Many people now choose to give Christmas presents for their pets and to pamper them over the holiday period: here are some practical thoughts on this topic from Pete the Vet ..
Old dogs being discarded to make space for Christmas pups? The perils of pets as presents. Podcast by Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Pets as presents - here's why not. Listen to the podcast by clicking on the play button below. There are three clear reasons: Animals are sentient creatures and should never be given as gifts.
How conscious are animals? Do they reflect on their lives like humans? Pete the Vet Podcast on the Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Animal consciousness is a fascinating topic: to listen to this week's podcast on the topic, press play at the bottom of this page.
Kittens need to be well socialised so that they grow up to be calm, friendly pets. To find out more about this, listen to this podcast by clicking on the play button below.
Looking after pets in windy and stormy weather: Pete the Vet Podcast on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
This week’s podcast starts by discussing the recent cold, windy, wet weather: how should pet owners care for their animals in this sort of climate? Cats Cats tend to be independent creatures who ..
This week's topic is the complex subject of "animal hoarders". To listen to the podcast click on the link at the foot of this page. Everyone knows an example of this type of individual.
Cats have a different status to dogs in Irish society and under Irish law. To find out more, listen to this podcast. Cats in IrelandPet cats are well protected in Irish law.
Traditional collars, head collars and body harnesses: do you connect your dog leash to? Podcast with Pat Kenny | Pat Kenny Show
In this week's show on Newstalk, we discussed the various types of collars and harnesses that can be used when walking with a dog on a leash.
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.
How to help pets during fireworks season – podcast from Pete the Vet | East Coast Radio
Learn how to help pets during fireworks season from this week's podcast. At this time of year, many dogs (and cats) get upset because they are afraid of the sights, sounds and smells of fireworks displays.
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.
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.
The end of a pet’s life: should you stay with them when they are euthanased? Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
A recent post that went viral suggested that pets get upset when their owners don't stay with them for euthanasia. This week's podcast presents a counter-view to this: in my experience, pets never do this.
How to wash your dog: Pete the Vet’s weekly podcast | East Coast Radio
Listen to this podcast for a step by step guide on how to wash your dog. Click on the play button below.
Podcast discussing the Animal Welfare Conference on Thursday 13th Sept: Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
The animal welfare conference organised by the Irish Government Department of Agriculture was packed with speakers and topics. I have written a summary of the discussions below.
Loss of trust in pet vaccines: why has this has happened and what do pet owners need to do? Audio podcast plus Ireland AM video | East Coast Radio, TV3
Some pet owners have lost their trust in vaccinations, and as a consequence, they are refusing to have their pets vaccinated according to their vets' recommendations.
Designer dog breeds: healthy hybrids or pointless status symbols? Podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
The above photo shows a "Jackaranian": a pup with a Jack Russell mother and a Pomeranian father. Designer breeds continue to feature in my daily life as a vet in practice.