The term "depression", as used in humans, may not be entirely appropriate for dogs.
Common summer problems including sore paws and gastroenteritis | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, Pete the vet discusses the common summer problem of sore paws in dogs, including harvest mites. We also discuss gastroenteritis, another common summer problem.
Fluffy and Murphy came into the Yarrow household when they were young kittens. The family live in an urban area, and it was obvious that it would be hazardous for the cats to be allowed outside.
Some people feel sorry for foxes and encourage them into their garden, feeding them with dog food, and enjoying watching them. I know someone who has a family of fox cubs regularly visiting.
Lucky had always been a typical terrier - an active, energetic dog. He had been healthy over the years apart from a few minor illnesses.
Are you one of those lucky people who still has to take your summer holiday? If you want to take your pet with you, there's plenty to think about.
The truth about Elizabethan Collars for pets | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM, I discussed Elizabethan Collars with Declan Meehan: has your pet ever had to wear one? ..
When Geraldine’s two kittens, Sooty and Snowy, were young, she made sure that she signed them both up for pet insurance.
Samoyeds come from the group of dogs known as “sled-pulling dogs”. They were bred in Siberia by nomadic reindeer herding people.
95% of the world’s tigers have disappeared in the past century: what can be done? Watch this video | TV3
A couple of weeks ago, I visited Dublin Zoo to look at their tigers. We also discussed the similarities between tigers and pet cats: they have many behaviours and characteristics in common.
Max was a smart, inquisitive and friendly cat. He was the only animal in the house, and he enjoyed his role as the centre of human attention.
Dog-napping: Summary of campaign about stolen dogs in Ireland | East Coast Radio, RTE, TV3
For the past few weeks, I have been mentioning dog theft in local and national media in Ireland. This post brings together some of the coverage. First, I brought a stolen dog, Erin, in with me to TV3.
Many Irish people are only too aware of the painful consequences of lying in the sun without proper protection. Severe sunburn is an experience that is not quickly forgotten.
It’s well known that Ireland produces a surplus of puppies, with nearly 300 unwanted dogs being killed at Irish dog pounds every week for the simple reason that they are unwanted.
All across Ireland, there is a new nationwide trend for pet dogs to be stolen, for one of the following reasons: To be sold on (especially pedigree dogs) To be used for dog fighting as bait (any dog) ..
Reflections on animals encountered during a holiday trip to New York City | East Coast Radio
I have just come back from a holiday in New York City, where I was fascinated to encounter animals in a range of situations -from dogs taking part in the Pride March to a visit to the Animal Medical C ..
Animal experiments: numbers are rising while studies show low levels of production of beneficial results | Vet Help Direct
Vivisection - experimenting on live animals - has always been controversial, and after a long absence of media coverage, it has hit the news twice this week.
Did you know that in Chinese Hamsters, diabetes is so common that it’s recommended that they should all be fed special diets? | The Telegraph
A Daily Telegraph reader recently contacted me with an interesting query: I am getting wildly conflicting opinions on this from various vets, rodent food manufacturers and experienced rodent keepers t ..