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Lassie’s Pet Vet

Lassie's Pet VetNetwork: PBS
Episodes: 13 (half-hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: July 1, 2007 – October 12, 2007
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: Jeff Werber and Lassie.

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TV show description:
A “How-to” pet care TV show that’s co-hosted by the world’s most famous dog, Lassie, and celebrity veterinarian Dr. Jeff Werber. Today, pets are like members of our family and this series seeks to explore the emotional bond between domestic animals and their owners.

In each installment, Lassie and her personal vet present a variety of segments that focus on pet health, pet lifestyle, and the pet community.

There are also regular on-location stories as well as “Lassie’s PetVet Tips” that cover every day helpful information on topics like travelling with your four-legged friend, pet grooming, and even little-known trivia.
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Series Finale

Episode 13
Officer Donavan Jones from California’s Pasadena Police Department has a special best friend and partner on the job — a Belgium Malinois attack dog named Bruno. The show follows this unique team through a normal day at the department, off-duty at home, and while training.

In the “My Pet, My Pal” segment, we meet Jill and Picazzo. While vacationing in Mexico, Jill kept bumping into a stray Dalmation. After he finally ended up following her car one day, she decided to adopt him and name him Picazzo. Unfortunately, he was later stolen. Jill spent months searching for Picazzo in Mexico to no avail. She finally decided to take a chance and hired a psychic to help find her beloved dog. Unbelieveble as it may seem, the psychic was able to help bring this owner and dog back together.

In another segment, the game of flyball is profiled. It’s ideal for workdogs who need more than just regular play to fufill them. Flyball races match two teams of four dogs each that race side-by-side over a 51 foot long course. Each canine races in relay fashion down the jumps, trigger a flyball box, releasing the ball, retrieve the ball, and return over the jumps. The next dog is released to run the course but can’t cross the start/finish line until the previous dog has returned over all 4 jumps and reached the start/finish line. The first team to have all 4 dogs finish the course without error wins the heat.

The episode’s group of “Lassie’s PetVet Tips” include “Are you better off with one dog or two?,” “Diseases that cant pets pass to humans and vice versa.”, and “Options for house training using crates or paper.”
First aired: October 12, 2007.

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What happened next?

There’s been no news of plans to revive the show.

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Candis April 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Can someone please tell me how I can purchase a copy of Episode 13. My dog and I are in this edition and I have tried for years to obtain it.

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Anne Kessler August 27, 2013 at 8:08 pm

I love this show with Lassie and Dr. Jeff Werber! It IS on TV, but are these re-runs? It is a wonderful, informative, caring show and I truly would love to see it continue, and not be cancelled. So many shows do not have the compassion and feeling and importance for dogs that this show has. I learn a lot about the care of dogs, the available types of exercise opportunities (Fly ball, for instance on today’s show – August 27, 2013, Tuesday). Please keep this show on the air both for children and adults. It’s a show that warms the heart and puts more meaning and importance into the lives we share with our pets, and provides more understanding of the accomplishments of, and intelligence of this extension of ourselves!

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M.B. Mims August 17, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Has this program been recorded on a DVD? If so, how could I go about getting a copy.

Thank you

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BOB May 25, 2013 at 6:29 pm

I have been watching this series on KLCS for about a year and was very disappointed that this show was cancelled. It is a great show and it has added information I need to make my pet feel more loved and better cared for. Thanks for being on a station I watch.

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Doris Jones May 14, 2013 at 8:11 pm

i ve been watching your show and have not seen anything on blind dogs. i have a blind and deaf boxer, was not born that way. She s a sweet and loverable dog, i dont no how to work with her. dont have the money to send her to training. Please help me. Give me some ideas on what to do. Thanks in advance for your information.

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Eugene March 16, 2013 at 4:57 pm

With all the crap on T.V. these days why would anyone cancell Lassie and Dr. Jeff?
please bring this awesome show back!

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Dale February 20, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Lets get Lassies Pet Vet back On TV. It’s better than Letterman !!

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Nancy Goddard November 4, 2012 at 10:13 am

Just ran across your show, and thought it was great! I wish all vets were as caring as you are. The vet I had for 30yrs passed away several years ago, he was amazing. It took me a couple years to find another that truley cared about the animals. A lot of people think I’m strange,and too “pickey”, but I want someone who really cares about the animals, not just trying to get as much money as they can. When I saw you and the way you talked about animals, and that you had 8 of your own, was like seeing Dr. Watterson again! I have 5 dogs and 5 cats, and feed 12-20 stray cats (would take them all in if I could). I never have to go looking for a pet, they always find me. 2 of cats I have now were from strays I feed, other 3 are ones have had for at least 16yrs, and were found as strays, or given to me because someone didn’t want them anymore. Just wanted to to say I think should be more like you! Thank you, Nancy

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Narisara December 16, 2010 at 11:13 pm

I have watched your program on UBC by the animal planet channel. I have liked and loved the pets especially the dog and cat.

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R.S. O'Carolan September 5, 2009 at 2:46 pm

I just found this show on Houston PBS. 8.2. This is outstanding. I have really enjoy this program on the highest level. This is my first time on this web site.

In Austin, TX we fought very hard to keep our pets and I was so proud of what Lassie and there owners and those who help all those out in California. If is wasn’t for Lassie I would of never owned a collie and a champion. I do not have animals now, but the Vet for Lassie showed me another side of love for all animals and I am grateful to all those purebred animals who brought such pleasure to me and my life.

Even though I help people that are less fortunate and the veterans, I was talked into helping the animals and there owners go after 30 to more laws. We beat those who would of put the welfare of the animals including ranches and farmers into a world of no animals in the next ten years. I too am also a FQHC Board of Director in the medical field (federal) and if wasn’t for Lassie and the internet that taught me how to go after the issues so that everyone could continue to have an animal and to continue to have the Outstanding Vets keep our animals alive and well. If it wasn’t for the Vets and there knowledge along with the animals, there would not be one person alive today. I am honor and grateful to the Lassie’s Pet Vet to give me back my memories of Lassie and to Albert Paulson Tehumne and of Course Eric Knight and all those who write about the protection, care, love, quality and so forth. Even for those who are in the military, fire department, police, search and rescue, disable, reading in school books with there animals, visiting animals to hospitals and nursing homes, lets us not exclude any animal who continues to love us everyday, no matter what the mood we are in. Final the animals who are in MOVIES, music and art. What talent, what grace, and most of all the one who created them. Thank you again Lassie’s Pet Vet showing that a person who has been bitten by an animal an come back and become one of the finest Vets the United States has ever seen. Please bring back the program. Please bring back Lassie and all the movies, television and art of a United States Apple Pie. Hugs Lassie and to all those who made my life the greatest moment of my mature years when I got to see Lassie. Please continue the tradition. Please Pay it Forward. I am grace by the knowledge and wisdom of this show and others who gave us Lassie.

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