This month's guest post is by Louise Merry, a UK-based owner of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross-bred dog.
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.
Do you use a funny voice to talk to your dog? Here’s why, and here’s what difference it make to the animal. Pete the Vet Weekly Podcast | East Coast Radio
Hands up if you do this? When you speak to your dog, do you put on an exaggerated “I’m talking to a dog” voice? If you have ever wondered why, and if you wonder how much difference i ..
How humans change their speech to talk to dogs, how to help deaf dogs, plus listeners’ queries: the vet spot on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
how humans talk to dogs Researchers have recently found that puppies reacted positively and wanted to play when researchers in France played them a tape of phrases like, “Who’s a good boy? ..
Halloween and pets: the story of Sissi, the cat who was shot with a rifle | East Coast Radio
The cat in the photo is Sissi: when she came home from her usual evening stroll recently, she was unable to put any weight on her left front leg.
With Halloween approaching, this week on the Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk, we discussed issues to do with fear of fireworks in pets as well as other safety issues for pets.
Dog attacks: why do we never analyse what actually happens? Why the secrecy? | East Coast Radio
The latest dog attack in the UK, where a baby was killed and a toddler was seriously injured, was reportedly carried out by a dog resembling a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Euro 2016 soccer theme – all about ball games for your pets | East Coast Radio, TV3
As Ireland play France today in the Euro soccer championships, today's theme is all about ball games.
Lucy is a free range rabbit, having the full run of the garden as her home. She doesn't have a hutch; instead, she has dug a burrow under the garden shed.
The topic of "Breed Specific Legislation" has often been discussed in the media, and on most occasions, this happens following some traumatic incident where a person is attacked by a dog.
Dangerous dogs? Can “restricted dog breeds” make good pets? | Pat Kenny Show, TV3
The Irish breed-specific legislation is now internationally recognised as being outdated, unfair, unnecessary and ineffective.
Hugging Dogs & Listeners’ Questions | Pat Kenny Show
Hugging dogs is not always enjoyable for the animals: to find out why, listen to the podcast. Questions from listeners We have 2 five month old kittens and 2 Labs (4yrs and 1 yr old).
Getting a guide dog can transform the life of a blind or visually impaired person, and the same is true for an autistic child who gets an assistance dog.
Moll suffered a small laceration to her right shoulder, so she was brought to me for treatment.
Dogs and new babies: preventing problems | Pat Kenny Show
In the wake of a baby in California being killed by a family dog, Pete has been discussing the issue of the safety of dogs around young children.
Pets bring so many health benefits to humans - both physical and psychological - that they really should be encouraged far more by governments and health agencies.
Valentine’s Day with your dog! | East Coast Radio
On this weeks show, Pete began by answering a question about a mature housetrained dog who has started soiling in the house. This was following by a discussion on Valentine's Day with your dog.
Proof that dogs understand human emotions | Pat Kenny Show
Do dogs understand human emotions? Science says “yes” Dogs are able to combine information from a number of senses to recognise human emotion, an ability that has never been seen in an ..