It's Halloween today, and the peak of the fireworks season is upon us in Ireland. It's estimated that around 50% of pets are upset by the loud squeals and bangs of fireworks.
This week on Ireland AM, Pete discusses how best to protect our pets this Halloween. How to help pets deal with fireworksDogs, in particular, are often stressed by the explosive sounds of bangers and rockets.
When Cheeky was brought in to see me, the main thing that her owners had noticed was a skin rash along her back and on her underside.
The late summer hazard of wasps, plus how to deal with aggressive rabbits | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, we discuss wasp stings (a common problem in the late summer) and the issue of rabbit aggression.
Common summer problems including sore paws and gastroenteritis | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, Pete the vet discusses the common summer problem of sore paws in dogs, including harvest mites. We also discuss gastroenteritis, another common summer problem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Animal rescue groups need extra help over Christmas – don’t forget them! | East Coast Radio
This week on East Coast FM, we discuss the needs of animal rescue groups over the Christmas period.
A few weeks ago I asked you folk for ideas for Xmas gifts for pets. The final list is online now- see here.
Autumn vet blog: the danger of walking your dog in the half light of dawn and dusk | Vet Help Direct
I've written an article about the dangers of walking a dog beside the road in the half-darkness that's so common in autumn and winter in Ireland and the UK.
Seasonal tips on caring for pets over Christmas | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, Pete Wedderburn and Declan Meehan discussed seasonal tips for looking after pets over the coming Christmas period.
Podcast – Halloween and pets: keep them all inside tonight | East Coast Radio
In this week's live interview on East Coast FM, I discuss basic tips for caring for pets over Halloween.