In this week's podcast, Pete discusses the latest development sniffer dogs from Helsinki airport, where they are being used with 100% accuracy to screen incoming passengers for Covid19.
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Podcast: animal issues around Covid-19 – adapting to owners heading out to work and dealing with dog theft. | East Coast Radio
As the world adapts to changes to heading back to work after staying at home due to Covid-19, it's a time of change for our pets.
Coronavirus and pets: an introductory podcast | East Coast Radio
The first half of this podcast, recorded on 4th March, explains the basic facts of Coronavirus and pets.
Health issues of pedigree dog breeds | East Coast Radio
This podcast discusses the issues of pedigree dog breeds. Listen by clicking on the play button below.
Podcast: the hectic life of farm vets in spring, plus cherry eye in dogs | East Coast Radio
In this week's short podcast, Pete discusses the hectic schedule of farm vets, caused by the fact that most cattle and sheep give birth during the springtime.
From Scottish citizenship to socialisation of dogs: Pete’s weekly podcast | East Coast Radio
Pete is Scottish - so he is a citizen of the United Kingdom - but he has been living in Ireland for nearly thirty years now.
January is dog-dumping month in Ireland: short podcast | East Coast Radio
This week’s brief podcast covers three topics: the seasonal dumping of unwanted pet dogs into animal rescue centres in Ireland in January, the issue of animal hoarding, and the situation in Aust ..
Podcast: Pete the Vet’s “Pet Subjects” book. A Christmas present idea for animal lovers | East Coast Radio
Veterinarian Pete Wedderburn has written a book about his life as a vet in practice. You can buy this book here on this website, in the online shop for €15 plus postage.
#ADogIsForLife campaign has been launched by Dogs Trust: podcast | East Coast Radio
The message of this podcast is to think very carefully before taking on a pet: it is a decision for the entire lifetime of the animal, which means looking 10 - 15 years into the future.
How to help seal pups left alone on beaches, plus WIMS radio update: weekly podcast | East Coast Radio
This week on East Coast we discussed the case of a young seal that was spotted on Bray beach this week, plus we talked about general wildlife care.
October themes: #BlackDogAppreciationDay and #StopTober. Podcast from Pete the Vet | East Coast Radio
Listen to this week's podcast by clicking on the play button below to learn about two seasonal topics: #BlackDogAppreciationDay and #StopTober.
Animals and people are good for each other: find out how in this podcast | East Coast Radio
Dog ownership causes people to take significantly more exercise, and it improves people's moods. Listen to the podcast below to find out more.
This podcast starts with a public service announcement for Brayvet clients (my own vet clinic) about recent traffic disruptions, and then goes on to discuss Harvest Mites and how they affect pets at t ..
The dangers of heat stress and dehydration to dogs in summer – podcast | East Coast Radio
Dogs lose heat by panting, so when the environmental temperature is high, dogs overheat far more quickly, and they easily become dehydrated.
The fun of triathlons for people, and the dangers of heat stress to pets | East Coast Radio
In this week's podcast, Pete talks first about his love of doing triathlons, and he then discusses the dangers of heat stress to dogs. Listen by clicking on the play button below.
Love of dogs is caused by genes, not upbringing: podcast | East Coast Radio
Research from Sweden has proven that the inclination to like dogs is primarily caused by nature, rather than nurture. In other words, if you like dogs, it's because of your genetic make up.
Dogs get stressed if their humans are stressed: here’s how we know. Podcast from Pete the Vet | East Coast Radio
A recent study from Sweden has shown that dogs get stressed in ways that parallel the stress felt by their owners. This is the first time that trans-species stress empathy has been proven.
Can toxic summertime plants harm dogs? Podcast from Pete the Vet | East Coast Radio
Dogs are prone to eating anything that they feel like eating, and that means that sometimes they eat substances that can do them harm.