This week on Ireland AM we discussed the health benefits of living in closer proximity to animals. Watch the video link at the foot of the page, or read on to find out more.
When Bruce started itching at the back of his neck, Martina first thought that he had been bitten by another dog.
Sally adopted Pippa from Sharpes Hill Animal Sanctuary in County Wicklow.
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.
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).
Scruff was originally found wandering the streets when he was eight months old. He was in poor condition, half-starved and covered in fleas.
One day during the Summer, Renji was having a normal day, sniffing around the garden, lounging around the home, and generally taking things easy.
Missy had always been a healthy animal, and Fiona noticed immediately when there was something wrong last week.
When Danielle came back from school, she could see that there was something wrong with Woody. When the small dog looked up at her, it was as if someone had put lipstick on him.
Fred, a seven year old West Highland White Terrier suffers from a serious allergic skin disease common in this breed of dog
In April, every year, Fred’s owner notices him beginning to lick his feet more than usual. He then starts to scratch his body, especially under his neck and around his ears.
Like many cats, Inky is fastidious about her appearance, spending a lot of time grooming herself, and in particular, cleaning her head with her front paws.
As a Rottweiler, Titan is a giant dog, weighing over 60kg (around 10 stone). He is a good-natured animal, which is just as well.
When Cheeky was brought in to see me, the main thing that her owners had noticed was a skin rash along her back and on her underside.