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Dogs Trust urges owners to watch out for their dog's safety and welfare on Halloween night
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Dogs Trust urges owners to watch out for their dog's safety and welfare on Halloween night

Oct 31st 2022, 9:49 AM 9,151 Views 2 Comments

The charity said 31 October can be ‘the worst night of the year’ for canine companions.

Poll: Are you a dog person?
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Poll: Are you a dog person?

Oct 26th 2022, 11:22 AM 37,511 Views 62 Comments

This week in our Voices column, a dog trainer talks about communicating with your canine companion.

Dog behaviourist: Yes, you can 'speak dog' - some tips for learning
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Dog behaviourist: Yes, you can 'speak dog' - some tips for learning

Updated Oct 25th 2022, 9:30 PM 41,118 Views 11 Comments

Getting to know your dog’s behaviour will increase your bond, says dog expert Suzi Walsh.

Here's how to keep your pets safe and cool during the hot weather
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Here's how to keep your pets safe and cool during the hot weather

Jul 16th 2022, 7:30 AM 20,241 Views 5 Comments

Met Éireann has issued a nationwide Status Yellow high temperature warning from tomorrow.

# pets - Last year 2021

'Do your research' before choosing to get a pet this Christmas, DSPCA says
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'Do your research' before choosing to get a pet this Christmas, DSPCA says

Dec 18th 2021, 9:45 AM 10,654 Views 0 Comments

Many animals are often surrendered or simply abandoned after the festive season.

Opinion: Dog fouling is driving Ireland's residents barking mad
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Opinion: Dog fouling is driving Ireland's residents barking mad

Apr 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 28,452 Views 69 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD Cormal Devlin says we need greater education and enforcement when it comes to the growing scourge of dog fouling.

Dublin City Council installs loudspeakers warning against dog fouling as complaints pick up
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# Poo Diligence

Dublin City Council installs loudspeakers warning against dog fouling as complaints pick up

Apr 7th 2021, 3:01 PM 19,781 Views 70 Comments

Audio devices in so-called blackspots across the city aim to encourage dog owners to clean up after their dogs.

Pete the Vet: Top 10 things to consider if you're getting a new pet
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Pete the Vet: Top 10 things to consider if you're getting a new pet

Feb 13th 2021, 11:30 AM 26,465 Views 22 Comments

Dr Pete Wedderburn says there are many things to consider when you’re planning to get a new pet, but for now, he has 10 tips.

Poll: Should renters be allowed to own pets?
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Poll: Should renters be allowed to own pets?

Jan 31st 2021, 10:10 AM 74,094 Views 176 Comments

Labour says a blanket ban on pet ownership for renters is unfair.

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Numbers of dogs being surrendered rising again with return to work and school
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Numbers of dogs being surrendered rising again with return to work and school

Sep 7th 2020, 6:10 AM 36,648 Views 31 Comments

Last month Dogs Trust received the highest number of surrender request calls from dog owners since April.

Covid-19 confirmed in pet cat in England
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Covid-19 confirmed in pet cat in England

Jul 27th 2020, 3:57 PM 28,790 Views 16 Comments

Health officials have said there is no evidence pets can transmit the disease to humans.

'A step in the right direction': From 1 February it will be illegal to sell a puppy less than 8 weeks old
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'A step in the right direction': From 1 February it will be illegal to sell a puppy less than 8 weeks old

Jan 9th 2020, 5:33 PM 88,007 Views 28 Comments

The new regulations also require all adverts to include microchip numbers.

Own a dog? You may have a healthier heart as a result
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# Walkies

Own a dog? You may have a healthier heart as a result

Aug 23rd 2019, 6:30 AM 13,560 Views 12 Comments

Truly, human’s best friend.

'A few minutes can be fatal': Dog owners warned not to leave pets in parked cars on warm days
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'A few minutes can be fatal': Dog owners warned not to leave pets in parked cars on warm days

Jun 29th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,816 Views 26 Comments

Temperatures of up to 20 degrees are forecast for the next week.

Salamanders and toad illegally posted to Ireland from Spain
# Exotic Animals
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# Exotic Animals

Salamanders and toad illegally posted to Ireland from Spain

Jun 25th 2019, 1:17 PM 17,141 Views 17 Comments

The ISPCA has called for tougher regulations around the selling of exotic animals as pets.

Cork and Shannon Airports are now designated entry points for pet dogs, cats and ferrets
# Pets On The Move
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# Pets On The Move

Cork and Shannon Airports are now designated entry points for pet dogs, cats and ferrets

Jun 8th 2019, 6:20 AM 15,644 Views 10 Comments

The three animals are grouped together in EU legislation because those species are susceptible to rabies.

Opinion: If my family pet died I would hold a religious end-of-life ceremony
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Opinion: If my family pet died I would hold a religious end-of-life ceremony

Jun 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 23,617 Views 62 Comments

Pope John Paul II said that ‘animals possess a soul’ and are ‘as near to God as men are,’ writes Diarmuid Pepper.

Opinion: I always wanted pets but our hairy, howling cat is making my life hell
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Opinion: I always wanted pets but our hairy, howling cat is making my life hell

May 10th 2019, 7:00 AM 31,737 Views 77 Comments

Are you a 30-something couple with no kids, who are thinking about getting a pet? Well think again, writes Leah Ni Chuinn.

Complaint upheld after Aer Lingus advert about cost for pet travel 'likely to mislead'
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Complaint upheld after Aer Lingus advert about cost for pet travel 'likely to mislead'

Apr 25th 2019, 1:56 PM 22,942 Views 13 Comments

The ASAI determined that the advertisement should not reappear in the current format.

Pet owners urged be wary over Easter as experts warn of poisoning risks
# Bad Eggs
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# Bad Eggs

Pet owners urged be wary over Easter as experts warn of poisoning risks

Apr 18th 2019, 1:08 PM 17,296 Views 13 Comments

Some traditional Easter treats and gifts can be dangerous to animals.

If you plan to travel to the UK with your pet after a no-deal Brexit, here's what you'll need
# Brexit Cat-astrophe
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# Brexit Cat-astrophe

If you plan to travel to the UK with your pet after a no-deal Brexit, here's what you'll need

Mar 10th 2019, 7:00 AM 15,834 Views 21 Comments

The rules, issued by the Irish government, apply to cats, dogs… and ferrets travelling for non commercial reasons.

'Very concerning': Pet surgeries may be postponed due to shortage of anaesthetic drug
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'Very concerning': Pet surgeries may be postponed due to shortage of anaesthetic drug

Dec 23rd 2018, 7:00 AM 7,831 Views 0 Comments

About 50,000 pet surgeries happen in Ireland each year.

Woman banned for life from owning pets after keeping starved husky in emaciated state in her flat
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Woman banned for life from owning pets after keeping starved husky in emaciated state in her flat

Nov 26th 2018, 4:37 PM 20,704 Views 0 Comments

Amy Lee, with an address at School Street Flats, Dublin 8, was prosecuted for neglecting her husky named Sky.

Everything you need to know to keep yourself, your kids and your pets safe this Halloween
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# Careful Now

Everything you need to know to keep yourself, your kids and your pets safe this Halloween

Oct 28th 2018, 8:00 PM 13,578 Views 5 Comments

Emergency services do not want to see a repeat of Halloween-related injuries they have seen in previous years.

'Extremely unusual' cat deaths spark warning about dangers of antifreeze
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'Extremely unusual' cat deaths spark warning about dangers of antifreeze

Oct 26th 2018, 6:10 AM 50,729 Views 17 Comments

The survival rate for cats affected by antifreeze poisoning is less than 5%.

Worried about your pet being frightened this Halloween? Experts advise on how to keep them calm
# Fright Night
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# Fright Night

Worried about your pet being frightened this Halloween? Experts advise on how to keep them calm

Oct 14th 2018, 7:45 AM 19,078 Views 28 Comments

Pet owners will be well aware of how much of a scary time it can be for animals at this time of year.

Dog owners warned about toxic algal scums after reported dog poisonings in the west
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Dog owners warned about toxic algal scums after reported dog poisonings in the west

Aug 19th 2018, 6:31 AM 33,369 Views 5 Comments

Autopsies were not able to determine if algae was to blame for the dog deaths.

We could be heading into a heatwave - here are some tips on keeping your pets cool and happy
# Hot Dogs
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# Hot Dogs

We could be heading into a heatwave - here are some tips on keeping your pets cool and happy

Jun 23rd 2018, 8:30 AM 16,505 Views 9 Comments

Temperatures are set to soar in the coming days. Here’s some advice.

ISPCA inspector finds 44 cats at Meath house after report from member of public
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ISPCA inspector finds 44 cats at Meath house after report from member of public

Jun 15th 2018, 8:41 PM 24,530 Views 27 Comments

The ISPCA said the property originally housed three cats but they were allowed to ‘breed uncontrollably’.

Donegal woman who didn't feed her dog banned from keeping animals for five years
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# Starved

Donegal woman who didn't feed her dog banned from keeping animals for five years

Dec 21st 2017, 2:53 PM 23,656 Views 60 Comments

The dog was found tied up at the back of the woman’s home next to a dilapidated dog kennel.

People advised to 'do their homework' before buying pets online
# Not Just At Christmas
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# Not Just At Christmas

People advised to 'do their homework' before buying pets online

Dec 3rd 2017, 4:37 PM 13,772 Views 36 Comments

A pet advisory group has said that there’s increased interest in how to buy pets in the run up to Christmas.

13 feelings all cat owners will immediately relate to
# Crazy Cat Lady
# Crazy Cat Lady

13 feelings all cat owners will immediately relate to

Jul 24th 2017, 9:00 PM 5,863 Views 5 Comments

Can’t live with them, can’t live without them.

Local councils are getting help to rid dog poo from our streets
# Dog Mess
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# Dog Mess

Local councils are getting help to rid dog poo from our streets

May 11th 2017, 6:03 AM 17,979 Views 29 Comments

Not picking up after your dog can land you with a fine of up to €150.

Poll: Should children be taught how to care for animals in school?
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# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Should children be taught how to care for animals in school?

May 5th 2017, 12:44 PM 16,965 Views 80 Comments

The ISPCA says it would help to reduce the number of animal welfare cases in the future.

Here's why your dog shouldn't eat chocolate
# Easter Warning
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# Easter Warning

Here's why your dog shouldn't eat chocolate

Apr 14th 2017, 9:00 PM 38,835 Views 22 Comments

Dogs Trust has released a warning to pet owners this Easter.

"We weren't even allowed in the station!" - Is it possible to bring pets on Irish transport?
# Furry Passengers
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# Furry Passengers

"We weren't even allowed in the station!" - Is it possible to bring pets on Irish transport?

Feb 15th 2017, 6:10 AM 42,969 Views 76 Comments

Croatian national Snjezana Frketic has travelled the world with her dog Onni – Ireland is the first place where she hasn’t been allowed to bring Onni on a train.

17 plans your cat is definitely making for 2017
# Meow Years Resolutions
# Meow Years Resolutions

17 plans your cat is definitely making for 2017

Jan 2nd 2017, 9:30 AM 5,015 Views 5 Comments

Big plans for the coming year. Big, disruptive plans.

The tiny puppy abandoned at Dublin Airport has found a new home
# Sneachta
# Sneachta

The tiny puppy abandoned at Dublin Airport has found a new home

Dec 19th 2016, 6:00 PM 10,617 Views 4 Comments

Little Sneachta will have some happy holidays indeed.

8 photos that sum up the struggle of owning a cat at Christmas
# It's Coming Down
# It's Coming Down

8 photos that sum up the struggle of owning a cat at Christmas

Dec 11th 2016, 2:16 PM 7,113 Views 2 Comments

Disaster.

11 tweets that perfectly sum up the relationship between dogs and advent calendars
# Advent
# Advent

11 tweets that perfectly sum up the relationship between dogs and advent calendars

Dec 2nd 2016, 6:00 PM 3,379 Views 1 Comment

DISASTER.

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