I'm a veterinarian who cares for pets, and this podcast is designed to disseminate information and ideas relating to my work. It's aimed at the animal loving public, so if that's you, subscribe today, and listen in.
Coming out of Covid lockdown with our pets
As the world adapts to changes to heading back to work after staying at home due to Covid-19, it's a time of change for our pets. This week's podcast discusses ways of making the transition easier for animals, going on to discuss the issues of dog theft and the boom in puppy prices.
What to do with your pet if you are sick with COVID-19
A brief snippet explaining what to do with your pet if you are sick with COVID19
Coronavirus and pets
This podcast, recorded on 4th March, explains the basic facts of Coronavirus and pets. The context is that this was before the virus had become to dominate our lives in the way that it does today, just three weeks later, but the information is still pertinent. The podcast goes on to discuss rabies, indicating how low on our priorities the Coronavirus was just three weeks ago.
Dog breeds and their health problems
Many dog breeds have specific issues relating to their particular breed: this year, the overall winner at Crufts was a Dachshund, a breed which has a particularly high incidence of inter-vertebral disc disease because of their long backs. This week's podcast discusses this topic in more detail.
Podcast: the hectic life of farm vets in spring, plus cherry eye in dogs
In this week's short podcast, Pete discusses the hectic schedule of farm vets, caused by the fact that most cattle and sheep give birth during the springtime. Pete then answered a listener's query about a condition called cherry eye in dogs.
From human citizenship issues to dog socialisation problems
Pete the vet is Scottish - but has been living in Ireland for nearly thirty years now. The separation of the UK - including Scotland- from the EU means that he will no longer be an EU citizen from the end of this year. East Coast FM's Declan Meehan quizzed Pete on whether or not he will become an Irish citizen, so that he can remain an EU citizen into the future. Then it was on to the usual animal topics: Pete discussed the importance of socialisation of young dogs, and what to do if your dog was poorly socialised, so that they are frightened of (or aggressive to) other dogs.