Animal welfare is important to many people, yet to date, it has not featured in the debate leading up to Ireland's general election on 26th February.
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Anal sac problems. Sledging or scooting: why do dogs rub their bottom along the ground? | Pat Kenny Show
Scooting is a common behaviour in dogs (and sometimes in cats).
Dogs in pubs & pets losing their voices | Pat Kenny Show
Do you mind dogs in pubs? A Dublin pub has been told to stop letting dogs inThe source of this latest issue seems to be the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, who say this:"This isn’t new legislation.
More discussion of veganism & Veganuary | Pat Kenny Show
On this week's Pat Kenny Show vet spot, first I discussed my experiences of veganism in Veganuary. Pat asked some challenging questions - difficult enough to answer quickly on live national radio.
Proof that dogs understand human emotions | Pat Kenny Show
Do dogs understand human emotions? Science says “yes” Dogs are able to combine information from a number of senses to recognise human emotion, an ability that has never been seen in an ..
From dog vaccines to itchy cats and more | Pat Kenny Show
This week on Newstalk, we answered a range of questions from pet owners. I have two toy Jack Russells aged 7 which I inherited 18 months ago. I had them checked by the vet and all is good.
Assistance dogs | Pat Kenny Show
On this week's show, Pete started by mentioning the recent death of his mother, B, who passed away on January 10th after a long journey with Alzheimers.
Pete the Vegan Vet | Pat Kenny Show
This week, the vet spot started with Pete explaining why he has become a vegan for the month of January. He's taking part in Veganuary, a month that welcomes people who'd like to try the vegan lifestyle.
How not to poison your pet this Christmas | Pat Kenny Show
Christmas is a time when humans enjoy food, but there are some seasonal human foods that can cause problems for our pets. Foodstuffs that can poison petsChocolate contains the stimulant theobromine.
Puppies as presents? No, No, No! | Pat Kenny Show
A social media storm has been raging since Sunday, when the Independent newspaper published an account of a journalist buying a Christmas puppy as a present for her husband.
Pet Food: Commercial or home prepared? | Pat Kenny Show
There's a vast range of pet foods available on the market, and there are many strongly opinionated views on which is best, from cheapest to priciest, raw to uber-processed, meatiest to vegetarian.
Why do so few dog owners have a licence? | Pat Kenny Show
The background to dog licences: the cost went up in 2012 from €12. 70 per year to €20 per year or €140 for lifetime license. But a minority of people pay this.
Cats: Loved and hated | Pat Kenny Show
I love cats, but there are many people who find them irritating. First, they hunt wild birds in other people's back gardens.
The perils of getting a pup as a present at Christmas: | Pat Kenny Show
On this week's show, we discussed "the perils of getting a pup as a present for Christmas" following a recent campaign by Dogs Trust.
Cats plotting to kill, crows mobbing bird-killing humans | Pat Kenny Show
This week on the Pat Kenny Show we discussed issues that arose in three topical news stories: cats as predators, smart crows and Guinness going vegan.
Dogs indoors or outdoors? | Pat Kenny Show
Indoors or outdoors: where should dogs live? Is it OK to expect a dog to sleep outdoors in a kennel? The answer to this question depends on many factors, and it isn’t possible to give an absolut ..
Treating arthritis in dogs and cats | Pat Kenny Show
Arthritis is a common problem for older pets and the cause needs to be considered when choosing treatment. Treatment often needs to address the cause as well as treating the symptoms.
Keeping pets safe around Halloween | Pat Kenny Show
Many dogs develop severe fear of noises, including winds, thunder, gunshots and fireworks.