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Articles Tagged ‘dogs’

Dogs must be registered and chipped by month's end


All dog owners must ensure that their dogs are microchipped and registered on an authorised database by March 31. Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, said that it is important that dog owners understand that microchipping is now compulsory.

Minister reminds people that a dog is not just for Christmas


Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, is reminding all dog owners of microchipping regulations which were introduced in March 2016. The regulations require all dogs over 12 weeks of age to be microchipped and registered on an approved database. Minister Creed is also urging anyone thinking of giving a puppy or a dog as a Christmas present to buy or adopt from a reputable source, and to make themselves fully aware of the significant commitment, including financial, that becoming a pet owner represents. Seeing a pup in its home environment with its mother is a good way to verify this, according to the Minister.

Vets' conference to highlight pug welfare concerns


Irish vets and vet nurses who specialise in the care of pets and companion animals will be highlighting welfare concerns about brachycephalic dogs – like pugs and bulldogs – at the Veterinary Ireland conference in Naas, Co Kildare on May 19-20, 2018.

Warning to dog owners over sheep attacks


With the country’s 30,000 sheep farmers preparing to lamb down 2.5m ewes over the next three months, Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) national sheep chairman John Lynskey said this is a very busy and anxious time for sheep farmers. There is clear evidence that sheep flocks are more vulnerable to dog attacks at this time of year, according to the IFA.