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).
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.
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!
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.
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In the mailbag timing and importance of puppy and kitten vaccinations are discussed.
So strap your ear plugs in for a TVTP extravaganza – episode 15 is about to rock your world!
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With the Podcave basking in the tender glow of the winter afternoon sun, Lewis and Robbie meet up for some sneaky Saturday Podcast Action.
With Lewis avoiding having to go shoe shopping after surgery on his washing machine, and Robbie coming in from a busy Saturday morning consulting, we get into some fun times about dogs eating fish hooks, Lewis’s Cat Olive getting ready for her teeth to get cleaned, and a new friend of the show, Flowers Across Sydney , has joined the fight with protecting cats against lillies (check their blog HERE). We also have a the latest Megaoesophagus Update from the AVA.
Into the Meaty middle of the pod, Lewis has some great information and tips on Food Guarding and Aggression in dogs (including where he hides while trying to eat a Magnum to stop anyone taking it from him), while Robbie starts part one of Diabetes in Dogs and Cats – what is it, what signs you see, and how it’s diagnosed.
Also Lewis brings up Robbie’s sly day time Go-Karting escapades – it was all for a good cause…
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This week our heroes talk about Lewis’ bird week, and he has some great stories about Swans in UK and Mourning Magpies, while Robbie has trawled through the news for some tid bits of animal oddities.
Into Pod proper, and we talk about warts – common skin lumps in dogs, young ones, old ones, big ones and small ones. Are they bad? Will they go away? Will they take over the world?
We talk about some of the testing we can do as vets, using X-Rays, Ultrasound, CT scans, and MRI scans – how they work, what they are used for, what they help us see, and why do they cost so much?
Finally, we talk about vomiting, and when to panic! Vomiting is a really common sign we see in dogs and cats, but when do you need to get your pet seen, and when can you play it cool – listen in to find out more!
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Lewis has been ice skating with his kids and is struggling every time he moves because of sore muscles while Robbie hasn’t stopped running except to eat ice-creams in the surf.
On a serious note, the guys pass on their condolences to Dr Katrina Warren and her daughter, Charlotte on the passing of their beloved cat, Mr Fox. These are difficult times when a member of the family passes away and Lewis gives his advice for how to help to cope when there are children involved in the grieving process.
This week was ‘bug week’ at Lewis’ work and an assortment of weird and wonderful critters came across the vet table. A shout out is given to long time friend of the podcast, wildlife and photography vet, Dr Franciscus Scheelings.
The vets discuss lungworm in cats. Can they really catch it from eating slugs and snails? How would you know your cat has it and what should you do about it?
Lewis gets very excited about a new behaviour medication for cats and dogs, called Zylkene. Both vets are having some fantastic results with it and sounds like it might get 5 stars!
Robbie raises the topic of fleas in winter that are ‘turned on’ by the central heating in your house. The guys conclude that there are no fleas in Warragul or Toorak but lots in Richmond!
Mailbag is cracked and the topic of nail problems in dogs is discussed. Torn nails are a really common problem in dogs and the vets discuss what to do when it happens.
Robbie has had a rough week at work and talks seriously about trusting your vet. Vets are under a lot of pressure at times to provide a diagnosis and treat any pet’s problem, often when owners do not have a lot of money for tests – so take it easy on your vet.
Robbie and Lewis realise they come from different sides of the track when they are confused about the childish words on an upside down calculator.
Dr Feelgood AKA Sally Cockburn collapsed from blood clot in lungs and was miraculously saved by her Shitzu Cavalier cross dog. Robbie and Lewis are slightly skeptical of her dog’s intentions.
Robbie gives us the top tips to looking after your older pet and knowing if there is a problem. Lewis talks about the Guinness Book of Records for the oldest dog and the guys get some dubious tips from social media to looking after your older pet. We learn that Robbie has treated a cat that was older than him.
A child being bitten by a dog is in the news again and Lewis tackles the topic to give listeners the facts.
Mailbag discusses fluffy white dogs who have dark-brown, stained feet all the time. What is it? Listen to find out!
With Mother’s Day just passed on the weekend Lewis has an encounter with a room full of ladies who had enjoyed a Long Mother’s Day Lunch.
Robbie discusses colour blindness in dogs and cats and realises that his research may have come up short when he can’t quite answer how Guide Dogs know when the little green man at the traffic lights say it is safe to cross.
Lewis gets upset with some random Facebook post about dog’s getting Autism from vaccines and the guys then discuss in detail the reasons as to why we continue to vaccinate our pets and the long and short term side effects that may or may not be seen. (Spoiler alert: dogs (and humans) don’t get Autism from vaccines)
Robbie can be seen blushing heavily on the podcast as Charlie Pickering allegedly finally makes contact via an encrypted mailbag.
It’s late at night in the podcave and the two Supervets are still struggling to get their heads around the new microphones and have been giggling like school boys try not to make each other echo when they talk.
Lewis talks about his regularly ‘boys steak night’ with some heavy-hitters of the veterinary industry and Robbie ponders how Lewis managed to get an invite…
Lewis’ highlight of the week is a dog that was rescued by a pregnant lady who swam 200 metres off shore to stop him from drowning – not all heroes wear capes.
In the same vein, a cape-less Robbie chases Puffing Billy and then narrates a modern tragedy called ‘when a podcast vet locks eyes with an uber celebrity’. Robbie shares his encounter with TV celebrity Charlie Pickering and his promise to the podcast listeners.
Robbie then dives into the more vet related topic of lumps and bumps on your pet and pulls no punches with questions such as; Does size really matter?; How do you know if that lump is nasty?; What should I do if I find a lump on my pet?; Is every lump cancerous? What will the vet do when they examine the lump? Is it better to have the lump examined or just ignore it?
Lewis then launches in to Part 3 of cats urinating outside the litter tray – problems a cat may have with the litter tray or litter substance or the location. Robbie coins the phrase ‘litter buffet’ and gives us some further insights into poor Melvin, his over-grooming, urine spraying and toilet missing house cat.