The single most challenging part of being a vet that is euthanasia, or to use the commonly used phrase, “putting down animals”.
VetHelpDirect blog: new survey shows that millions of pets suffer because of human negligence | Vet Help Direct
We all like to see ourselves as "good", yet when you add all of us together, as "society", the outcome is often far from "good".
On Ireland AM this week, we discussed the apparent rise in cases of cruelty to animals that have been reported in the media in recent weeks.
On Ireland AM this week, I was able to announce good news: the Minister of Agriculture, Simon Coveney, has announced that he will NOT allow lay people to dock puppies' tails.
Ireland is living in the past: we are about to make it legal for members of public to dock puppies’ tails. | Vet Help Direct
The puppy pictured above was brought to me for treatment after a botched home-done tail docking job.
This week on Ireland AM, Pete discusses the dangers of illegal dog fighting and what you should do, if you suspect it's going on in your area.
This week on Ireland AM, Pete discusses the issue of transporting pets to the UK.
National chipping month in Ireland | East Coast Radio
This week on East Coast FM, we discuss National Chipping Month - this is the ideal time to get your pet microchipped if you live in Ireland.
A new series on Channel Five has just started, titled “The World’s Most Pampered Pets” The programme blurb says the following: “A fun, entertaining and moving programme meetin ..
The term "depression", as used in humans, may not be entirely appropriate for dogs.
Are you one of those lucky people who still has to take your summer holiday? If you want to take your pet with you, there's plenty to think about.
Dog-napping: Summary of campaign about stolen dogs in Ireland | East Coast Radio, RTE, TV3
For the past few weeks, I have been mentioning dog theft in local and national media in Ireland. This post brings together some of the coverage. First, I brought a stolen dog, Erin, in with me to TV3.
All across Ireland, there is a new nationwide trend for pet dogs to be stolen, for one of the following reasons: To be sold on (especially pedigree dogs) To be used for dog fighting as bait (any dog) ..
Animal experiments: numbers are rising while studies show low levels of production of beneficial results | Vet Help Direct
Vivisection - experimenting on live animals - has always been controversial, and after a long absence of media coverage, it has hit the news twice this week.
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.
Wouldn't you just love to know what your pet is thinking? Astonishingly, this may not just be the stuff of dreams. Computers may soon allow us to do this.
With the recent warm weather in Ireland, there has been a surge of cases of dogs with heat stroke. I went into the the RTE radio studio with Derek Mooney to discuss how to prevent this common problem.