Harvest Mites (as pictured above, under the microscope) are tiny spider-like creatures that only emerge in August and September every year. They are never seen at other times of the year.
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National Chipping Week – vet spot on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This week - 12th to 19th August – is National Chipping Week in Ireland. Listen to the podcast below to find out more, or read on.
Home cooking for dogs: vet spot on Ireland AM | Ireland AM
This week on Ireland AM, we discussed creating home-cooked diets for your pet. Watch the video clip at the link below to follow my own effort to create a home-made dinner for Finzi and Kiko.
Creating animals with human organs? Stem cell technology in Japan. Podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This week's podcast starts with a Luke-O'Neill-esque discussion about stem cell technology before returning to the more familiar ground of answering questions about pets.
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 reduction in stray dog deaths in Ireland and the lack of enforcement of dog licences. Podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
The latest dog control statistics have just been published, with records from the nationwide network of dog pounds. As usual, these make interesting reading for anyone interested in animal welfare.
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.
This week's podcast is all about controlling worms in pets. To listen (and to find out why there's a pic of a snail above), click on the play button at the foot of this page.
Updating Ireland’s dog laws: podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
In last week's podcast, we discussed the recently announced review of legislation around the control of dogs in Ireland. To listen, click on the play button below.
At this time of year, it's common to find young wild birds in trouble: this week's podcast lets you know what to do if you are in this situation.
Helping people cope with the grief of losing a pet: podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
The grief after losing a pet was the focus of this week's podcast which you can listen to by clicking 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.
Greyhounds make great pets: vet spot on Ireland AM | Ireland AM
On Ireland AM, we discussed greyhounds - talking about the industry in Ireland, as well as focussing on how greyhounds can make fabulous pets. You can watch the video here.
Dog Friendly Ireland Day and Bring Your Dog to Work Day – Podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Today, 21st June, is #DogFriendlyIrelandDay, and it also happens to be #BringYourDogtoWorkDay. Listen to this podcast to find out more.
Compassion in World Farming Ireland hosted a demonstration outside the Dail at 1pm on Wednesday 12th June, protesting against the live export of animals from Ireland.
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.
Scraps from the table, dry pellets, or even a juicy steak? The food we give our pets varies from household to household.
SpayAware: explaining why spay and neutering dogs and cats make sense. Vet podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This week's podcast is all about spaying and neutering dogs and cats: to listen, press the play button at the foot of this page.