Petbond: a new website to make it easier to find a new pet. Vet spot podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show

How can you be sure that you are getting a new puppy or dog from an ethical source? A new website, petbond.ie has been set up to help you do exactly that. To find out more, listen to the podcast at the foot of this page, or read on.

Why not just get a pup or dog from a rescue centre?

It’s true that there are many lovely pups and dogs available from rescue centres (and Petbond helps with this too, working with registered rescue groups to make it easier for you to choose the ideal pet.) It’s also important to remember that there are breed-specific rescue groups, so just because you want a particular breed of animal does not mean that you will not be able to rescue one.

For those who have decided, after careful thought and discussion, that they definitely want to get a pedigree dog rather than a rescued animal, Petbond will help you find a breeder you can trust.

Questions from listeners about pets

The following questions were asked, and Pete has answered them in the podcast.

  • We are expecting a baby and our Cavachon still sleeps in our room. She cries for ages if we take her out and put her downstairs. What can we do?
  • What can we do to lessen the stress of storms on our three year old rescued Labrador cross?
  • I am researching getting a Labradoodle puppy but everywhere I look, they are neutered before they are sold. Is this standard practice?
  • My ten year old dog has started to pace the house at night, restlessly agitated. Our vet says there’s nothing wrong. Is there anything we can do?
  • My Bichon Frise – ten years old – will not come back when called. She’ll come back for treats, but otherwise she isn’t interested.

To listen to the podcast, click on the play button below. And to find out more about Petbond, visit the website here.

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