Dr. Pete Wedderburn, DVM

Ireland Online and at my clinic


  • 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


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.


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.


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.


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Sexing Kittens: How To Determine The Sex Of Your Kitten?

Sexing kittens is an important part of caring for a new litter, determining details of how the kittens will be cared for and how they'll be rehomed. Sometimes we kid ourselves that a small kitten may look particularly feminine, so she surely must be a girl kitten, or a larger, stronger one is certain to be a little tomcat, but...

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How Much To Feed A Cat?

As with all carers of animals, one of the basic questions that we need to answer every day for our feline friends is: "how much should I feed this cat?" This article aims to answer that question in a clear, informed, logical way. Firstly, What Type Of Food Should Cats Eat? You can meet a healthy cat's nutritional needs met...

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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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Aspirin Poisoning In Cats: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid, is a common poison to affect cats. This article aims to explain the background to Aspirin poisoning, helping cat owners to understand why it happens, what can be done if their cat is affected, and how to prevent it from happening in the first place. Aspirin may be the active ingredient in a number...

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Cat Obesity Chart: Find Out if Your Cat is Obese

How do you know if your cat is obese or at a healthy weight? It's difficult to give guidelines for a cat's weight, as body frame size can be so variable between individuals. The simplest answer to maintain a healthy weight is to use a chart that allows you to use a scoring system to determine your pet’s Body Condition...

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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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Bone Cancer In Cats (Osteosarcoma): Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

What Is Bone Cancer In Cats? It’s important to understand the terminology when it comes to cancer in dogs and cats, just as it is in humans: such diseases have a universal language that is shared between species. “Cancer” is the medical term used to describe an aggressive type of neoplasia (from the Greek for “new cells”) or tumor (from...

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Tylenol Poisoning In Cats: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

Tylenol (acetaminophen or paracetamol) is a common poison to affect cats, and it’s often fatal. This article aims to explain the background to Tylenol poisoning, helping cat owners to understand why it happens, what can be done if their cat is affected, and how to prevent it from happening in the first place. About Tylenol Poisoning In Cats Tylenol is...

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FVRCP Vaccine for Cats: What You Need to Know

Everyone knows that kittens need to be vaccinated, but when questioned, few people really understand which diseases the FVRCP vaccine for cats protects against. This article aims to summarise what’s involved in simple, easy to understand terms. What The FVRCP Vaccine For Cats Covers? FVRCP is an abbreviation for three serious infectious diseases, Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVR), Calicivirus (C), and Panleukopenia...

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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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