Online Pet Care Advice Centre

Petmania Pet Care Advice Centre

Helping You Care for Your Pets

Got a question about looking after your pet, or are you thinking about getting a pet and not sure where to start? Our Online Pet Care Advice Centre is a FREE resource for all pet owners and is jam-packed with information to help you care for your pet.

Whether your pet is furry, feathered, four-legged or finned we have everything you need right here to help you – and we’re adding to our blog regularly with video demonstrations, advice and more from leading pet experts.

Latest Blog Posts

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Dental Care for Your Dog At Home

By the age of three, 80% of Dogs will have some form of dental disease, which is preventable with... read more

Adopt an Animal with North West SPCA

If you have been thinking of getting a dog or cat, then look to adopt an animal. Think Adoption... read more

How to Make a Puppuccino For Your Dog

As a dog parent, you probably thought you knew all the ways to spoil your beloved canine-until now! Loved by... read more

Petmania Westport celebrates 15th anniversary with PAWsome PAWty

Fetch a prize worth €1,500! Irish owned pet store, Petmania is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month. Locally, Petmania Westport... read more

Petmania Kilkenny celebrates 15th anniversary with PAWsome PAWty

Fetch a prize worth €1,500! Irish owned pet store, Petmania is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month. Locally, Petmania Kilkenny... read more

Petmania Tullamore celebrates 15th anniversary with PAWsome PAWty

Fetch a prize worth €1,500! Irish owned pet store, Petmania is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month. Locally, Petmania Tullamore... read more

Petmania Sligo celebrates 15th anniversary with PAWsome PAWty

Fetch a prize worth €1,500! Irish owned pet store, Petmania is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month. Locally, Petmania Sligo... read more

Petmania Waterford celebrates 15th anniversary with PAWsome PAWty

Fetch a prize worth €1,500! Irish owned pet store, Petmania is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month. Locally, Petmania Waterford... read more

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care advice for
all life stages

Cat

care from kitten
to senior cat

Fish

Maintaining a
healthy tank

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expert care for
feathered friends

Small Animal

caring for your
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Reptile

exotic pet care
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Meet Our Pet Care Experts

Read articles, get advice and watch video demonstrations from our panel of experts that we have brought together to answer many of your frequently asked questions about caring for your pets.

Veterinarians

Dr Bobby Ortiz, small and exotic pet vet, posing with a bunny patient

Dr. Bobby Ortiz, M.V.B.

Dr Bobby Ortiz, aka 'Dogtor Bob', is a small animal and exotic veterinarian based in Dublin. He has a strong interest in Small Mammal (rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets) and Reptile medicine and surgery.

He grew up in a family of avid animal lovers, which led him to work as an Aquarist at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific in California. It was there he decided he wanted to become a vet, and specialise in exotic animals, that needed the same care and medical attention that dogs and cats are given.

He lives with his wife and Brittany Spaniel Bodhi, and has dreams to build a new tropical marine fish tank in the near future!

Dr Carol Doyle Veterinarian

Carol Doyle, BSc VN DVM

Carol DoyIe is a small pet veterinarian in a practice in Ashbourne, Co. Meath and is the human companion to her cats, Nala and Donal, two horses - Indie and Bella, and her dog Phoebe.

As a guest blogger and advisor, Carol shares her professional advice with pet owners, answering many of the questions that she gets asked regularly in-clinic.

Dog Trainer

Dawn Greer and her puppy Wow smiling at camera

Dawn Greer, Agility Trainer

Dawn has been competing in agility for 15 years. She has competed with 8 dogs of different heights and breeds and has competed at Grade 7 Green star/Championship level at both IKC and KC.

She has represented Ireland in agility at Crufts, World Agility Championships and the European Open.

Dawn is an avid dog lover, living with 9 four legged companions, 5 of which are retired, 3 competing and her new puppy, Wow. She loves training dogs and giving the best advice on taking care of a new pup.

Professional Dog Groomers

Michelle Walsh, Professional Dog Groomer

Michelle Walsh, Professional Dog Groomer

Michelle Walsh is a Professional Dog Groomer with over 10 years experience caring for puppies and dogs at Petmania Grooming Studios. She is also a Grooming Trainer for the Petmania Grooming Academy. Michelle is the human companion to Luna and is based a Petmania Grooming Studio in Santry.

Hayley Ryan, Professional Dog Groomer

Hayley is a Professional Dog Groomer at Petmania Grooming Studios since 2018, having qualified as groomer in 2015. She is also a Grooming Trainer for the Petmania Grooming Academy. She has competed and won rosettes at the Irish Professional Dog Groomers Association's Madra Mania, and cares for dogs at our Grooming Studio in Kilkenny.

Hayley is the human companion to 11 year old rescue dog Lady, whom she believes to be a Yorkie-Jack Russell cross, and her favourite thing about being a dog groomer is the bond that she creates with the dogs she cares for - she just love to see those tails wagging on arrival for their groom!

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Laura Pietrzyk, Professional Dog Groomer

Laura is a Professional Dog Groomer in our Portlaoise Grooming Studios. She is a big animal lover, and a human companion to 9 pets-a dog, Lucky, two guinea pigs, Mishka and Daisy, a rabbit Binky, a bearded dragon, Debbie, two cockateils Toby and Tola, and two gold fish, Sambuca and Guinness!

Animal Rescue Professionals

Galway Cat Rescue

Galway Cat Rescue have partnered with Petmania Galway to help find local homes for cats in their care. They are an all-volunteer group of animal lovers that are committed to helping homeless cats in Galway, and dedicated to give every cat a chance to live a safe, healthy and happy life.

They operate using a network of fosterers who look after cats and kittens in their own homes. This provides the best possible opportunity for them to become well socialised in a normal domestic environment.

Galway Cat Rescue want cats to find a forever home in the shortest time-frame, and by adopting best practice adoption protocols and early age neuter/spay procedures, they can go to these homes directly from the invaluable socialising care a foster home provides.

For more on Galway Cat Rescue, visit their website here. 

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To exfoliate, hydrate and nourish your dog's skin this summer season
Terms & Conditions apply. See our Conditions of Service for more information.
Coconut
Summer Spa
Treatment Includes
Hydrating Bath in our luxurious Coconut Scrub
    infused with Coconut Oil and Coconut Milk
Canine Massage
Blow Dry
Expert Nail Trim
Ear Clean
Eye Cleanse
Breed Standard Styling
T&C Apply. Final prices will be determined by dog breed, size and coat type.
T&C Apply. Final price determined by dog size, breed and coat type.
Coconut Summer Spa
To exfoliate, nourish and hydrate your dog's skin
Bath in our luxurious Coconut Scrub
    infused with Coconut Oil and Coconut Milk
Canine Massage
Blow Dry
Expert Nail Trim
Ear Clean
Eye Cleanse
Breed Standard Styling
Treatment Includes
For dogs who have completed their First Dental Visit
Terms & Conditions apply. See our Conditions of Service for more information.
Ultrasonic Toothbrushing
What's Involved?
This service is a silent, vibration-free way of keeping your dog's teeth clean and preventing a build-up of plaque and bacteria in your dog's mouth. Using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste, we brush along the gum line to remove debris and provide a dental foam wash to make their breath fresh for when they return home. 
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment to a dog where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information
Treatment Includes
Treatment Includes
Regular brushing and good at-home dental care routine is recommended to help prevent the build up of Plaque & Tartar and bad breath which can lead to serious illness such as Gingivitis, Periodontitis and Oral Cavity Diseases.
Price for All Breeds: €29
This treatment can be booked as a standalone appointment or added to any other grooming service
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information
Ultrasonic Toothbrushing
For dogs who have completed their First Dental Visit.
What is involved?
This service is a silent, vibration-free way of keeping your dog's teeth clean and preventing a build-up of plaque and bacteria in your dog's mouth. Using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste, we brush along the gum line to remove debris and provide a dental foam wash to make their breath fresh for when they return home.
Keeping your dog's teeth clean at home through regular brushing is essential to help prevent the build up of Plaque & Tartar, which is a cause of bad bread and can lead to serious illness such as Gingivitis, Periodontitis and Oral Cavity Diseases.
Price for All Breeds: €29