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#63 Alzheimers/Dementia/Old Age; Free Range Vs Barn Lay Eggs; Lectric Soda Danger in Dogs & Puppy Noises Myth.

Welcome everyone to Episode 63 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast, where too much talking of pets is barely enough.

In this weeks episode, Robbie talks about the perils of being a vets’ cats and Lewis has been peddling his wares elsewares.

Lewis’ dentist put him onto an interesting article about whether we should be rethinking whether free range eggs are more for our benefit than chickens, Robbie talks about a frightening article about dogs getting very sick and even dying from being given Lectric Soda Powder by their owners, and Lewis also busts a little myth about exposing puppies to noises at puppy class may not actually do them any good.

Lewis then deep dives into Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome – known as Doggie Alzheimers, Dogzheimers, Doggie Dementia. This common disease has several similarities to Human Alzheimers Disease.

The Acronym that Lewis Talks about is DISHAA

D = Disorientation

I = Social Interactions

S = Sleep/Wake Cycles

H = House Soiling, Learning and Memory

A = Activity

A = Anxiety

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.

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Love your vet, vet fees, older pets, licking feet, Dr Sally FeelGood Cockburn & dog bites – Episode 11

Robbie has had a rough week at work and talks seriously about trusting your vet. Vets are under a lot of pressure at times to provide a diagnosis and treat any pet’s problem, often when owners do not have a lot of money for tests – so take it easy on your vet.

Robbie and Lewis realise they come from different sides of the track when they are confused about the childish words on an upside down calculator.

Dr Feelgood AKA Sally Cockburn collapsed from blood clot in lungs and was miraculously saved by her Shitzu Cavalier cross dog. Robbie and Lewis are slightly skeptical of her dog’s intentions.

Robbie gives us the top tips to looking after your older pet and knowing if there is a problem. Lewis talks about the Guinness Book of Records for the oldest dog and the guys get some dubious tips from social media to looking after your older pet. We learn that Robbie has treated a cat that was older than him.

A child being bitten by a dog is in the news again and Lewis tackles the topic to give listeners the facts.

Mailbag discusses fluffy white dogs who have dark-brown, stained feet all the time. What is it? Listen to find out!

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