Welcome podcast fans to Episode 16 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast!
We head back to the spiritual home of the Podcave for some seriously big topics this week.
Some chatty time about a dog Robbie saw with acute liver disease, Lewis making a public service announcement for Drunk Kangaroos, Dating with Dogs, and some handy hints on what to look for with making sure your pet food is made safely.
Lewis’s daughter April shows Robbie how to really do a disclaimer.
Lewis then delivers some serious Podcast GOLD with his second part of Separation Anxiety – is your dog showing the tell tale signs? And how can you do something about it.
We then discuss in mailbag what to do if you think a vet has been negligent in the care of your pet.
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In the mailbag timing and importance of puppy and kitten vaccinations are discussed.
So strap your ear plugs in for a TVTP extravaganza – episode 15 is about to rock your world!
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With the Podcave basking in the tender glow of the winter afternoon sun, Lewis and Robbie meet up for some sneaky Saturday Podcast Action.
With Lewis avoiding having to go shoe shopping after surgery on his washing machine, and Robbie coming in from a busy Saturday morning consulting, we get into some fun times about dogs eating fish hooks, Lewis’s Cat Olive getting ready for her teeth to get cleaned, and a new friend of the show, Flowers Across Sydney , has joined the fight with protecting cats against lillies (check their blog HERE). We also have a the latest Megaoesophagus Update from the AVA.
Into the Meaty middle of the pod, Lewis has some great information and tips on Food Guarding and Aggression in dogs (including where he hides while trying to eat a Magnum to stop anyone taking it from him), while Robbie starts part one of Diabetes in Dogs and Cats – what is it, what signs you see, and how it’s diagnosed.
Also Lewis brings up Robbie’s sly day time Go-Karting escapades – it was all for a good cause…
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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!
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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.