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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…


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