Dogs

'Restricted Breeds' debate

'Restricted Breeds' debate over the last week.

Over the last few days we have seen a passionate debate over national and international airwaves and social media forums regarding the law governing ‘restricted breeds’ of dogs. This all came from our wonderful town and community here in Ashbourne. It is very difficult to stimulate such an important debate in the national media without an accompanying tragedy. Thankfully this wasn't the case.

Did you know that as of the 31st of March 2016 it will be compulsory for all dogs in to be Microchipped?

Did you know that as of the 31st of March 2016 it will be compulsory for all dogs in to be Microchipped?

As a dog owner there are a few things you need to know about the new legislation. 

1. Your dog MUST be microchipped and register on a government approved database such as fido.ie by 31st March 2016

2. You must have a certificate from a government approved database to prove your dog is microchipped and registered on that database. 

Valentine’s Day

Valentines day can be as much fun for pets as it is for humans if dangerous Foods and Flora and other items are kept out of paws’ reach.

 

Here are a few things to watch out for on Valentines day:

 

1. Pet-Safe Bouquets
Many pet owners are still unaware that all lillies are potentially fatal to cats.

Top tips for Winter

winter top tips

 

Here are 5 top tips to help your pet over the coming months.

1. Keep your pet warm and dry. After your dogs walk or if your cat has been out hunting, be sure to dry them off using an old towel. This will help reduce matting of the fur and skin irritations.

2. If your pet lives outside. Be sure to provide your pet with a winter shelter, this is a raised, covered house or shed which provides a warm dry environment for them to escape the weather. be sure their food and water is also placed in here so they do not have to go out in the rain to eat or drink.

September 2015 is Vaccination Amnesty Month!

Has your pet had their annual health check? Have they run overdue on their annual vaccinations?

Immunity from their primary vaccinations ( these are the ones we give them when they are puppies and kittens) does not las tfor life, we  need to give them an annual booster vaccination to maintain protection of your pet. This also includes an Annual Health Assessment where we can examine your pets eyes, ears, nose, coat, teeth, gums, heart + lungs, joints, weight + nails, and examine for any lumps and bumps. 

New law on Microchipping.

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Did you know that as of the 31st of March 2016 it will be compulsory for all dogs in to be Microchipped?

As a dog owner there are a few things you need to know about the new legislation. 

1. Your dog MUST be microchipped and register on a government approved database such as fido.ie by 31st March 2016

2. You must have a certificate from a government approved database to prove your dog is microchipped and registered on that database. 

Fear of Fireworks??

Has your pet got the Firework Fear?? 

A fear of Fire works is a very common problem in many Irish homes. 
There is plenty you can do to reduce the risk of your pet becoming anxious. 
Here are a few tips we would recommend coming into Firework Season:

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