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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……

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Lewis’ new job, live export of sheep, birds attacking dogs & jealousy in dogs – Episode 6



The Commonwealth Games are done and dusted and Lewis commences a new vet job. He shares the joys of consultations with young children present and looking like a fool in an unfamiliar clinic. Robbie gives his tips on discussing core strength in awkward situations.

Following the airing of the disturbing TV segment about the live export of sheep on 60 Minutes, the guys delve deeply into the topic. It is a sensitive issue but Lewis and Robbie don’t shy away from pulling the punches and calling for change.

‘When birds attack’ is Robbie’s next segment closely followed by ‘the inflatable pool flamingo is your best friend’ as he discusses some recent disturbing attacks on dogs by large birds of prey.

The mailbag is cracked and Lewis dives into the topic of jealousy in dogs – does it really exist? – you’ll just have to 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


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

 


Rhinos on Tinder, noise phobias, milking platypus, pineapple & coprophagia – Episode 4



Thankfully, some professionalism is added to the podcast with an introduction from award-winning Australian actor, voice artist, and writer, Adam Zwar – well known for TV shows such as Wilfred, Agony Aunts and Agony Uncles and recently Squinters (which is still available on ABC iView and is hilarious).

The guys then discuss the recent passing of the last male Northern White Rhinoceros, Sudan, with every indication that the species will soon be extinct. Lewis has some theories as to how Sudan’s Tinder profile could have been improved and discussion then turns, somehow, to the creation of an African Elephant sperm bank in Europe.

Lewis discusses a recent study on the relation between pain and noise phobias in middle to older aged dogs. The lowdown is to make sure you have your dog examined by a veterinarian if they develop phobias to noises.

Robbie then switches discussion onto the platypus and recounts his wild encounter with this notoriously shy monotreme. The CSIRO have recently discovered a protein in the platypus milk that may hold a key to antibiotic resistance. Lewis and Robbie brainstorm ideas on how to mass market the platypus milk (patent pending).

Finally, mail bag is opened and the topic of poo eating (coprophagia) is heartily devoured. Wives tales are discussed and treatments are proffered  – none more so than the catch cry to ‘feed it pineapple’!

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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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Dog attacks, attack of the clones, lily toxicity in cats & anal glands – Episode 2



In this episode, we get a deeper insight into Dr Lewis Kirkham and discuss his career pathway since graduation. You can find out more about Lewis’ books, Tell Your Dog/Cat You’re Pregnant: An essential guide for dog/cat owners who are expecting a baby at www.babyandpet.com.au.

Discussion then turns to the recent traumatic dog attacks towards children that have occurred recently in Australia. How do we prevent future horrible occurrences and will restricting certain breeds help?

The guys then move on to discuss Barbara Streisand’s confession of cloning her beloved dog Samantha as sourced from Variety online.

The important topic of Lily toxicity in cats is discussed and that these flowers should not present in a cat owning household.

Finally the guys answer a reader’s question on the rather smelly topic of anal glands.

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Socialisation, cupcakes, possums and cat abscesses – Episode 1



After being kicked out from the local public library, vets Dr Lewis Kirkham and Dr Robbie Anderton brave the windy outdoors to discuss anecdotes on what dogs like to eat that they shouldn’t, puppy socialisation, possum identification and cat bite abscesses.

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