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Lassie's Pet Vet

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Pet care and animal tales are fun for families.

TV PBS Educational 2007
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The series also spotlights entrepreneurs who have turned their affection for animals into rewarding work and pastimes. In one episode, for example, viewers learn how trained therapy dogs enrich hospital patients' lives. Later, a woman describes how she has fashioned a business out of staging elaborate costume parties for dogs' birthdays, complete with priceless photo opportunities and personal doggie bags for the guests. (What, isn't your four-legged friend among the country's 600,000 pampered pooches who get yearly birthday celebrations?)

Lassie's Pet Vet gives families a reason to curl up with the kids -- and critters -- and celebrate our favorite animals. The true stories are both entertaining and touching, and you and your kids may learn something about responsible pet care along the way. Oh, and don't let the canine co-star's species fool you: Dogs aren't the only ones in the spotlight here. Pets of all shapes and sizes share airtime, and owners are just as passionate about their bearded dragons and pot-bellied pigs as they are about their canines and kitties.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: July 1, 2007
  • Cast: Jeff Werber
  • Network: PBS
  • Genre: Educational
  • TV rating: TV-G
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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