Monthly Archives: August 2018

Zylkene, Kennel/Canine Cough, Puppy Castration, Cat Urine Problems, Live Export Update & Chinese Fake Zoo Animals – Ep 25



Hi podcast fans, and welcome to Episode 25 of the TWO VETS TALK PETS PODCAST, where to much talking of pets is barely enough.

This episode of TVTP podcast is brought to you by Zylkene from Vetquinol – talk to your vet to see if your stressed out pet could benefit from Zylkene.

Thanks as well to our fabulous Patreon supporters. If you’d like to help to support us in putting out the podcast, check out our Patreon page – choose a level you’d like to support us for. We thank you in advance!

In some house keeping – Robbie had some technical issues last week with putting up Rosie’s dental video on Youtube – well it’s up now, and the link is working, so check it out!

Lewis has had an odd week, with some nappy dumping issues, and gives an update on the Live Export and the latest press release regarding the companies involved.

Robbie talks about Chinese Zoo’s and the shenanigans they get up to in passing off animals that may not be as they are advertised after reading The Age’s Odd Spot. Tibetan Mastiff, and Penguins

and about some recurring urinary tract signs he has seen in cats in the last week (see previous talks on bladder disease in cats in previous episodes HERE)

Robbie then talks about Kennel Cough in Dogs – a really common, and really infectious cough in dogs.

We then return to the ASAV conference, with an interview with Anthea McClintock from Vetoquinol, and we talk about Zylkene.

Also we take a question from the Ukraine about whether it is a good idea to castrate a male dog.

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Toilet Training & Crying Puppies, Diarrhoea, Probiotics, Steroids & Cortisone, Feather Donors, Cats & Dogs Together, Media Passes! – Ep 24



Podcast fans rejoice! Here is Episode 24 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast!

And it’s a BELTER! Definitely one to share with your friends!

Thanks again to our Patreon supporters  – if you would like to support us in helping to keep putting out the podcast sign up for couple of bucks a month! Or more if you like!

It’s a pets in the home news day today, with some pets in the home news form Lewis, Robbie talks about changing rental laws in Melbourne, Lewis talks about some fancy feather transplanting, and Robbie has put up the video of Rosie’s Dental – check it out HERE!

Onto the Pod proper, and this is one to share with your friends – HOW TO TOILET TRAIN YOUR PUPPY – this is what gets people through the turnstile. Lewis drills down deep on how to toilet train your puppy, common pitfalls, misconceptions, and gives some awesome tips on how to set your puppy up to succeed.

Robbie then gets pumping about steroids – What is the difference between Corticosteroids, Anabolic Steroids, and where they fit in with Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatories.

Lewis and Robbie are now part of the media! Well at least that’s how they feel with their media passes at the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Conference, held in Melbourne, last week. We recorded 6 interviews with various interesting people and companies at this years conference, and we are going to share them with you guys.

Also we talk to Dr Sooan Choi from Purina about their about to be launched probiotic for dogs and cats called Fortiflora.

 

What a week! What a pod!

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Vomiting Cats, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Toxoplasma, Dental Disease, Bad Breath & Facts about Cats – Ep 23



Welcome podcast fans to Episode 23 of the Two Vets Talk Pets podcast, your weekly fix of animal fun delivered straight to your ears!

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This week Robbie talks about his day off, where both his cats decided to vomit all over the house. Lewis belatedly celebrates International Cat Day with some Catrivia. We celebrate 600 Instagram Followers (thanks to you all!), and Robbie finds out about Cat Poo that may lead to erratic, and entrepreneurial behaviour!

Lewis then brings to the table an in-depth talk about vomiting in cats – what’s normal, what’s not normal, and how we can investigate.

And for dental health month, Robbie encourages everyone to flip the lip of your pets, look for dirty teeth, bad breath, or painful teeth – GET YOUR PETS TEETH CHECKED – too many animals are suffering in silence with sore teeth.

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Dog Bites, Placebos, FIV and NEWS NEWS NEWS – Ep 22



Hey there TVTP fans, and welcome to Episode 22 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast.

We’re back face to face, and loosened up with some of the Mountain Goat Brewery’s finest, for some fine afternoon podcasting.

Lewis has some tips for people getting bugged by their cats demanding food (using cat feeders with timers, like this one). Robbie has had 2 cases of FIV in the last week, and asks cat owners to check with their vets to see if their cats need protection. Lewis finds an article finding a possible link to grain free food to heart disease in dogs. Robbie finds out about the celebrity face of Neuticles. 

Lewis finds an inappropriately coloured needle in a Botox ad (See below!), Robbie talks about jogging with dogs, and Lewis talks about Lassie.

After another stunning rendition of the disclaimer from April (fresh from her successful audition for her year 4 school play), Lewis runs a fine tooth comb through the latest edition of the Journal of Veterinary Behaviour. We talk about a very interesting article outlining risk factors of dog bites in France, and a really interesting article looking at the magical effects of Placebo.

Finally we crack open the mailbag and think about whether cats are getting enough water.

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If you have any questions, comments, or any nice recipes, let us know. Especially a nice pastry recipe. Lewis loves pastries…

 

 

 


Dr Sam Snelling, Specialist Surgeon; Heart Murmurs; Red Moons and Crazy Pets – Ep 21



Strap in TVTP fans, here is Episode 21 for your listening enjoyment!

Join us for our first foray into “Long Distance” Podcasting, as after a busy day Go Karting and Laser Tagging (Lewis) and Fun Running (Robbie), the tyranny of distance is no match for the power of podcasting!

Dr Robbie talks about some pet tips for helping to get your pets into bed, Dr Lewis talks about the recent Red Moon we’ve had in Melbourne, and some “interesting” facts about the effects of the full moon on pets (and people)! We also talk about the Love Your Pet, Love Your Vet Campaign, and Lewis’s Mentoring of New Graduate Vets.

In our Second Part of our road trip, we are joined by Dr Sam Snelling, Specialist Veterinary Surgeon and Director at Advanced Vet Care in Kensington. We talk about what got him excited about surgery, and as a special for our Dachshund listeners, we talk about spinal problems that can require surgery.

We then discuss Heart Murmurs – what they are, what they mean, and what needs to be done.

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Thank you, good night, happy listening, and pat your pet (or someone else’s, just ask permission. Especially if it’s a Salt Water Crocodile. Or a Tiger Snake. Or a Rhinoceros. Especially if it’s a Rhinoceros…)