Neutering your pet - The Facts


Neutering is one of the most important aspects of being a responsible pet owner and is a big factor to consider when purchasing or adopting a pet. 


Dental Disease

The above images is the mouth of an adult dog with significant tartar buildup on the tooth surface. This dog had the majority of this teeth removed. Many teeth were very loose and easily extracted. This can be avoided by having regular dental checkups for your pet. 



As of March 2016 it is a legal requirement for all dogs in Ireland to be microchipped. The owner must also be in possession of a microchip certificate from an approved database, such as fido.

What is a microchip?

A microchip is a small device, about the size of a grain of rice, that bears a 15 digit number. This number is unique to the animal in which the chip is implanted.


Non Surgical Reversible Castration

People can now avail of non surgical techniques to control the fertility of their male dogs. An implant, Suprelorin, is available that reduces the fertility of the male dog for either 6 or 12 months depending on the strength of the implant.


Travelling within the EU with your pet

Are you thinking about traveling with your pet? Here are a few things to know before you go!

The EU have introduced strict rules which are applicable to all pets traveling to and from their home countries. If you plan to travel outside the EU with our pet the requirements can vary.

Before you go:


Your pet must be micro-chipped prior to traveling.


Summer Time Pet-list

It is the time of year when we all enjoy some holidays. Even your dog or cat may enjoy a few days in a kennel or cattery. It’s always important to remember that reducing stress for your pet will make their stay as pleasant as possible.


Weight Management for your pet

Pet obesity is on the rise in Ireland and it is estimated that approximately 59% of cats and dogs are already overweight.

Many owners believe that their pet is of an ideal weight, however our perception of a health animal may sometimes be a little off. Understanding the principles of pet nutrition is key to keeping your pet at a healthy weight.