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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!

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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.

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Toodles…


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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…

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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


Camera stealing gorillas, megaoesophagus in Police dogs, chocolate toxicity & feeding the (Easter) Bunny – Episode 3



With Easter just around the corner our two vet heroes delve deeply into the life and (singing) career of the shows comedic anchor, Dr Robbie.

Topics then get serious with the guys discussing the recent outbreak of megaoesophagus in the Victorian Police and South Australian Correctional Service dogs and the precautionary recall of the Advance Dermocare dry dog food. If you are concerned your dog has been affected then contact your vet or the Mars Hotline on 1800 640 111.

With the abundance of Easter Eggs lying around, chocolate toxicity in dogs is discussed and we get an insight into other animals that might enjoy a chocolate Easter Egg hunt.

Lewis then turns the discussion to what snack your children should leave out for the Easter Bunny so that you don’t harm their teeth or their sensitive gut. This should be extrapolated to anyone that owns a pet rabbit (or a long eared guinea pig for our Queensland listeners).

Finally the guys bring home the rectal glove Olympic torch with a discussion on cats that are fussy eaters.

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