This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 18 °C Friday 14 August, 2020


# pets - Monday 27 July, 2020

Covid-19 confirmed in pet cat in England

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

# pets - Thursday 9 January, 2020

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

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

# pets - Friday 23 August, 2019

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

Truly, human’s best friend.

# pets - Saturday 29 June, 2019

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

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

# pets - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Salamanders and toad illegally posted to Ireland from Spain

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

# pets - Saturday 8 June, 2019

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

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

# pets - Friday 7 June, 2019

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

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

# pets - Friday 10 May, 2019

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

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

# pets - Thursday 25 April, 2019

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

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

# pets - Thursday 18 April, 2019

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

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

# pets - Sunday 10 March, 2019

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

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

# pets - Sunday 23 December, 2018

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

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

# pets - Monday 26 November, 2018

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

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

# pets - Sunday 28 October, 2018

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

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

# pets - Friday 26 October, 2018

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

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

# pets - Sunday 14 October, 2018

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

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

# pets - Sunday 19 August, 2018

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

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

# pets - Saturday 23 June, 2018

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

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

# pets - Friday 15 June, 2018

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

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

# pets - Thursday 21 December, 2017

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

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

# pets - Sunday 3 December, 2017

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

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

# pets - Monday 24 July, 2017

From The Daily Edge 13 feelings all cat owners will immediately relate to Crazy Cat Lady

13 feelings all cat owners will immediately relate to

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

# pets - Thursday 11 May, 2017

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

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

# pets - Friday 5 May, 2017

Poll: Should children be taught how to care for animals in school? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

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

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

# pets - Friday 14 April, 2017

Here's why your dog shouldn't eat chocolate

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

# pets - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

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

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.

# pets - Monday 2 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge 17 plans your cat is definitely making for 2017 Meow Years Resolutions

17 plans your cat is definitely making for 2017

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

# pets - Monday 19 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge The tiny puppy abandoned at Dublin Airport has found a new home Sneachta

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

Little Sneachta will have some happy holidays indeed.

# pets - Sunday 11 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge 8 photos that sum up the struggle of owning a cat at Christmas It's Coming Down

# pets - Friday 2 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge 11 tweets that perfectly sum up the relationship between dogs and advent calendars Advent

# pets - Friday 11 November, 2016

From The Daily Edge This adorable dog in Galway got so emotional watching the John Lewis ad Winnie

This adorable dog in Galway got so emotional watching the John Lewis ad

We truly do not deserve dogs.

Gardaí warn pet owners to be responsible after finding abandoned kittens in suitcase

The DSPCA has re-homed over 900 cats and kittens to date in 2016, an increase on previous years.

# pets - Monday 31 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge A man dressed up as his cat for Halloween and its reaction was perfect Feline Scare

# pets - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Are you a dog owner? Here's some advice on keeping them safe this Halloween

With lots of loud noises going off, many people will be keeping a closer eye on their dogs and other pets.

# pets - Friday 14 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge Calling all dog lovers - River Island is now selling clothes for your pooches Pupdate

# pets - Thursday 13 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge The Lough Inagh Lodge in Galway made a gas video to show they're dog friendly Puppy Love

# pets - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge People are loving this guy's story about losing his pug, then ending up with two Pugling

# pets - Thursday 29 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge This guy is going viral for making tiny pancakes for his girlfriend's kitten Kitty Pancakes

# pets - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Dog owners in Clare and Limerick warned about poisoned meat left along canal

Gardaí are advising owners to keep their dogs on the leash.

# pets - Saturday 3 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge This cat was flown from Australia to its owner in Ireland thanks to kind strangers Welcome Home George

This cat was flown from Australia to its owner in Ireland thanks to kind strangers

This will make you feel all warm inside.

1 2 3 4 5