A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Teaches viewers about different animals' needs, and the ways that owners, veterinarians, and animal experts responsibly meet them.
It’s fun to have a pet, but it’s important to take care of them properly, including taking them to veterinary check ups and getting them medical treatment when necessary.
Positive Role Models
The pet owners featured here take good care of their pets.
Violence & Scariness
Animals are sometimes sick or have injuries that are being taken care of. Occasionally a disaster like an oil spill, and the negative impact it has on wildlife, is discussed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Ferne and Rory's Vet Tales features animals, ranging from family pets to rescued animals, being cared for and treated by veterinarians and wildlife experts. It highlights the responsibilities that come with taking care of beloved animals, and gently breaks down some of the mild conditions the animals are being treated for. It's upbeat and fun, and young animal lovers will probably be drawn to it.
Is It Any Good?
This upbeat, informative series highlights the need to take the care of their beloved pets seriously, and why veterinary assistance is a necessary part of this. It demystifies some of the examination and treatment techniques used by veterinarians by offering gentle explanations of the animals' medical conditions, and showing the treatments used to help them. To make it more relatable, the hosts underscore how some of these conditions are similar to those that humans also deal with. Chances are that young viewers will enjoy the animals being featured, which range from dogs, cats, and guinea pigs to puffins, ponies, and alpacas. But Ferne and Rory's Vet Tales also teaches important lessons about the responsibility that comes with having any kind of animal in the home.
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