The Puppies Ferne and Rory's Vet Tales


The Puppies

Preschool series about animal health. Ferne meets Jamie as his puppies go for their first check-up. Rory joins a wildlife vet and visits some very cute patients.


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Hi, I'm Ferne and today I'm in Stirlingshire to meet Jamie

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and his furry little friends and we are going to take all of them to

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the vet. This is going to be fun.

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And I'm Rory.

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I'm at an aquarium near Oban to meet some of their awesome seals.

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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 vets

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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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Hello, my name's Jamie. I just don't have one dog, I have lots of dogs.

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Eight of them are puppies - seven boys and one girl.

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They are only six weeks old.

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This is Willow, she's their mummy.

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She's really lovely and takes good care of them.

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This is Ruby, she's the puppies' granny.

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I love playing with all my dogs and giving them lots of cuddles.

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-Hi, Ferne.

-Hiya, Jamie. Hi, Michelle.

-Hi, Ferne.

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-Do you want to come in?

-I would love to.

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FERNE GASPS Oh, wow, who are these?

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That's Ruby and that's Willow.

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Hi, Ruby. Hi, Willow. They're beautiful.

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And is this Willow's first litter?

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-Mm-hm.

-I can hear them now, they sound like a noisy bunch.

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A litter is the name given to a group of baby animals

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when they're born, like kittens, rats and puppies.

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-I think they want to say hello. Shall we get them out?

-Mm-hm.

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-Get ready, Ferne, here they come.

-FERNE LAUGHS

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Wow, hello!

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Hello, babies.

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Eight puppies! They are so sweet.

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Hello. Jamie, what type of dogs by these?

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Golden Labradors.

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That's right.

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Golden or yellow Labradors are very popular in the UK and they can

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make great family pets, but also assistance or therapy dogs because

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they tend to be very friendly and also respond well to training.

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-Jamie, do you play with these puppies a lot?

-Yes.

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-That's important.

-Yes, it's important to play with them

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-so they're used to being around children and other animals.

-Aw.

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They're going to make great pets. Willow's doing such a good job.

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-She's a great mummy.

-Especially for her first litter.

-Absolutely.

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Ferne, would you like to take the puppies to the vet for a checkup?

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-All eight of them?!

-Yes.

-Wow.

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That is going to be an adventure.

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Yeah!

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This is Alasdair.

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He's been a vet for seven years.

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Once he treated an elephant with a sore ear...

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..and helped a monkey who had hurt its finger.

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Come on, pups.

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-Hi there.

-Hi.

-How you doing?

-Good.

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-Do you have all the puppies with you?

-Yes.

-You've got them in their

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boxes. It's important to keep them separate from other animals before

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they've had their vaccinations so they don't pick up germs. Let's get

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-some puppies out.

-Right, first box.

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-So who have we got here then, Jamie?

-Suri and Maximus.

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Suri and Maximus.

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-Which one is this?

-Maximus.

-Aw, he's beautiful.

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Right, Alasdair, what do we need to do first?

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First of all, I'll check his wee eyes.

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You want to check they're nice and clear,

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there's no muck coming out, there's no signs of infection,

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they're not red, not cloudy.

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They're perfect, nice wee clear eyes.

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We also check in the mouth that the teeth are all where they ought to be

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and that the jaws line up. Which they do. Next up, I would have a wee

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-listen to his heart.

-Oh, wow, do you want to listen, Jamie?

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-I think it's going to be very quick.

-It is quite quick.

-Is it?

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-THEY LAUGH

-I'll let you have a wee listen.

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HEART BEATS

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Are you trying to listen?

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-It's going quite fast.

-Yes.

-Does his heart sound good?

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Sounds good. So I'm just going to pop them on to the scales.

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-Let me see.

-Good lad.

-Aw.

-Wow.

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-3.9 kilos. He's a big boy.

-THEY LAUGH

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-So he's nice and healthy.

-Nice and healthy.

-Good weight.

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-Good weight.

-Come on, Max.

-Out you come, silly.

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Great, so, Suri's checkup.

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Same again. So we're looking at her wee eyes.

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That one's a wee bit watery but her wee eye's not red or painful.

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I'll check that when she comes for her vaccination.

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-If it gets worse before then, bring her back.

-Good girl, Suri.

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-What are you looking for?

-I'm checking her ears

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are nice and clean. Often when you lift them up,

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they might be a bit red, which would be a sign of inflammation,

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-and often you'll get chunks of brown muck.

-OK.

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-But her ears are nice and clean.

-Perfect.

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Good job, Suri.

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Go on.

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Puppies grow very quickly from birth.

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When they are born, they can't see or hear very much

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and their teeth haven't come through yet.

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They sleep a lot and eat a little and can only crawl.

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For the first few weeks, they will really need their mums.

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Then, as they get older, their eyesight, hearing and teeth develop,

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and they can walk, run and play.

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Now that Maximus and Suri have been checked over,

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it's time for Alasdair to look at the rest of the puppies.

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This is our fluffiest puppy.

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They're very squiggly, aren't they, Jamie?

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-I suppose this is all new to them.

-HEART BEATS

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3.2 and a wee bitty.

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-So who's this one, then?

-William.

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-William was the first puppy born.

-Oh, wow.

-Was he?

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-So he's called William, it's a bit like Willow.

-Aw!

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-He's nibbling at your glasses.

-Oi!

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What's different about Zoomer, Jamie?

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He has white toes, the same as his dad, and he has black freckle.

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A black freckle.

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Have you ever seen a Labrador with a freckle before?

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No, I think he's the first one.

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He's being so good, isn't he?

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There we go. This is important when you're playing with him,

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if you do check his paws and check in his mouth,

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it means he gets used to it.

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-3.4.

-The last two now.

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-So this is Arthur, then?

-Yeah.

-And how's he getting on?

-Good.

-Good.

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-He's already started bringing tennis balls back.

-Has he?

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All the puppies have had their checkups and are looking good?

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-Yep, they're all in good health.

-What do we need to do now?

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Now it's a case of carrying on, feeding them puppy food and getting

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them off the milk, and in a couple of weeks' time, they'll come in for

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their first vaccination and micro-chipping. Hello.

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Let's see who else has been at the vets today.

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It's been a busy day at the vets

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and there were lots of animals to see.

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Joey the cat is having problems

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when trying to do the toilet, so he had some blood samples taken.

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And there were some chickens waiting to be seen, too.

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Linda and Ruth's owner brought them in because they were feeling

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poorly and she brought some of their poo for the vet to look at.

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What a lovely present to bring the vet!

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And we weren't the only puppies visiting today.

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These Border collie pups came in to get micro-chipped by Sarah the vet.

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What a busy day for Alasdair and his team!

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Jamie, I have had the most amazing time meeting your wonderful dogs

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and these gorgeous puppies. It's been so much fun.

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-Do you think I could come back and say hello when they're bigger?

-Yes.

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Thank you, that'll be lovely. Let's see what Rory's been up to today.

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At this aquarium in Oban,

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aquarist Anna helps to look after many different animals.

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And today she's going to introduce me to some very special seals.

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Good girl, Laura.

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-Hey, Anna.

-Hi, Rory.

-Who have we got here?

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Well, in this pool we've got Laura, Pippa, Macy and Boo.

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They are absolutely gorgeous and are very happy to see you. I wonder why.

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I've got a bucket of fish, which is their favourite thing

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-in the whole world.

-Look at that! Anna, I've heard you've got

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some baby seals here. Is that right?

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We do, we have two baby seals.

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-Would you like to come and see them?

-I'd love to.

-Great. Let's go.

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-HE GASPS

-Wow!

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Hi. Who do we have here?

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This is Norbert, he's a common seal pup and next door we have Dumbo.

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Oh, absolutely adorable. There are two different kinds of seal

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in the UK. There's the common or harbour seal, like this guy here,

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and then there's grey seals. Common seals are the smaller of the two.

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Why do you have seal pups at the centre?

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They can be brought in for a number of reasons.

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They can be abandoned by their mothers or injured in some way

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or it could be through human interference.

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-These guys don't stay here forever, do they?

-No, they don't.

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Our aim is to bring them in when they need help and get them

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nice and healthy for release back to the wild. We always release a seal

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into the wild based on weight.

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-When they are about 25kg they're ready to go back.

-Great, fantastic.

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What are we doing for these particular pups today?

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Today we're going to weigh Norbert and give Dumbo some lunch.

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Well, first of all, we've got to get the scales in. Nice and gently.

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And then we lift Norbert onto the scales,

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and to do that we wrap a little towel around his head

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-so that he doesn't get frightened.

-PUP YELPS

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It might look unusual, but that towel's helping him keep calm.

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-9.8 kilos.

-OK, and you think it's going to be a while

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-before he's 25 kilos and can be released to the wild?

-It is.

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It takes each seal a different amount of time

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-to get to the correct weight.

-Great. A bit more food for you, Norbert.

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-Right, is that us done here?

-We're done here.

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-Now we need to prep some food.

-We'll get Dumbo's food ready.

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-Anna, we're in the food prep room.

-We are, this is where I'm going

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to prepare Dumbo's lunch. He will eat about 700g of herring

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and then we supplement it with vitamins and iron

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to make sure they're getting the correct nutrients.

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-Great, is all that fish ready?

-It's all ready to go.

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-Shall we go and feed Dumbo?

-Yes, please.

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We're in the weaning pool, Rory. I'm going to feed Dumbo his lunch.

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Great, can't wait to see it.

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Oh, yummy!

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Almost down in one.

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-Yeah, he doesn't hang about.

-HE LAUGHS

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Oh, Dumbo!

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What a good boy. You have been an amazing seal pup

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and you deserve that treat. Hopefully, you'll be swimming

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in the sea very soon. Anna, thank you so much for introducing me

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-to these wonderful pups.

-Thank you for coming to visit us, Rory.

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Not long ago, I met Jamie, his mum, Michelle,

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and all of their lovely dogs.

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And now I'm back and I've come to Jamie's school to see how

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the puppies are getting on before they go to their forever homes.

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A forever home is where the puppies

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go to live with new owners who love and care for them.

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Now that the puppies are a little older

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and they've been wormed and vaccinated,

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it's safe to bring them to meet Jamie's friends at his school.

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Hiya, Jamie. Hello, everyone.

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-Hello!

-This is incredible.

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You're having a puppy party in your classroom.

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-Is everyone enjoying it?

-Yeah.

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Aw! They're very, very cuddly, aren't they?

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Jamie, these puppies have gotten so big! How old are they now?

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-Eight weeks.

-They're huge. It is so much fun. Is this why you've brought

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-them here, Michelle?

-Yes, the puppies get lots of cuddles,

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the puppies get well socialised and then they're ready to

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-go to their forever homes.

-Isla, do you have a favourite puppy?

-Yeah.

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-Which one?

-A girl.

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-She's very cute, isn't she?

-Yeah.

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What does he feel like?

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Soft.

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Really soft.

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-Do you like petting him?

-Yeah.

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-Do you all think they are going to make great pets?

-Yeah.

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These puppies are so tired because they're still growing.

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-Yes.

-They have a lot more to do

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if they're going to get anywhere as big as their mum.

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Thank you for joining us

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and learning all about these lovely puppies.

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-See you next time for more Ferne And Rory's Vet Tales.

-Bye!

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Bye-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 vets

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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 visits Jamie and his eight puppies and together they head off to the vet for their very first check-up. Rory travels to a wildlife rescue centre to help their animal care team look after some very cute patients.


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