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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…


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…


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. 


Treating Firework/Cracker Phobic Pets, Socialising Puppies, Cats & Cucumbers and Harry the Attacking Alpaca – Ep 42



Welcome to all the multicellular organisms who have joined us for Episode 42 of the TWO VETS TALK PETS PODCAST, where too much talking of pets is barely enough. Listeners beware – this episode is a little loose – some beer was consumed, and good times had. At least we remembered to press record…

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 – just in time for NYE Fireworks!

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!

This episode is also proudly supported by Dr Clint Yudelman from Insight Mobile Veterinary Diagnostics – a mobile Veterinary Medicine Specialist service, operating around Melbourne, and the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas. Bringing cutting edge specialist internal medicine services for your pet, at your vets!

This week, after mispronouncing Lewis’s last name, Robbie has another story about a bird, one that he hasn’t told yet. Lewis tries to convince Robbie he might be going to jail for tax fraud.

Robbie shares a Youtube video on Cats and Cucumbers, while Lewis is on the case of a Blood Thirsty Alpaca called Harry.    Robbie also talks about a slew of cute puppies he has had coming into the clinic (harking back to Episode 1 – back in the good old days where the show was recorded outside the Library!).

Into the Pod proper, and Lewis brings the Flash and Bang to helping pets with Fireworks and Cracker Phobias, just in time for NYE!

And for anyone interested in watching Jermaine Clement from Flight of the Concords singing one of Robbie’s favourite songs as an animated Crab in “Moana”, feast your eyes on this Shiny Treat!

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

If you’d like to support the podcast, you can head to Patreon, swing some money each month, to help us keep the podcast going – for as little as 50c per episode ($2 a month), you can get yourself an awesome sticker! To the most awesome Tracey who has joined us! Thanks Tracey!

Have a safe and happy new year, and remember, stay shiny people, stay shiny…


Hyperthyriodism in Cats, What NOT to feed Magpies, Who will SAVEM? – Ep 34



Welcome back listeners to Episode 34 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.

We are also proudly supported by Veterinary Dermatology Clinics  – providing great Specialist Dermatology Referrals for pets and their owners around Sydney, Canberra, and Tasmania. Check out their Facebook Page for more details.

In this weeks action packed episode, Robbie and Lewis talk about the flashy new TVTP logo, the inundation of skin cases after last weeks Dermatology and Allergy Episode, and moretorium on signing…

Robbie talks about an article about the dangers of feeding magpies, and a great set up for South Australian Field Emergency Vets, and Lewis talks about Nirvana eggs and robots taking over!

For our in depth topic this week, Robbie deep dives into the world of Hypethyriodism in cats – a really common disease we see in our older Kitty’s.

Thanks to our great Patreon Supporters – to join up and help to support the podcast, check out the options, and get some sweet TVTP swag!

If you are all about the socials, check the feed on Instagram, check out Facebook, or Twitter.

If you would like to ask a question, email us at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com – or just to say hello – we love hellos!


Skin Diseases, Allergies, Ear Infections – with Skin Specialist Dr Dani Hoolahan – Ep 33



Got a podcast itch that needs to be scratched?

Get those digits twitching and your ears ready for Episode 33 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.

Also we are proudly supported by Veterinary Dermatology Clinics  – providing great Specialist Dermatology Referrals for pets and their owners around Sydney, Canberra, and Tasmania. Check out their Facebook Page for more details.

This week Lewis chases the Duke and Duchess of somewhere or other in England on their tour of South Melbourne, and Robbie laments about the yearly Roaming Cat Festival.

We are then really excited to have Dr Dani Hoolahan Specialist Veterinary Dermatologist (from Veterinary Dermatology Clinic) on the show talking all things skin – it’s itchy season for Allergic Pets, so we have a great in-depth interview with one of the nicest Dermo’s in Australia!

Thanks to our great Patreon Supporters – to join up and help to support the podcast, check out the options, and get some sweet TVTP swag!

If you are all about the socials, check the feed on Instagram, check out Facebook, or Twitter.

Hope you are not itchy. If you are, maybe you need a dermatologist. If your a dog or cat – you’re in luck – have we got an awesome one for you. But if you are an animal, why are you reading this?

 


Separation Anxiety Update, New Roving Reporter, Aussie Bird Count, Free Bread, New Royal Dog – Ep 32



Welcome pet podcasters, pet patters, pet carers, pet poo scoopers, and pets. Lets not forget the pets. That’s why we are here.

Where is here?

Here is Episode 32 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast! Where too much talking of pets is barely enough!

This episode is brought to you by Zylkene from Vetquinol  – if your dog or cat is suffering from stress or anxiety, talk to your vet about whether Zylkene might be an option.

Thanks as well to our awesome Patreon subscribers – every night Lewis and Robbie pat their pets once for each of you. If you’d like to help out the podcast, head to our Patreon page, and sign up, and get some sweet TVTP merch!

Robbie’s Marathon was last week, so Lewis sent his wife Deb out as a roving reporter to the 18km mark (also a point where Robbie was actually still doing pretty well) – a more in-depth report will be in ep 33. When Robbie’s cramping body allows him to speak again…

Lewis talks about the Aussie Backyard Bird Count – follow the link to see how you can get involved. Robbie has used his Veterinary Prowess (and his ability to talk under water) to score a freebie at the bakery, Lewis finds another Royal Couple to plug his book to. Lewis talks about a kitten that got caught in a spin, and Robbie pleads with owners, for nurses sakes, to give your pets a chance to go to the toilet before they come in for surgeries, and a guy he saw while camping, who took his dog somewhere he probably shouldn’t have…

Into the pod proper, and Lewis talks about how petting your anxious dogs before leaving them, may actually help with separation anxiety.

If you’d like to contact the guys for a question, a myth to be busted, or just to say hi, email at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com

If you are all about the socials, check the feed on Instagram, check out Facebook, or Twitter.

And if you’d like to support us on Patreon, check out the options HERE

And just in case you happen to be a member of the royal family, look out for Lewis when you are in Melbourne. There is a very god chance he may have a signed copy of one of his books for you…


Pet Behaviour Mythbusting, Why Don’t Injections Hurt?, Night Lights, Kangaroos, Attacking Magpies, Update on Megaoesophagus, Mindfulness Jars – Ep 31



We are back! After 2 best of episodes, Dr Lewis and Dr Robbie are back in the Podcave, smashing out Episode 31 of the TWO VETS TALK PETS Podcast, where too much talking of pets is barely enough!

We are recharged, fully loaded, and ready to bring the goods on this fantastic episode!

Thanks to all our Patreon Supporters – we love you all! If you would like to help support the podcast, and would like to become a Patreon subscriber, check out the page, here, sign up, and you’ll get some sweet TVTP merch!

This episode is brought to you by Zylkene from Vetquinol  – Stressed? Anxious? Are you a Dog or a Cat? Zylkene could help you! Get your owner to talk to your vet to see if this could help you!

Dr Lewis and Dr Robbie have been spreading their podcasting wings too. They have appeared/taken over the latest episode of the podcast called “That Vet Life” with Moriah McCauley – a vet student from Scotland (although she is from Texas!) – Here is the link to the show on iTunes, or search for it wherever you have downloaded this podcast – it’s everywhere!

In this weeks episode, Robbie talks about his impending Melbourne Marathon – where he was recently training in the Grampians region of Victoria with some Kangaroos and Emus (Here’s the link to the youtube video from the 80’s Kids show called the “early bird show” where Marty Monster was getting beaten up by a Kangaroo), and Lewis talks about his adventures scuba diving up at the Great Barrier Reef – how Australian can this show get?

Robbie also shows Lewis his daughters Mindfulness Jar she made at school (see the video HERE) – it looks a lot like something the guys are often presented with at work… Lewis brings us an update on Megaoesophagus, and Robbie and Lewis talk about using night lights and other things to help older dogs and cats who might be struggling at night.

Into the podcast proper, and Lewis does some serious Mythbusting on things people think about their pets.

And Robbie gets to the pointy point of why injections don’t seem to hurt animals compared to when humans get injections. Make sure you listen in for when he talks about his encounter with and antibiotic injection!

Next week are talking to Dr Dani Houlihan, a Veterinary Dermatology Specialist – so if you have any questions you would like to ask, or any other questions, or myths you’d like to have busted send us an email to twovetstalkpets@gmail.com.

If you are all about the socials, check the feed on Instagram, check out Facebook, or Twitter.

And if you’d like to support us on Patreon, check out the options HERE

Thanks for listening, thanks for contributing, thanks for being an awesome human. Or whatever you happen to be, thanks for being awesome.

Toodles…