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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!


Separation Anxiety, Safe Pet Foods, and Drunk Kangaroos – Episode 16



Welcome podcast fans to Episode 16 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast!

We head back to the spiritual home of the Podcave for some seriously big topics this week.

Some chatty time about a dog Robbie saw with acute liver disease, Lewis making a public service announcement for Drunk Kangaroos, Dating with Dogs, and some handy hints on what to look for with making sure your pet food is made safely.

Lewis’s daughter April shows Robbie how to really do a disclaimer.

Lewis then delivers some serious  Podcast GOLD with his second part of Separation Anxiety – is your dog showing the tell tale signs? And how can you do something about it.

We then discuss in mailbag what to do if you think a vet has been negligent in the care of your pet.

If you like what you are hearing, or think one of your friends pets sounds like they might benefit from what you’ve heard in this podcast, share the pod! Let’s get it into as many ears as we can!

Go to Facebook , Instagram or Twitter to keep up with what Lewis and Robbie and getting up to when they are not podcasting. Or send us an email twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, and lets get some more questions on the podcast!


Separation Anxiety, Diabetes Part 2, Puppy & Kitten Vaccinations – Episode 15



Welcome Listeners to Episode 15 of the Two Pets Talk Pets Podcast Phenomenon that is slowly taking over the Pets and Vets Podcasting scene…

Listen in for this weeks assortment of stories from the world of Dr Lewis and Dr Robbie – an update on how Olive went with her dental, a record breaking Kelpie, Free Dog’s Balls, what type of dogs the guys think they are, and Guinea Pig Obstetric advice for Robbie’s Mother-in-law.

Into the nitty gritty, Robbie finishes off his topic on Diabetes, talking about exciting new ways to monitor Diabetic pets to reduce stress and false results (Check out the picture below). And Lewis gives a fantastic first part of Separation Anxiety – one of the most common topics all vets get asked about.

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!

We are getting lots of new listeners every week, but don’t forget to tell your friends, your neighbours, the postie, the people at the dog park, and your barista of choice to start following us! Go to Facebook , Instagram or Twitter to keep up with what Lewis and Robbie and getting up to when they are not podcasting. Or send us an email twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, we check it all the time, not because we are weird, just because those junk mail filters don’t set up themselves.

Oh, and to read your emails.

Mainly to read your emails…

Free Dog Balls…

Free Dog Balls

What Type Of Dog Are You?

Which Dog Are You?

Diabetes Monitor

Libre Free Diabetes Monitor

Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast Ep 14 pic

Food Guarding & Aggression, Diabetes – Part 1, Daytime Podcasting Fun! – Episode 14



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…

We are here, you are there. For your thoughts and questions to get to us here, go to Facebook , Instagram or Twitter. Or send us an email twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, and we will feel good that you are listening, and that you care. Because we care. But don’t try to take our ice creams…


Warts! Imaging! Vomiting! – When to Panic! All the news that’s fit to print! – Episode 13



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!

We please to aim, and aim to please…so we would love to know what you think of the show, or if you have questions please find us here Facebook , Instagram or Twitter. Or send us an email twovetstalkpets@gmail.com. Or we might be up a tree, saving a small kitten. Or smuggling more black swans into the UK. Or wondering if anyone is reading this…

Cat Tattoist Story

Deputy Cat Story

 

 


Fleas, flea products, Dr Katrina Warren’s Mr Fox, lungworm, new behaviour medication (Zylkene), nail problems – Episode 12



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.

As usual, the two vets would love to know what you think of the show or ask any questions please find us in the Yellow Pages, on MySpace Facebook , Instagram or Twitter. Or send us an email twovetstalkpets@gmail.com

 


Love your vet, vet fees, older pets, licking feet, Dr Sally FeelGood Cockburn & dog bites – Episode 11



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!

As usual, the two vets would love to know what you think of the show or ask any questions please find us in the Yellow Pages, on MySpace, Facebook , Instagram or Twitter. Or send us an email twovetstalkpets@gmail.com


Why vaccinate? Vaccine reactions & titre tests, Colour blindness, Mother’s Day & Lewis swaps his rubber gloves for leather – Episode 10



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.

As usual, the two vets would love to know what you think of the show or ask any questions please find us in the Yellow Pages, on MySpace, Facebook , Instagram or Twitter. Or send us an email twovetstalkpets@gmail.com


Robbie’s date with Charlie Pickering, lumps & bumps, Part 3 of weeing cats and a pregnant woman rescues a dog from the sea – Episode 9



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.

As usual, the two vets would love to know what you think of the show or ask any questions please find us in the Yellow Pages, on MySpace, Facebook , Instagram or Twitter. Or send us an email twovetstalkpets@gmail.com


Advance Dermocare food update, animals at war, Royal Corgis, cat wee (spraying/marking) part 2, essential oils and pets – Episode 8



Buoyed by listeners feedback on how tinny Lewis and Robbie’s voices sound compared to the rich tones of voice-over artist, Adam Zwar, the guys have invested in some new microphones. Please be patient with them as they get used to this new technology that is not a stethoscope or rectal thermometer.

An update is given on the recall of the ADVANCE Dermocare dry food and the possible link to 74 dogs acquiring megaoesophagus. If you have been feeding your dog this food then stop feeding it and contact your vet immediately.

Robbie recounts his recent surgical experience with an ant and gets excited about his up coming Avengers movie ‘man date’.

With ANZAC day recently, Robbie kicks off a discussion on the Dicken’s Medal – an award given to animals who have served bravely, and died, during the wars. More information can be found here:

Dickin Medal – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dickin_Medal

Simon the Ship Cat – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_(cat)

Judy the POW Pointer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judy_(dog)

Lewis ponders on the recent sad Royal news of the death of the last of The Queen’s Corgis and hypothesis on how Kate and William decided on the name for the latest baby. Some Royal Mail is produced (see below) and Robbie is suitably impressed with the paper quality and colour.

Part 2 of 3 discussing cat wee problems is discussed. This week is all about spraying or urine marking and Robbie’s cat Melvin’s dry spray behaviour. What causes cats to urine mark or spray, how can you diagnose the problem and what can be done to treat it? Lewis provides a pungent smelly anecdote which, as usual, includes a gratuitous plug for his book.

The Royal Mail bag is closed and the TVTP mail bag is opened discussing the toxicity of  human essential oils in pets.

As usual, the two vets would love to know what you think of the show or ask any questions please find us in the Yellow Pages, on MySpace, Facebook , Instagram or Twitter. Or send us an email twovetstalkpets@gmail.com