VET Talk Radio Podcasts

VET Talk Radio Podcasts

For veterinarians, vet nurses, pet owners and anyone who is more than passionate about pets and animals!

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April 9, 2021 4 min
There are big changes coming to Fraser Coast’s hugely popular caravan parks – thanks to ‘people power’.

In late 2020 the Hervey Bay Council asked locals to take part in an online survey to provide feedback on which of a number of proposed changes should get the green light and there was an unexpectedly large response giving councillors a very clear insight into what people view as priorities.

To find out more we caught up with
Jade We...
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While the weather this year has been, cold, wet then hot again... whether you're travelling or not, heat is a big factor in the health of our pets - in this case dogs! And we were reminded off that recently sitting in the shade under a tree having coffee with friends the other day when Kaye realised she had copped a nasty sunburn!

Lesson learned – the hard way – That protective shade of the tree moved!! it’s also a timely rem...
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We thought it would be good to find out if people actually said 'thankyou' to their vets and how it felt.

So we asked the highly respected Veterinary Surgical Specialist Dr Sarah Goldsmid from the Animal Referral Hospital in Homebush Sydney what it's like to get a nice thankyou from a client.
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We all know dogs love to play... Sometimes though that play can turn nasty. And too often what looks like an innocent 'dog say hello to dog' at the local park can leave not only the dog but the owner requiring urgent medical attention!

Long time friend and well-known Dog Trainer Steve Austin knows only too well what can happen when there's a dog fight and says you really need to know what you're doing if you want to ...
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Sadly at the Animal Refererral Hospital (ARH) they've seen a huge increase in the number of dogs that have been attacked by other dogs while out walking with their owners.

In fact this has been happening in all the ARH locations across the country and as you might imagine is both distressing for owners as it is for their Emergency & Critical Care teams & Surgeons.

Knowing that these attacks have occurred due to many peopl...
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It’s hard to believe but Medical teams have been progressively improving anaesthetic products since they were first invented more than 170 years ago.

The result being that today’s surgeries being shorter and safer than ever before for both people AND pets.
However, there’s been a long-held myth by some pet owners that their aged pets shouldn’t undergo the surgery – even if they’re in pain.

Specialist Surgical Vet Dr Sarah Goldsmind fr...
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December 17, 2019 3 min
Right across NSW and other parts of the country, families are being forced by the major drought to make decisions about affected livestock and their own future working on the land.

But little has been mentioned about one of the most misunderstood members of the family... The Working Dog - also severely affected due to the lack of food available.

But one very clever animal related business, the Erina Heights Veterinary Hospital on the...
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Holistic Veterinarians who look at a pet’s tongue can tell a great deal more about their patient’s state of health/disease than say a GP asking a human patient to say ‘ahh’.

A rapidly rising number of vets are choosing to learn Eastern techniques to use alongside their existing western scientific training to provide combined treatments for their patients.

These might include Acupuncture, TCM (Chinese herbal medicine) and nutritional...
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If you've ever had a really, really bad stomach ache - spare a thought for large breed dogs... because they, unfortunately quite commonly suffer from an even more painful and in fact potentially deadly condition known as Bloat.

Veterinary specialists still don't know why it occurs in some dogs, and not others, but it appears to be on the rise given a sudden influx of Bloat cases at Sydney’s biggest privately-owned emergenc...
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Is a Poodle healthier than say a Chihuahua?. What about a Cavilier King Charles Spaniel compared to a Beagle or a Boxer?

Dogs are not 'dogs' when it comes to health issues. Sometimes it's just genetics -eg; "in the breed" - at other times it could be poor breeding generally or even cross-breeding.

So which breeds are generally more expensive to insure?

Nadia Crighton from Pet Insurance Australia explains more
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October 24, 2018 4 min
For many reasons some people only have one dog or one cat...
And we hear a lot of animal behaviourists say that dogs in particular crave company - the old 'pack mentality'

But is this true?... we thought we'd ask Dr Jo Sillince from Pets Australia what she thought about 'solo dogs'!
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With the recent 'RU-OK' Day here in AU we thought you might also like to hear what well known vet Dr Anne Fawcett has to say about life as a vet!...

Meantime - how busy is your day?... Did you actually find time to go to the bathroom, have a cup of tea or take 5 minutes out of your busy day to have a morning or afternoon snack - even lunch!?

Most people get to do this pretty well anytime they like during work hours... But not...
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If you ever thought the topic of dentistry was boring, wait until you hear ARH Veterinary Dentist Dr Christine Hawke speak! - For instance 'Fangs' is not a word that usually comes to mind when talking about dogs and cats, but Dr Christine throws it around like an old sock in this very informative chat about Dental Braces....

Oh and she also shares a very funny personal story about wearing braces herself as a child and ignori...
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It's always good to hear who has received the latest award for work done in the small animal veterinary sector but even better news when it just happens to be an Aussie Vet!

Well known for his work in the field of veterinary medicine and environmental health, Dr. Guyan Weerasinghe, has been announced by (WSAVA) ... the World Small Animal Veterinary Association and Hill's Pet Nutrition as the winner of the 2018 Next Generatio...
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July 27, 2018 8 min
Dogs, cats even birds have dental health problems - And poor dental health can lead to shorter lives and many life-threatening diseases.

Did you know you can brush a dog or cat's teeth? - It's true... just ask your vet to show you how.

Dr Barbara Fougere from All Natural Vet in Sydney tells us some of the signs to watch for with your pet's teeth.
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Do you love dogs? Why not become a puppy carer or sponsor a puppy?

Seeing Eye Dogs Australia are always looking for loving homes for puppies in your area. If you can't do that how about a small donation?

In this short podcasts Seeing Eye Dogs Vision Australia's Dog Care Manager Dr Nicola Cotton explains how their great charity and various programs work.
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Who looks after the pets in your family?

Research shows it’s almost always the Mum in the household – despite all those promises the kids made while begging for a puppy that of course they’d feed the dog and walk it and pick up after it.

Now there’s a new push to help make it easier for the kids to make good on those promises and really be a part of caring for the family’s furry members… without accidentally over-feeding them.

Vet...
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According to the Story Dogs website... "When children read to a dog, the outcomes are amazing! It is a non-judgemental setting, the children's focus improves, their literacy skills increase and their confidence soars.

The accepting, loving nature of dogs gives this program its magic and helps children relax, open up, try harder and have fun while reading to a friendly, calm dog."

In this 'Podcast With Pictures' we...
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Bloat! - Is there a 'cure'? Can it be stopped?... and what are the signs?

GDV or 'gastric dilation and volvulus' aka bloat is a life threatening condition in dogs where the stomach 'bloats' and twists on itself, cutting off major blood vessels and preventing gas from escaping the stomach.

Our recent story on two fascinating cases - Kobi & Dallas - that happened at...
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OOOWWWCCCHH!... Poor little Gigi... this gorgeous little 11yr old French Bulldog just put her owners through absolute hell and nobody seems to know how it happened.

Basically, Gigi's dad came home and found her blood soaked, standing like a statue totally frozen with what turned out to be an entire hanging basket hook lodged under her tongue.

The photo clearly shows the hook poking out of the skin from under her jaw. No doubt it ...
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