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!

Episodes

May 9, 2021 36 min
Dr. Kelly Diehl is Senior Director of Science and Communications at the Mark Morris Animal Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that spends a boatload of money on proper research in diseases of pets and other important animals. Kelly explains how the foundation contributes to essential research in companion animals and other critters.
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The amazing Dr. Ahna Brutlag is back with a myriad of things that are bad for your cat. We answer the question, to make them vomit or not and discuss the seriousness of grape intoxication. Cats have a strange connection to Effexor pills and love fish oil even if it contains dangerous levels of Vit D. Whatever your cat eats, the pet poison hotline is there for you!
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April 25, 2021 30 min
Dr. Ahna Brutlag, from the Pet Poison Helpline, adds a lot of energy to our podcast. Ahna is an experienced toxicologist and we discuss common feline toxins. What should you do, when you suspect an intoxication in one of your patients? Call the helpline!
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One of the pioneers of feline medicine in Canada is back on the podcast, Dr. Liz O'Brien. Liz will talk about shelter cats and what you need to do if you get a freshly adopted shelter cat for the first time in your clinic. It is a great opportunity to talk with the client about what to feed the cat en what environmental needs cats have. We really dive into how to communicate with the new cat parent and what cathealthy tools you...
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The awesome Dr. Liz O'Brien, famous Canadian cat veterinarian, and member of the band of 6 is today's guest on the purrpodcast. Liz is one of the co-founders of cathealthy, a Canadian initiative to make cats healthier and provide veterinarians and cat owners, alike with useful information about their cats. We talk about lots of things to keep your cat healthy!
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April 4, 2021 33 min
Dr. Susan and Dr. Jolle discuss new research in cats. We explain what a corregendum is and review an article about chemotherapy in cats after mastectomy. Dr. Susan commends authors that publish an update on their data. There may be some indication that chemotherapy may be useful in cats with stage 4 mammary tumors.
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Easter is a great time to rejoice in the coming of spring. Easter also comes with the famous Easter Lily, the worst plant for cats ever. Ingestion of even a little bit of this plant can cause acute renal failure in cats, and you can better not have any Lilies around if you have a cat. Dr. Susan and Dr. Jolle talk about toxins in cats, and although cats are picky eaters, they seem to have a fatal attraction to Lilies. Other possible...
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Dr. Kelly StDenis, president of the AAFP is back talking about the AAFP toolkits. We discuss the declaw toolkit, especially because we all feel that this procedure is absolutely unnecessary in cats. You can't be a cat-friendly clinic if you still perform declaws. Did you know all toolkits are free?
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Today's show interviews Dr. Kelly St Denis, remember our co-host from a couple of episodes ago. Kelly is the president of AAFP and we discuss the new toolkits and how you can become a cat-friendly certified veterinarian. We have an awesome chat about how great it is to be a cat vet.
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Our celebratory 104th episode talking about our achievement of 100,000 downloads and, of course, the AAFP hypertensive toolkit. This time without a guest, so it is Dr. Susan and me just chatting away. We are so excited that you were there for the entire ride! This week we talk about the diagnosis of and therapy for hypertension n cats. And the fact that we love the AAFP!
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Your favorite cat hosts are back with a celebration of our 100th podcast and 100,000 downloads. Yay, we are so excited and could not have done it without you. Also, we talk about the new toolkit from AAFP about feline hypertension. We start with the indications why your cat would get hypertension and next week we will discuss treatment and clinical signs. The most common causes for feline hypertension are CKD, hyperthyroidism, idio...
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February 22, 2021 38 min
Robin Saar is back on the podcast, and we talk with her about living in Canada during the winter, how to talk nutrition, and specifically obesity in cats. It is important not to judge. It would be best if you showed empathy, but you also need to be able to dissociate. We discuss feline-only vet tech education. In the end, we discuss virtual consultations for cat owners
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This week we host Robin Saar a veterinary technician from Canada. Robin has done a specialization in veterinary nutrition and explains what you need to do to become a specialized technician. We discuss how we can utilize our technicians better and gives some tips for veterinary technicians on how to get more responsibilities.
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February 8, 2021 36 min
Dr. Mikel is back for our second podcast about how to care for feline orphans and we are so excited that this is purrpodcast number 100! What a great episode it is indeed. Mikel has lots of good tips on how to care for orphans and tells us about her latest research on this very topic!
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February 1, 2021 33 min
Dr. Mikel Delgado, our guest, studies the health and behavior of neonatal kittens and feline orphans and currently is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. We talk about suckling neonates, feeding behaviors, and taking care of these little kittens. Do you know what Dr. Susan had to do with the start of Dr. Mikel's research? Y...
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In our second episode with Dr. Ashley Bourgouis, we focus on common cat derm problems including flea bite hypersensitivity, atopic allergies, parasites, pyoderma, and lots more. Even Dr. Susan got excited about derm after this podcast! Thanks, Dr. Ashley!
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January 18, 2021 38 min
The amazing Dr. Ashley Bourgeois is our guest this and next week. Dr. Ashley is a board-certified dermatologist with lots of years of clinical practice under her belt. Next to that, she is a strong force on social media with her excellent 'Dermvet' podcast and other activities. We will discuss lots of cool and itchy topics and chat about why Dr. Susan is not a derm expert. Cats have lots of cool derm issues but may not show...
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January 10, 2021 41 min
Happy 2021! Yay we made it and are happy to present the first episodes of the new year, where Dr. Susan and Dr. Jolle explain what it takes to write a veterinary book. We both are in the midst of editing multiple books and it always looks more fun at the beginning than at the end. It truly is a labor of love. We also discuss the new feline Covid vaccine.
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Happy NY, happy 2021. We are going to repeat the most downloaded podcast of our young podcast history. This is podcast number 95 and we are so excited to reintroduce Dr. Sarah Boston, who will talk with us about lots of good things and one bad one, feline injection-site sarcomas. Sarah is a great surgeon and we had an awesome chat.
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Happy holidays, dear #purrpodcast listeners, This week we will repeat the most downloaded podcast for 2020 and that is the one with Dr. Serge Chaloub. We discuss chronic kidney disease in cats, a topic we will never get enough of. Serge dives into the specific treatments available and gives us lots of good info. This podcast was posted for the first time in March of 2020. Enjoy and be safe!
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