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!... Show More

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July 5, 2020 29 min
This is part of decoding your cat with the amazing Dr. Debbie Horwitz. Cats are such awesome animals but they do come with a special job description. if you want to know more about your cat you definitely need to buy this new book: decoding your cat. We talked about normal and abnormal behaviors and what causes them. Knowing your cat is guaranteeing a better life for your furry friend.
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June 28, 2020 25 min
OMG, we are so excited about this new book that is coming out in July, written by lots of cat behavioral experts, called decoding your cat. After the big success of decoding your d.., Dr. Debbie Horwitz and team decided to tackle the cat this time and what a great book it has become. Dr. Susan and I are interviewing Dr. Debbie about the book and how difficult it is to write one and will have lots of great tips for vets and owners a...
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Dr. Julie Levy (and Dr. Susan) took up the task to write the new AAFP feline retrovirus guidelines and what is better to talk about these on a lazy Sunday afternoon? The guidelines give you insights in the new diagnostics and therapy of these common cat diseases and what is even better with tips on how cats with retroviruses can live a long and happy life.
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Our next guest Dr. Julie Levy loves to talk about cats and is a professor of shelter medicine at the University of Florida. The AAFP new guidelines on retroviruses are out and Julie and Susan have been working on these for a long time. The new guidelines will help you explain the management of FeLV and FIV in a simple and clear way. In this episode, both Susan and Julie will try to explain viruses to Jolle the surgeon, will they su...
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Another great podcast with Dr. Mike Lappin. We talk about cat snot and what further diagnostics you should do to work up these patients. Did you know that the purrpodcast is the first podcast on Mike's phone? We discuss feline diarrhea in 15 minutes and why you should not eat cat or antelope poop. As long as the cat stool is normal the risk to the owner is minimal, but you still should not eat it. Dr. Susan claims she is broad ...
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Our next guest has a funny accent and is making his come back on the podcast. Dr. Mike Lappin is an amazing researcher and cat veterinarian. We are talking about cat snot and diarrhea. Mike explains what ISCAID (International Society of Companion Animal Infectious Diseases) is and why it is so important to get experts from various fields at the table to design consensus statements. We discuss the use in famciclovir in snotty cats. ...
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Dr. Margie Scherk is back and we are talking about the best veterinary feline journal, the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JSFM). JSFM is Dr. Jolle's favorite journal for many reasons and Margie is the Head Editor. We discuss her awesome email name, a famous pink diamond lanyard, and what the journal can do for you. JSFM has also an open-access clinical reports with great case studies and their reviews are out of this w...
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The amazing Dr. Margie Scherk join us and we have been waiting a long time for this. So we are celebrating during this podcast for sure! Lots of topics are discussed including a disarticulated cockroach leg laboratory and how Margie became a vet. Did you know she did mixed animal practice first? Margie is one of the first vets that opened a cat only clinic and she tells us how she became the amazing cat vet she is.
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The second part of the awesome interview with Steve Dale, famous radio and tv host where we will be talking about medications that are becoming available for cats with FIP. Could these also be used for coronavirus patients? It concludes our 5 episodes about the corona epidemic and FIP in cats. What a ride it has been!
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This is the third part of our trilogy of cats and coronaviruses. This and next week, we have the amazing Steve Dale returning to talk about FIP in cats and give us a summary of the FIP Congress that was held at UC Davis, supported by the Winn Foundation. Steve is also known because he is a radio host and experienced speaker. Most importantly, he is the voice behind our intro and exit!
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It was long ago that Dr. Susan and Dr. Jolle hosted a show on their own and with 1000+ miles in between them, because of the COVID-19 crisis, we decide to give you an update about cats and COVID-19. This is the episode that you can not miss during these times of uncertainty!
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This podcast is the second episode of our trilogy about coronaviruses in cats. We have the fantastic Dr. Severine Tasker talk to us about the most common coronavirus in the cat, ie, the one that causes FIP. But what she says may have consequences for the virus in other species. Cats with FIP do generally not catch a lot of attention except now, as there are specific therapies that did work in cats with coronavirus that currently ar...
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Dr. Severin Tasker is our guest of the week and she is a specialist in infectious disease in cats and will mainly focus on mycoplasma and coronavirus in cats. This episode was recorded before the big coronavirus pandemic and the news that cats could be possibly susceptible to COVID-19 but gives a great background on how common feline coronaviridae affects the cat and its environment. It is a great episode that is very timely.
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During this podcast with Dr. Chris Byers, we find out why Dr. Susan is an EpiWeenie. Chris explains how to do an epidural in a blocked cat. Both he and Dr. Susan love that procedure and they also know some important anatomical structures, like the interarcuate ligament. Chris talks about what he does when he gets in an emergency that is really bad and explains what is important and what is not! He likes the intraosseus route in cat...
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We have this week, Dr. Chris Byers behind the microphone or the CriticalCareDVM (www.criticalcaredvm.com). He is a double-boarded diplomate in internal medicine and critical care. We are talking favorite classes in vet school including hoof trimming. Dr. Chris tells us how you become a criticalist and why he went from university to private practice. Jolle just realizes that Chris is leaving really close to him and we reminisce how ...
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Dr. Serge Chaloub, starts our podcast like a pro in the second part of the CKD purrpodcast. Serge explains that we need to start testing our cats from 8 years and older for CKD because you want to catch the disease as early as possible. You should weigh your cats regularly as weight loss is not normal in the older cats. We talk about when should you give SC fluids and appetite stimulants, Implantable ports and tubes. Serge talks ab...
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We have a Canadian guest this time: Dr. Serge Chaloub. Serge lives in Cow Town, Calgary in Canada and is a natural podcast introducer. Serge has had a great career including a renal transfusion fellowship. He loves anything to do with kidneys and he loves cats (no surprise there). Lots of older cats will get chronic kidney disease (CKD) and Serge was part of a white paper about CKD guidelines. These are super practical and give lot...
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And we are back with the amazing Dr. Caroline Mansfield. Part two picks up where we left with the microbiome. Caroline explains what we are looking for in the microbiome to make conclusions about the exact function. There is so much data that we often do not see the woods for the trees. One of the topics we discuss is the Hill’s Global Symposium which had the microbiome as a major topic. Did you know the microbiome is relatively st...
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Dr. Caroline Mansfield is a famous internal medicine specialist from Downunder! She works currently at the University of Melbourne but has traveled the world before settling down. She loves the area of gastroenterology and talks with us about how stress in cats can change their GI health and microbiome and we all know that the GI tract has a major influence on any organ in the body. Did you know that bottle-raised kittens have more...
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February 15, 2020 30 min
Wow, we can't believe it! Dr. Susan and Dr. Jolle talk about 50 podcasts ago, how it all started and how there is no end in sight yet. 50 podcasts and 18 months later, with some cool stats and favorite podcast musings. What is better than cats, laughter and good info? It is the purr podcast!!! Thanks for making it a great success and cheers to the next 50 and the PPC celebration party in Rio de Janeiro!
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