RSVP Magazine

Your dog could be key to helping you get in shape for summer

Your dog could be to answer to helping you get in shape this Summer. On top of their unconditional love, and just all round cuteness, your dog could help you to get moving and get that Summer body you’ve been aiming for. These are a few of the ways in which having a dog could benefit you […]

This poor pup swallowed 109 stones and a padlock

11 week old Thor, a Dogue de Bordeaux, was rushed into surgery after he swallowed 109 stones and a padlock. The pup gobbled the stones and padlock in 15 minutes, and his owner Damon Creevy said that he was “literally rattling as he walked”, according to The Mirror. Despite swallowing the enormous amount of stones, the […]

Here are some household items that are poisonous for your dog

While we’re all aware of the obvious chemicals that are poisonous for our dogs, there are some substances that we’re unaware of the dangers of. Here’s a handy little list of some household items that are harmful to your dog. Antifreeze: Screen-wash and some de-icers may contain Ethylene glycol, a substance fatal to dogs and cats. […]

Does your dog get travel sick? These tips could help

Travelling in a vehicle can be scary and unusual for you dog, animals evolved to walk everywhere on foot and so getting your dog into a car can be a struggle. If your dog gets travel sick, there could be a few reasons. According to DogsTrust these are the main reasons your dog could be […]

Facts about neutering your dog, and why it’s important

There’s a lot to think about when getting a new dog, like vaccinations, micro-chipping, and neutering. Over at DogsTrust they have a very helpful guide to neutering, and why it’s important. While many people wonder if neutering is ‘natural’, Dogstrust explain that keeping a dog in a domestic set-up is not ‘natural’, but having a […]

Canada has a hall of fame for pets and it’s so cute

Canada has its very own ‘hall of fame’ for pets and it is so cute. The hall of fame for pets is an annual event were animals are remembered for their amazing acts. Some of the stories are amazing. The Purina Animal Hall of Fame, honours life-saving pet heroes, and is in its 47th year […]

Why it’s important to get your dog microchipped

Many people aren’t aware about why they should get the dog micro-chipped, or what it entails. But it is very important that you do micro-chip your dog. Don’t take it from us, take it from the experts. What is a microchip? According to Dogstrust, “A microchip is a small electronic device, which is the size […]

OSCAR WINNING: 10 FAMOUS MOVIE DOGS

There’s always something so loveable about a dog in a movie or TV show, and just owning it. Their characters can be so funny, so clever and just super cute. Currently, I am watching Frasier with my other half, and I can’t tell you how much I look forward to the scenes with Eddie, that […]

5 HEALTHY AND SIMPLE DOG TREATS YOU CAN MAKE AT HOME

Don’t like to buy expensive dog treats, that can often be pumped full of chemicals? Here we give you 5 simple recipes to make your own, inexpensive and super healthy treats for your pooch. Your dog will love them, and love you even more for them. All the ingredienst are fresh, sourced by you so […]

Why does your dog have whiskers?

Why does your dog have whiskers? And what should you do to be caring for them? Whiskers, or the technical term“vibrissae”, are a specialized type of hair found in many mammals, including cats and dogs. These hairs are there for a reason, that reason being to help your dog to define what space they’re in. According […]

Why does my dog chase it tail and is it normal?

There are a few reasons why your dog might chase its tail, and while some are normal, some are not. According to Dr. Ciribassi, dogs will chase their tail if it’s injured or if they’re grooming. However, if your dog is chasing its tail otherwise, it may be abnormal. “It can occur as an attention-seeking […]

ISPCA’S Adorable Dog Dottie Gives Birth By C-Section To Her Babies

Sometimes, even the most vulnerable dogs are abandoned…. This beautiful little dog Dottie was heavily pregnant when she arrived at the ISPCA. She received urgent veterinary care, nutritious food, clean drinking water and a nice warm bed at the National Animal Centre. Dottie received regular check up’s by our veterinary nurse Denise who was closely […]

The BIG question…Do dogs dream?

Ah dogs. Sometime they baffle us, from their overreactions to seeing us come home at the end of the day, to how they insist to chase their tail. One thing that we often wonder is, do dogs dream? The answer is yes, they do, and they share many similarities to humans. According to Dr.Ward, dogs […]

There’s meet up in Dublin for pugs and we’re losing our minds

It’s no secret that here at Ireland’s Next Top Madra we love dogs. And if there’s only one thing we love more than a cute dog…and that’s multiple dogs. And now we’ve just realised there’s a meet up in Dublin for dogs, and not just any type of dog, but pugs. Despite their squashed faces and […]

This dogs transformation is just amazing!

Here at Ireland’s Next Top Madra we love dogs, it’s no secret. We love to see is dogs being loved, and dogs being given a second chance at a happy life. Over on Dogs trust earlier today, they shared an incredible transformation of one of their rescue dogs and it may have brought us to […]

How To Cheer Up Your Dog If They Seem To Be Down

Dogs can become depressed without you even realising it, and sometimes they do need to be cheered up. A depressed dog is more likely to contract an illness, and if your dog is depressed sometimes he will not be able to get better. Depression may be an everyday occurrence; some dogs suffer from separation anxiety […]

7 Amazing Facts You Never Knew About Your Dog

You might think you know your beloved pooch inside and out… But you probably never would have guessed these 7 amazing facts! The Smell Centre Of A Dog’s Brain Is 40 Times Larger Than Yours  Dogs can smell thousands of times better than humans. Their noses have millions more scent receptors—for example, a human nose […]

This Is What Your Dog Says About You

From a Chihuahua to a Great Dane, dogs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and display an array of temperaments. Studies suggest that the type of dog breed that you choose can tell a lot about your personality. So here they are: Bulldogs Bulldogs are determined, persistent, and do not give up easily. […]

How To Make Your Own Doggie Stew

Imagine if you had to eat the exact same food every meal, every day of your life. Beyond being painfully boring, wouldn’t you question whether you’re getting a nutritionally balanced diet? Welcome to a dog’s life. Long ago before commercially produced dog food, dogs ate a lot of the same foods as humans. There’s a […]