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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!

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If you would like to ask a question, email us at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com – or just to say hello – we love hellos!


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!


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!

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


Ep 18 Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast

Arthritis, Toenail Trimming, Drinking Too Much Water & Toxic Plants – Episode 18



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.

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Tell a friend about the podcast, share it with another pet owner. Listen to it with your cat!

And you can find us now on Spotify, just search for Two Vets Talk Pets!

 


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