The topic of sleep for our pets is often neglected, which is why I'm publishing this thoughtful guest post discussing slumbering pets.
Obesity causes pets to have shorter lives: podcast | East Coast Radio
Two thirds of our pets are overweight or obese, and this seriously affects their quality and length of life. Obesity is a chronic state of inflammation, in pets as in people.
Old dogs being discarded to make space for Christmas pups? The perils of pets as presents. Podcast by Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Pets as presents - here's why not. Listen to the podcast by clicking on the play button below. There are three clear reasons: Animals are sentient creatures and should never be given as gifts.
This week's topic is the complex subject of "animal hoarders". To listen to the podcast click on the link at the foot of this page. Everyone knows an example of this type of individual.
Everyone, surely, must have heard about the hazards of buying a pet online by now.
To watch the video with Pete discussing the horse fair on Ireland AM, follow the link at the foot of this page.
Podcast discussing the Animal Welfare Conference on Thursday 13th Sept: Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
The animal welfare conference organised by the Irish Government Department of Agriculture was packed with speakers and topics. I have written a summary of the discussions below.
New puppy selling regulations in the UK: what does it mean for Ireland? Pete the Vet Podcast | East Coast Radio
To listen to this week's podcast click on the play button below.
Puppy farms: the UK has taken action. What about Ireland now? | Vet Help Direct
Please read and share my latest blog post on the new anti-puppy farm laws just announced in the UK over at VetHelpDirect.
From bees to animal cruelty in Ireland to floating farms in the Netherlands: Pete the Vet Podcast | East Coast Radio
After a brief mention of "bee rescue", this week's talk focusses on the truth about animal cruelty legislation and enforcement in Ireland. We also talk about microchips and floating farms in the Netherlands.
Animal cruelty in Ireland: How are we doing? Legislation (yes), Enforcement (no), Punishment (no). Podcast from Pete the Vet | Newstalk
This week on the Pat Kenny Show, we discussed the issue of animal cruelty in Ireland. To listen to the podcast, click on the play button at the foot of this page.
Urgent reminder from Gardai: NEVER LEAVE DOGS IN CARS OR VANS IN HOT WEATHER. Listen to the podcast here | East Coast Radio
In this warm weather, it is NEVER ok to leave a dog in a vehicle.
Do your research before booking animal related activities on holiday: Pete the Vet Podcast on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Newstalk
This week's podcast - which you can listen to below - features a global tourism and animal welfare symposium at London South Bank University that I attended last week.
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.
How can vets help to deal with the issue of antibiotic resistance? Podcast from Pete the Vet | East Coast Radio
Antibiotic resistance is a serious threat to human health. The veterinary profession uses antibiotics as much as the human medical profession.
From alpacas to transporting dogs safely: podcast from Pete the Vet | East Coast Radio
This week, there were some alpacas in the radio studio when Pete arrived, so it was difficult not to discuss them for a few minutes.
To watch this week's video, click on the link at the foot of this page. keeping pets cool in summerWith the recent warm sunny weather, the risk of overheating in pets is a serious issue.
Dog collars: old fashioned, inefficient and cruel? Podcast from Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Newstalk
To listen to the podcast, follow the link at the foot of this page.