Ireland's new dog microchipping laws have just come into affect: in essence, you cannot sell puppies now if they are not microchipped and registered.
The topic of legislation on muzzling dogs of "restricted breeds" was mentioned in an article in the Irish Times on Monday.
Animals are moving up the agenda: there is now a new online “Daily Telegraph Pets” section | The Telegraph
The new Daily Telegraph Pets Section is up and running. I've been writing my column in the Weekend Section of the Daily Telegraph for eight years now, as well as posting regular blogs to the Telegraph online.
A vet, Jill Butterworth, has started a campaign to raise awareness and to encourage equine vets and others who handle horses and other large beasts to wear a safety helmet, after a friend’s daughte ..
True or False: “Irish government is infinitely more generous towards animal welfare groups than UK government”
The answer, which will surprise many people, is TRUE. This should be headline news, and it's disappointing that this remarkable generosity goes completely under the radar of mainstream media coverage.
The Ebola dog | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, the podcast starts with a discussion of the "Ebola dog", then answers a few queries, from "when is it right to have a pet.
Cats have always been "second best" to dogs in Ireland - often seen as creatures to be kept outdoors, keeping the level of rodents down and minding their own business.
The latest madness: want a young version of your elderly dog? Dog clones now available in the UK: only £63K each | Vet Help Direct
An artificially created identical genetic copy of your dog? Would you really consider such a thing?Clones- precise genetic copies of living creatures – used to be the stuff of science fiction.
Ticks can pass on a disease called Lyme Disease - to pets AND humans. It's often not recognised until the disease is quite advanced.
When Emma won tickets to an Irish movie premiere, they were tickets with a difference.
World Rabies Day 28th September | East Coast Radio
This is a radio interview with Declan Meehan of East Coast FM, discussing the upcoming global rabies awareness day. Rabies.
The cruelty of people to animals knows no limits: this week, a firework was placed inside a piece of bread then fed to a swan in a public park.
This is an audio file of an interview with Declan Meehan of East Coast FM, discussing the latest actions by the RSPCA and Dogs Trust who have pulled out of Crufts in protest at the priority of appeara ..
Seals, pigs, kangaroos giraffes, red pandas, rhinoceros, and even komodo dragons have been dipping paws, noses, claws and tails in paint to create their own works of art.
The RSPCA is calling upon clergy to celebrate animal services with renewed focus this October following a new Church of England initiative to make 'Time for God's Creation'.
Andrew Byrne is one of my partners at Brayvet, and is pictured here with Elsa, his five year old Golden Retriever.
This week, from Wednesday 20th to Sunday 24th August, the largest veterinary conference ever to be held in Ireland is taking place at the Royal Dublin Society showgrounds in Dublin.