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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


Shark attacks, dogs & pancakes, Part 1 of cat urine problems (or FUS Puss) and ear infections – Episode 7



Lewis kicks off discussing the recent spate of shark attacks and the latest research on how to prevent surfers being attacked. Many options have been tried (and failed) in the past and Lewis and Robbie give you the current options, including Adam West Batman Shark Repellent Spray (patent pending). We are introduced to the term ‘Wettie Warmers’ in a feeble attempt by the guys not to revert to further toilet humour.

Robbie opens up his new segment entitled ‘Community Service Announcement’ where he highlights the risk of leaving freshly made pancakes on the stove, when you have dogs. In short – don’t do this (but listen to learn why…).

Part 1 of a three part series on cat urination problems is cracked. Part 1 discusses the medical causes of feline urination problems, how to know when your cat has problem, when is it an emergency and what you should do to prevent and treat it. The guys discuss ‘bedside sampling’ as a means of collecting a urine sample. Stay tuned for Part 2 next week.

Ear infections in dogs are common and this is their final topic for the podcast. Diagnosis, treatment and prevention are the main focus but somehow the boys manage to include a shameless beg for a major multinational sponsor to keep the podcast afloat. The boys are now checking their email every 10 minutes in a vain hope……

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


Gold medals, dogs at school, cruciate injuries & pooing outside the litter tray – Episode 5



School holidays are in full swing on the East Coast of Australia, as are the Commonwealth Games and somehow the guys link Australia’s haul of Gold Medals to their recent podcast rankings.

Lewis then discusses taking your dog to school for pick ups and drop-offs. How can you tell if your dog truly enjoys this? What are the risks associated with this?

Robbie kicks off a chat on knee (cruciate) injuries in dogs and which joint he considers to a be ‘non-stupid’. How does it occur? What are the symptoms and how is it fixed? Nostalgia takes over as the guys discuss the relative merits of Nike Air vs Reebok Pump sport shoes. Robbie then shares advice both from his Nan and a respected specialist veterinary surgeon, Dr Sam Snelling.

Mailbag is uncorked and Lewis discusses cats defaecating external to the litter tray (box). What can you do if this is a problem for your cat? SBS syndrome is coined and a shout-out to all Dads reading the newspaper currently (while listening to this podcast, of course). Check out the Litter Kwitter that is mentioned here.

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