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.
Animal welfare laws are changing: if you work with animals in the UK, you’ll soon need a licence | The Telegraph
Animal welfare laws in the UK are about to change, bringing some degree of regulation to areas that have previously gone under the radar.
This year, Ireland AM visited Crufts to look into a range of aspects of the biggest dog show in the world.
There are always media flurries after Crufts. Last year, it was the (later discredited) allegations of dogs being poisoned.
Crufts: what I learned in 2016 | The Telegraph
This year, I visited Crufts for a day with TV3's Ireland AM: the resulting video will be shown this coming Wednesday. Meanwhile, I have written an online piece in the Daily Telegraph about my experience.
Disease outbreak in Essex dogs proves that it was wrong to stop treating dogs for ticks when imported from Europe | The Telegraph
Ted the Beagle suffered from Babesiosis When the rules changed so that dogs no longer had to be treated for ticks when imported to the UK and Ireland from continental Europe, there were fears that new ..
Survey results: the health, sickness and lifespan of different breeds of pedigree dogs | The Telegraph
The Kennel Club has just released the results of a major survey of the health and lifespans of pedigree dogs.
Now in UK & Ireland: jerky treats can kill dogs | The Telegraph
A warning has just been released in the UK about jerky treats (strips of dried meat) imported from China being linked to severe renal failure in dogs.
Microchipping The best way to make sure lost pets come home | The Telegraph
Microchipping is soon going to be compulsory in the UK and Ireland and it could mean the end for 'Dog Lost Radio'.
Dogs in pubs & pets losing their voices | Pat Kenny Show
Do you mind dogs in pubs? A Dublin pub has been told to stop letting dogs inThe source of this latest issue seems to be the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, who say this:"This isn’t new legislation.
I used to write for a number of pets magazines: glossy paper, full colour photos, and interesting stories about animals. While a few of these have survived, many of them have stopped publishing.
The 2015 Pet Report was launched in London today. This new study has highlighted the importance of the bond between children and their pets.
Last week, the European parliament made the decision - by a large majority - to ban animal clones, and to ban the importation of any cloned animals or their products.
The EU ban on cloning | Pat Kenny Show
On this week's Pat Kenny Show, we started by discussing the recent vote by the European parliament to ban cloned animals.