My second triathlon race of the season took place last Saturday in Westport, a small town on the edge of an Atlantic inlet on Ireland’s west coast.
The following topical guest post was written Digby Bodenham, writing for ExoticDirect pet insurance There are hundreds of colourful and affectionate pet lovebirds in the UK and Ireland, and vet fee in ..
As a no-deal Brexit still remains a possibility, what are the implications for pet owners? Listen to the podcast below to find out.
Podcast: How the companionship of animals can help humans, plus new controls on the sale of dogs in pet shops | Spirit Radio
The companionship of animals brings many benefits to humans: listen to this short podcast to find out more.
Many people now choose to give Christmas presents for their pets and to pamper them over the holiday period: here are some practical thoughts on this topic from Pete the Vet ..
Looking after pets in windy and stormy weather: Pete the Vet Podcast on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This week’s podcast starts by discussing the recent cold, windy, wet weather: how should pet owners care for their animals in this sort of climate? Cats Cats tend to be independent creatures who ..
#SP I've often talked about the many advantages of creating a dog-friendly work place.
Designer dog breeds: healthy hybrids or pointless status symbols? Podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
The above photo shows a "Jackaranian": a pup with a Jack Russell mother and a Pomeranian father. Designer breeds continue to feature in my daily life as a vet in practice.
Muzzles in dogs: what type is best, and how to use them properly. Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
To listen to the podcast about dog muzzles, click on the the play button at the foot of this page.
Irish vets speak out about flat faced dogs: why do they have health problems & what should be done about them? Podcast from Pete the Vet
At their annual conference this weekend, Irish pet vets urged members of the public to “think twice” before buying a flat faced dog like a pug, bulldog or French bulldog.
IntroductionI am an experienced triathlete, with ten years of regular racing squeezed into my lycra triathlon suit. I still love triathlons, but the race format has lost some of its zing.
My thanks to Emily Ridgewell for permission to share this excellent infographic about exercise and pets ..
5 Great Tips for Gardening with DogsA house with a garden is lovely, and so is a house with dogs.
The Dog Control Statistics for 2016 have just been released, showing that the number of dogs euthanased at Irish dog pounds continues to decline and now stands at 1,522. Back in the 1990s.
The vegan fiver saga in the UK: Pete the Vet on the Pat Kenny Show and in the Daily Telegraph | Pat Kenny Show, The Telegraph
Next month, like thousands of others, I'll be taking part in Veganuary, becoming a vegan for the month of January.
The huge impact of noise stress on dog behaviour | The Telegraph
I've just written a piece on the impact of noise stress in dogs, as my latest online post for the Daily Telegraph. You can read it by clicking on the link at the foot of this post.
My weekly podcast talks more about important facts about cats - listen by following the link below. We also discuss the common issue of harvest mites.
A balanced risk-benefit discussion on microchipping of dogs | The Telegraph
Microchip identification is now compulsory for all dogs over the age of 12 weeks in Ireland. From April 6th 2016, it will be compulsory for all dogs over the age of 8 weeks in the UK.