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The Irish breed-specific legislation is now internationally recognised as being outdated, unfair, unnecessary and ineffective.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 ..
Assistance dogs | Pat Kenny Show
On this week's show, Pete started by mentioning the recent death of his mother, B, who passed away on January 10th after a long journey with Alzheimers.
Assistance dogs offer help to people in all sorts of ways.
Puppies as presents? No, No, No! | Pat Kenny Show
A social media storm has been raging since Sunday, when the Independent newspaper published an account of a journalist buying a Christmas puppy as a present for her husband.
The latest object to terrify cats: cucumbers. Who would have imagined it was possible. If you haven't heard, it's one of the latest viral video trends, and it isn't much fun for the cats concerned.
Cats: Loved and hated | Pat Kenny Show
I love cats, but there are many people who find them irritating. First, they hunt wild birds in other people's back gardens.
The perils of getting a pup as a present at Christmas: | Pat Kenny Show
On this week's show, we discussed "the perils of getting a pup as a present for Christmas" following a recent campaign by Dogs Trust.
I’m a cat lover and owner, and through my two jobs, I often come across distressing situations involving “cats gone bad”: As a vet in practice, I see pet cats that are continually b ..
Fireworks frighten rabbits.
Cats plotting to kill, crows mobbing bird-killing humans | Pat Kenny Show
This week on the Pat Kenny Show we discussed issues that arose in three topical news stories: cats as predators, smart crows and Guinness going vegan.