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#64 Obesity; Pet Food Recall; Chief Mouser & Wealthy Pets



Welcome everyone to episode 64 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast, where too much talking of pets is barely enough.

This week Lewis tries out some ASMR and Robbie tries some racey material.

Lewis has found a story about Tuberculosis in a Pet food, we have a story about the Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office ,   And Lewis turns the light on the worlds weathiest pets.

IN the main part of the episode, Robbie talks about Obesity in Pets – how to check if your pet is overweight.

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 – safe in the young, the old, the big and the small, in the Canine, or the Feline.

Did you know that for as little as $2 per month, you can become a  Patreon supporter of the podcast. That’s only $0.50 per episode! But if you want you can sign up to one of the other options, and get some sweet TVTP merch!

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Lewis and Robbie send us an email at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or you can contact us or find us on  InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.


#62 – Constipation; Do Cats Mirror their Owner’s Personality?; Flynn’s Walk &; Vale Grumpy Cat



Welcome to episode 62 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast, where too much talking of pets is barely enough.

This week Lewis wraps up the great success that was Flynn’s Walk 2019, we remember the Grumpy Cat , and report on the return of Big Sexy.

This Week, Lewis finds an article where your cats personality may be linked to your personality. And Robbie talks about constipation.

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 – safe in the young, the old, the big and the small, in the Canine, or the Feline.

This episode is also supported by Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats! Huge range, lots of flavours, for lots of different life stages, and diseases.

If you’d like to support the show check out our page at Patreon, and sign up to one of the options, and get yourself an awesome sticker, If you have any questions you’d like to ask Lewis and Robbie send us an email at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or you can contact us or find us on  InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.


Feeding your cats to happiness, Lewis is back, comedian Will Anderson, Vets in the News – Episode 58



We are back! And Lewis Is back! And you are still here! And that is awesome! Welcome to Episode 58 of the Two Vets Talks Pets Podcast, where too much talking of pets is barely enough. With Lewis back from his South American adventures, TVTP is back with fresh content, and Lewis is back sporting a fresh Alpaca Ugly Sweater. Thanks to our excellent Patreon Subscribers – your help keeps the lights on and the podcast running – we couldn’t do it without you all! If you’d like to subscribe, head to Patreon.com and sign up, get yourself access to our Patreon Q&A sessions! We catch up on some of the creatures Lewis encountered, and thank everyone who voted in the Australian Podcast Awards(where we finished #100!), and Robbie met an Australian Podcasting Legend, and got a little nervous!    We talk about a Footy playing vet who missed some of his game to treat a dog with snake bite, Robbie gets himself into the local news paper, with a dodgy photo, Lewis has some bad news for Hedgehog kissers, and Robbie talks about some unlikely hunting mates. This week Lewis and Robbie deep dive into an awesome new paper going through feeding guidelines for feeding cats, with some awesome tips and tricks that the guys are using with their own cats, and recommending for patients as well. Find the Brochure HERE      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 – safe in the young, the old, the big and the small, in the Canine, or the Feline. We’ve been using quite a bit of this lately with stressed young puppies, and cats with urinary problems, awesome stuff…

This episode is also supported by Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats! Huge range, lots of flavours, for lots of different life stages, and diseases. No Quinoa so far, but Lewis has been living on it on his trip, so some Tapioca may be just the thing for him! If you’d like to support the show check out our page at Patreon, and sign up to one of the options, and get yourself or your bumper an awesome sticker, If you have any questions you’d like to ask Lewis and Robbie send us an email at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or you can contact us or find us on  InstagramTwitter, or Facebook. See you next week – and Listen to Will Anderson’s podcasts – he’s a top human, and very clever and funny.


Easter Epsiode (57) – Puppy School & Socialisation; Chocolate Toxicity; Lily Flowers & Cats; Pancreatitis; Xylitol Toxicity



Hello and welcome to our special Easter Episode of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast, also known as episode 57, where too much talking of pets is barely enough.

And where too much chocolate for vets barely enough!

In this weeks episode, the guys get stuck into some Wikipedia email, and Robbie has made himself sick from eating too much dark chocolate.

Lewis talks about how important Puppy Socialisation is, despite advice from a dog trainer that says not to do it. Lewis also has an update on Hugo the Tortoise looking for love, and Robbie has had a complaint about his hand size.

Into the Pod proper and we go crazy on all the things that can cause problems for your pets this Easter – with reminders about the big ticket items like Chocolate Toxicity, Lilly Toxicity with Cats, Xylitol (Artificial Sweetener) Poisoning, Sultanas, and the good old Pancreatitis Boogy Man from eating fatty food.

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 – safe in the young, the old, the big and the small, in the Canine, or the Feline. If your pet is getting stressed worrying about why Easter involves a magic rabbit that delivers Chocolate eggs in the night, and why some kids get better eggs or more eggs than others, then Zylkene may help to calm them down.

This episode is also supported by Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats! Huge range, lots of flavours, for lots of different life stages, and diseases.

If you’d like to support the show check out our page at Patreon, and sign up to one of the options, and get yourself or your bumper an awesome sticker, If you have any questions you’d like to ask Lewis and Robbie send us an email at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or you can contact us or find us on  InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.

With Lewis in South America investigating importing of dog hats (not hats for dogs, but actual dogs as hats), we won’t be posting an episode next week, but we will have some fresh fresh pod goodness for you the week after.


Behaviour Mythbusting Part 2; Dreaming Dogs; Prescribing Laws; Skewers; Rich Cats & Fat Rats – Episode 53



Hello and Welcome to Episode 53 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast, where too much talking of pets if barely enough.

This week on the good ship HMS TVTP, Robbie ponders about dreaming dogs, and dogs that dream of eating chicken skewers, Lewis about cats that dream about inheriting fortunes, and a rat that dreamed that the gap in the man hole cover was a little bit bigger

We then talk about why vets have to be careful prescribing medications and why we have laws that dictate what we can and cant do, and then it’s time for some good, old fashioned, MYTH BUSTING!

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 – safe in the young, the old, the big and the small, in the Canine, or the Feline. Wouldn’t recommend in a sloth. they already pretty sedate. They could go into a calm coma. Like me, after a nice warm milk. Before bed. But then I have to wee. And I wake up. Thankfully…

This episode is also supported by Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats! Huge range, lots of flavours, for lots of different life stages, and diseases – So many options, great diets, lots of variety, almost as many options as a pizza shop. Which I why we want then to make the TVTP Prime 100 Ham and Pineapple Diet. That’d be pretty neat. Probably not practicable. We’ll leave the Practicality to Prime 100.

If you’d like to support the show check out our page at Patreon, and sign up to one of the options, and get yourself or your bumper an awesome sticker, and check out the exclusive Patreon Dominance Q&A session we did it was pretty awesome!

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Lewis and Robbie send us an email at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or you can contact us or find us on  InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.

Tell us what pizza flavour you think would make a good dog food. Not meatlovers. Too easy. And nothing with onion. Or garlic. Or a Chocolate Dessert pizza. I wonder about a Crocodile and Tapioca Pizza… I might call Dominos…


Retractable Leads in Dogs, Chlorine Driving Cats Nuts?, Vet Clinic – Business and Stress – Episode 51



Hello and welcome listeners to episode 51 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast, where too much talking of pets is barely enough.

In this weeks episode, Lewis talks about the importance of our awesome quarantine service, who have found cases of Foot and Mouth Disease in Pig Meat products being brought into Australia. And Robbie wonders why his cat Parker goes nuts around his board shorts after he’s back from a swim at the pool.

Lewis also has found a great article about the stressors of running a vet clinic, and how difficult it can be trying to deal with the expectations of clients, costs of treatment, and trying to juggle the running of a business.

So if you love your vet, give them a good review. And if you’re not happy with them, why not call them. Talk to them.

Then Lewis rocks right into a great look at why you shouldn’t use retractable leads for your dogs.

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 – safe in the young, the old, the big and the small, in the Canine, or the Feline. Not the washing line. Zylkene has ZERO effect on the washing line. If your washing line is stressed, maybe you need to stop swinging on it and pretending you are Superman. You are NOT Superman. You do not get your powers from Earths yellow Sun. And you should not wear your red undies on the outside of your pants. Or in general – and I’m talking to you Mr Abbott…

This episode is also supported by Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats! Huge range, lots of flavours, for lots of different life stages, and diseases – So many options, great diets, lots of variety. SPD stands for Single Protein Diet. If you google it, it can also mean Sensory Processing Disorder, or Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction  – Sometimes you shouldn’t google acronyms…

If you’d like to support the show check out our page at Patreon, and sign up to one of the options, and get yourself or your bumper an awesome sticker, and check out the exclusive Patreon Dominance Q&A session we did.

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Lewis and Robbie send us an email at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or you can contact us or find us on  InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.

Otherwise, have an awesome day. I’m still not sure anyone actually reads down to this part… I’m so sure that no one reads this I’ve just cut and copied last weeks one.

And I’ll keep doing it, until someone tells me they read it…

Here we are – 3 weeks in a row. Cutting and pasting the ending. Let me know if you are reading this! (**FOOTNOTE: I’m reading this every week, Robbie and you’re doing a great job. This is the 3rd week I’ve put this in and you haven’t told ME you’ve seen my reply……Cheers Lewis**)

Week 4! Lewis is reading! Outstanding! Thanks mate. But that’s just making sure that I’m not telling people to make sure they subscribe to us on Patreon to get you watching a scary movie though! Still no one else has touched base. Maybe this week – maybe… (we live in hope Robbie, Cheers Lewis)


Heart Murmurs, Fear Free Handling of Cats, Cat Survives Freezing in the Snow, Are Fish Self-Aware? – Episode 50



Welcome all you awesome people to Episode 50 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast, where too much talking of pets is barely enough.

We have hit 50 episodes, and so we have some shout outs from our listeners!

In this weeks episode, Lewis talks about are Fish’s self aware, and talks through the Booger test and how to check if your pet is self aware. Robbie talks about Encino Cat – a cat frozen outside.

Robbie then talks about what causes a heart murmur.

And Lewis goes through the ins and outs of fear free handling of cats.

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 – safe in the young, the old, the big and the small. Some people wonder whether Pineapple belongs on Pizzas. This is a hot button topic. If thinking about this makes your dog or cat get stressed, then Zylkene may help.

This episode is also supported by Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats! Huge range, lots of flavours, for lots of different life stages, and diseases – So many options, great diets, lots of variety. No Pineapple in these diets though. No controversy here.    

If you’d like to support the show check out our page at Patreon, and sign up to one of the options, and get yourself or your bumper an awesome sticker, and check out the exclusive Patreon Dominance Q&A session we did. 

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Lewis and Robbie send us an email at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or you can contact us or find us on  InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.

Otherwise, have an awesome day. 

I’m still not sure anyone actually reads down to this part…

I’m so sure that no one reads this I’ve just cut and copied last weeks one. And I’ll keep doing it, until someone tells me they read it…

Here we are – 3 weeks in a row. Cutting and pasting the ending. Let me know if you are reading this! **FOOTNOTE: I’m reading this every week, Robbie and you’re doing a great job. This is the 3rd week I’ve put this in and you haven’t told ME you’ve seen my reply……Cheers Lewis**


Toxoplasmosis in Cats & Pregnancy, Australian Podcast Awards, Alligator Support – Episode 49



Hello and welcome to episode 49 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 – safe in the young, the old, the big and the small. It’s good for your pets. It’s like pilates for their soul. And pilates is awesome.

This episode is also supported by Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats! Huge range, lots of flavours, for lots of different life stages, and diseases – So many options, great diets, lots of variety. Put your hand up if you like the sound of that! Go on, we’ll wait…

If you haven’t voted for us yet, chuck us a vote at the Australian Podcast Awards for Best New Podcast.

Every wondered what it’s like clipping a 3 legged dogs nails? Or what some of the worst jokes you can hear in a consult room? Or looking forwards to Valentines day (yesterday)? Or wondered what Borborygmus is? Get listening!

To check out our Patreon Exclusive answers for our dominance episodes,  head to our page and sign up! Robbie has been Checking out Super Bowl ads, and Lewis found an emotional support Alligator article.

Lewis delves deep into the smelly world of Cat Poo to dispel the myths and dish out the truth on Toxoplasmosis, especially with risks for pregnancy.

And What the hell is a Mo-Ho-Whale?  

If you’d like to support the show check out our page at Patreon, and sign up to one of the options, and get yourself or your bumper an awesome sticker. 

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Lewis and Robbie send us an email at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or you can contact us or find us on  InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.

Otherwise, have an awesome day. 

I’m still not sure anyone actually reads down to this part…

I’m so sure that no one reads this I’ve just cut and copied last weeks one. And I’ll keep doing it, until someone tells me they read it…


Why do cats use cat litter? Cats and Kids/Toddlers, Ripped Roos, Tinder Tortoise – Episode 47



Welcome listeners to Episode 47 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 – safe in the young, the old, the big and the small. Your cat and or dog will thank you – especially if they like you. We all hope our pets like us. But I really hope your pets like you. Because I like you. So your pets should too.

This episode is also supported by Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats! Huge range, lots of flavours, for lots of different life stages, and diseases – Never heard of them before? Check the link above and get your pet some single protein tasty num-nums! Melbourne Made, Australian Owned. Don’t look for 001 emirP pet food. They don’t exist, except maybe in a mirror dimension.

In this weeks episode, Lewis reads a heart felt and tear jerking epitaph to a muscle bound Kangaroo called Roger , Robbie has found some party goats to help to spruce top your next shindig or soirée. Lewis has a shout out to Caroline Zambrano the pet journalist, and about Hugo the Tortoise trying his luck on Tinder. Robbie then makes an executive decision after recent controversy, there will be now more snake stories

This week Robbie delves into the mysterious world of Cat litter, why cats use it, and how it started being used. And Lewis answers a listeners question about how to try and make her cat and her baby become friends.

If you’d like to support the show check out our page at Patreon, and sign up to one of the options, and get yourself or your bumper an awesome sticker. 

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Lewis and Robbie send us an email at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or you can contact us or find us on  InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.

Thanks for listening, and keep patting your pets. It’s good for both of you. 


Treating Firework/Cracker Phobic Pets, Socialising Puppies, Cats & Cucumbers and Harry the Attacking Alpaca – Ep 42



Welcome to all the multicellular organisms who have joined us for Episode 42 of the TWO VETS TALK PETS PODCAST, where too much talking of pets is barely enough. Listeners beware – this episode is a little loose – some beer was consumed, and good times had. At least we remembered to press record…

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 – just in time for NYE Fireworks!

This episode is also supported by Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats! Huge range, lots of flavours, for lots of different life stages, and diseases – Never heard of them before? Check the link above and get your pet some single protein tasty num-nums!

This episode is also proudly supported by Dr Clint Yudelman from Insight Mobile Veterinary Diagnostics – a mobile Veterinary Medicine Specialist service, operating around Melbourne, and the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas. Bringing cutting edge specialist internal medicine services for your pet, at your vets!

This week, after mispronouncing Lewis’s last name, Robbie has another story about a bird, one that he hasn’t told yet. Lewis tries to convince Robbie he might be going to jail for tax fraud.

Robbie shares a Youtube video on Cats and Cucumbers, while Lewis is on the case of a Blood Thirsty Alpaca called Harry.    Robbie also talks about a slew of cute puppies he has had coming into the clinic (harking back to Episode 1 – back in the good old days where the show was recorded outside the Library!).

Into the Pod proper, and Lewis brings the Flash and Bang to helping pets with Fireworks and Cracker Phobias, just in time for NYE!

And for anyone interested in watching Jermaine Clement from Flight of the Concords singing one of Robbie’s favourite songs as an animated Crab in “Moana”, feast your eyes on this Shiny Treat!

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Lewis and Robbie send out a big yo bro, and send us an email to  twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or you can contact us or find us on  InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.

If you’d like to support the podcast, you can head to Patreon, swing some money each month, to help us keep the podcast going – for as little as 50c per episode ($2 a month), you can get yourself an awesome sticker! To the most awesome Tracey who has joined us! Thanks Tracey!

Have a safe and happy new year, and remember, stay shiny people, stay shiny…