Purr Podcast

Purr Podcast

This is an awesome podcast for veterinary healthcare providers about everything feline. Famous author Dr. Susan Little and surgeon, Dr. Jolle Kirpensteijn will discuss medical en surgical issues of cats highlighting simple and practical solutions. If you like cats, you will love this podcast!

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November 27, 2021 35 min
Dr. Christine Lim is back talking about cat eyes. She has a great book with lots of cat pictures, the Small Animal Ophthalmic Atlas and Guide. We discuss what comfort level you should have treating eyes, how to do an enucleation, entropion, and infectious eye diseases.
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A great interview with Dr. Christine Lim, a veterinary ophthalmologist, and of course we focus on the most beautiful organs of the body: the eyes. We tend to be afraid of touching the eyes and Dr. Lim explains why it is not a scary organ after all. We also discuss if you need to have 'good' hands to be an ophtho and how you can avoid hurting your hands. In the end, we focus on her favorite surgery: cataracts.
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October 27, 2021 36 min
Dr. Susan and Dr. Jolle discuss two new articles about feline allergies. No, not the cats being allergic to us but we being allergic to the cats. Both articles were written by Dr. Andy Sparks and give us some great tips about allergy in general and being allergic to cats in specific.
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Dr. Susan is pretty busy these days with her clinics and has 2 things that made her smile this week. her new debit card machine and her talk to 1st graders in Texas that were asking the best questions about cats. How big is s kitten for instance? Enjoy the show with your favorite hosts.
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We are discussing an article today from the Journal Of Feline Medicine and Surgery. 19 cases of sialocyls have been described for cats. Sialo-whats? Excessive accumulation of saliva under the skin in cats. Dr. Jolle gets really excited as this is a surgical disease (at last)!
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Dr. Susan and Dr. Jolle tackle two new inventions on the internet today that affect a cat's life. The first is a litterbox that recognizes your cat and records all sorts of interesting info; the second is an app that uses AI to see if your cat's face is in pain. The internet of things has arrived in your cat's living space. The question is now, how happy will your cat be?
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September 15, 2021 43 min
Dr. Susan and Dr. Jolle discuss a recent case of the clinic in which a cat was presented with an abdominal swelling near the inguinal canal. The cat had no major clinical signs but the owner thought it was odd that the swelling occurred after a bout of constipation. All you always wanted to know about inguinal hernias in cats
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Everything you always wanted to know about blood transfusions in cats part 2. Can you really administer dog blood to cats? What are the best ways to give blood and Dr. Jolle describes the day in the life of a dog's blood cell in detail? What a fun episode.
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August 28, 2021 32 min
Dr. Susan and Dr. Jolle, your fav hosts are discussing the new 2021 ISFM Consensus Guidelines on the Collection and Administration of Blood and Blood Products in Cats. If you are confused about blood types, do not worry, you are not the only one. After this podcast, and more importantly reading the guidelines, you can be a bloody expert too! So happy to be back in our 125th episode, hooray.
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August 22, 2021 37 min
Dr. Susan is back this episode and she and Dr. Jolle discuss the recent loss of pioneer D,. Alexander (Sandy) DeLahunta. As an amazing teacher and one of the first veterinary neuroanatomists, he touched so many veterinarians all over the world. dr. Susan and Dr. Jolle talk about people that really have pushed them to greater heights. We all have people in our lives that made things possible that you never thought could have happene...
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Happy International Cat Day. Today we discuss one of the most wonderful organs ever, the eye. Dr. Rich Sanchez, Diplomate ECVO, discusses what common eye disease do we encounter in cats. Rick explains what the difference is between cat and dog eyes and we go over all the things you can do to diagnose cat-eye diseases. What an amazing international cat day topic!
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July 26, 2021 25 min
The great Dr. Gert ter Haar joins us from Holland to talk about Ear, Nose, and Throat diseases in cats. He is an ENT specialist for dogs and cats and the main problem we tackle today is aural polyps. Did you know that a cat with chronic ear disease may have a polyp? Gert talks about signalment, diagnosis, and therapy. Another great episode!
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Dr. Dave Twedt is back with us and we do an exploration of the internal body with the help of endoscopic tools. Dave has some great tips about using endoscopes for various procedures and we discuss the world veterinary endoscopy meeting that was recently held in Fort Collins Colorado. Did I tell you that I love endoscopy?
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July 5, 2021 28 min
Dr. Dave Twedt is a world-renowned specialist in internal medicine and he approaches the cat through complete minimal invasive techniques. He talks about the advantages of using scopes to diagnose and talks about his favorite organs, the GI tract and the liver. It is always a lot of fun to talk with Dave about one of the favorite topics of Dr. Jolle
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June 27, 2021 32 min
We talk again with Jackie and Steve about the rebranding of the Winn Feline Foundation to EveryCat and what things you need to know when you rebrand your logo and brand. Other topics are FIP and the birth or remdesivir, the cat-human bond, and what lays in the future of feline research and discovery.
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June 20, 2021 28 min
This week we have a special host, the famous Steve Dale. Steve and I will interview Jackie Ott Jaakola, the new executive director of the Every Cat Health Foundation, previously known as the Wynn Feline Research Foundation. Jackie gives us a bit of background and explains her passion for feline welfare. The Every Cat Health Foundation has been active for many years and has touched every cat with their amazing studies.
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Dr. Caitlin DeWilde is back with tips and tricks for social media this time. How do you or your cat become an instant Insta sensation? Caitlin is a Catvocate and tells how she transformed her practice and increased her cat patient numbers by 30%! We also discuss telemedicine with the pros and cons. Great episode and be ready to be BeWilded!
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We are so lucky to have Dr. Caitlin DeWilde join us on this podcast. Caitlin is an amazing veterinarian, entrepreneur, and social media expert. She describes herself as a tech geek or nerdy marketeer. We talk about how you can market yourself, how you can create safe spaces to stay mentally ok and how you can deal with curbside crabbiness.
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Our second episode of hot cat news with Dr. Kelly St Denis. This week we will be talking about big mosquitos, cats trying to fly, and lots of other great topics! The high rise syndrome is invented by cats jumping from great heights and the myth that they always land on their fours. Can cats truly fly? We also discuss other reasons for car trauma. What would you do if you hit a cat on the road?
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We talk with Dr. Kelly St Denis that humans are viewed by our cats as completely incompetent felines and lots of other cool cat news. Kelly is not only cohosting but is also a guest today. We are surfing the internet for cool cat news. Topics vary from cat adventures to flying cats and cats on the prowl.
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