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.
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.
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.
Scraps from the table, dry pellets, or even a juicy steak? The food we give our pets varies from household to household.
Making sure that people are safe around dogs. Weekly podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This week's podcast discusses the reasons why dogs may be aggressive, and the steps that people can take to ensure that they - and their families- are safe around dogs.
Problem areas for farm animal welfare in Ireland: podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Current European and national Irish animal welfare legislation has been carefully designed to protect animal welfare. However enforcement of this legislation is inconsistent.
Podcast: Should the online sale of dogs be banned in Ireland? | East Coast Radio
The Irish government is talking about banning the sale of dogs online.
The Irish Wildlife Rehabilitation conference – happening this weekend in Slane. Pete the Vet Podcast on Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This Saturday 27th October, I will be speaking at the 2018 Irish Wildlife Rehabilitation conference which is taking place in Slane, Co Meath.
Rats can make great children’s pets. Pete the Vet podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This week's podcast started by discussing pet rats. To listen, click on the play button at the foot of this page. Credit for above photo is due to Jared Belsen, and you can see more of his work here.
My first ever gig as a radio presenter rather than a guest: Pete the Vet on WIMS FM2018 for #WorldMentalHealthWeek
I've often been interviewed as a guest on the radio, but last week I had to sit on the other side of the desk: I was asked to present a radio show.
What if you can’t afford to take your sick pet to the vet? Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
What happens when people can't afford to pay for their sick pets? Listen to this week's podcast to hear about the various options. Veterinary care can be expensive, just like human medical care.
Activity monitoring collars for dogs and cats: Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
"Fitbits for dogs and cats"At the start of the New Year, many people pay more attention to personal fitness, and “Fitbit” type watches that monitor activity are now popular.
Grants for Irish animal welfare groups, dog theft & listeners’ questions: Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Animal welfare funding from the Irish governmentThe Irish government has just announced awards of €2,460,500 to 137 animal welfare organisations.
Don’t poison your dog with raisins over Christmas: Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show and in the Daily Telegraph | Pat Kenny Show, The Telegraph
Grape toxicity - and that includes raisins - is a recently recognised phenomenon in the veterinary world.
Dog magnetism, functional toys for pets at Christmas & listener queries: Pat Kenny Show podcast | Pat Kenny Show
This week's Pat Kenny Show vet spot started with an interesting fact about the way dogs defaecate: you'll have to listen to the podcast by clicking on the play button below to discover what that was.
The vegan fiver saga in the UK: Pete the Vet on the Pat Kenny Show and in the Daily Telegraph | Pat Kenny Show, The Telegraph
Next month, like thousands of others, I'll be taking part in Veganuary, becoming a vegan for the month of January.
Christmas puppies – including Boxers – may look cute but they are a bad idea: here’s why | Pat Kenny Show
On the Pat Kenny Show today, we discussed why it's such a bad idea to give puppies as Christmas presents.