Sniffer dogs have been used by the Irish Customs service since 1984. There are now about twenty dogs around the country, at ports and other centres.
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.
Maisie is the latest addition to the household, and she's become an enthusiastic playmate of Ted, the two year old Corgi.
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.
How pets will make you happier and healthier, and deciding when it’s time for a family to get a pet: Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show, The Telegraph
To listen to the podcast, click on the play button at the foot of this page Benefits of pet ownership A new report in the UK has just extolled the economic and social value of pets, estimating that th ..
Orla was just six years old when Trixie arrived into the family household: she can barely remember life before Trixie.
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.
Product review: Fed up with wet dogs in your car and home? Try the Siccaro WetDog range of coats, gloves and mats
Water and dogs: a problem that needs to be sortedFebruary must be one of the coldest, wettest months of the year in the UK and Ireland, and when you live with dogs, this creates two big challenges.
Squirt featured on the Nine O'Clock News when he was just a kitten after he had been saved from drowning. A man had fished out a bag containing three kittens from the Dodder Canal.
First aid for petsTo watch this week's video from TV3, click on the link at the foot of this page. There are times when a vet isn't available: an animal is sick or injured, and immediate action is needed.
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.
Many people might not notice if their pet's breath gets a bit stinky, but Penny has a particular behaviour that meant that Marie couldn't avoid noticing when Penny developed halitosis.
Can our pets love us, care for us and grieve for us? Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Are pets capable of loving us, caring for us, and grieving for us?The bond between humans and animals can be astonishingly strong, defying our rational expectations.