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60 Flynn’s Walk; Pets and Disabilities; Orangutang Escapes.

Episode 60 of the Two Vets Talk Pets, where too much talking of pets is barely enough.

This week after a quick catch up, and a quick catching of a run away orangutang, we are joined by Jack Levitt from Flynn’s Walk.

Flynn’s Walk was set up in memory of Dr Flynn Hargreaves, who took his own life 2 years ago, and has lead to his family and friends to unite to try and raise awareness and funds to help fight Mental Illness and Suicide, especially in Vets, Nurses and Vet Techs.

Flynn’s Walk 2019 is taking place at the Williamstown Tennis Club, May 19th starting at 10.30am. There will be Auctions and Raffles to help raise money for RUOK? and Love Your Pet Love Your Vet, both helping to raise awareness of mental health and suicide prevention in the Veterinary Industry.

If listening to anything in the podcast has brought up in you feeling or emotions that you need help dealing with, call Life Line in Australia on 131114, or below for help in your country. There is always someone who will listen to you, your story and life is important.


Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Men’s Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre



Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741



Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123



For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/



Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)


Dr Robbie also talks about disabilities in pets, and how to help them out.

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.

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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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