When Lulu came in to see me this week for her annual health check, Jenny reminded me of the long and complex saga that she went through as a puppy.
I’m representing Ireland as part of the national team at the World Triathlon Grand Finals in Switzerland: here’s why
The photograph above was taken soon after I had taken up triathlons, a decade ago. I thought I was doing all right: I had bought the Lycra tri-suit (.
A few months ago, Chewie started to lose weight, and at the same time, he began to drink more water than usual.
Telegraph online report on National Cat Awards | The Telegraph
Earlier this month, I attended the National Cat Awards in London (I'm pictured above with James Yeates, the CEO of Cats Protection.
This podcast starts with a public service announcement for Brayvet clients (my own vet clinic) about recent traffic disruptions, and then goes on to discuss Harvest Mites and how they affect pets at t ..
Harvest Mites (as pictured above, under the microscope) are tiny spider-like creatures that only emerge in August and September every year. They are never seen at other times of the year.
Friday, 30th August is “Grief Awareness Day”.
Molly is a good example of how well a new dog can work out in a young family.
Floppy-eared dogs are cute and adorable … until their ear gets injured and it turns into a bloodbath.
National Chipping Week – vet spot on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This week - 12th to 19th August – is National Chipping Week in Ireland. Listen to the podcast below to find out more, or read on.
Dolly was a two year old adult when Irene took her on from a rescue group. She had been used as a breeding bitch on a puppy farm, and had been bought by the rescue group who had felt sorry for her.
When Gabby developed a large swelling on her cheek beneath her left eye, Mick brought her to see me.
Home cooking for dogs: vet spot on Ireland AM | Ireland AM
This week on Ireland AM, we discussed creating home-cooked diets for your pet. Watch the video clip at the link below to follow my own effort to create a home-made dinner for Finzi and Kiko.
Creating animals with human organs? Stem cell technology in Japan. Podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This week's podcast starts with a Luke-O'Neill-esque discussion about stem cell technology before returning to the more familiar ground of answering questions about pets.
The dangers of heat stress and dehydration to dogs in summer – podcast | East Coast Radio
Dogs lose heat by panting, so when the environmental temperature is high, dogs overheat far more quickly, and they easily become dehydrated.
The triathlon season is well underway: every weekend, there are triathlons taking place in towns and villages across Ireland and these will continue until the end of September.
Many pet owners now have their female dogs spayed when they are young: there’s good evidence that it prevents certain cancers as well as avoiding some other serious illnesses as dogs grow older.
The reduction in stray dog deaths in Ireland and the lack of enforcement of dog licences. Podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
The latest dog control statistics have just been published, with records from the nationwide network of dog pounds. As usual, these make interesting reading for anyone interested in animal welfare.