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:


Skin Lumps In Cats: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

This article aims to explain what to do if your cat develops lumps of any kind on their skin. ​​What Are Skin Lumps? The term “skin lumps” (sometimes refereed as Bumps) means any type of unusual swelling or other lesion on a cat’s skin. Normally, the skin should be smooth, flat, and free of irregularities. When a lump develops, it’s...

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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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When Do Cats Stop Growing? 6 Cat Life Stages Explained

One of the remarkable differences between cats and cat owners is that that our feline friends age at such a different rate from us. While animal tissues look remarkably similar to their human equivalents under the microscope, they get older far more quickly. Cat kidney cells look just like human kidney cells. And the same applies to most parts of...

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Mast Cell Tumors In Cats: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

This article aims to explain the details of mast cell tumors (MCTs) in cats, providing a simple, clear explanation for cat owners so that if they are given this diagnosis for their pet, they will be helped to understand the full details of this challenging diagnosis. ​What Are Mast Cell Tumors? Tumors are another name for cancer, which is defined...

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Fungal Infections In Cats: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

The aim of this article is to provide a simple, clear explanation to help cat owners understand all about fungal infections in cats. ​​What Are Fungal Infections? A number of different pathogens (disease causing agents) can cause infectious diseases in cats: Parasites Viruses Bacteria Fungi (the plural of “fungus”) This article focusses on fungi, which cause fungal infections. When a...

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Hepatic Lipidosis In Cats: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

This article aims to explain the details of hepatic lipidosis in cats, a common and serious issue also known as fatty liver disease. The aim of this article is to provide a simple, clear explanation about hepatic lipidosis for cat owners. The condition is unique to cats: it is not seen in other small animals. ​What Is Hepatic Lipidosis? Hepatic...

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Cat Body Temperature: Causes & Treatment of Abnormal Body Temperature

You can easily measure your cat’s body temperature, something that can provide important information about a cat’s wellness or otherwise. Body temperature is one of the key vital signs of a cat's health, alongside heart rate and breathing rate. About Cats' Body Temperatures The natural physiology of a cat’s body acts to ensure that the temperature range stays at the normal level all...

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What Is A Normal Heart Rate For A Cat?

You can easily measure your cat’s heart rate, and this can provide important information about your cat’s state of health. Heart rate is one of the key vital signs of a cat's health, alongside breathing rate and body temperature. About Cats' Heart Rates The natural physiology of a cat’s body acts to ensure that the heart produces an appropriate output,...

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How To Get Rid Of Fleas On Your Cat

Flea bites are probably the most common cause of itchiness in cats, so cat owners should know how to identify fleas, and how to get rid of them from their cats. The aim of this article is to explain precisely how to do this. Causes Of Flea Infestations In Cats The life cycle of the cat flea is simple. After feeding on a pet, a female flea hops off, and lays...

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