The term "depression", as used in humans, may not be entirely appropriate for dogs.
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.
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? ..
Wouldn't you just love to know what your pet is thinking? Astonishingly, this may not just be the stuff of dreams. Computers may soon allow us to do this.
On Newstalk's "Shenangigans with Sile" last week, I discussed the death of my own dog Spot.
I visited the Newstalk studios again recently, to talk with Sile Seioge about various animal related issues. First, we discussed the saga of Finzi - you can hear this section by clicking here.
I've just written my first article for Readers Digest - dealing with the subject of animals suffering grief, and how to tackle this as a pet owner.
Urine marking in multi-cat households | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, Pete Wedderburn discusses the problem of urine marking in households with multiple cats living together.
This week on Ireland AM, we discussed the Yellow Dog Campaign which is a smart way of letting people know about dogs that should not be approached by strangers when out on walks.
“Help! My dog is out of control in the countryside!” | Vet Help Direct
Dog owners and livestock farmers aren’t always the best of friends at this time of year: newly pregnant cattle and sheep are especially vulnerable to being chased by out-of-control dogs, resulti ..
Vet on the radio with Newstalk’s Sile Seoige: rabies, the new Animal Health & Welfare Bill, and queries from listeners
I called in to the Newstalk studios this week for Shenanigans with Sile - to listen to our chat, you can click on two links: the first half is hereand the second half is here.
Miller the Lurcher has his spleen removed. | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, I talked to Declan Meehan about the surgical operation discussed on the Brayvet Facebook page this week. .
Shenanigans with Síle Seoige & Pete the vet | Newstalk
I was in Newstalk last month, dealing with the usual selection of queries from listeners. From boarding kennels to doggy day care to dog toys and more.
Spot (on the left in the photo), my own dog, is fifteen next month, and his problems are typical of many dogs of his age.
Many people see their pets as part of the family, and it can seem just natural to allow them to sleep in the same beds as the humans.
Sleeping with your dog under the covers in bed with you | East Coast Radio
A surprisingly high proportion of people admit to sleeping with their pets beneath the covers: on East Coast FM this week, we discuss this subject, including possible health issues that may be involved.
East Coast FM vet spot: cats behaving badly – feline stress and social life | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, a reader texted in with a query about a cat that had started piddling in the house. This is a common problem, often linked to social stress.
The image above is of a cat called Benny. I treated him last week for a bite on his tail. At the time, it was very painful and infected but he's back to normal now.