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.
Tagged: Children and pets
Dogs and new babies: preventing problems | Pat Kenny Show
In the wake of a baby in California being killed by a family dog, Pete has been discussing the issue of the safety of dogs around young children.
When Sinyee was a baby, her playmate was a gigantic St Bernard called Slobber. She was a gentle animal who sadly died when Sinyee was just three years old. Sinyee only has vague memories of her presence.
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 ..
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.
The 2015 Pet Report was launched in London today. This new study has highlighted the importance of the bond between children and their pets.
(Although Pete writes nearly all his own blog entries, from time to time he receives requests from other authors to publish guest posts.
Dog attacks baby in the UK – should dogs be muzzled? | Pat Kenny Show
Dog attacks on children are rare, but they are shocking when they happen.
Hannah and Ben have had Alfie for two weeks, and he’s settled in well.
Lisa has always been a dog lover, but as her life's circumstances have changed, so has the type of dog that she's chosen.
Dog attacks on children and National Chipping Month in Ireland | East Coast Radio
Two subjects for discussion by Pete the Vet in the podcast today: the young boy being badly bitten by a dog in North Dublin recently, and then the details of National Chipping Month – highlighti ..
A “class pet” has been a popular idea in the USA for some years, and it is increasingly catching on in Ireland.
People make difference choices when getting a new dog. Many people choose a cross bred dog from their local pound or rescue centre, and this has much to commend it.
Dog bites – from the death of a child in the UK to the death of many children in India from rabies | TV3
This week on Ireland AM, we discussed the recent incident of a child being killed by a dog in Lancashire.
Bowie, an eight week old pedigree Asian kitten that the neighbours gave to Hanna and Luke as a present
The Kane family had been considering getting a pet for some time. Hanna and Luke’s parents had heard that pet ownership was good for children.
1: Pets encourage people to exerciseIf you have a dog, you need to take it for a regular walk.
A puppy is a wonderful addition to a family, and it was a day for celebration when Scooby arrived in the Murphy household.
Alex Flynn-Fitzgerald doted on his pet cat Sparkles, and when she died, poor Alex was devastated. Alex had always wanted a cat.