries.
Eddie Drew of Copsewood Farm, Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow has an eleven-year-old gander called Gilbert.
Antifreeze poisoning is common, because pets like the taste of this highly toxic substance.
Moose had a crisis 10 days ago when out playing football with her family. There was a collision, and afterwards she was holding up her right foreleg.
Walter Kelly from Co Wexford is pictured with his Lakenvelder rooster.
Alex Flynn-Fitzgerald doted on his pet cat Sparkles, and when she died, poor Alex was devastated. Alex had always wanted a cat.
Veronica McSwiney, the well-known concert pianist, from Bray, County Wicklow was concerned when Tara, her ten year old spayed female Golden Retriever started to leave wet spots on the carpet Veronica ..
Elsie is a ten year old neutered female terrier who suddenly started trembling all over. She refused her food, and she looked miserable.
Caroline found Harry the hedgehog walking across her garden in the middle of the day. When she picked him up with gloves, he curled up at first, but then he poked his head out and sneezed at her.
Cinders is an eleven month old female neutered black Domestic Shorthaired Cat. Her owner Orla was in the bathroom, when Cinders jumped up beside her and passed urine in the sink.
My own animals at home need veterinary help from time to time, and this week, it has been the turn of my Indian Runner drake, known as "Mister".
Birds are in Harry’s blood – his father bred canaries, and Harry has been racing his own pigeons for twenty eight years.
A year ago, Justine’s parents were walking through Rathfarnham when they noticed a colony of feral cats at the back of a garage.
The Hanley family knew that there was something strange going on with Benji. For no particular reason, he had started rubbing his rear end along the ground.
Fiona is a vet nurse, and when she heard that I was writing about Spayweek, which highlights the importance of having pets spayed and neutered, she suggested that I should talk about castration.