It is bizarre that the most common nutritional issue that I see in my daily work is a problem of excess: people simply giving their pets too much food.
The importance of poop scooping, dog breed trends in Ireland, fat-bergs on the beach, and listeners’ questions: Pete the Vet on the Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
The danger of dog pooDog poo is not just an issue of aesthetic importance (although no-one likes getting the stuff on their shoes).
Pete the Vet Podcast: it’s time to have your say on puppy farming in Ireland | East Coast Radio
Puppy farms - or Dog Breeding Establishments, as they are formally known - are regulated by the law in Ireland, and this is currently open for public consultation.
To watch the video clip from TV3, click on the link at the foot of this pageDog rescue charity MADRA is running a ‘Doggy Blind Date’ programme in Galway city.
I've just completed my second #Veganuary, and I'm posting a few thoughts about how it was, and what I'm going to do next. How was my VeganuaryI found it far easier this year compared to last year.
Human-pig hybrids are a step too far: Pete the Vet’s weekly podcast | East Coast Radio
Scientists have spliced human DNA into the genome of pig embryos, tweaking the immunoreactivity of the pig's livers so that they are not rejected when transplanted into humans.
Sometimes, I get offers from other writers to contribute to this blog, and I am pleased to welcome Sloan McKinney as my first guest author in a while.
Puppy farms and puppy smuggling: an update & podcast with Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This coming weekend is the annual conference of Veterinary Ireland Companion Animal Society (VICAS), the body that represents pet vets nationally.
The end of your pet’s life: deciding when, & looking after your pet’s body afterwards. Pete the Vet Podcast | East Coast Radio
This week on East Coast FM, Pete discusses the complicated issue of deciding when to euthanase a pet, and the then goes on to explain about the various options for looking after your pet’s body, ..
Pain sensation in animals, pet insurance, and listeners’ questions: Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Pain sensation in animalsThere are two parts to the pain sensing systems in the body Nociceptors which are the nerve endings that detect harmful stimuli, in the skin or on the outside of the body.
I've written a blog post over on the Allianz website, explaining my rationale for choosing a rescue dog when you get a new pet.
Grants for Irish animal welfare groups, dog theft & listeners’ questions: Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Animal welfare funding from the Irish governmentThe Irish government has just announced awards of €2,460,500 to 137 animal welfare organisations.
Change in policy in UK animal welfare strategy has major implications for Irish animal welfare: report plus podcast | Pat Kenny Show
Report on UK animal welfare strategy A major report has just been published by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee, a cross-party group which is appointed by the House of Commons ..
New animal welfare legislation: has it made any difference? (With Pat Kenny Show podcast) | The Telegraph
Today - 8th November - is the tenth anniversary of the introduction of ground breaking animal welfare legislation in the UK.
Cold weather and petsPets often spend time outdoors, and with some thought, owners can ensure that their animals have a cosier, warmer existence.
Halloween and pets: the story of Sissi, the cat who was shot with a rifle | East Coast Radio
The cat in the photo is Sissi: when she came home from her usual evening stroll recently, she was unable to put any weight on her left front leg.
With Halloween approaching, this week on the Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk, we discussed issues to do with fear of fireworks in pets as well as other safety issues for pets.
This week in Dublin Port, another batch of puppy-farmed puppies were confiscated as they were smuggled out of Ireland to the lucrative UK market.