Actor Martin Clunes, celebrating guide dogs and Battersea Park children's zoo
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by BBC Radio Ulster
11M ago
Specialist veterinary surgeon Rob Adams and presenter Anne-Marie Wallace team up for a third series of Alright, pet? and this time they're on the road! Travelling up and down the UK, this week the team head to the National Guide dog centre in Leamington Spa to find out about how these special dogs help people with visual impairment and how the dogs are selected. Lizzy from Battersea park zoo takes Anne-Marie round this children's zoo to discuss the conservation programmes they have in place for the short-clawed otter, Scottish wild cat and Bali starling. Actor Martin Clunes talks about living ..read more
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Rory Cellan-Jones chats about #sophiefromromania and pedigree pussies in Saintfield!
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by BBC Radio Ulster
11M ago
Specialist veterinary surgeon Rob Adams and presenter Anne-Marie Wallace team up for a third series of Alright, pet? and this time they're on the road! Rob and Anne-Marie meet journalist Rory Cellan-Jones and his nervous pup #sophiefromromania to find out how he is dealing with adopting such an anxious dog and why people have taken her to their hearts. There's a feline frenzy in Saintfield in County Down when pedigree pussies descend on the village to take part in the NI Cat Club and Erin cat club all breed championship show. Can you tell your Devon Rex from your British shorthair? You will be ..read more
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Niall Harbison and his 10,000 dogs, the school children of Ballyclare
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by BBC Radio Ulster
11M ago
Specialist veterinary surgeon Rob Adams and presenter Anne-Marie Wallace team up for a third series of Alright, pet? and this time they're on the road! Travelling up and down the UK, this week the team travel to Fairview primary school to meet the kids and find out about their pets. Party animals NI come along too to introduce the children to some exotic creatures. Niall Harbison chats to Rob and AM about his life in Ko Samui and how he's making it his mission to feed and rescue the 10,000 stray dogs on the island. And how do you like your afternoon tea? Perhaps with a cat on your knee! A visi ..read more
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Presents for pets and raising reindeer
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by BBC Radio Ulster
1y ago
Anne-Marie Wallace and specialist veterinary surgeon Rob Adams return for a seasonal edition of Alright, pet? Celebrity cat lover Frankie Seaman chats to the team about the 100s of cats she has fostered and whether the England World Cup team named the team cat after her husband, David Seaman. Businesswoman and animal lover Deborah Meaden shares her love of horses. Rob guides us through the food we should avoid feeding to our pets this Christmas period. The team look at presents for our pets and what you shouldn't be leaving under the tree. How to decide what pet is right for you. Katharine Cre ..read more
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James Middleton, Snakes, Spiders and the Spirits of Animals Past!
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by BBC Radio Ulster
2y ago
Entrepreneur James Middleton, Dad to 6 doggies, chats to Anne-Marie Wallace and Rob Adams about furry friends, how pets as therapy can change our mood and what should we be feeding our animals to keep them fit and healthy. Ruby from New York opens up her vivarium to show why owning spiders or snakes can be an enriching experience. Do you or your current pet ever sense the presence of pets who’ve passed on? Can animals feel the spirit of animals who’ve been before? Anne-Marie and specialist vet Rob discuss whether our animals have a sixth sense ..read more
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Saul Milton from Chase and Status, Barking Dogs and a Jet-Setting Loggerhead Turtle
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by BBC Radio Ulster
2y ago
Saul Milton, music producer and one half of Chase and Status, chats about how his fear of dogs vanished when he fell in love with his future wife and her old English sheep dog. Specialist vet Rob Adams answers a listeners question about a barking dog and what not to do if you get a spider bite! Portia Sampson tells the story of the rescued loggerhead turtle called Julius Caeser and how flying with him in the seat next to her had its perks! If you have a concern or query about your animal that you would like answered contact Rob and Anne-Marie by email at alrightpet@bbc.co.uk ..read more
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Carole Baskin, dependable donkeys and figuring out fatty lumps
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by BBC Radio Ulster
2y ago
Carole Baskin from Big Cat Rescue, famous for appearing in Tiger King, talks to the team about exotic animals being kept in captivity and what it's like to get close to big cats. Mel from The Donkey Sanctuary gives Anne-Marie and Rob an insight into what makes donkeys tick and why they love having a companion. Specialist vet Rob helps to figure what exactly a ‘fatty lump’ is! If you have a concern or query about your animal that you would like answered contact Rob and Anne-Marie by email at alrightpet@bbc.co.uk ..read more
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Reality star Charlotte Crosby and Ukrainian rescues
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by BBC Radio Ulster
2y ago
Charlotte Crosby from Geordie Shore is absolutely in love with her three Pomeranian pups. She speaks to Anne-Marie about living with three little furballs and how one has a sixth sense! With the ongoing crisis in Ukraine more and more people are finding ways to help the displaced people and animals of the country - two local people chat about how their charity campaign went viral and what we can do to help. Rob nips out of surgery to answer listeners questions on Persian cats and how to stop your pet overgrooming ..read more
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Drummer Vinny May, Amusing Emus and an Equine Query
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by BBC Radio Ulster
2y ago
Vinny May from the band Kodaline went from life on the road to life at home with his bulldogs Brian and Barry. Do bulldogs make good pets and what antisocial behaviour happened in the recording studio? Helen Demes from Arkansas let Anne-Marie and Rob do a virtual tour of her 50 acre sanctuary which is home to everything from chatty turkeys to amusing emus. Listener Ronnie Townsend emailed the team to highlight the concerns of horse owners like her who have an ageing horse and are fearful of what will happen at the end. Rob offers advice on what to do when a horse is reaching the end of its lif ..read more
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Animal dramas and Blood Banks
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by BBC Radio Ulster
2y ago
Rob fulfils a life long dream to chat to presenter Michaela Strachan! She talks to Rob and Anne-Marie about how she became a wildlife presenter, her life now in South Africa and why walking her dogs in the mountains can lead to some unexpected drama. Has your pet ever received an emergency blood transfusion? Have you ever thought where that blood came from? Susan Campbell from Pet Blood Bank UK tells us about the process of getting blood from dogs, cats and alcapas and how your pet can become a donor. Does your cat or dog suffer from urinary incontinence or flatulence. Specialist veterinary su ..read more
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