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Pancreatitis, Dogs that Lick Everything, Labradors, Coat Colour & Life Span, Dog Bite Stats, Kuga the Military Dog – Ep 36

Greetings earthlings and welcome to Episode 36 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 episode Lewis asks Robbie about his 21st Birthday rumours (and about his box of trophies on display, and a grotty old balloon…), Lewis breaks into a bit of Tay Tay, then talks about coat colour and and increased life expectancy, and and increase in dog bite victims into hospitals. Robbie talks about an Australian Service dog that had just received the Dickin Medal for bravery.

Into the Podcast proper, and Lewis dives back into Fly biting in dogs with some very interesting new research on possible causes, and Robbie talks about the common and potentially fatal disease called Pancreatitis.

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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.

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