Everyone, surely, must have heard about the hazards of buying a pet online by now.
This week, we discussed fox hunting on the Pat Kenny Show. To listen to the podcast click on the link at the foot of the page.
How is puppy farming defined?The term "puppy farming" means the commercial breeding of dogs in large numbers.
Dog eating in China: why it cannot be ignored. Listen to the podcast | East Coast Radio
The video and photos circulated in recent days have distressed many people, and rightly so.
I’ve been focussing recently on the issue of pedigree animals that are bred to a particular conformation that results in serious health difficulties, with brachycephalic dogs like Pugs being the ..
Animal experimentation in Ireland: is enough being done to replace, reduce and refine the use of laboratory animals? | East Coast Radio
Animal experimentation is a controversial topic.
How will Brexit affect animal welfare in the UK? | The Telegraph
Brexit is going to have a wide impact on the whole of UK society, and animal welfare is no exception.
Rise in fatal cat shootings leads to calls for better airgun licensing in England and Wales | The Telegraph
As a vet in practice, the most distressing cases that I see happen when somebody deliberately harms an animal.
More on brachycephalic dogs: Why don’t we see it as cruelty to allow them to be born this way? | Pat Kenny Show
In this week’s podcast, the main topic of discussion was an ongoing theme for me at the moment: Pugs and other short-nosed dogs that have such severe breathing difficulties that they need surger ..
Pets bring so many health benefits to humans - both physical and psychological - that they really should be encouraged far more by governments and health agencies.
"Bring your dog to work" day has become a popular date on the calendar.
I've enjoyed reading accounts of Johnny Depp's dogs' visit to Australia.
Puppy farms in Ireland | TV3
The ISPCA rescued 340 dogs from a puppy farm last month. On Ireland AM, we discussed the issue of puppy farms in Ireland.
Why dog parks are sometimes a bad idea | The Telegraph
Dog parks seem to be becoming more popular, and as a dog enthusiast, you might think I'd be all in favour of them.
The increase in dog bites in Ireland | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, we discussed the recent report of an increase in the incidence of dog bites in Ireland.
First prosecution under new Irish Animal Cruelty laws | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, we discussed a landmark event in the fight against Irish animal cruelty: the first prosecution to take place under the new Irish Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013, which ..
There is a new disease risk associated with importing pets to UK and Ireland – exotic diseases that were previously only seen in overseas countries. To find out more, read Ted’s story by c ..
A vet, Jill Butterworth, has started a campaign to raise awareness and to encourage equine vets and others who handle horses and other large beasts to wear a safety helmet, after a friend’s daughte ..