Dr. Pete Wedderburn, DVM

Dr. Pete Wedderburn, DVM

Ireland Online and at my clinic

Highlights

  • Worked in Africa studying cattle parasites, worked in the UK in mixed farm and pet practice, worked around the world as a locum, bought my own clinic in Ireland, Gained an extra qualification in veterinary diagnostic imaging, developed a career in the media (writing, radio, tv and internet) in Ireland and the UK, set up my own new website to offer veterinary advice to everyone, everywhere, all the time at www.petfix.com

Education

Qualified as a veterinarian in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1985. Have done minimum 30 hours continuing education every year since then, to keep myself up to date.

Experience

I am a companion animal veterinarian, with my own practice (employing five vets and five nurses) and I also have an online focus at my website, www.petfix.com.

About

I have been married for over thirty years to Joyce, and I have two daughters, Anna and Ella. We are all animal-mad, and we live with cats, dogs, hens, ducks and goldfish. I am passionate about triathlons in my spare time.


RECENT ARTICLES:


Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Cats: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

Most people have heard of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to humans. But there’s scanty information out there about carbon monoxide poisoning in cats. The aim of this article is to provide a good-quality, accurate, easily understandable summary of the details about carbon monoxide poisoning, with a particular focus on the risk to cats. About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In...

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What Your Cat’s Tail Can Tell You

Tail signals are an important part of your cat’s communication repertoire. This article aims to explain more about cats’ tails and tail movements so that you are better equipped to understand what your cat is saying to you with body language using this complex, subtle and expressive part of their anatomy. What Is A Cat's Tail? The tail is an...

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Cat Scooting: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment​

This article aims to explain the details of cat scooting, a behavior that can happen in cats for a number of reasons. The aim of this article is to provide a simple, clear explanation about cat scooting for cat owners. What Is Cat Scooting? Cat scooting describes the behavior when a cat rubs their rear end along the ground behind...

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Ear Discharge In Cats: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

This article aims to explain the details of ear discharge in cats, a problem that can happen for a number of reasons. The aim of this article is to provide a simple, clear explanation about ear discharge for cat owners. What is Ear Discharge? Normally, a cat’s ears are clean, with no extra discharges or materials visible in or around...

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Cat Acne: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

This article is about cat acne (also known as feline acne, chin acne, folliculitis or furunculosis). The aim of this article is to provide a simple, clear explanation about cat acne for cat owners. ​​What Is Cat Acne? Cat acne is not dissimilar to human acne in some ways but there are differences too. In cats, as in humans, acne...

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Feline Hypoglycemia: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

This article aims to explain the details of feline hypoglycemia (also known as low blood sugar), a condition that can happen in cats for a number of reasons. This article aims to provide a simple, clear explanation of hypoglycemia for cat owners. ​​What Is Hypoglycemia? Normally, a cat’s internal control systems ensure that the blood glucose (blood sugar levels) stay...

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Cat Anal Gland Problems: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

This article aims to explain the issues relating to problems caused by anal glands or anal sacs in cats. What Are Anal Glands And Anal Sacs? The anatomical details here are important: The "anal sacs" are small, balloon-like structures on either side of the anus, just inside the anal sphincter The "anal glands" describes the glandular tissue that produces the...

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Cat Age Chart: How Old Is My Cat In Human Years?

We see our small feline friends as family members, yet at the same time, we know that they don’t live as long as we do. We all realize that cats live for somewhere between twelve and twenty-two years, unless unusual accidents or unexpected illnesses take them away earlier than this, or perhaps if they are the exceptional animals that live...

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Giardiasis In Cats: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

This article aims to explain the details of Giardiasis, a parasitic disease that can affect many mammalian species, including cats, dogs and humans. The aim of this article is to provide a simple, clear explanation about Giardiasis for cat owners. ​What Is Giardiasis? Giardiasis (also known as “Beaver Fever”) is a condition that develops in mammals following infection with the...

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​ Heterochromia In Cats: What Causes It?

This article aims to explain the details of heterochromia in cats: this is the term that is used to describe the anatomical variant when a cat’s eyes are a different color from each other. Affected cats are also known as odd-eyed cats, or cats with odd eyes. Different eye colors give cats, whether they are domestic cats or pedigree animals,...

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