As well as being a vet and an animal advocate, I'm a triathlete, so if you don't like that topic, don't read on.
I've just completed my second #Veganuary, and I'm posting a few thoughts about how it was, and what I'm going to do next. How was my VeganuaryI found it far easier this year compared to last year.
Product review: Fed up with wet dogs in your car and home? Try the Siccaro WetDog range of coats, gloves and mats
Water and dogs: a problem that needs to be sortedFebruary must be one of the coldest, wettest months of the year in the UK and Ireland, and when you live with dogs, this creates two big challenges.
The "quantified self" is a phenomenon that is now extending to our pets: the "quantified animal".
Christmas presents for pets and owners? Why not? This week Ireland AM featured a woman who spent €7000 on her new dog, between purchase price of pup and a range of pet accessories including a doggy ..
Planning your summer holidays? Have your pets minded for free or get free accommodation for minding pets
To listen to my latest interview on Today FM, click here. It's about Trusted House Sitters, a new animal-related website.
One of the unfortunate aspects of owning a pet is that you need to deal with the issue of biological waste: in other words, poop and piddle.
Food bowls for dogs don't sound very exciting but here's a useful Christmas present for elderly people, or for anyone who has difficulty bending down to pick up their pets' food and water bowls.
This week on East Coast FM, we discuss the latest fad of teaching cats to use the human toilet. Here is the video of the Litter Qwitter training process:https://www. youtube.
"How can I stop my dog moulting so much" is one of the most common questions that I am asked.
Finzi loves chasing a ball, and the best way to do this is to use the sling-like launcher marketed as the Chuckit.
As a part of my role as a vet in the media, I am lucky enough to be the recipient of occasional samples of various pet-related goodies from time to time.
Finzi has turned out to be a water loving dog. Wherever she is exercised, she seeks out water. If we're on the beach, she dashes down to the surf, wading around in foot-deep water.
This week, I've written a "product review" with a difference - about an event, not a physical item. The event is a conference for pet vets, designed to keep vets and nurses up to date.
Pet product review: Hotties – a microwaveable heat pad for outdoor pets (also as a treat for indoor pets)
My pet rabbit, Gloria, is a rare creature: she's a myxomatosis survivor. She lives in our garden, hopping around with the company of ducks, hens, and a recently arrived young female rabbit.
Pet product review: useful technology for pet owners, from monitoring cameras to iPad & phone protectors to battery boosters
Technology is an unavoidable part of our lives, and pet lovers are no different to anyone else. The latest electronic gizmos can make our lives more enjoyable and more efficient.
All animal carers have the same daily dilemma: what sort of bedding should I use for my pet? I've tried many types of bedding over the years, and it's not easy to find one that ticks all the boxes.
Dogs enjoy chewing: it's one of their real pleasures in life. Why do they do it? Sometimes it's play behaviour - the equivalent of human toddlers playing with toys.