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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…


The Best of Episode Part 2 – Kids and Dog Bites, Bad Baby, Golden Balls, Mother’s Day Pick Up, Charlie Pickering’s Email, Dr Feelgood, Migrating Fleas, The Litter Kwitter Incident, Frogs in Ikea & Cotton Wool Phobias – Ep 30



What’s that you say?

You want another best of?

You get another best of!

Thanks for joining us for Episode 30 of the Two Vets Talks Pets Podcast – where to much talking of pets is barely enough.

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!

We are also proudly supported by Prime 100 pet foods – Australian Owned and Made, huge variety of diets for dogs AND cats for many different diseases – and with single protein snacks too!

Thanks as well to our most excellent Patreon Subscribers – both new and returning. If you would like to kick us some money to help us to keep putting together the podcast and keep it running, check out Patreon , find your level of VIP (Very Important Pet) owner level, sign up and score yourself one of our awesome TVTP stickers!

While Lewis and Robbie put the finishing touches on the next lot of new podcasts, we delve back into the vault for more podcast gold!

In this Episode…

Kids and Dog Bites

Bad Baby

Golden Balls

Mothers Day Pick Up

Charlie Pickering’s Email

Dr Feelgood

Migrating Fleas

The Litter Kwitter Incident

Frogs In Ikea

Cotton Wool Phobias

Don’t forget to plug the show with your friends and families – screen shot it and send it to twovetstalkpets@gmail.com and get yourself a cool new TVTP sticker!

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


The Best of Episode – Charlie Pickering, Cane Toad Sausages, Drunk Kangaroos, Dating with Dogs, Lost Pigeon, Robbie & Lewis Apply for a New Job – Ep 29



Welcome back listeners, subscribers, supporters, first time joiners, meta data analysts, cats, kittens, white rhino enthusiasts, wearers of shorts, and of course you!

Thanks for joining us for Episode 29 of the Two Vets Talks Pets Podcast – where to much talking of pets is barely enough.

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!

We are also proudly supported by Prime 100 pet foods – Australian Owned and Made, huge variety of diets for dogs AND cats for many different diseases – and with single protein snacks too!

Thanks as well to our most excellent Patreon Subscribers – both new and returning. If you would like to kick us some money to help us to keep putting together the podcast and keep it running, check out Patreon , find your level of VIP (Very Important Pet) owner level, sign up and score yourself one of our awesome TVTP stickers!

For this episode, Lewis and Robbie take a leaf out of the play book of any self respecting pop icon (we are looking at you Justin B), and are taking the opportunity to release a Best Of – just when no one was asking or looking for it, and early into the “bands” recording career!

With a distance of most of this fine southern continent between them, Lewis has lovingly complied some of the highlights of the previous 6 months worth of episodes.

So sit back, and let the nostalgia wash over you, as we look back at how far the boys have come…

Drunk kangaroos,

Charlie Pickering,

Cane Toad Sausage,

Dating with dogs,

Lost pigeon,

Dr Simon crashing bike on roof racks,

Edutainment and the Rosetta Stone,

Cheeky Go-Karting,

Flowers for Christina,

Galapogas Penguins,

Cloning the Northern White Rhino,

Lewis and Robbie apply for a job needing a steady hand

Don’t forget to plug the show with your friends and families – screen shot it and send it to twovetstalkpets@gmail.com and get yourself a cool new TVTP sticker!

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

We’ll see you next week for Number 30 – and hopefully with the mighty Collingwood Magpies winning the 2018 AFL grand final!

Go Pies!


Prime100 Dog Food, Mouthing Puppies, Snoring/Brachycephalic Dogs (BOAS), Cat Tick, Baby Birds & A Leopard Seal – Ep 27



Hey podcast fans, welcome to Episode 27 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast, jump on your bean bag, plug in your head phones, lean back, and join us – because have we got a great pod for you this week! You know the drill – too much talking of pets is barely enough!

This Episode is brought to you by Zylkene – a great way to help your anxious dog or cat. Zylkene can help your pets with many different stressful situations. Talk to your vet about whether your pet could be helped with Zylkene.

We are also sponsored this week by Prime 100, producing a great range of Single Protein Diets for your dog. Australian Made, and Australian Owned, they produce a whole variety of diets and are available now!

Thanks also to our awesome Patreon supporters. If you like what we are doing, and would like to help support us, head to our Patreon page and sign up. And get yourself some cool TVTP Merch! Thank you to our latest Patreon www.hairyfairies.com.au

Lewis has been on the hunt for a Leopard seal that has been loitering around Port Philip Bay. He’s also got some tips ready for the Spring time baby birds out of nests that we often have people ask us about. .

Robbie shows Lewis a photo of an unexpected creature he found on a Cat (see below!), and about a huge lump removed from a dogs abdomen.

We then head back to the ASAV Conference in Melbourne for a great talk we had with Georgina Smith from Prime 100 about their foods and treats, and how they can help dogs with many different health problems.

Into the meaty part of the podcast, and Lewis has some great advice for mouthing in Puppies – this a must listen for anyone with a young dog that is getting a bit mouthy.

Robbie then gets busy talking about BOAS – or Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome. A very common condition seen in dogs with short noses, leading to breathing difficulties, that can lead to permanent and serious problems if not diagnosed and treated early. Does your dog snore? Have a good listen to this!

If you want to ask us a question, say hi, or send us a photo of your pet, shoot us an email at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com

If you want to see some pretty pictures, check out Instagram (Especially if you want to see pictures of Lewis with baby Possums – he goes looking for them, brings them into the clinic, just to take a photo with them – don’t tell him I said that!)

If you’re mad for other social fun, check out Facebook ,(check out Robbie’s RRR on air plug for the podcast)  or Twitter. 

Until next time, be excellent to each other, and party on dudes…


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!

Thanks as well for our great supporters on Patreon – if you would like to help support Lewis and Robbie in this mad capped podcasting adventure, check out the different Patreon options, and sling us couple of bucks!

If you’re digging the podcast, tell your friends, send them a link. We’d love to get some more listeners!

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.

If you want to ask us a question, say hi, or send us a photo of your pet, shoot us an email at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com

If you want to see some pretty pictures, check out Instagram

If you like Facebook, or Twitter, we’ve got you there too.

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…


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!

Get in touch with us at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, join the fun as well by following us at   Instagram , Facebook or Twitter.

And introduce a friend to the pod. or your Nan. Nan’s love podcasts…


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!

Don’t forget to sign up to Patreon, check out the different levels, sign up to support us to bring you the podcast each week. And get yourself a sticker!

And thanks to our Patreon Supporters, and to everyone who has left us a review on iTunes, and on Facebook!

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.

Get in touch with us at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, join the tribe following us at   Instagram , Facebook or Twitter.

And if you like what we do and would like to support us, sign up to Patreon – and score yourself some sweet TVTP merch!