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Pet Subjects: Animal Tales from the Telegraph's Resident Vet

Pet Subjects: Animal Tales from the Telegraph's Resident Vet

by Peter Wedderburn

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Pete the Vet has seen it all – whether Apollo the hamster, Nero the cat, Samson the rabbit or Ned the terrier, he has come across a whole host of cases that aren't in the textbook. With nearly twenty-five years at a veterinary clinic combined with ten years spent on the Telegraph answering reader's questions and a weekly spot on Irish breakfast TV he has dealt with sick pets from the big to the small. Whether that is a giant tortoise or a budgie, there is no case too extraordinary for Pete. Drawing on his experience from his own veterinary practice Pete has a wealth of stories – heart-warming as well as heartbreaking – that are told with a witty and engaging turn of phrase. Pet Subjects is a collection of case studies where the reader works beside Pete to try and cure his patients. Once solved, Pete helpfully provides further Q&As to cover a wider range of ailments related to the main story. A captivating and essential read for anyone who cares for a pet of their own. 

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ISBN-13: 9781781317099
Publisher: Aurum Press
Publication date: 04/06/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 894 KB

About the Author

Peter Wedderburn has been a long-serving contributor to the Telegraph with a weekly column for nearly 10 years. Pete is an authority in his field and he has a deep understanding and good connection with his audience.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The case of kilter worms 9

2 The food-loving dog who stopped eating 23

3 The interrupted cat nap 35

4 The three-year itch 46

5 The giant dog who refused to budge 59

6 The cat with a gravelly cough 71

7 Prescription sunglasses for a dog 83

8 The confident cat with a fear of food 95

9 The truth about practice cats 104

10 The travelling parasite 114

11 The terrier with a tumour that wouldn't go away 125

12 The parrot who refused to talk 138

13 The puppy who kept crying 149

14 The cat who drank too much 161

15 The dog who kept the wheels turning 171

16 The big cat who wasn't a fat cat 182

17 The swan who flew with a broken wing 193

18 The dog who learned sign language 205

19 The guide dog for a blind dog 218

20 The playful cat who stopped playing 230

21 The giant turtle with a tiny appetite 242

22 The budgies with itchy beaks 254

Acknowledgements 264

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