Meg the Dog Ferne and Rory's Vet Tales


Meg the Dog

Preschool series about animal health. Ferne meets a pet dog who is going for a weight check. Rory is at a rescue centre where the vets are treating some water birds.


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Hiya, I'm Ferne and today I'm near Swansea in Wales

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to meet Connor and Carys and their lovely pet dog

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who has gotten a little too big, so she needs to go to the vet

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-and we can go too.

-And I'm Rory.

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I'm at a wildlife centre in Cheshire

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to see how the local rescued wildlife is cared for here.

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# Ferne and Rory, telling you the story

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# Of some poorly pets

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# We will take them, show you how to make them

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# Better at the vet's

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# Vet Tales

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# These are our Vet Tales

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# Vet Tales

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# Ferne and Rory's Vet Tales. #

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Hi, I'm Connor.

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Hi, I'm Carys.

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And this is Meg.

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She's a chocolate Labrador.

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She's nine years old.

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She loves playing with her toys.

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Her tail's so waggy.

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We love cuddling her.

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-Hi, Ferne.

-Hi, Ferne.

-Hello, you must be Connor and Carys.

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-Lovely to meet you. And you must be Mum, hi.

-Hiya, Ferne.

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-Do you want to come and see Meg?

-I would love to go see Meg.

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Let's go.

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Oh, hello, Meg. Hi!

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Oh, she's gorgeous. Look at that tail.

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-What's her favourite thing?

-Cuddles and eating.

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She eats a lot, doesn't she?

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-She ate my sandwich.

-She ate your sandwich?

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What a cheeky dog!

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-She's a bit big for her breed, isn't she?

-Yeah.

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-And so does she have any health problems?

-Arthritis.

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-Her joints were sore.

-Poor Meg.

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A joint is where two bones meet each other

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and they can move around and this helps us to move our bodies.

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Arthritis is a disease that humans can get too

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and it causes the joints to swell up and they can get stiff

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and be very painful, and it can be sore for her to walk,

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-can't it?

-Yeah.

-Tamara, what are you doing to help Meg and her arthritis?

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We've put her on a weight reducing diet, she gets fed twice a day.

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Has that been helping her?

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She's doing really well. She enjoys her diet.

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-Has she gotten bigger or smaller?

-Smaller!

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She's a bit smaller already. Well done, Meg!

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We're going to the vet for a checkup, do you want to come too?

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I would love to. Are you ready, Meg?

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This is vet Rhiannon.

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She wanted to be a vet because she loves all sorts of animals.

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Her favourites are cute, cuddly kittens and squeaky gerbils.

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Right, guys, how's Meg been?

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-Good.

-Good? How's she been with her diet?

-Very good.

-Very good.

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We'll give her a check, see how she's doing,

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and then we'll get her weighed. Shall we have a look at her eyes?

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Let's see if they're nice and clear and nothing's running from them.

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We'll check her teeth and just see that they're nice

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and healthy so she can eat her food without her hurting.

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Shall we listen to your heart? Cos she is little overweight,

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her heart has to work a bit harder than most dogs

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so we just make sure it's working effectively

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and pumping that blood around nicely. That sounds really good.

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Let's have a feel of your ribs. She has fat over those ribs

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which does make it a little harder to feel them.

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Shall we have a look at your bad leg?

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Make sure there's not too much swelling over that bad joint

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and it can move nice and easy, and she's not too stiff

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and it's not bothering her too much.

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-Great.

-So that's moving really good. That's it, good girl.

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The next bit is weighing her, so it's the moment of truth.

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-Come on, Meg! Right, this is the big one.

-That's it.

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-37 kilos.

-That's great! She's lost four kilos, that's great.

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That's almost the size of another small dog.

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Will this help her with her arthritis and her heart?

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Definitely. If she's weighing less, her heart works a bit better.

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Meg's been going swimming regularly. Has that been helping?

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Definitely. I recommended she went for hydrotherapy.

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That's really good with the weight loss and also that bad leg.

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Back to the hydrotherapy - that would be brilliant.

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-Some more swimming - we can do that, can't we?

-Yeah!

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Get your armbands, Meg!

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Let me explain.

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Hydrotherapy is a form of exercise

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that is done in a heated swimming pool or tank.

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Animals like dogs, horses and even cats can all do it.

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The water will help to support the animal when exercising

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and the warmth of the water will increase blood flow

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to the muscles, which helps them to get stronger and fitter.

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Come on, Meg.

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It's time for Meg to go for a hydrotherapy swim

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and I've come along to see how she gets on.

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-Hi, Kerry and Leslie.

-Hi!

-Kerry, you've been

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-the hydrotherapist who's been helping Meg.

-Yep, that's right.

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-I think she's ready. Should we go to the pool?

-Yeah.

-OK, let's go.

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Come on, Meggy!

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Before Meg goes into the pool, Kerry puts a buoyancy aid on her

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to help her float, and a headband to stop the water

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getting into her ears.

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Woo!

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Well done, Meg.

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How does this help her, Kerry?

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When Meg is walking on the ground outside,

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it's really sore for her legs but in the water she floats,

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so she doesn't get the pain and she can run around

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-and it's not sore for her.

-Do you think it's helped her?

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I think she's able to move a lot better,

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she's losing some weight and I think she enjoys it.

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-Is she good at swimming?

-Really good.

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Labradors are really good swimmers because they've got webbed feet,

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there's skin between their toes so they can scoop the water

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-so they can swim faster.

-Oh, she's speedy!

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She's a lot faster on the water than she is on the ground, isn't she?

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-How do you think she's doing?

-Really good.

-Yeah, really good.

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-She loves it.

-She does.

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So, Labradors like to have a job in the water

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so I might get her a little toy.

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-Aww!

-Well done.

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Kerry, what are you doing with Meg's legs underwater?

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I'm making sure that they're both moving the same

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and that all her joints are moving,

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cos one of her legs is more sore than the other one,

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so I'm just trying to make them kick in the water evenly.

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-Do you think they have improved?

-Definitely since she started.

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We're going to try Meg with some waves to make it a bit harder,

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-make her exercise a bit more. Here we go.

-Whoa!

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Good girl.

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Now she's really exercising. This will help her lose more weight

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-and it will make her muscles bigger.

-That's good.

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That's a really, really strong current. Meg is doing so well.

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Yeah, really, really well.

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-She's kicking her legs really hard now.

-Well done, Meg!

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-Kerry, how did Meg do today?

-Meg's done really well,

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worked hard, she's quite wet so she deserves a rest for today.

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-What do you think?

-Definitely.

-Yeah!

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While Meg dries off, let's see what else has been happening

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at the vets with Rhiannon and her team.

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Meg wasn't the only Labrador at the vets today.

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Mist had a build-up of fluid in her ear.

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She had an operation to get rid of it and now has to wear a cone

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until it gets all better.

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And another Labrador, Troy, was in for some X-rays.

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He's been feeling tired lately and has had a little cough.

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Jack is 15 years old - that's quite old for a dog.

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He's been falling over lately and being a little sick

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but all his tests were clear and he was given some medicine

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to help him get better.

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I have had a wonderful time meeting all of you

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and finding out about Meg and her love of swimming. Thank you!

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I'd love to come back and see how she's getting on

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-with her diet and exercise. Would that be OK?

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

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Thank you so much. I wonder what Rory's been up to today.

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Today, I'm at a wildlife hospital in Cheshire.

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I've come to meet vet Bev who's going to show me

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how they help some poorly patients.

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-Hi, Bev.

-Hi, Rory.

-What are we up to today?

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-We've got some water birds to help today.

-Right, let's get ready.

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-OK, so...

-Here we've got a puffin that's covered in oil.

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-Right, OK. Poor bird.

-So you can see he's got oil on his feathers there.

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-Absolutely.

-We need to get him washed.

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This is Rob and Nicky, our wildlife assistants.

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-What are you washing with?

-Washing-up liquid.

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Shall we get going, then? This bird needs to be cleaned up.

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-Oil is sticky, nasty stuff.

-That's why we use the washing-up liquid -

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-it gets all the grease out.

-OK. What problems can oil cause?

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Water birds, like puffins, have got amazing feathers

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that are completely waterproof, which allows them to go in

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and out of the water and not sink. The oil affects

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that waterproofing and means that they can't survive.

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-There's other problems with oil too?

-It's a very toxic substance,

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causes all sorts of injuries when they swallow it.

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-It's really nasty.

-What are the extent of this bird's injuries?

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He's a little bit thin, but he's still quite bright,

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he's still eating a little so we're hoping that it's not too bad.

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That's good. How long do you think he is going to be at the centre for?

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We'll see if his feathers are waterproof and if not,

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he might need another wash and we want him eating fish normally,

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build up his weight and be released where he was found.

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Thanks for showing us that fascinating procedure.

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Hopefully the puffin will be back in the wild and healthy soon.

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-What's next?

-We've got another water bird, a cygnet,

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-a baby swan, to go and take some blood from.

-Let's go.

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Cygnets are young swans and this one is actually a teenager.

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Cygnets and swans are related to ducks and geese.

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-What are we doing today?

-We're going to collect some blood

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for a test for a toxic metal called lead.

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Right. What problems can lead cause?

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Lead is a metal and it causes lots of different problems.

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It can make some very wobbly, quite thin,

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sometimes runny green poo, which is not very nice.

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Not nice! How do they end up eating lead?

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Fishing weights are often made of lead

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and we see lead in other things in the environment,

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because swans have got such long necks,

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they manage to get it from the waterways

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so they end up being poisoned quite often, unfortunately.

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This guy is wobbly so we think he might have some lead in his system.

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You want to test the blood and see what the situation is.

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Yes, and then we can treat it if we need to.

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We're going to take blood from a vein in his leg.

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If you're able to hold him for me so he can't run off.

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This isn't going to hurt him?

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He shouldn't notice it. We just need to give it a good clean.

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-There we go. That's all coming out nicely.

-Lovely.

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Thank you.

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Wonderful. So, that's it. He barely noticed.

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-What happens next?

-Now we can test that blood in our lab,

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check if there's lead in his blood and if there is,

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-then we'll treat it.

-Excellent.

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You've been a very good patient, my friend.

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Thanks for a fascinating day

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-with these water birds.

-You're welcome.

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Not long ago, I met Connor and Carys

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and their lovely Labrador Meg, who was overweight.

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Now I'm back to see how her diet plan and swimming has helped.

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-Hiya, guys. BOTH:

-Hi, Ferne.

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Hi, Meggie! She's looking great.

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-Hi, Rhiannon.

-Hi, Ferne.

-This is her big moment, isn't it?

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It is, yeah. This is weigh day to see how much weight she's lost.

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-How much did she weigh last time?

-She was 37 kilos.

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Well, fingers questions she's lost a bit. Come on, Meg.

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Right, so, Meg now weighs 35 kilos.

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That is brilliant - she's lost two kilos.

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-Two whole kilos.

-Good girl. Oh, well done, Meg!

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-Shall we take Meg for a walk?

-I would love to.

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I'm sure Meg would too. You ready, Meggy? Come on!

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-She loves going for walks in the park, doesn't she?

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

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I've really enjoyed meeting you guys and lovely Meg.

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-You're doing really well. BOTH:

-Thanks, Ferne.

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I hope you've enjoyed finding out all about Meg too.

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See you again soon for more Ferne and Rory's Vet Tales.

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ALL: Bye!

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# Ferne and Rory, telling you the story

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# Of some poorly pets

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# We will take them, show you how to make them

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# Better at the vet's

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# Vet Tales

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# These are our Vet Tales

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# Vet Tales

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# Ferne and Rory's Vet Tales. #

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Ferne meets Connor and Carys and their pet dog Meg who is visiting the vet to check on her weight, before heading off for a special swimming session. Rory travels to a wildlife rescue centre and helps their vet team treat some water birds.


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