The "quantified self" is a phenomenon that is now extending to our pets: the "quantified animal".
Don't give pets as presentsPets never make good Christmas gifts and should never be bought on a whim or given as a surprise.
A vet clinic can be a busy place and it's always interesting to see what's going on. A few weeks ago, the Ireland Am camera crew called in on a Monday morning to see what was happening.
Cold weather and petsPets often spend time outdoors, and with some thought, owners can ensure that their animals have a cosier, warmer existence.
Sissi the cat was shot last week: I have written and spoken about her story elsewhere (listen to the latest podcast on my blog).
How is puppy farming defined?The term "puppy farming" means the commercial breeding of dogs in large numbers.
Canicross is a new sport that deserves greater popularity. I was delighted to have the opportunity to feature Canicross with the enthusiastic folk who are involved in this in Ireland.
Could your dog be a blood donor? Pete the Vet on Ireland AM discusses blood transfusions in dogs | TV3
Dogs and cats, like humans, sometimes need blood tranfusions.
What's with Kiko's bow tie?I'm not into dressing pets up in exotic costumes, but when Hiro and Wolf sent me a bow tie collar for Kiko, it did make her look smart.
How to keep goldfish successfully – four key tips from Pete the Vet | East Coast Radio, TV3
Movies sometimes make people want the wrong type of petsMovies often prompt children (and adults) to want certain pets, but this often doesn't create good outcomes.
On TV3 this week, we discussed a few topical summer issues: dogs eating ice cream and the hazards of barbecues for pets.
On Ireland AM this week, we discussed the important topic of choosing the right pet food.
Euro 2016 soccer theme – all about ball games for your pets | East Coast Radio, TV3
As Ireland play France today in the Euro soccer championships, today's theme is all about ball games.
What do you do with your pets when you go away on holiday? This can be a significant complication of owning a pet. The various options are listed below.
Dangerous dogs? Can “restricted dog breeds” make good pets? | Pat Kenny Show, TV3
The Irish breed-specific legislation is now internationally recognised as being outdated, unfair, unnecessary and ineffective.
Getting a guide dog can transform the life of a blind or visually impaired person, and the same is true for an autistic child who gets an assistance dog.
This week on Ireland AM, we visited a day care centre run by The Alzheimer Society to film the first-ever visit by Irish Therapy Dogs.
This week, on 31st March 2016, microchipping became compulsory in Ireland (and coincidentally, also in England, Scotland and Wales). On Ireland AM this week, I discussed what this means to pet owners.