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Listener Questions! Cats Scratching the Furniture/Carpet, A Pet Food Recall, Scooting, Worms & Anal Glands, Do Thundershirts work? Dogs That Don’t Like Nail Trims, Dog Hip & Elbow Problems & Xrays/Scores, Euthanasia; Salt Lamps & Oil Diffusers Safety – Ep 38

Here we go! It’s Episode 38 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.

This episode we welcome back out friends at Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats!

AND this episode is 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.

In this weeks episode, Lewis talks about another diet that has been recalled.

Then we are into our Question Fest – answering our listeners questions!

We answer questions about…

  1. Scooting dogs – is it due to worms? or Anal Glands?
  2. Nail Trimming – How to do it (Click here for the Awesome Dr Sophia Yin Video)
  3. Euthanasia – How do vets cope?
  4. Thundershirts – Do they Work?
  5. Salt Lamps and Oil Diffusers – are they Safe for Cats?
  6. Cats Scratching Furniture
  7. Hip and Elbow Scoring for dogs – AVA vs PennHIP, and should all dogs have them done?

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We are going to be interviewing Dr Clint Yudelman, Internal Medicine Specialist, soon. If you’ve got any questions for Clint (including cooking questions – Clint was on MKR!)  email us at twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or hit us up on the socials above!

Whew – what a quest-fest. It was fun. We should do it again some time…



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.

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