Cesar Milan & Dog Training; Heavy Breathing; Breeders Finally Recognised; Cleaning Your Dog’s Teeth – Episode 54



Hello and welcome to Episode 54 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast, where too much talking of pets if barely enough.

Lewis and Robbie were separated by the tyranny of distance, so Skyped this one. So apologies for some stuttering flow on the pod. But the Pod must go on! Don’t forget to sponsor us at Patreon. It will help lewis get better internet incase we ever need to do another Skype pod. Or so he can watch videos of Dusty Martin. He loves Dusty Martin…

This week we talk about an article where breeders with 20 years experience will be made honorary veterinarians. A ban in Stonnington City Council in Melbourne who have limited dog walkers to a maximum of 4 dogs per walker.

Lewis then takes a blow torch to Cesar Milan (or should I say Alpha Rolls him!). Robbie Talks about the importance of how your pets are breathing can indicate there health status. And Lewis has an article that talks about 3 dental plaque control methods in dogs.

And Finally, Hill’s have had another product recall… For details check out the pic below or for Australian listeners go to: https://www.hillspet.com.au/productlist For our listeners outside of Australia please check your local countries Hill

This episode is proudly supported by Zylkene from Vetquinol – a safe way to help your dog or cat that may be stressed or have a mild anxiety – safe in the young, the old, the big and the small, in the Canine, or the Feline. O so safe. Safe as houses.

This episode is also supported by Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats! Huge range, lots of flavours, for lots of different life stages, and diseases – Have you ever had crocodile and tapioca? I wonder how many Tapiocas they feed to the crocodiles…

If you’d like to support the show check out our page at Patreon, and sign up to one of the options, and get yourself or your bumper an awesome sticker, and check out the exclusive Patreon Dominance Q&A session we did it was pretty awesome! If you have any questions you’d like to ask Lewis and Robbie send us an email at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or you can contact us or find us on  InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.  


Behaviour Mythbusting Part 2; Dreaming Dogs; Prescribing Laws; Skewers; Rich Cats & Fat Rats – Episode 53



Hello and Welcome to Episode 53 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast, where too much talking of pets if barely enough.

This week on the good ship HMS TVTP, Robbie ponders about dreaming dogs, and dogs that dream of eating chicken skewers, Lewis about cats that dream about inheriting fortunes, and a rat that dreamed that the gap in the man hole cover was a little bit bigger

We then talk about why vets have to be careful prescribing medications and why we have laws that dictate what we can and cant do, and then it’s time for some good, old fashioned, MYTH BUSTING!

This episode is proudly supported by Zylkene from Vetquinol – a safe way to help your dog or cat that may be stressed or have a mild anxiety – safe in the young, the old, the big and the small, in the Canine, or the Feline. Wouldn’t recommend in a sloth. they already pretty sedate. They could go into a calm coma. Like me, after a nice warm milk. Before bed. But then I have to wee. And I wake up. Thankfully…

This episode is also supported by Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats! Huge range, lots of flavours, for lots of different life stages, and diseases – So many options, great diets, lots of variety, almost as many options as a pizza shop. Which I why we want then to make the TVTP Prime 100 Ham and Pineapple Diet. That’d be pretty neat. Probably not practicable. We’ll leave the Practicality to Prime 100.

If you’d like to support the show check out our page at Patreon, and sign up to one of the options, and get yourself or your bumper an awesome sticker, and check out the exclusive Patreon Dominance Q&A session we did it was pretty awesome!

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Lewis and Robbie send us an email at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or you can contact us or find us on  InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.

Tell us what pizza flavour you think would make a good dog food. Not meatlovers. Too easy. And nothing with onion. Or garlic. Or a Chocolate Dessert pizza. I wonder about a Crocodile and Tapioca Pizza… I might call Dominos…


Breed Specific Legislation; Medial Luxated Patella; Manicures for Bulldogs; Dog’s Feelings – Episode 52



Hello and Welcome to Episode 52 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast, where too much talking of pets if barely enough.

This week Lewis talks about giving a Bulldog a world class manicure, and Robbie talks about a huge chocolate frog, and a great way to help prevent a bee sting reaction.

Lewis finds a Tiger in a house of disrepute in Houston, the guys discuss the legalising of dogs feelings in the ACT, and Elon Musk looking out for dogs in his Tesla’s.

Into the meaty part of the podcast, Robbie goes into a common cause of lameness of the back legs in dogs and cats – Medial Luxated Patella. Lewis then drills down onto some new data on Breed Specific Legislation in Denmark.

This episode is proudly supported by Zylkene from Vetquinol – a safe way to help your dog or cat that may be stressed or have a mild anxiety – safe in the young, the old, the big and the small, in the Canine, or the Feline. Safe, comforting, effective. Like a good pair of underwear.

This episode is also supported by Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats! Huge range, lots of flavours, for lots of different life stages, and diseases – So many options, great diets, lots of variety. Like a good underwear draw. Except for diets part – what is a diet doing in an underwear draw…

If you’d like to support the show check out our page at Patreon, and sign up to one of the options, and get yourself or your bumper an awesome sticker, and check out the exclusive Patreon Dominance Q&A session we did.

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Lewis and Robbie send us an email at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or you can contact us or find us on  InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.

And given that Claudia is reading down to here – I’ll change it up a bit.

Roses are Red

Blue Berries are Blue

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Retractable Leads in Dogs, Chlorine Driving Cats Nuts?, Vet Clinic – Business and Stress – Episode 51



Hello and welcome listeners to episode 51 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast, where too much talking of pets is barely enough.

In this weeks episode, Lewis talks about the importance of our awesome quarantine service, who have found cases of Foot and Mouth Disease in Pig Meat products being brought into Australia. And Robbie wonders why his cat Parker goes nuts around his board shorts after he’s back from a swim at the pool.

Lewis also has found a great article about the stressors of running a vet clinic, and how difficult it can be trying to deal with the expectations of clients, costs of treatment, and trying to juggle the running of a business.

So if you love your vet, give them a good review. And if you’re not happy with them, why not call them. Talk to them.

Then Lewis rocks right into a great look at why you shouldn’t use retractable leads for your dogs.

This episode is proudly supported by Zylkene from Vetquinol – a safe way to help your dog or cat that may be stressed or have a mild anxiety – safe in the young, the old, the big and the small, in the Canine, or the Feline. Not the washing line. Zylkene has ZERO effect on the washing line. If your washing line is stressed, maybe you need to stop swinging on it and pretending you are Superman. You are NOT Superman. You do not get your powers from Earths yellow Sun. And you should not wear your red undies on the outside of your pants. Or in general – and I’m talking to you Mr Abbott…

This episode is also supported by Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats! Huge range, lots of flavours, for lots of different life stages, and diseases – So many options, great diets, lots of variety. SPD stands for Single Protein Diet. If you google it, it can also mean Sensory Processing Disorder, or Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction  – Sometimes you shouldn’t google acronyms…

If you’d like to support the show check out our page at Patreon, and sign up to one of the options, and get yourself or your bumper an awesome sticker, and check out the exclusive Patreon Dominance Q&A session we did.

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Lewis and Robbie send us an email at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or you can contact us or find us on  InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.

Otherwise, have an awesome day. I’m still not sure anyone actually reads down to this part… I’m so sure that no one reads this I’ve just cut and copied last weeks one.

And I’ll keep doing it, until someone tells me they read it…

Here we are – 3 weeks in a row. Cutting and pasting the ending. Let me know if you are reading this! (**FOOTNOTE: I’m reading this every week, Robbie and you’re doing a great job. This is the 3rd week I’ve put this in and you haven’t told ME you’ve seen my reply……Cheers Lewis**)

Week 4! Lewis is reading! Outstanding! Thanks mate. But that’s just making sure that I’m not telling people to make sure they subscribe to us on Patreon to get you watching a scary movie though! Still no one else has touched base. Maybe this week – maybe… (we live in hope Robbie, Cheers Lewis)


Heart Murmurs, Fear Free Handling of Cats, Cat Survives Freezing in the Snow, Are Fish Self-Aware? – Episode 50



Welcome all you awesome people to Episode 50 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast, where too much talking of pets is barely enough.

We have hit 50 episodes, and so we have some shout outs from our listeners!

In this weeks episode, Lewis talks about are Fish’s self aware, and talks through the Booger test and how to check if your pet is self aware. Robbie talks about Encino Cat – a cat frozen outside.

Robbie then talks about what causes a heart murmur.

And Lewis goes through the ins and outs of fear free handling of cats.

This episode is proudly supported by Zylkene from Vetquinol – a safe way to help your dog or cat that may be stressed or have a mild anxiety – safe in the young, the old, the big and the small. Some people wonder whether Pineapple belongs on Pizzas. This is a hot button topic. If thinking about this makes your dog or cat get stressed, then Zylkene may help.

This episode is also supported by Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats! Huge range, lots of flavours, for lots of different life stages, and diseases – So many options, great diets, lots of variety. No Pineapple in these diets though. No controversy here.    

If you’d like to support the show check out our page at Patreon, and sign up to one of the options, and get yourself or your bumper an awesome sticker, and check out the exclusive Patreon Dominance Q&A session we did. 

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Lewis and Robbie send us an email at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or you can contact us or find us on  InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.

Otherwise, have an awesome day. 

I’m still not sure anyone actually reads down to this part…

I’m so sure that no one reads this I’ve just cut and copied last weeks one. And I’ll keep doing it, until someone tells me they read it…

Here we are – 3 weeks in a row. Cutting and pasting the ending. Let me know if you are reading this! **FOOTNOTE: I’m reading this every week, Robbie and you’re doing a great job. This is the 3rd week I’ve put this in and you haven’t told ME you’ve seen my reply……Cheers Lewis**


Toxoplasmosis in Cats & Pregnancy, Australian Podcast Awards, Alligator Support – Episode 49



Hello and welcome to episode 49 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast, where too much talking of pets is barely enough. This episode is proudly supported by Zylkene from Vetquinol – a safe way to help your dog or cat that may be stressed or have a mild anxiety – safe in the young, the old, the big and the small. It’s good for your pets. It’s like pilates for their soul. And pilates is awesome.

This episode is also supported by Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats! Huge range, lots of flavours, for lots of different life stages, and diseases – So many options, great diets, lots of variety. Put your hand up if you like the sound of that! Go on, we’ll wait…

If you haven’t voted for us yet, chuck us a vote at the Australian Podcast Awards for Best New Podcast.

Every wondered what it’s like clipping a 3 legged dogs nails? Or what some of the worst jokes you can hear in a consult room? Or looking forwards to Valentines day (yesterday)? Or wondered what Borborygmus is? Get listening!

To check out our Patreon Exclusive answers for our dominance episodes,  head to our page and sign up! Robbie has been Checking out Super Bowl ads, and Lewis found an emotional support Alligator article.

Lewis delves deep into the smelly world of Cat Poo to dispel the myths and dish out the truth on Toxoplasmosis, especially with risks for pregnancy.

And What the hell is a Mo-Ho-Whale?  

If you’d like to support the show check out our page at Patreon, and sign up to one of the options, and get yourself or your bumper an awesome sticker. 

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Lewis and Robbie send us an email at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or you can contact us or find us on  InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.

Otherwise, have an awesome day. 

I’m still not sure anyone actually reads down to this part…

I’m so sure that no one reads this I’ve just cut and copied last weeks one. And I’ll keep doing it, until someone tells me they read it…


Hills Dog Food Recall, Vitamin D Toxicity, Jigger’s & Horse Behaviour Conditioning – Episode 48



Thanks for checking out Episode 48 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast, where too much talking of pets is barely enough. This episode is proudly supported by Zylkene from Vetquinol – a safe way to help your dog or cat that may be stressed or have a mild anxiety – safe in the young, the old, the big and the small. We had a great personal story of Victorian Schnauzer Rescue using it in their dogs.

This episode is also supported by Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats! Huge range, lots of flavours, for lots of different life stages, and diseases – So many options, great diets, lots of variety. Super Tasty. I’m told…

And also we are putting the feelers out for friend of the show Dr Clint Yudelman, from Insight Mobile Veterinary Diagnostics – a mobile Veterinary Medicine Specialist service, operating around Melbourne, and the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas.  Clint is looking for a new vet to join his Mobile Specialist Service. Follow the link, and drop him a line if you are an Internal Medicine Specialist and are looking to get mobile!

This week Lewis has been playing with a Penguin that was rescued and brought into his work. Robbie was seeing incredibly large dogs down at the beach, and Lewis has received some right royal correspondence. 

Lewis also has some news about a dog running a half marathon instead of going to the toilet. Robbie found out about a great new game for all the boys and girls, who like to pat dogs, and get wet. Then Lewis has found an odd story about a lady that has some odd injuries, from a goat.

And watch out for Valentines day. 

There has been a recall on some Hills Canned Dog Food – read the media release here. Robbie then gives a run through in why too much Vitamin D is not a good thing. 

Lewis then delves into the reason to why horse trainers may ALLEGEDLY use electrical shock devices when trying to train horses. Boo Hiss…

If you’d like to support the show check out our page at Patreon, and sign up to one of the options, and get yourself or your bumper an awesome sticker. 

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Lewis and Robbie send us an email at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or you can contact us or find us on  InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.

Otherwise, have an awesome day. 

I’m still not sure anyone actually reads down to this part…


URGENT Extra Episode – Hill’s Dog Food Recall



Hill’s Pet Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Select Canned Dog Food for Excessive Vitamin D

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure, and dogs may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Pet parents with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed and are exhibiting any of these signs should contact their veterinarian. In most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of feeding.

The affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores, veterinary clinics and e-retailers nationwide in Australia. No dry foods, cat foods, or treats are affected.

Pet parents who purchased the product with the specific lot/date codes listed should discontinue feeding and dispose of those products immediately. To have discarded products replaced at no cost, please contact the pet shop, e-Retailer or veterinary clinics where you purchased the product of specific lot/date code, or, contact Hill’s via our website or at 1800 679 932.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition learned of the potential for elevated vitamin D levels in some of our canned dog foods after receiving a complaint in the United States about a dog exhibiting signs of elevated vitamin D levels. Our investigation confirmed elevated levels of vitamin D due to a supplier error.

We care deeply about all pets and are committed to providing pet parents with safe and high quality products. Hill’s has identified and isolated the error and, to prevent this from happening again, we have required our supplier to implement additional quality testing prior to their release of ingredients. In addition to our existing safety processes, we are adding our own further testing of incoming ingredients.

For further information, please contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition Pty Ltd. at 1800 679 932 Monday-Friday during the hours of 9am-5pm (AEST) or at HillshelplineANZ@hillspet.com. Information can also be found at www.hillspet.com.au/productlist

This voluntary recall is not applicable in all countries. If you are outside of Australia please check your own country’s Hill’s website for more information.

AUSTRALIAN CAN NUMBERS ONLY BELOW


Why do cats use cat litter? Cats and Kids/Toddlers, Ripped Roos, Tinder Tortoise – Episode 47



Welcome listeners to Episode 47 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast, where too much talking of pets is barely enough. This episode is proudly supported by Zylkene from Vetquinol – a safe way to help your dog or cat that may be stressed or have a mild anxiety – safe in the young, the old, the big and the small. Your cat and or dog will thank you – especially if they like you. We all hope our pets like us. But I really hope your pets like you. Because I like you. So your pets should too.

This episode is also supported by Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats! Huge range, lots of flavours, for lots of different life stages, and diseases – Never heard of them before? Check the link above and get your pet some single protein tasty num-nums! Melbourne Made, Australian Owned. Don’t look for 001 emirP pet food. They don’t exist, except maybe in a mirror dimension.

In this weeks episode, Lewis reads a heart felt and tear jerking epitaph to a muscle bound Kangaroo called Roger , Robbie has found some party goats to help to spruce top your next shindig or soirée. Lewis has a shout out to Caroline Zambrano the pet journalist, and about Hugo the Tortoise trying his luck on Tinder. Robbie then makes an executive decision after recent controversy, there will be now more snake stories

This week Robbie delves into the mysterious world of Cat litter, why cats use it, and how it started being used. And Lewis answers a listeners question about how to try and make her cat and her baby become friends.

If you’d like to support the show check out our page at Patreon, and sign up to one of the options, and get yourself or your bumper an awesome sticker. 

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Lewis and Robbie send us an email at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or you can contact us or find us on  InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.

Thanks for listening, and keep patting your pets. It’s good for both of you. 


Canine Dominance/The Alpha Dog (Part 2) – Q and A on Canine Dominance, Is my Dog Being Dominant When They do xyz? Aggression, Punishment & Dominance – Episode 46



Welcome listeners and friends to Episode 46 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast, where too much talking of pets is barely enough.

This episode is proudly supported by Zylkene from Vetquinol – a safe way to help your dog or cat that may be stressed or have a mild anxiety – safe in the young, the old, the big and the small. Talk to your vet about whether it might be a great option for your pet. Or just talk to your vet. Ask them how they are going. What they had for dinner last night. Whether they like kittens. Of course they’d like kittens…

This episode is also supported by Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats! Huge range, lots of flavours, for lots of different life stages, and diseases – Never heard of them before? Check the link above and get your pet some single protein tasty num-nums! Melbourne Made, Australian Owned. And they care. and they love kittens too…

Robbie this week shares the email he received for a semi major role in a new animated feature film, and having a run at the Two Bays Trail Run, and then his Mum’s 60th Birthday, where his dad just about got into an Alpaca incident. Then, it is time to go back to Lewis’s wheel house and get stuck right into a second week of…

DOMINANCE!

Are dogs pack animals?

Why is punishment not useful?

Why won’t dog’s come when called?

Growling on the bed?

Stealing objects?

Aggressive Puppies at the vet?

Pulling on the lead?

Aggression around the food bowl?

Feeding the people before the dog?

Walking through doorways first?

Should nurses try and hide the chocolates from the vets? (Or at least from Robbie?)

This second part of our big Dominance topic will be sure to start some great debate! IF there’s any questions you have, or want to know something, send it in to us. We’ve had some awesome questions already, so send them in to us!

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Lewis and Robbie send us an email at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or you can contact us or find us on  InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.

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