An increased thirst can often be the first sign of illness in many sick pets. Click here to watch me discussing this on Ireland AM this week. I also answered these questions: 1. My 8 year old Labrador gets stiff when it's cold. Coudl he have arthritis?
2. I'm unemployed - should I get a dog? I'm worried about the cost.
3. I'm getting a Jack Russell dog at Christmas and I'm worried about how he'll get on with my cat. What's the best way to introduce them?