Instead of my weekly Q&A column this week, I was asked to write a response to Germaine Greer's recent criticism of pet owners & vets. Read it here.
Just back from summer break and catching up with blogs, links etc. Watch here for more later.
Open farms: a radio discussion | East Coast Radio
Open farms are popular destinations for summer holiday excursions, and they can be an excellent way of both entertaining and educating children. Learn more about them in this podcast.
Can anything be done to stop ferrets from smelling so strongly? Can a fleece blanket be put into a dog kennel? Would an anti-fungal shampoo stop a Bassett Hound from having a smelly coat? What pour-on ..
Pets and drinking water on the radio | East Coast Radio
Pets seem to drink from all sorts of places, including muddy puddles and ditches. Is this safe? And why do they so often reject the fresh tap water.
After three years on Blogger, I've moved my "Pete the Vet" blog across to Wordpress. I've imported all the posts, so you'll find them here in a searchable archive back to May 2008.
Rescuing baby birds – radio discussion | East Coast Radio
It's common to find baby birds, apparently in trouble. What should be done with them? Listen to this radio discussion to find out. Click on the play button below:VETBIRDS.
Treating itchy dogs: radio discussion | East Coast Radio
Last week we discussed diagnosing the cause of itchy skin in dogs: this week the subject was how to treat dogs with allergic skin disease. Listen below:. VETITCHTREAT.
Radio discussion: Why do dogs itch? | East Coast Radio
Itchiness is a common problem in dogs during the summer months. What makes dogs itch? Listen to our discussion on East Coast FM to find out more. Just click on the play button below.
The latest stray dog statistics in Ireland | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM today, we discussed the latest statistics from dog pounds in Ireland. Listen below:. VETDOGSTATS.
RN Central - a website for both medical and veterinary nurses - has listed this blog among the "50 Best Blogs for Veterinary Students". Read the rest of the list here.
Radio interview: ISPCA comments about Irish dogs being exported to UK | East Coast Radio
Should dogs be exported to the UK to be rehomed? Or is it "better for them" to be simply euthanased? Listen to the background to this saga:VETISPCA.
As we move into the New Year, I've been reflecting on the best way to use this blog, as well as my other online resources.
1: Pets encourage people to exerciseIf you have a dog, you need to take it for a regular walk.
I am growing a moustache this year for "Movember". I have decided to put down my razor for one month (November) and help raise awareness and funds for men's health - specifically prostate cancer.
Ticks can pass on a disease called Lyme Disease - to pets AND humans. It's often not recognised until the disease is quite advanced.
On East Coast FM this week, we discussed World Animal Week - and Pet Expo, which is happening this weekend in Dublin. Click on the Play button below to listen. vetworld.