Thunderstorm Phobias, Quality Of Life, Bordello Vaccine? Biting Wombats, Paws for a Purpose & Pets in the Park, Euthanasia – Ep 26



What’s that sound? It’s Episode 26 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast, where too much talking of pets is barely enough!

This weeks episode of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast is brought to you by Zylkene by Vetquinol – ask your vet whether it might help your stressed out pet!

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In this weeks podcast, Lewis talks about someone requesting a Bordello Vaccine and a biting wombat, Robbie talks about a case of a bursting spleen, and an article about why dogs like to have their heads out the windows of cars.

We head back to the recent Australian Small Animal Veterinarian Conference recordings, where we talk to Dr Mark Kelman, about 2 awesome charities – Paws for a Purpose, and Pets in the Park 

Robbie then talks about “Quality of Life” – a difficult question that owners often ask vets about when their pets are approaching the ends of their lives, and decisions about euthanasia are being made. It’s a complex topic, and the guys try to shed some light on what things they look for when trying to make recommendations.

Lewis then brings the Thunder! Thunderstorm Phobias are another really common issue we come across. Lewis lines up what happens, common signs, and some tips and treatments to help.

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Thanks for reading down to here. It’s late, and I should be getting to bed.

But I will write this in – when I feel sad, I pat a nice animal, and it makes me feel better. Other people, especially people who get angry, should do it too. Unless you are allergic. Don’t pat an animal if you have an allergy. Especially if you are already angry. Angry people with allergies can be a real pain in the bum…


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…)

 


Eye specialist, Dr Simon Hurn, Home Eye Care & Treatment & Anti-inflammatories – Episode 20



Welcome back TVTP fans to your favourite Vets and Pets podcast – Two Vets Talk Pets! And welcome to our listeners in the Cook Islands! Here is Episode 20 – fresh, and ready for your ears!

And we’ve got a special treat for you – our first road trip! And getting to see the awesome TVTP T-Shirts that Lewis got made up.

But first, Lewis laments about Ice Skating, and tells Robbie about a Barn Owl and Possum that came into work.

Robbie fell into an internet hole chasing a story about dogs using facial expressions to increase their chances of being adopted, but how it doesn’t work for cats, and how this may have been an evolutionary advantage in the domestication of dogs by humans.

We are then joined by our first guest Dr Simon Hurn, a Specialist Vet Ophthalmologist from All Animal Eye Services in Melbourne. Our podcasters head to Advanced Vetcare in Kensington on their first TVTP road trip to ask Simon about how he got into eyes, what to look for with problems for your pets eyes at home, and about cloudy eyes in older dogs. And about low clearance and how damaging it can be for bikes on car roofs…

Robbie then brings things home with talking about Anti-Inflammatories – what are they, how they work, and are they safe?

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Got a topic for us to cover? Got a questions about what we’ve said? Want Lewis’s worn TVTP t-Shirt? Well, let’s hear from you!

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(And don’t ask us to spell Ophthalmologist without using auto correct – its just too hard…)

 

 


Doggy Dementia, Anal Gland Abscesses, Stressed Pets At The Vets – Episode 19



Welcome listeners to episode 19 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast!

We start off with our regular Chitty Chat, Robbie talks about a little dog who had a problem before coming in for her spey, Lewis and Robbie remember some funny plugs and things they have taken out of cats. Lewis talks about diving in the Galapagos Islands, and checking in with our old mate Thomas Hildebrandt who is up to his old tricks again, and Robbie asks Lewis whether it’s OK to laugh at YouTube videos with the kids (here’s the Video of the Cops and Robbers Dachshunds).

Into the meaty bit of the podcast, and Lewis has been looking into possible use of Stem Cells to help with Doggy Dementia.

Robbie has had a spate of Anal Gland Abscesses (cases at work, not his own), so they guys talk about causes, treatment options, and safety of surgery.

And finally Robbie talks about some successes he has had using Anxiety Reducing medications in stressed out pets to reduce their anxiety when then come in.

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Ep 18 Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast

Arthritis, Toenail Trimming, Drinking Too Much Water & Toxic Plants – Episode 18



Hey TVTP fans, welcome to episode 18 of your favourite Pets and Vets podcast!

We start things off with some Chitty Chat Chat about the number of arthritic dogs and cats that Robbie is seeing, who are struggling with the cold Melbourne winter. Lewis laments over AFL retirements and getting ignored by supermodels. Robbie talks about his whippet Rosie who had a dental recently (videos to come!), and a bizarre experience with a bird flying through a car window at speed. And Lewis finds out some info about a possible treatment for Diabetes coming from Australia’s own Franken-Duck!

We rock into podcast proper, Lewis runs through the in’s and out’s of trimming nails, with tips to try and get the nails short, without hitting the bleedy sore bit of the quick.

Robbie talks about Polydipsia, or drinking too much. Including how much is too much.

  •        Normal Drinking 40-50ml water per Kilogram per day (ie 10kg Dog drinking 400-500ml per day)
  •        Too Much Drinking 90-100ml water per Kilogram per day (ie 10kg Dog Drinking 900-1000ml per day)

And Mailbag brings a question about advice with cats trying to chew plants inside.

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Tell a friend about the podcast, share it with another pet owner. Listen to it with your cat!

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Anaesthetic Free Dentals, Cat Trips to the Vet, Dogs & Human Emotions, Cane Toad Sausages? – Episode 17



Welcome Podcast fans to Episode 17 of the Two Vets Talk Pets podcast, where too much talk of pets is barely enough (this is in humble deference to Roy and HG – doyens of irreverent Australian Entertainment)!

What an episode we have for your ear buds this week!

Lewis and Robbie get some Chitty Chat Chat going hard and fast with a Study looking at dogs responses to the 6 human emotions, the oldest cat in the UK , Robbie and Lewis’s take on Cat Collars, and a sneaky way of trying to stop snatchy dogs taking treats, and delve into the world of Cane Toad Sausages!

Into the Podcast proper, and we discuss the hot button topic of Anaesthetic Free Dentals – we look at it from our perspective as vets and explain our opinions, from a dental health, and behavioural view point.

Lewis reports in on his cat Olive, who had another trip into the clinic for a microchip, and what she was like without the medications that Lewis used previously before her dental.

And Lewis and Robbie talk about their Purrfect Cat Carriers, and how to try and make your pet’s trip to the vet as easy and stress free, for everyone, as possible.

As always we like to hear your feedback (and after the Anaesthetic Free Dental talk – there may be quite a bit!) – so reach out and get in touch on all the cool social medias (and some of the uncool ones too – not myspace though – this isn’t 2003…). Find Two Vets Talk Pets on Facebook , Instagram or Twitter . Or send us an email twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, we love to hear from you!