This week, a piece in the paper noted that insurance claims for dog bites were on the rise in Ireland.
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Podcast from Newstalk. Dogs vs cats: which make the best pets? | Pat Kenny Show
There's an age old debate about which is the ideal pet: a dog or a cat?I wrote a piece about this recently in The Examiner, and the idea was taken up by Newstalk's Pat Kenny Show.
Podcast: Here’s why NOT to give puppies at Christmas time | Pat Kenny Show
Listen to my podcast from the Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk, explaining why it's such a bad idea to give puppies as Christmas presents.
Podcast on stray dog statistics in Ireland from Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This week's vet spot on the Pat Kenny Show discussed the latest Irish Dog Control Statistics from 2019.
Podcast and blog post: an update on the online sale of dogs in Ireland from Pete the Vet on the Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
The latest vet spot on Newstalk's Pat Kenny Show acted as an explainer on the controversial issue of animal sales online in Ireland.
Podcast & blog post from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show: a new app to deal with wildlife crime in Ireland | Pat Kenny Show
You can read below, or just listen to this week's podcast from Newstalk's Pat Kenny Show.
We need a database of dog attacks in Ireland so that we can learn: podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
BackgroundTragically, an eight-year-old boy died after being attacked by two dogs at his home in Tallaght in Dublin.
Make your vote speak for the voiceless: animals and the General Election in Ireland. Podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
With the General Election in Ireland coming up on Saturday 8th February 2020, everyone who cares about animals will have an opportunity to vote for those candidates that support animal welfare.
Keeping pets safe from toxic ingestion over Christmas: vet spot on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This week's vet spot starts at 02:44:05 on the podcast at the foot of this page. If you want to be reminded of the risks of common poisons to pets, listen in.
Allergies to cats, and Toxoplasmosis: vet spot podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This week, Pete reported on two cat-related stories. First, new science on how people can be helped if they are allergic to cats.
Protecting rabbits from Viral Haemorrhagic Disease: podcast from vet spot on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Rabbit owners often do not realise that without vaccination, their pets' lives are at risk.
Petbond: a new website to make it easier to find a new pet. Vet spot podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | 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.
In the recent days a number dogs in Norway have become suddenly ill and died. To find out more about this, listen to the podcast at the foot of this page or read on below.
Ticks and Lyme Disease – podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This week's podcast discusses ticks and Lyme Disease, which are both found in Ireland, the UK, and much of the rest of the world. To listen, click here or on the podcast at the foot of this page.
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.
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.
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 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.