This is SpayAware week in Ireland, highlighting the importance of spaying and neutering dogs and cats for health reasons as well as for population control.
Spaying & Neutering
The latest stray dog statistics for Ireland: good but could be better. Pete the Vet Podcast from Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk | Pat Kenny Show
Every year, the Irish dog pound system compiles statistics about stray dogs, and the figures for 2017 have just been published. To hear the podcast, see foot of page.
The stray dog issue: overseas and in Ireland. Podcast from Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Stray dogs are a significant issue in many countries, from India to Ireland. Listen to the podcast below to hear the discussion.
Dealing with unwanted pregnancies in pets: Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This week's podcast discusses the options for preventing pregnancy in pets, and also what to do if an unwanted pregnancy occurs. To listen, click at the foot of this page.
Meeting and mating: the reproductive cycles in pets. Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This week's podcast discusses reproduction in dogs and cats, from coming into season through to pregnancy. Listen to the podcast below.
The pros and cons of spay and neuter: Pete the Vet talks SpayAware on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Listen to the podcast by following the link at the foot of this page.
Animal charity urges pet neutering as kitten numbers continue to riseSpaying and neutering has, thankfully, become almost routine for pets.
In this week’s broadcast on East Coast FM, we started with a listener who had a problem with rodent pests (unwanted rats) in her garden, and we moved on to talk about the timing of spaying kitte ..
Why do vets charge so much to spay a bitch & can they charge less? | Vet Help Direct
I've written an article on the tricky issue of the fees that vets charge to spay a bitch.
SpayAware – the importance of spaying and neutering pets | East Coast Radio
This week on East Coast FM, we discussed the importance of spaying and neutering pets: in most cases, it's good for pets' health, and it is the best way to deal with Ireland's big problem with pet overpopulation.
SpayAware Week: The importance of having pets spayed and neutered | Pat Kenny Show
SpayAware is an initiative that I have been helping since it was established in 2002 in response to the massive number of unwanted dogs being euthanased in Ireland's dog pounds.
Louis, a seven month old ferret who needed to be castrated because his behaviour was becoming over-masculine.
Lisa didn't originally plan to get a pet ferret. Her uncle keeps them and a litter of baby ferrets was produced accidentally.
When Max went to get a Russian Dwarf Hamster, he only planned to get one: he already had a larger, Syrian Hamster who seemed very happy living on his own.
It’s very important to accurately identify the gender of pet rabbits.
A question has been bubbling in social media circles for some time: why does a pro-animal welfare group like SpayAware accept funding from Donedeal, the main website involved in online puppy sales in ..
Nubby, a seven month old male Guinea Pig who was neutered to stop the home from being over-populated with baby guinea pigs.
Sandra and her children are guinea pig enthusiasts. Earlier this year, the guinea pig matriarch of their household, Nutty, died at the impressive age of eight years.
It’s springtime, so it’s time to spay and neuter | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, after an initial chat about Bollywood dancing, we discussed the fact that Spring is here, and if pets have not been spayed or neutered, now is the time to do it.
Finzi is now around just over a year old, and it's time to get her spayed. Like many people, we had planned to do it earlier, but she came into season, so we had to wait until that had fully settled.