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Pet subjects : animal tales from the Telegraph's resident vet / Pete Wedderburn.

By: Wedderburn, Peter A.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Aurum Press Ltd, 2017Description: 265 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1781316155; 9781781316153.Subject(s): Pets -- Anecdotes | Veterinarians -- Great Britain -- AnecdotesSummary: 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. -- Amazon.com
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

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. -- Amazon.com

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • 1 The case of kilter worms (p. 9)
  • 2 The food-loving dog who stopped eating (p. 23)
  • 3 The interrupted cat nap (p. 35)
  • 4 The three-year itch (p. 46)
  • 5 The giant dog who refused to budge (p. 59)
  • 6 The cat with a gravelly cough (p. 71)
  • 7 Prescription sunglasses for a dog (p. 83)
  • 8 The confident cat with a fear of food (p. 95)
  • 9 The truth about practice cats (p. 104)
  • 10 The travelling parasite (p. 114)
  • 11 The terrier with a tumour that wouldn't go away (p. 125)
  • 12 The parrot who refused to talk (p. 138)
  • 13 The puppy who kept crying (p. 149)
  • 14 The cat who drank too much (p. 161)
  • 15 The dog who kept the wheels turning (p. 171)
  • 16 The big cat who wasn't a fat cat (p. 182)
  • 17 The swan who flew with a broken wing (p. 193)
  • 18 The dog who learned sign language (p. 205)
  • 19 The guide dog for a blind dog (p. 218)
  • 20 The playful cat who stopped playing (p. 230)
  • 21 The giant turtle with a tiny appetite (p. 242)
  • 22 The budgies with itchy beaks (p. 254)
  • Acknowledgements (p. 264)