Everyone knows that dogs don't always have sweet-smelling breath, but when Scout's breath started to smell seriously unpleasant, Carl knew that something had to be wrong with her.
Compassion in World Farming Ireland hosted a demonstration outside the Dail at 1pm on Wednesday 12th June, protesting against the live export of animals from Ireland.
Dogs get stressed if their humans are stressed: here’s how we know. Podcast from Pete the Vet | East Coast Radio
A recent study from Sweden has shown that dogs get stressed in ways that parallel the stress felt by their owners. This is the first time that trans-species stress empathy has been proven.
My second triathlon race of the season took place last Saturday in Westport, a small town on the edge of an Atlantic inlet on Ireland’s west coast.
Mylo came to see me last week: he had sliced his pad when walking near the lead mines near Kilternan. He only needed simple treatment for his injury: some wound cleaning, bandaging and pain relief.
Scraps from the table, dry pellets, or even a juicy steak? The food we give our pets varies from household to household.
With the Summer holidays coming up, many Irish people are travelling overseas, with the UK and Europe being the most popular destinations.
SpayAware: explaining why spay and neutering dogs and cats make sense. Vet podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This week's podcast is all about spaying and neutering dogs and cats: to listen, press the play button at the foot of this page.
Summer care for dogs: internet enabled dog walking and holiday care. Ireland AM Vet Spot Video | TV3
With long days and milder weather, the summer months are enjoyable for pets. Watch the video at the foot of this page to learn more, or read on here.
Can toxic summertime plants harm dogs? Podcast from Pete the Vet | East Coast Radio
Dogs are prone to eating anything that they feel like eating, and that means that sometimes they eat substances that can do them harm.
Making sure that people are safe around dogs. Weekly podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This week's podcast discusses the reasons why dogs may be aggressive, and the steps that people can take to ensure that they - and their families- are safe around dogs.
Hamsters don’t normally need to visit the vet: While they have short lives of just two to three years, they tend to be healthy creatures.
SP Studies show that 1 in 3 owners has seen a tick on their dog. And as well as causing an irritation to dogs, ticks can carry Lyme Disease, a serious illness that can affect humans as well as dogs.
As regular blog readers may know, as well as writing about animals, Iam an enthusiast about triathlons, and during the summer race season,I post race reports after competing.
Maureen has always had a soft spot for animals, and she was summoned when a neighbour ran into a wildlife dilemma.
Problem areas for farm animal welfare in Ireland: podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Current European and national Irish animal welfare legislation has been carefully designed to protect animal welfare. However enforcement of this legislation is inconsistent.
SP Fleas are common, especially in the summer months. Read this case study from my blog to learn about a real life case study where fleas were a hidden issue.
We now take it for granted that humans must be seatbelted firmly in place during car travel, but what about dogs (and occasionally cats)? To find out more, read on, or watch the video clip at the foot ..