Back in 2011, when Linzi moved from her home in County Derry to a job near Dublin, it wasn't love at first sight when she met my own dog Kiko. Linzi was lodging in our home, and Kiko is one of our dogs.
All about in-breeding: the challenge of producing healthy pedigree pups. Podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This week's podcast discusses the tricky topic of "in-breeding" i. e. breeding of dogs to closer rather than further-away relatives.
To watch this video clip from Ireland AM, click on the link below. Over the centuries Ireland has bred and developed dogs with characteristics and physical structure to serve them in their everyday life.
To listen to this week's podcast, featuring an update on the importance of poop scooping after your dog, click the play button at the foot of this page.
On St Patrick's Day weekend, snakes come to mind. St Patrick may have ensured that Ireland is snake-free, but snakes are back.
Podcast: the changing gender balance of the veterinary world | East Coast Radio
Photo above: veterinarian, Dr Aundrea Hara, poses with her dog, Piper (U. S.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are prone to premature aging of the heart valves, which causes them to leak: it’s the leading cause of death of this breed of dog.
Oscar first had a problem with a mild lameness last summer. At the time, we investigated the lameness by taking x-ray pictures.
Pedigree dogs & Crufts: a lesson in the pros and cons of eugenics. Podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
The Crufts dog show is taking place this weekend, with the Irish Kennel Club's flagship St Patricks Day show following next week.
James studied industrial design at the National College of Art and Design. After working in Ireland and China, he came home in 2013, married his girlfriend and they got their first dog together.
The strong impact of human personalities on cats in the same household: podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
If your cat is behaving badly, it might be worth looking in the mirror.
With Crufts coming up next week, the issue of pedigree dogs is hitting the headlines again.
Back in April, for no obvious reason, Butler suddenly lost interest in life. He stopped eating, and lay around the house with his head between his paws. He looked miserable.
The topic of sleep for our pets is often neglected, which is why I'm publishing this thoughtful guest post discussing slumbering pets.
Gill has an older dog – Lucy Lou, who’s now fourteen years old and is beginning to slow down with age. Gill thought that a new young friend might give her renewed interest in life.
Pete the Vet Podcast: How to handle over-enthusiastic dogs and wriggly, even angry, cats. | East Coast Radio
Listen to this week's podcast below: all about handling challenging animals. Humans have to work with pets, and sometimes it can be difficult to keep them under control.
This week on Ireland AM, we discussed pet dental health, the reasons why you should care for your pets' teeth as thoroughly as you look after your own. You can watch the video below.
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