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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!


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.

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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!


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!

 


Warts! Imaging! Vomiting! – When to Panic! All the news that’s fit to print! – Episode 13



This week our heroes talk about Lewis’ bird week, and he has some great stories about Swans in UK and Mourning Magpies, while Robbie has trawled through the news for some tid bits of animal oddities.

Into Pod proper, and we talk about warts – common skin lumps in dogs, young ones, old ones, big ones and small ones. Are they bad? Will they go away? Will they take over the world?

We talk about some of the testing we can do as vets, using X-Rays, Ultrasound, CT scans, and MRI scans – how they work, what they are used for, what they help us see, and why do they cost so much?

Finally, we talk about vomiting, and when to panic! Vomiting is a really common sign we see in dogs and cats, but when do you need to get your pet seen, and when can you play it cool – listen in to find out more!

We please to aim, and aim to please…so we would love to know what you think of the show, or if you have questions please find us here Facebook , Instagram or Twitter. Or send us an email twovetstalkpets@gmail.com. Or we might be up a tree, saving a small kitten. Or smuggling more black swans into the UK. Or wondering if anyone is reading this…

Cat Tattoist Story

Deputy Cat Story

 

 


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


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